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News Release (March 25, 1964)


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News Release (March 25, 1964)
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Special to the Tampa Tribune, March 25, 2964
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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March 25, 1964


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History -- New College (Sarasota, Fla.)
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United States -- Florida -- Sarasota


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SPEC L TO THE T Sarasot F1a.--New Co11 Pr ident Dr. GeOrJe Fft Bau:h an ref rs o the 115-ere c&n u of w Colle;e a on of t ost b coll sites in the nd he has en -n of th l'he campus fronts on th broad re che of S ra ot Bay, b -tween thi city nd Br denton, anu larJely rrounds the 50-acre Museums, cr t'ng vast e uc ional c ltural co lex which should add immeasura ly to the ents l'fe. Purchase a part of tl campus as th huge Charle Ringling mansion and carriage ouse n th e have now be n rted f cilitie to hous inistr tiv officesr library, usic and ccture room and facilities for rneetinJ Hard a work in New Yor desiJning the buildinJ th t rc to com is rchit ct I.M. Pei. !e was co i ioned to develop th entire $15,000,000 campu after selec ion rocess which involved nin of the n tions rchitects. ei ha im ressive crede tial Hi firm h d signed mor than $1. 2 billions in educational, comm rei 1 and community improve nt and ha h lped re-mak the f ce of many cities throughout the world. n the many projects by Pei r the Gr n C nter for Earth ( ore)


Pag 2 Campus Sciences at M.I.T., the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii, the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse and latge scale urban developments in areas of Boston, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Provid nee and Columbus. For New College, Pei's first task is to design the facilities for the charter class of students. These will be residences and classrooms to be built on the eastern part of the campus. the tudents are living and studying here during their first two years, other academic and residence buildings will be created on the water side or western part of the campus and in 1966,the students are expected to move to this portion. Their initial buildings will then become a Continuing Education Center. Pei said that the development of the New College campus 11is probably going to be the greatest challenge that I as an architect, and my firm have faced in a long time. 11We promise that we shall do our best to meet this challenge-i t is a very serious challenge, because we are trying to create a new environment for a new concept in education If we are successful, New College will undoubtedly be a tremendous inspiration for many h undreds of years to come ... ###

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