UM Planning $155 Campus Expansion, Designed By Arquitectonica

The Univeristy of Miami is planning a major campus expansion designed by Arquitectonica.

Plans for a $155 million complex are now being reviewed by the city of Coral Gables. The proposal calls for 23 interconnected-buildings with:

  • 1,104 new beds
  • 200 seat auditorium
  • Launch Pad startup space for student businesses

A letter from the architect states that the project includes a learning center, multi-purpose rooms, and a “curated warehouse” for programming such as rotating exhibits, retail, micro-theater, and Food service. The Project also includes a central package center where residents can receive their mail and packages, a print shop, a bike shop, and recreation room.

The ground floor will be devoted to student-focused space, while the dormitory level will start at the second level, about 20-feet above ground.

The Coral Gables Development Review Committee reviewed the plans last week. Completion is scheduled for 2019, according to the Herald.