Research Village at Whitney Laboratory

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Once complete, the Research Village will expand capacity at Whitney Laboratory to educate more students and welcome visiting scientists while enriching the learning experience for everyone.

Investment in research infrastructure at Whitney Laboratory now paves the way for preeminence in modern education and research opportunities for decades to come. Besides the University of Florida, no other university in the nation has this unique opportunity. This investment signals to the rest of the world that the University of Florida recognizes coastal science (e.g. sea level rise, coastal food supplies, emerging pathogen spread) as a pivotal issue for the coming century.

Research Village features include:

  • Phase 1: 6 coastal-style cottages with 24-bed capacity
  • Phase 1 doubles housing capacity
  • LEED design and construction
  • Dune restoration landscape
  • Outdoor classroom, living room and collaboration spaces

The goal is to begin construction Winter 2016. Learn more about the Research Village and sponsorship opportunities, including cottage naming opportunities, by contacting Jessica Long, director of development and external relations, at 904-315-2758 or

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