Francis Marion University

Medical & Health Science

Florence, SC

Project Type

Higher Education


52,000 Square Feet

Design Services

Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture

As part of an urban revitalization effort, Francis Marion University decided to locate its new three-story, health science building in downtown Florence.

Inspired by the architectural character of the historic city and the Neo-Renaissance post office across the street, the building is set back from the street and is organized around a public green. Further enhancing partnership opportunities with the local hospitals and the city of Florence, the building houses FMU’s graduate programs in the health sciences and allied programs associated with the USC School of Medicine. It has laboratories, a variety of classroom types, a large lecture hall, faculty offices and open collaborative lounge areas for collaboration and social engagement.

Design Awards

  • Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Best Educational Project Award


  • LEED Silver
Little was an instrumental partner from the very beginning. Little’s team is highly skilled, extremely professional, and willing to assist at every opportunity.
Michael W. Richey

Director of Facilities Engineering & Maintenance