Award of Merit - Green Building

Photo courtesy Suffolk Construction Co.
The LEED Gold project features an auditorium that is cantilevered 40 ft outward.

This LEED-Gold building at Florida International University features a five-story classroom and administrative space with an attached, two-story auditorium that is cantilevered 40 ft outward. The 58,000-sq-ft building features a two-story lobby with terrazzo floor finishes and a 10,000-sq-ft green roof.

Due to the numerous unusual angles present throughout the school's interior and exterior spaces, and the corresponding need for an extremely precise level of detail and accuracy, the project team opted to use building information modeling software to identify and resolve any potential conflicts.

Key Players

Owner: Florida International University, Miami

Contractor: Suffolk Construction Co., West Palm Beach, Fla.

Architect: Arquitectonica, Miami

Civil Engineer: Terra Civil Engineering, Doral, Fla.

Structural Engineer: Pistorino & Alam Consulting, Miami

MEP Engineer: MEP Engineering, Miami


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Suffolk Construction Co.