As a boy, Nick O’Donnell built LEGO men, like a lot of kids. Then he tried to turn those blocky figures into well-rounded characters. “It was always very story-oriented,” he says. “My guys always went on adventures, especially space stuff.” In the drama program at Lakewood Ranch High School, O’Donnell produced swashbuckling plays.
Contractors are ready to move full-speed ahead in transforming a former downtown bank site into the Florida State University Jim Moran Building. The former home of Guaranty Bank, 111 S. Monroe St., will house the College of Business’s Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and the university’s new interdisciplinary Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship.