This document provides information pertinent to the design
of a faculty club for the University of Florida campus.
Requirements and needs will be outlined for consideration
in the fabrication of a design. This program presents both
subjective and objective material for use as a guide to
This program is a collection of facts and ideas, probings
and judjments, which remains open ended. It is not intended
to be a solution to any problem, but offers information
from which a successful solution may be devised.
This program is prepared to allow an existing facility to
adapt to a new use. This should be considered as the pro-
gram is analized.
The total number of faculty at the University of Florida,
according to 1984-- 85 records, is 3405. This number
includes university colleges, health center, law center,
and IFAS faculty members. Currently there is no specific
facility on campus to meet the social and professional
needs of hte University of Florida faculty.
The Board of Regents, as the decision making body for
the University of Florida, has contracted the programing of
a faculty club for the University of Florida campus. The
project will be funded through donations to the Florida
Foundation from alumni and faculty. These donations will
be matched by the State of Florida. The club is seen as a
positive element which shall be used to attract new faculty
members, and reward existing ones.
The club is seen as a place for social functions, lounging,
eating, and both formal and informal meetings. It is seen
as a place for a merging of ideas among fellow educators.
The faculty club is seen as both a formal social gathering
place on campus, and an informal place for a meeting of the
minds to occur.
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES
Floyd Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. Adapting the internal spaces of the building into
a faculty club is a logical and compatible use. The fabric
of the original building must be considered during both the
design and construction phases of the project.
Any construction on the visible exterior of the original
1912 building must be completed in accordance with The
Secretary of the Interior's Standards for rehabilitation.
New construction, which may be part of this program, should
be compatible in scale, material, color, and detail to the
original building. Connections between new and original
construction should be sensitive and should not obstruct
major elements of the historic building.
The existing interior construction has been modified since
the original 1912 design. The facility was designed as an
agriculture classroom and laboratory building. The mater-
ials used, and spaces allocated in this building are proba-
bly not suited to the new function of a faculty club. These
points allow the design of the new facility to adopt new
space planning. Spatially the rooms should remain near the
heights originally designed, thus returning the windows to
full height use. Windows should not be blocked by new con-
struction except when unavoidable. Any original or early
interior materials which will be savedmust be restored in
accordance with The Secretary of the Interior's Standards
TECHNICAL SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTION
All structural,electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems must
be analized. These systems must be designed to be updated
to meet the present codes for the new use. Fire egress
system must be designed for the facility. Seperate fire
stairs should be considered to allow the original 1912 con-
cept of the monumental central open stair tower may be
used in the new facility.
SUMMARY OF SPACES
General Reception..................................... 300 sf
Main Dining Rooms.....................@..1500 sf.....3000 sf
Reading/Seminar Room.................................. 1000 sf
Six Conference Rooms...................@..500 sf......3000 sf
Directors Office and Reception.........................300 sf
Kitchen and Food Service Support.....................3200 sf
Net Area: 300 sf
Total Net: 300 sf
To provide an area specifically for the purpose
of receiving visitors to the faculty club. From
here they would be directed to the part of the
club which they need.
The reception area needs to be adjacent to the
main entry and main vertical circulation element.
Net Area: 1500 sf
Total Net: 3000 sf
these rooms will be the main gathering areas for
faculty and guests to eat. They will be used for
small group dining and, at times, for large scale
receptions. Each dining room should seat 100.
They should have direct access to the kitchen and
reception area. The dining room may be placed on
any floor. Vertical connections to the kitchen
should be considered.
Net Area: 1000 sf
Total Net: 1000 sf
The reading/seminar room is a semi-private space
where faculty members may go to quietly read or
plan classes. This area should also have pro-
visions for small quiet conversation. This space
may also be used for group seminars. At lunch
this room would become a "brown-bag" dining room.
The reading/seminar room is related to both the
dining and conference facilities. This space
should feel private yet be accessible.
Net Area: 500 sf
Total Net: 3000
The conference rooms in the faculty club will be
available for use by any group associated with
the university faculty. These conference rooms
should be private.
RELATIONSHIPS: It has been suggested these rooms be placed on an
upper floor. This suggestion is based on the idea
that the lower floors are too public. These rooms
should be adjacent to the directors office.
DIRECTORS OFFICE AND RECEPTION
Net Area: 300 sf
Total Net: 300 sf
To provide office space for a full time director
and staff member. This office will schedule and
monitor all functions of the faculty club, both
daily and special.
The office needs to be private, yet it has to
supervise the workings of the entire club. It
Should be adjacent to the conference rooms.
It does not need to be adjacent to the general
KITCHEN AND FOOD SERVICE SUPPORT
Net Area: 3200 sf
Total Net: 3200 sf
The kitchen will be the main food preparation
area for the building. The support areas include
offices and staff lounge. If a multi-level rest-
urant is designed food prep areas must be provided.
RELATIONSHIPS: It will need direct access to the exterior for
deliveries. It will need direct access to the
dining rooms. The first floor is suggested for
Net Area: 1500 sf
Total Net: 1500 sf
The lounge in the faculty club may serve alcohol.
it will be a place for social conversation and an
alternate waiting area for the dining rooms. A
Light menu, sandwich and salad, may be offered
in the lounge at lunch.
The lounge should be directly accessible to the
vertical circulation, and should have easy access
to the dining rooms.
EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHINGS
-Small reception counter for one person.
-Seating for 4-6 people in lounge type furniture.
Seating for 200 at tables
- Suggested tables:
30 tables for 4
10 tables for 6
10 tables for 2
-Waiter stations, counters for table linnens, flatware,
cofee, and food dispatch.
-Main desk from which a host would seat the guests.
- Seating for 10 in lounge chairs at small tables
- Seating on small lounge sofas for 8
- Small sofa/cofee tables 2
- Service and seating bar for 8 - 10
- Waiter service island should be placed at the bar
- Seating for 12 at 2 tables for 6, these tables must
be capable to form one large table.
- Informal lounge seating in chairs for 8 with small
tables for books or "brown bag lunch"
CONFERENCE ROOM each
- Conference table to seat 12 people
- Conference room chairs
- Credensa table for possible display of items
- Portable podium for presentation use
- Sunlight controls must be placed on any windows
in these rooms, this is for multi-media presentations
- Projection screen
- Video monitor
DIRECTORS OFFICE AND RECEPTION
- Desk and return for secretary
- Desk and credensa for director
- Two chairs for waiting persons
- File cabinets
FACULTY CLUB: FLOYD HALL ADAPTIVE USE
The program specified a need for spaces related to a faculty
social club for the University of Florida campus. The func-
tions of this club included the following:
Reading Room - During evening hours this
space becomes a quiet lounge.
Dining for 200 - Divided into an intimate
area and a larger group dining area.
Kitchen Support Spaces
Six Conference Rooms
Director Office and Support Spaces
The solution was to introduce a floating system of support
spaces for the faculty club within the walls of the historic
building. This allows maximum light and views through windows.
the non-symmetrical form relates to the spatial needs of the