Construction Projects @ Polk State

To keep Polk State College faculty and staff informed, this page will regularly feature updates on current and upcoming construction projects.

Below are the latest updates:

Polk State Haines City-Davenport Campus

Latest News: Polk State College advocates for Haines City Campus in 2023 Legislative Session

Architect: Straughn Trout Architects (Lakeland, FL) and PBK Architects (Houston, TX)

Construction Manager: AD Morgan Corporation (Tampa, FL) and DuCon (Tampa, FL)

Project Manager: Carla Harvey, CJAE Group (Tampa, FL)

Estimated Budget: $51 million

Sources of Funding: $13.8 million in PECO funds (2022 Legislative Session)

$3 million donation from Barney Barnett and the Barnett family (April 2023)

$8.1 million in PECO funds (2023 Legislative Session)

Planning and Design Phase in process; schematic design underway

Construction Phase I begins Spring 2024

  • 75,000-square-foot facility with an emphasis on workforce development training in the area of Health Sciences
  • Collaborative spaces for hands-on interdisciplinary simulated training

Completion Date: Estimated Fall 2025

Winter Haven Fine Arts Building (WFA)

Latest News: Collaborative effort brings WFA renovations to life

Architect: Rowe Architects (Tampa, FL)

Construction Manager: AD Morgan Corporation (Tampa, FL) and DuCon (Tampa, FL)

Estimated Budget: $16.4 million

Sources of Funding:

  • $16.2 million in PECO Funds (2021 Legislative Session)
  • $172,000 Central Florida Tourism & Sports Marketing Grant

Construction Phase I (exterior) complete

  • Brick replacement and roof replacement

Construction Phase II (interior) begins Winter Break 2023-24

  • Renovations for of classroom, office, and performance spaces for theater, visual arts, music
  • Updating all building systems including ventilation, plumbing, electrical, IT, etc.
  • Interior demolition completed; framing for band and chorus wing of building in progress

Completion Date: Estimated end of 2024

Winter Haven Science Building (WSC)

Architect: The Lunz Group (Lakeland, FL)

Construction Manager: Barton Malow (Orlando, FL) and NuJak Companies (Lakeland, FL)

Estimated Budget: $16.7 million

Sources of Funding: $16.7 million in PECO Funds (2022 Legislative Session)

The Planning and Design Phase is complete; the creation of construction documents are in process.

Construction begins at the beginning of 2025

  • Interior renovations including science labs, nursing labs, classrooms, and offices
  • Exterior renovations may include roofing repair/replacement, brick repairs, and window replacement

Completion Date: Estimated end of 2025

Lakeland Academic Center (LAC)


Latest News: Polk State thanks legislators as 2023 session concludes

Architect: Furr, Wegman & Banks Architects (Lakeland, FL)

Construction Manager: Creative Contractors (Clearwater, FL)

Estimated Budget: $12.3 million

Sources of Funding: $6.1 million in PECO Funds (2023 Legislative Session)

Planning and Design Phase to begin Summer 2024 (12-14 months)

Construction begins January 2025 and ends Spring 2026

Deferred Maintenance


Sources of Funding: $10.1 million (2022 Legislative Session)

Funds encumbered: $9.3 million

Projects:

  • Chiller replacement – Polk State Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center
  • Chiller replacement – Polk State JD Alexander Center
  • Fan and chiller upgrades and air handler replacement – Polk State Lakeland Campus (LTB, LAC, LLC)
  • Air handler replacement – Polk State Winter Haven Campus
  • Air handler replacement/mechanical room upgrades – Polk State Winter Haven Campus (WHC)
  • HVAC controls upgrade – Polk State Winter Haven Campus
  • Roof restoration – Polk State Lakeland Campus (LTB)