25-Building Housing Village At University Of Miami Goes Vertical

Now rising at the University of Miami: a student housing project that will include 450 suites with 1,115 beds.

The new village will include 25 interconnected buildings spread over 12 acres, all LEED-gold certified and topped with green roofs.

Amenities will include indoor and outdoor fitness areas, game rooms, study lounges, music rooms, and an auditorium.

Completion of the $153M first phase is estimated for July 2019.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

The second and third phases include replacing or refurbishing existing student housing on the campus, with work to begin in Summer 2019 following first phase completion.

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Anonymous

The U!

Anonymous

Maybe they can chop down all their trees for more housing.

suomynona

I like the overall idea of the project. But man, I think that design is so terrible. It’s going to look retro and outdated in a decade.

Anonymous

Congrats

Anonymous

Cool project, better than usual work from ARQ, but wouldn’t solar panels on roofs be better from a sustainability standpoint than green roofs?

suomynona

Substantially more “green”, yes.

LOL

Unattractive design. Arq can do better than this

anonymous

For student housing it is fabulous. As a student, there is no way I would live off campus. This new community has it all. Well done!

Anonymous
Anonymous

UofM has pretty ugly architecture as a whole. No cohesion. Nothing like the ivy’s or schools of the Northeast/Northwest. Then again.. that’s kind of like comparing apples to oranges. 😉

Suomynona

FSU and UF have attractive, traditional collegiate architecture.

Anonymous

Go Gators! LOL

Anonymous

Have you been to FSU? The whole is a dump. I visited the campus last fall, and everything seems like the 1950s. While some of the buildings are traditional architecture, they’re poorly maintained and smells old and mildew ed once inside.

Anonymous

Correction: the whole “place”

RustyTRUMPet

CHECK OUT UCF!!!

Suomynona

I’ve been on the campuses of FSU, UF and Miami (and multiple other universities in the state), yes.

Your account of FSU’s campus is hilariously inaccurate. Most of the buildings on campus are traditional collegiate architecture. Most of the buildings that are not have been designated for replacement.

Anonymous

That is a biased opinion if I’ve heard of one, FSU has by far the more ” college” looking campus of the schools in florida. Some may not like the gothic college campus but to say that FSU looks like the 1950S is a lie.

Miami Hurricane

Traditional, generic, brick and pillar state school architecture.

Anonymous

What’s your point? Why can’t we have more “traditional collegiate architecture” instead of cheap and nasty which will age terribly?

Anonymous

Rollins College has the best campus in Florida. FSU and UF are big and boring with bland architecture and dull civic spaces.

Miami Hurricane

Which schools specifically? Because in major cities, campus expansions (not renovations) often have updated architecture. Reference MIT’s Strata Center or Harvard Law’s new building, or perhaps set foot on Stanford’s campus and walk around amywhere .

Crimson

In the 1950s, Harvard broke from its classical look and began using a myriad of designs to adapt to new teeaching styles and technology.
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/02/the-art-of-architecture/

Anonymous

UCF is the new looking school in Florida

Anonymous

While I love my school, I can’t stand the architecture they build on campus. I know ARQ has a lot of sway in the whole pitching process (unfortunately), but how they could choose ARQ’s design over a brilliant proposal like that of CO Architects is beyond me..

http://www.architectmagazine.com/project-gallery/university-of-miami-student-housing_o

Anonymous

Who is the structural engineer?

Anonymous

Arquitectonica is the architect.

Bleh

Anonymous

Cheap and nasty, but what do you expect from student housing? Kids will destroy it within a couple decades.

Miami Hurricane

They replaced buildings from the 1970s. Gold LEED is not cheap either.

Anonymous

So… they spent all the money on environmental factors and nothing on the quality of architecture, I see.

Miami Hurricane

“spent all the money on environmental factors”
‘Factors’? What university did you go to? O es ingles tu segundo idioma?

I get your intended troll, but you need to improve your vocabulary and understand when you cannot use certain words.