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Florida International University

School of International and Public Affairs - Miami, FL

    Project Overview

    This project consists of 58,238 square-foot, five-story tower and two-story auditorium for the Florida International University School of International and Public Affairs.

    This state-of-the-art facility provides space for classes, lectures, workshops, performances, conferences, faculty and graduate student activities, and research.

    The cantilevered auditorium rises 38’ high, 90’ wide, and approximately 17’ off the ground at its outermost edge. Aside from the added visual effect, this unique feature required an intricate erection sequence for the steel structure and the architectural precast concrete panels. This geometic building also includes punched-in windows and some ground floor areas of storefront and metal cladding.

    This project is LEED Gold certified. LEED attributes include a 10,000 square-foot green roof system, roof top solar panels, energy efficient glazing, HVAC energy recovery units, time/sensor activated light switches, retention pond water for irrigation, and locally manufactured products. FSC-certified wood is also included in fixed classroom and auditorium seating.

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      Sectors Higher Education
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      Owner Florida International University
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      Architect Arquitectonica
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      Square Feet 58,238
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      LEED Status Gold