In line with the University of South Florida's commitment to sustainable, healthy communities, the U.S. Green Building Council certified the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions building as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold facility.
Visitors to the building note how its design represents the University's role in solving sustainability problems, and its particular strength in the area of water solutions. The building's wave-like lines are reminiscent of flowing water, with an open feel that welcomes the global community. The diverse and multicultural photographs that adorn the building's lobby represent the broad global constituencies that USF serves.
The building converges global research and education by strategically co-locating USF's global initiatives, including USF World, International Services, the Patel College of Global Sustainability, the Patel Center for Global Solutions, the Office of Sustainability, the Confucius Institute, the Center for India Studies, the Institute on Black Life, the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean, and Education Abroad, among other administrative offices.
4202 East Fowler Ave., CGS101
Tampa, FL 33620 USA
Office Location: CGS204
Phone: (813) 974-9694
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From the East: Take I-4 west to exit 9/I-75 north. Travel north on I-75 for 3.8 miles to exit 265/Fowler Ave. Head west on Fowler Ave. 4.4 miles to the university's main entrance at Leroy Collins Blvd. Make a right at Alumni Dr. and another right at USF Genshaft Dr., which will bring you to the parking lot for the Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS).
From the West/Tampa International Airport (TPA): Take I-275 north to exit 45B/1-4 east. Travel east on I-4 for 8.1 miles to exit 9/1-75 north. Travel north on I-75 for 3.8 miles to exit 265/Fowler Ave. Head west on Fowler Ave. 4.4 miles to the university's main entrance at Leroy Collins Blvd. Make a right at Alumni Dr. and another right at USF Genshaft Dr., which will bring you to the parking lot for the Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS).
Visitors parking on the USF Tampa campus are required to purchase a daily parking permit from Parking and Transportation Services. Your permit will enable you to park in visitor parking lots on the USF Tampa Campus. Visitor Parking Permits | Visitor Parking Map