FIU | Florida International University
Miami-Dade County, FL
Curtis + Rogers has completed a number of projects for FIU over the years.
The Frost Art Museum - The facility is located adjacent to a man-made lake and provides connection to other campus facilities such as the Performing Arts complex and Student Union. The landscape for the Museum reflects the formality of the mall and the informality of the lake.
Parking Garage 5 and adjacent Round-About - Curtis + Rogers provided design services for this multi-purpose parking garage on the north side of the university campus. The facility provides dining options as well as much needed parking and provides connection to other campus facilities such as the School of Nursing and Wertheim Conservatory. Large Royal Palms frame and scale the monumental structure and provide definition to the walkways connecting students to their campus.
College of Nursing & Health Sciences - This building is located adjacent to the future site of the new Medical School along a prominent pedestrian access. In addition to ground level plantings, C+R designed the 2,300 SF “Green Roof” that is on top of the two-story section of the building, visible from the remaining three stories.
Parking Garage 6 - Due to the success of the earlier Parking Garage 5 a second and similar multi-function parking garage with amenities was designed and constructed. The facility provides dining options as well as much needed parking and provides connection to other campus facilities such as the School of Architecture and School of Engineering. A pedestrian bridge was also constructed as a part of this project, re-configuring the large drainage pond, and the Round-About at the main entrance from SW 8th Street.
Marine Biology Building-North Campus - C+R provided design services for a state-of-the-art Marine Biology Department in the heart of Florida International University’s North Miami Campus. Located on Biscayne Bay and devoted to the study of Marine Biology, the landscape responds to the context of this building’s location and function. Drought and salt tolerant native plant species were used. The large plinth surrounding the building used Spartina grasses to evoke the coastal nature of this important educational facility alongside Biscayne Bay.