Miami-Dade College North Campus Science Complex

The majority of buildings on campus date back to the early 1960’s and express a ‘brutalist’ concrete aesthetic with an extremely limited color palette. The challenge here was to create a new architectural expression that would communicate the intellectual excitement of the college’s new focus on career development in Science Technology Engineering and Math.

The teaching and research facility accommodate Chemistry, Biology and Physics programs utilizing 20 ‘bio-safety level 2’ laboratories, a roof-top observatory, a botanical garden, and an orchid greenhouse.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION                                                                                                                  Miami, Florida

CLIENT                                                                                                              Miami Dade College

YEAR                                                                                                                                         2009

PROGRAM                                                                                        New Classroom/ Lab Complex

BUILDING AREA                                                                                                  90,000 square feet

AWARDS                    2005 Design Award by Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects