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UCF Dr. Phillips Nursing Pavilion

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Entry Deadline: 5/24/24
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 10, Maximum:Max. 20
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 10, Maximum:Max. 20
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Florida
Budget: $80,000

About the UCF College of Nursing: 

Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

To develop learners to practice, lead, and generate knowledge in nursing to achieve optimal health outcomes.

Our Vision

To lead the charge in transforming global health through innovative education, research, and practice.

Our Values

• Excellence

• Innovation

• Integrity

• Compassion


About the Dr. Phillips Nursing Pavilion:


Today, more than ever, our communities need Knight nurses to care, to lead and to educate future generations to address our nation’s nursing shortage and to solve healthcare’s greatest challenges. 

That is why UCF is building the College of Nursing for the future — to unleash the potential of our Knight nurses and faculty experts to positively impact the health of our communities.

Our new, 90,000-square-foot home at the 50-acre, state-of-the-art UCF Academic Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona is more than a building. It will make a positive impact on the future of nursing with: 

  • 2X the space to increase enrollment across nursing degree programs to address the critical nursing shortage
  • 3X the state-of-the-art labs and simulation space to foster innovation and enhance nursing education
  • Increased collaboration in education and research to impact patient care with an optimal location.



UCF produces the most newly licensed RNs in the State University System of Florida, but that’s not enough.

The Florida Hospital Association projects a state shortage of 37,400 RNs by 2035. To address this shortage, an additional 2,300 RNs would need to enter the workforce in Florida each year. Fueling the challenge is a lack of nurse educators to teach and a lack of space to grow programs.

With 90,000-square-feet of permanent teaching space, double the amount of current leased space in Research Park, UCF can admit more qualified students into our BSN programs to educate more Knight nurses who are renowned for their compassion and clinical excellence.

This will have a direct impact on communities in Central Florida and across the state as a majority — 85% — of UCF nursing graduates remain in Florida to live and work.

To support the success of students, and thanks to funding support, the college will add new faculty and staff members. In addition, UCF College of Nursing will increase the capacity of our graduate programs to create a pipeline of nursing faculty to educate future generations.



Inside the new building will be flexible instructional space, space to study and collaborate, and innovative simulation and skills labs.

UCF College of Nursing will continue to be a global leader in simulation with nearly three times the lab and simulation space. This will include dedicated space for virtual reality education and structured clinical examination to prepare Knight nurses for practice.

In these expanded, state-of-the-art facilities our internationally recognized experts will continue to develop best practices in the emerging field of healthcare simulation and provide valuable evidence-based, hands-on simulation education experiences for students.

Groundbreaking is January 2024, and opening in Fall 2025. 

Site for Artwork 

Location is the First Floor, Two-Story North lobby, that represents the “heart of the building”. We seek an artwork that will be suspended from the ceiling. Any costs associated with the lighting and support of the piece is not the artist’s responsibility. (Note: The pendant lights in the image have been removed from the project pending artwork selection.)

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Media should be glass or other materials that are reflective or translucent.

Vision for the sculpture:

The impact of one nurse has a cascading effect, touching the lives of many, including the individual patient, the family, the community, and the art and science of nursing. Symbolism can be incorporated into the art to convey the endless possibilities that a UCF nurse can have on the world.


Application Requirements

 1. A brief letter of interest describing why his/her artwork is appropriate for the project and how the submitted images relate to the project requirements. Artwork that does not meet the project specifications shall not be considered; for example, when an artist submits images of paintings when images of sculptures were requested. Artists may also briefly describe their history, training, and experience.  

2. Current professional resume, with emphasis on public art experience.  

3. Ten (10) to 20 digital images of artworks. 

4. The Image Identification Sheet, which shall describe the submitted images, and be clearly labeled with the project number, project name, artist name, artist address, artist phone number, and artist email. For each image, the artist shall include a thumbnail of image, image number, title of work, date of work, medium of work, dimensions of work, price of work or amount of commission, and indication of artwork's availability for purchase (if applicable). For images of commissioned work, the artist may include a brief description or explanation.  

Artists shall comply with these specific instructions in regard to their submissions. If the Committee receives an incorrect or incomplete submission, the ASB Administrator shall contact the artist and explain the issue. Artists shall be allowed to resubmit correctly, if this can be done in a reasonable time before the Image Review Meeting.  

Eligibility Criteria

Artists shall meet at least two (2) of the following criteria to have their submissions presented to the Art Selection Committee. This ensures that artists have achieved a level of expertise and recognition in their profession.  

· The artist has completed other public commissions on a similar scale.  

· The artist has received awards, grants, or fellowships.  

· The artist's works are included in public, private, corporate, or museum collections.  

· The artist has participated in exhibitions at major museums or galleries.