An expansion to the CREOL building on the East side of campus will see the project take place over three stories on a $6.5 million budget.
According to UCF officials, the first floor will be auditorium and mechanical space and the upper two floors will have laboratories and offices.
The CREOL building holds the College of Optics and Photonics for UCF.
“Optics and photonics is the science and technology of light: lasers, LEDs, LCDs, optical fibers, and imaging systems for applications in industry and medicine,” according to the college.
Construction will begin in Summer 2017 and finish in 2018.