Valencia College established a new presence in Lake Nona to provide reach and opportunity to students in the region. Known as largely a commuter population, this project was the first to establish a micro-campus setting with plans for future growth.
The design of Valencia at Lake Nona caters to the community needs by offering advanced learning environments for students and residence. The campus strengthens its locale by serving as a hub for knowledge sharing, fostering collaboration, and providing networking opportunities for students, faculty, and residents. Students are at the heart of Valencia College's mission. Acting as a bridge between the classroom and real-world directly contributes to the economic and social growth of the area to support new business and service partnerships.
The learning courtyard was designed to be flexible and support community events. The interior classrooms buffer the courtyard and visually connect to each floor level offering views and daylight.