Fostering Innovation and Community

Stetson University
Cici & Hyatt Brown Hall for Health and Innovation

Deland, Florida

Stetson University’s leadership determined a new health and science facility would support their mission of accommodating increased student interest in STEM and Health Sciences programs, as well as secure a promising future for the university. The vision for the new building is to create spaces and experiences that will allow ideas, learning and interests to converge and evolve into ground-breaking discoveries and innovative pedagogy. A key focus was made to providing a community-facing element to the building to create interaction and outreach with the DeLand community in the health fields.

The University’s focus on interdisciplinary education guided and informed the program, planning and the design of the future building. Flexibility was intentionally integrated into the design to accommodate future growth of their Health Sciences, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Public Health and Counselor Education programs. The program includes active learning classrooms, wet labs, food lab/classroom, mental and behavioral health labs, research labs, faculty offices, and student study space. Kahler Slater partnered with local firm Harvard Jolly to deliver this project.

“Cici and Hyatt Brown Hall will foster interdisciplinary collaboration in health, and bring the vision of creating innovation in health and science to the benefit of the greater Daytona Beach-Orlando community.”

Noel Painter, Provost, Stetson University

“Part of what we’re doing here at Stetson is bringing about opportunities for people, to attract more and better students, and to prepare them for their future. And that’s very important because this University has a great past and a great present, and the future is before us.”

J. Hyatt Brown, Benefactor