Join Brian Yarborough, Project Executive, as he walks through the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Taneja College of Pharmacy and Heart Institute project.


With over 18 years of industry experience, Brian has built over 1.4 million square feet of life sciences and healthcare-related facilities throughout Florida. Brian and the project team began work at this translational research institute in 2017 and recently celebrated its completion with a grand opening in January 2020. The videos below highlight critical aspects of the project.

Specialty Research Labs

Maintaining Flexibility in the Heart Institute

Programmatic Needs for Research Floors ||  Well Building Standards

Informal Interactions Facilitated Through Design

Engaged Subcontractors Early/Design-Assist

Auditorium/Experiential Learning Lab || Small/Medium Learning Labs/Classrooms ||  Medium Classroom Space

Atrium/Large Multiple Floor Staircase

Coordination and Cost Savings with USF/HOK and
Pre-Function Space Material (Lessons Learned)

Design-build Staffing: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Main Lobby Entrance/Atrium ||  Exterior Lighting/Hardscape

Project at a Glance


University of South Florida





Construction Cost

$173 million




Delivery Method



Completion Date

December 2019


LEED Certification

Built to WELL Building Standards (Project will not pursue certification due to changing operational needs)

For more information about the USF Health, Morsani College of Medicine, Taneja College of Pharmacy and Heart Institute project you can reach out to:

Brittany Faircloth

Marketing Manager

Healthcare COE

Tieg Murray

Marketing Manager
Life Sciences COE