KPMG to Build New Campus in Orlando
- Jan 16, 2017
Orlando—KPMG LLP will build a state-of-the art learning, development and innovation facility in Orlando to further enhance the world-class training capabilities it offers to its partners and professionals.
The 55-acre campus will be built in the 14-square-mile community of Lake Nona.
“Our new facility will provide flexible, well-designed space and state-of-the-art technology to offer our partners and professionals a learning experience that is interactive, collaborative and innovative,” Laura Newinski, KPMG LLP’s vice chair of operations, told Commercial Property Executive. “At KPMG, we’re passionate about developing our extraordinary people and creating opportunities for growth and development.”
As a member of the Lake Nona community, the new campus will be part of a vibrant, up-and-coming area that is attracting other world-class organizations that are focused on innovation, collaboration, education and health and wellness. Lake Nona is also just five miles from Orlando International Airport
“In addition to training facilities, we’re planning a four-star campus that will encompass 800 residential rooms, an Innovation Center, multiple dining options and recreational and fitness facilities including hiking and biking paths,” Newinski said. “We’re planning an environment that will focus on the total individual, both heart and mind.”
According to Newinski, the company’s learning and development strategy is focused on ensuring its people have the skills they need to bring high-quality, cutting-edge solutions to clients who operate in a rapidly changing environment.
“As we look to our evolving training model, learning and development experts, and our own experience, tells us that a ‘blended approach’ of classroom-based learning and virtual training is ideal,” he said. “While we will continue to deliver some courses through e-learning, we recognize that face-to-face training offers more opportunities for team collaboration, knowledge sharing and hands-on learning. Our world-class facility also will immerse our people in our firm’s deep history—through the on-site KPMG museum—and inclusive, innovative culture.”
Gensler will design the complex, which is scheduled to be complete in late 2019.