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Quick Facts

Construction Start Date: Fall 2011

End Date: Fall 2014

Square Footage: 127,000

Lead Builder: Gilbane Building Company

Architect: Ayers Saint Gross, Baltimore MD


Gira Center is featured in the current FSU Profile Magazine

Big Impact, Tiny Footprint

From the green roof to the rainwater collection and bio-retention rain garden to the daylight-harvesting lighting system that senses ambient light and adjusts accordingly, the Gira Center is designed to have a big impact on education but a small one on the environment.




Gira Center

Grand Opening September 24, 2014

New Kid on the Block

The much-anticipated Gira Center is the first new academic building at FSU in 11 years and one that is truly cutting-edge in its approach to student learning and collaboration. Housing the University’s most technology-intensive departments, it brings together the disciplines of computer science and information technologies, graphic design, mathematics, mass communication and communication studies. In this remarkable building, students have access to sophisticated technology similar to that which they will encounter in industry, building and room design that fosters learning and collaboration, and an example of a major academic structure that leaves a minor footprint on the environment.

Built and designed by a team of companies led by Gilbane Building Co. and Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners, the 127,000-square-foot structure sits in the middle of campus where Tawes Hall once stood. Like Compton Science Center and the Performing Arts Center before it, the Gira Center transforms the look of the campus while keeping its academic core in the same accessible and walkable space.