Saint Petersburg, Florida – The Admiral Farragut Academy community breaks ground on its most ambitious building project and fundraising campaign in its history. The event will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017, at 1:30pm on the Admiral Farragut Academy campus (501 Park Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710) between the Michel and Duke Buildings,
just East of the Roy Speer Student Center.
The ceremony will be part of AFA’s 2017 Homecoming celebration which brings approximately 200 alumni ranging from 1946 to 2017 who live across the world back to the campus. Following the ceremony, our Commandant of Cadets invites you to join us on the Al Ross ‘49 Football Field for the Annual Homecoming Formal Dress Parade.
About Admiral Farragut Academy
– Admiral Farragut Academy, established in 1933, is a private, college prep school serving students in grades PreK-12 with an international boarding program for students in grades 8-12. Farragut is world-renowned for its signature academic programs including Aviation (including Dual Enrollment with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), Engineering, Naval Science, Leadership, Scuba Diving, and Marine Science. The campus for the 501(c)3 tax exempt school is located on Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg. For more information about the school, call (727) 384-5500, or visit: www.farragut.org .
About the Building
– At 20,000 square feet, the new multipurpose building, designed by architect John Poe of John Poe Architects, will feature an innovative design that highlights the proud heritage of Farragut, striking a balance between traditional and contemporary architecture in a manner that respects Farragut’s history and charm. It will feature a 302-seat auditorium with a retractable seating system. In addition, it will establish an administrative wing and include classrooms, audio-visual rooms, and art-specific studios, serving as the home for the music and the arts programs. Large and small conference rooms, equipped with the latest audio-visual technology, will also be designed for smaller meetings. The building will provide the entire Farragut community with a center for enhancing the academic and communal experience for its faculty, administration, and student body. Its design will promote collaboration and creativity amongst the entire Farragut community. In addition, this space will free up other space on campus for additional classrooms and future boarding rooms.