Award of Merit - Green Building
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.
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
Suffolk Construction Co.