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Florida Aquarium

Tampa, FL (2013)

A private non-profit educational organization located on Clearwater Beach, FL expanded, creating a world-class facility.

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Originally known as the Clearwater Marine Science Center (CMSC), a private non-profit educational organization located on Clearwater Beach, Florida was incorporated in 1977 and by the mid 80’s plans were put in place to expand the center, emphasizing the need for a world-class facility in order to successfully compete as a nationally recognized educational facility in the Florida marketplace, and thus, become financially viable. In 1986 The Florida Aquarium, Inc.was formed and a conceptual design for the new edifice was born.The decision was made to build in the emerging Garrison Seaport Center, an area of downtown Tampa’s waterfront that was undergoing major redevelopment. Educational outreach programs were held throughout the community to create awareness for the project during the time of construction.

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