In January, officials with Suffolk, Virgin Voyages and PortMiami held a groundbreaking for the cruise line’s 100,000-sq-ft Terminal V in Miami. The “grove-inspired” terminal, designed by teams with Arquitectonica and Bermello Ajamil & Partners, will feature a roof resembling a palm canopy and will include accommodations for sea-level rise by building the terminal 11.5 ft above grade. The project is targeting LEED Gold certification and is anticipated to be complete in late 2021.
“Suffolk is proud to be a part of such a meaningful project that highlights Miami’s beauty and resilient tourism industry,” said Alexis Leal, chief operating officer with Suffolk, in a press statement. “We are excited to partner with Virgin Voyages and PortMiami, and our focus is on the efficient delivery of an iconic building that will reinforce the city as the world’s leading cruise destination.”
Moss Foundation, the charitable arm of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based construction management firm Moss & Associates, donated $105,000 to assist the Student ACES solar workforce development program in Belle Glade, Fla. “Student ACES helps students seize the many opportunities that await them, whether that’s going to college, entering the workforce or a combination of both,” said Krissy Webb, executive director of Student ACES. Students will also visit some of the nine FPL solar energy centers that Moss Construction is building throughout the state, enabling them to learn firsthand about career opportunities from individuals working in the solar field. “We are excited to support Student ACES and this important initiative,” said Chad Moss, president of the Moss Foundation. “There are tremendous career opportunities in this specialized field of construction, and we want to provide students who are considering this path the experiences they need to understand their options and the tools to achieve their career goals.” Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL, stated: “FPL proudly supports organizations such as Student ACES that break down barriers to opportunities for students, especially in the STEM field.” He added: “We commend Moss for making such an important investment in these students’ futures.”