On June 27, the University of Central Florida and Skansa held an outreach meeting for the purpose of providing information to local subcontractors about the overall downtown campus project and how to qualify and bid on the project. This is a big step in the progress of the UCF/Valencia shared downtown campus, which will be named the “Dr. Phillips academic commons.”
“Thanks to the generous support of Dr. Phillips Charities, the downtown campus will provide new pathways to a college degree and inspire innovative ways for us to teach and learn,” said UCF Downtown Vice Provost Thad Seymour, Jr.
The building plan for the 148,000 square feet in the heart of downtown was submitted and approved in April 2017. The downtown campus will be part of the $1 billion “Creative Village” project. The campus is expected to open to students in Fall 2019.
“From the start, we knew Dr. Phillips would support this transformational project for downtown Orlando,” said Dr. Phillips Charities CEO Kenneth Robinson. “We are so pleased to see it come to life and to celebrate our shared mission of improving lives through the power of education.”