Today the American Institute of Architects' Tampa Bay Chapter named Lynn Pippenger Hall at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg a 2017 Honor Award winner at their Celebrate Design Awards Reception at The Italian Club of Tampa.

The three-story, 68,000-square-foot home for the Kate Tiedemann College of Business is designed to meet the needs of today’s business school students. A light-filled central commons and an adjacent scholar’s garden both support casual learning and encourage productive collisions between students and faculty as they move through the building. The multistory commons and scholar garden are spatially intermeshed and ringed with active learning spaces including a trading room, community room, break rooms, and classrooms. The building takes its cues from its Tampa Bay setting and the indigenous coral stone, and its glass façades metaphorically recall the openings in regional organic coquina.

Through the awards program, AIA Tampa Bay honors architects, philanthropists, public servants, and organizations that are committed to improving communities through design excellence. The AIA Tampa Bay Honor Award recognizes buildings that demonstrate the highest standards of design and innovation and a commitment to excellence in architectural design.

Pippenger Hall was designed by the ikon.5 / Harvard Jolly Joint Venture. ikon.5 architects is a design-focused architectural practice located in Princeton, New Jersey. Harvard Jolly Architecture is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.


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