SBSC Suncoast Technical College & Sarasota County Shannon Staub Library

This project was a collaboration between Sarasota County Schools (Suncoast Technical College component), Sarasota County Government (Shannon Staub Library component) and the City of North Port (Conference Center). The 78,352 SF project included two large buildings and a central energy plant. The structure is tilt wall panels with structural steel and a flat roof. The exterior of the building emulates the architecture of the main STC campus with a modern look and sharp angled corners along with insulated curtain-wall and storefront systems. The campus is fed from a Central Energy Plant with ice storage tanks.

The Suncoast Technical College classrooms include spaces for the following programs:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Nursing
  • Accounting and Business Management
  • Carpentry
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • ACE (Adult and Community Enrichment)

The 23,000 SF library space includes a multi-media collection (digital and print), outdoor reading areas, children’s program area, and a small bookstore area for the “Friends of the Library.” The site includes parking for the Technical College, Library, and City of North Port Conference Center, construction of Career Lane (a roadway to provide shared access with the adjacent out-parcels), two retention ponds with lighted fountains, and preparation of future development areas.