High Tech with a Human Touch
Quad and John Miller Office Building (1961, 1962)
The first classes were held in a variety of sites, including one that became the Kennedy Space Center. Homer Denius, co-founder of Radiation Inc., which became today's electronic and communication giant Harris Corporation, told Jerry Keuper that he would build the university's first building if Florida Tech were located in Melbourne. In 1960, Jerry Keuper secured 40 acres of land in Melbourne. Denius dispatched an architect, and Florida Tech has been "under construction" ever since.
In 1994 President Weaver awarded Homer Denius the President's Medal for his lifelong service to the university.
In 1993, the president's office building was dedicated to John Miller, who guided the university's faculty as executive vice president for academics and served as the university's second president.