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Florida International University

School of International and Public Affairs - Miami, FL

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    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.

    It provides a state-of-the-art building 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 outer most edge. Aside from the visual effect this is a unique feature that required an intricate erection sequence for the steel structure and the architectural precast concrete panels, and 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 includes 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