Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) is one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida. Craven Thompson & Associates were the Project Landscape Architects as well as the Engineer-of-Record for this one of a kind project. With CCR being located on NSU’s main campus utility coordinating and phasing were vital to make this unique project successful.

Located adjacent to the university’s Health Professions Division complex on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, the 215,000-sq.-ft., six-story CCR is equipped with wet and dry labs; state-of-the-art research equipment, including access to a high-performance computing environment; and other resources, such as Florida LambdaRail, a high-speed broadband service delivery network with connectivity throughout the nation.

The CCR building has been submitted to the United States Green Building Council for review with the intent of receiving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. The CCR took two years to complete and reflects an investment of nearly $100 million in Broward County.