Project Profile: USF Joint Military/ROTC Building

Thorburn Associates was honored to be on the team for the University of South Florida’s most technologically advanced educational facility, located in Tampa. TA was engaged by USF to design the audiovisual systems for this state-of-the-art facility.

The building’s five classrooms and three lecture halls are set up for videoconferencing, distance learning and webcasting. As often occurs, the project schedule and budget were both tight. TA was able to provide most of the items on USF’s wish list to fulfill its mission to serve students on campus and remotely, and build in the capacity to readily expand the system as future funding allows. More than 370 undergraduate men and women currently participate in the USF ROTC programs, but not all of them attend USF. The distance learning facilitates training those enrolled at other schools that are without their own ROTC program, faculty, and facilities.

USF is among the nation’s top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community engaged public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The building was designed and built by J. Kokolakis Construction Co. and Baker-Barrios Associates.