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News Release (July 1964)


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News Release (July 1964)
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Sarasota, Fla.
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July 1964


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COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C .ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE : Immediaccly First phase o.: Nc:.:w CollcJe' s cramai::.ic campus conscruction program will get underway early in July. James A. Knovlles, St. Petcrsbur ::i construc-tion firm was the apparent. low Dioder for the :Cirsc phase of the New Collejc East Campus project, desiJned by internationally celebrated architect, I. M. Pci. The Knoule:::; base bid ot $1,700,400 was $54,600 below the nex-t lowest bid. Four firms submitted new bids Tuesday on readvertisement. Second lOvl bidcler was H. L. Coble of Orlando, $1,835,000; third, C. A. Fieland, $1,847,000; fourth, Mills and Jones, St. PctcrsburJ $1,857,000. New CollcJe was recencly allocated $2, 545,000 :Cor the East Campus project by the Housinj and Home Finance A0ency. However, the amount is for two phases. Phase I includes the dormitory :i:acilit.ies. Phase II is i:he student union, dininJ rooms, kitchen and associated of2ices. (more)


Pase 2 Neu CollcJe President Dr. GcorJc F. said thai: the colle Je was making plans i:.o execute a contract with t:he low bidder after all details of the bidding had been rcviC\-.led by the collc0e, its and oy government agencies concerned. believe that \ Jithin only a mat.ter of days we will have a contract signed, and that the contractor will be free to beyin construction for occupancy ot the first buildinys about January 1," he said. Dr. Baughman added i:.hai: the area \muld be proud of its new buildings. "{-Jc have held firm co the highest standards in planniny for these buildinys and have not compromised in our efforts to provide the finest facilities in which to pass on i:.o the studeni:s the best educacion we CJ.i::e able c.o pl;ovi"de. Dr. Baughman crediced much of the success of the campus planning to David R. Lindsay, Jr., Chairman of the Architeci:ural Committee; F. Bach, iield en.;ineer, Housing and Home Finance Agency; and Ralph Styles, colleye planninJ officer. (more)


The bidder hac 1.Jcen in the contraci:.inJ field in the \lest Coa:::rt area since 1945 ancl. specializes in rein :.:orced concret.c const.ruction. James A. KnmTles, Pr0sioen t:, said he is "very thrilled" about: i:.he jo0 and said his :.C irm is adequately ctaifcd with supervisory personnel experienced in this of work. He said he anticipated no difficulty either with the construction or the time schedule. the recent joos suc cess:.Cully completed uy arc current addition to Manatee Junior Colle je I Dixie Hollins Technical Hi :Ih School, st. bur':.) Y achi:. Basin and Mar ina, and Coral Reef Club, St.. Peter sbur -:1 Beach. Originally biG.c were taken on June 12 bul: rcject.ed Hhen all ten bids \Jere above che :Cunds allocat:ecl for the project. Phase I of the project. provide housing for 272 students :Cacilities for cijht rcsiclGnt masters and faculty. The residence will be in i.:.hree courts I each mountcd on a separate podium raised five feet above the surroundinJ landscape, and by a central plaza, al: a chird level. Student rooms \vill be ior double occupance I iully air conditioned, and each with a separate bath. Pei's dcsiJn fcatures a village s tyle concept of livinJ compared to the s t:andard hotel-t.ype dormitor ies. (more)


r Page 4 Pei' s c1c:::si-.Jn is such thai: only a limited number oi rooms open to any one conunon area. There are .;_'requen i:. small courts, terraces, and gardens, lendinyemphasis co the com-munity of learning atmosphere. Dr. Baughman ::;aiel, "1c JJclicve "chac che .Cull .Clower oi knmrledve flouri3hes ;.Jcs'i: in a -JOOd qeovraphic and intellectual climate, and this is \Thai: \re are i:ryin.J t.o o:J.::i:er here. Cert.ainly, the buildin'=.i is compatible vTith the quality \ve have gat.hcred and i:.o the unJ.quc curriculum '-:Je have formulai:ed." ##it'-##

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