2021 HWCOE Building Directory



HWCOE Buildings & Information


The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has over one million gross square feet of facilities. Approximately 75% of the space is assignable square footage utilized for research, administration, classroom, and conference space. Most of this space is located on UF’s main campus. The Engineering buildings on the main campus are located in three general areas, typically referred to as:

  • North Campus (South of Stadium Rd and North of Museum Rd)
  • South Campus (South of Museum Rd and North of UF Health/Shands)
  • Surge Area (South of Performing Arts Center and North of Archer Rd.)

The HWCOE also has 25 other buildings and facilities located off-campus that include the following locations:

  • East Campus (Located on Waldo Road at 23rd Ave intersection)
  • Solar Park (South of Archer Rd on SW 23rd Terrace)
  • Coastal Lab (Located on 6th street, South of Depot Rd)
  • REEF Lab (Located in Shalamar, FL adjacent to Eglin Air Force Base)

Click on the photos below to view more information about some of our more prominent buildings and facilities.


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Frederick N. Rhines Hall

Bldg. 0184
Campus Location 549 Gale Lemerand Dr. Gainesville FL 32611 Campus Map: Click Here


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Frederick N Rhines Hall
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Historical Naming
Frederick N. Rhines was an engineering professor at the University of Florida who received the 1972-73 Faculty Academic Advisory Committee UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award. Additionally, he received the Champion H. Mathewson Award in 1942 and was the 1979 recipient of the Sorby Award, presented annually in recognition of lifetime achievement in the field of metallurgy.