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News Release (June 1964)


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News Release (June 1964)
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New College News Release, For Release: Immediately
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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June 1964


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. NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE FOR RELEASE: Immediately NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION First phase of New College's dramatic campus construction program will get underway early in July. James A. Knowles, St. Petersburg construction firm was the apparent low bidder for the first phase of the New College East Campus project, designed by internationally celebrated architect, I. M. Knowles base bid was $1,780,400. Four firms submitted new proposals Tues-day on readvertisement. Second low bidder was H. L. Coble of Orlando, $1,835,000; third c. A. Fieland, Tampa $1,847,000; fourth, Mills and Jones, St. Petersburg, $1,857,000 New College was recently allocated $2,545,000 for the East Campus project by the Housing and Home Finance Agency of Community Facilities Administration. However, the amount is for two phases. Phase I includes the residence facilities. Phase II is the college center, dining rooms, kitchen and associated offices. New College President, Dr. George F. Baughman said that the college was preparing to execute a contract with the low bidder after all details of the bidding had been reviewed by the college, its attorneys, and by government agencies concerned. "We believe that within only a matter of days we will have a contract signed, and that the contractor will be able to begin construction for occu-pancy of the first buildings about January 1," he said


New College Campus Story "This is an historic moment," Dr. Baughman said. "The inspiring concept of Mr. Pei is wholly in keeping with our dedication to create a superior institution of higher learning for our generation and on into the future. nin this effort, we have had the assistance and encouragement of the staff of the Housing and Home Finance Agency and we are most grateful for their counsel." He continued: "We have held firm to the highest standards in planning for these buildings and have not compromised in our efforts to provide the finest facilities in which to pass on to the students the best education we are able to provide." The successful bidder has been in the contracting field in the West Coast area since 1945 and specializes in brick and concrete construction. James A. Knowles, president, said he is "very thrilled" about the job and said his firm is excited about the challenge of building Mr. Pei's creative work. He said plans and specifications are remarkably exact and he therefore anticipated no difficulty either with the construction or the time schedule. The East Campus will house 272 students and have facilities for eight faculty families. The project is inspired by a Mediterranean village concept and has a raised central plaza surrounded by three residence buildings that are also elevated above the landscape. Each has its own private courtyard and numerous small terraces, balconies and landscaped areas. Rooms are air conditioned, have their own bath, and house two students each. Emphasis is on privacy and the cultivation of a non-institutional atmosphere which architect Pei describes as "an ideal environment for learning." Dr. Baughman said, "We believe that the full flower of knowledge flourishes best in a good geographic and intellectual climate, and that is what we are

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