Harvard Jolly Architecture was chosen to design the new 49,000 square foot classroom and student services building. After collaborating between St. Petersburg College and the City of St. Petersburg to make the former site of Mercy Hospital the location for the new Midtown Center, Harvard Jolly helped facilitate multiple design charettes to gather input from the local surrounding community and its redevelopment organization. Together, Harvard Jolly and these entities worked closely to develop a design that would protect its charm and culture while enhancing the area’s aesthetic.
The new building fronts the 22nd Street Main Street District lending the new facility an urban street character. To complement the site, the design features large glass windows and an engaging street-level community library space that warms the street level. Additionally, parking is located behind the building to retain the accessible, street-front atmosphere.
The $11.5 M facility features student support services including a career center, a community room, classrooms, lecture halls, offices, science and computer labs as well as a community library. The Midtown Center is an architecturally prominent facility for SPC further establishing the college’s presence in the area.
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