Pensacola State College Baars Building
This new facility replaced the previous existing 60-year-old Mary Ellison Baars Building on the Pensacola campus. The new facility is a three story steel framed building that houses mathematics, computer science, cyber security, aviation maintenance, advanced manufacturing programs and other high-tech programs. Also included was the demolition of the first Baars Building along with site improvements such as new utilities, storm drainage systems, parking areas and roadways including a new entrance road. Additionally, the site underwent hardscaping, landscaping and irrigation. This project earned LEED Gold Certification.
The new facility provides training for 200 – 300 new jobs coming to the region for an aerospace engineering firm with the potential for expanding to 1,000 jobs. In addition to housing high-tech programs, the new Baars Building also provide spaces for a collaborative partnership with an adult learning and support program.