FSU Johnston Building Renovation and Addition


Florida State University


Completion Date
December 2013

Project Size
78,000 SF (new construction)
65,000 SF (renovation)

FSU Johnston Building Renovation and Addition


The extensive renovation and addition project included the demolition of the connector wing between the 95-year old Suwannee Dining Hall to the east and the Johnston Building to the west. The connector wing was replaced with approximately 78,000 SF of new construction over 5 levels, including a basement level. Approximately 65,000 SF of the existing Johnston Building was renovated, including removal and replacement of portions of the 2nd floor to accommodate a shared grand entryway. The newly renovated Suwannee Hall remained as is and operational during the adjacent construction.

In addition, a new annex and academic support building replaced the existing Regional Rehabilitation Building and is adjacent to the Johnston Building.The second and third floors were designed with meeting, collaboration and office spaces for honors, scholars and fellows. The first floor contains primarily dining and food service and has an open glazing system on the west and south sides. There is also a small connecting atrium in the building joining the 2nd and 3rd floor meeting and collaboration spaces.

The renovated Johnston Building, which is aiming for LEED Silver certification, provides shared common and support spaces including classrooms, computer labs, reading rooms as well as student and faculty lounges.