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FIU School of International and Public Affairs / Arquitectonica

FIU School of International and Public Affairs / Arquitectonica

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  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Arquitectonica
  • Landscape Architect Authors of this architecture project text, Arquitectonica GEO , url, http://arquitectonicageo.com/
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2010
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Terrazzo & Marble
  • Partners-in-Charge of Design

    Bernardo Fort Brescia, FAIA + Laurinda Spear, FAIA
  • Project Team, Design

    Katia Robreno, Bryan Alzati, Beatriz Arauz-Fernandez , Edward Leyva
  • Project Team, Construction

    Manuel Timana
  • Project Director

    Anne Cotter, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Manager

    Carey Press, AIA
  • Landscape Architect

  • Unit

    m2
  • Interior Designer

    Arquitectonica Interiors
  • Structural

    Pistorino & Alam
  • MEP

    MEP Engineering, Inc
  • Civil

    Terra Civil Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineer

    Nutting Engineers
  • Sustainability

    LEED Consultant & Commissioning Authority
  • General Contractor

    Suffolk Construction / Max Tojeiro, Sr. Project Manager / Kurt Langford, Project Executive
  • Acoustical

    Waveguide Consulting Inc.
  • Cost Estimating

    CMI
  • Client/Owner

    Florida International University
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Text description provided by the architects. Design for the 56,000 SF (5,200m2) School of International and Public Affairs constructed on the main University Park campus of Florida International University.  In aiming to achieve FIU’s vision, the new building provides a state-of-the art venue for the many activities - classes, lectures, workshops, performances, conferences, and faculty and graduate student research.

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The structure represents the founding idea of the school as an International University, recognizing the multicultural community of Miami as the crossroads of trade, finance and culture. Faculty from various departments merge here to advance the study of social and political sciences, international relations and humanities to foster interdisciplinary, thematic, and professional degrees and programs alongside the traditional disciplinary offerings. The building provides a striking physical symbol of the international dimension of the University’s mission and identity.

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The School of International and Public Affairs is one of FIU’s first new buildings to be part of its university-wide LEED program for all new construction. SIPA achieved LEED-NC Gold level certification which recognizes the inherent sustainability of the building design. The solar panels on the classroom/office tower and a vegetated roof of the auditorium, the largest built in South Florida, as well as natural light for all the classrooms and offices, low-VOC content materials, lighting controlled by occupant-sensors, energy-efficient mechanical systems, low water use plumbing fixtures and drought tolerant landscaping all contribute to the LEED-NC Gold level rating.

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Address: Florida International University Campus, Miami FL, United States

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Cite: "FIU School of International and Public Affairs / Arquitectonica" 31 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/899092/fiu-school-of-international-and-public-affairs-arquitectonica/> ISSN 0719-8884
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佛罗里达国际大学国际和公共事务学院 / Arquitectonica

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