Seminole State College Altamonte Campus Master Plan
S&ME was engaged by Seminole State College and HuntonBrady Architects to provide master planning support, landscape architecture and transportation planning for the College’s new 1.4M sq. ft. campus in Altamonte Springs, Florida. The campus plan was envisioned as a model for the development of public/private partnerships within the state college system as nearly a third of the total square footage is dedicated to non-academic uses, such as office, retail and restaurants.
The organizing element of the campus is an elongated crescent green space, which functions as a central gathering space for both institutional and commercial uses. The edge of the green features collaborative spaces, outdoor classrooms, shaded seating areas and rain gardens while the interior remains open for activities and events. The green is bisected by Gateway Boulevard, a new roadway planned by Altamonte Springs, to expand economic development opportunities in the City. As it interfaces with the campus, this road was designed as a festival roadway in order to calm traffic, encourage pedestrian safety and facilitate the movement of alternative transportation, such as cyclists, long boards, scooters and transit.