Funding Priorities For Buildings

A Strategic Infrastructure Plan for the Future of the Laboratory

With a planning grant from the National Science Foundation, and with input from our colleagues across FSU, the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the National Marine Fisheries Service, we worked with architects Lewis and Whitlock, PA (Tallahassee, FL) to develop a comprehensive strategic infrastructure plan for the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory.

Among the new buildings proposed for the site are research buildings (the three phases of which are shown in the right panel above), an education center, and more dormitory space both for students and for separate sabbatical homes for visiting faculty and their families.

The plan includes a new research building on the North 70 property across Highway 98 from the existing laboratory, the first phase of which is called Discovery Hall. To learn more about this building and its Naming Opportunities, see Discovery Hall.

One of our top priorities for the land on which Discovery Hall will be built is to restore the 35+ acre longleaf pine forest and the small creek that winds through the property, planting native herbaceous plants along a forest path. 

For more information about the plan or how you can help, please contact Dr. Felicia Coleman, Director, by phone 850.545.2841 or by email: fcoleman@fsu.eduAnything is possible with the generous support of FSUCML friends.


Item Description Cost DONOR
Buildings (See drawing of Master Plans)
Research New labs and offices for faculty and student - 31,600 sf $15,410,500  
Education Center Classrooms, offices, demonstration labs (13,200 sf) $4,458,000  
Sabbatical housing For long-term stays for visiting researchers (1,200 sf) $400,000  
Dormitories For students and visiting researchers (20,700 sf)  $6,192,000  
Housing Furniture
Guest House Bunk beds, bookshelves, desks and dining table $7,600  
Dorms Bunk beds, upgrade kitchens, back porches designed with furniture $30,000  
Front Office Couch, two comfortable chairs, side tables FUNDED

Friends of the FSUCMl

Auditorium Reception Couch, four comfortable chairs, side tables FUNDED Friends of the FSUCML
Miscellaneous History of lab photo display (Signature Gallery) $3,000  

Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2018 at 12:41 PM