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UM NEUROSCIENCE & HEALTH ANNEX Previous


Owner: University of Miami
Project Size: 36,000 SF
Project Cost: $15,300,000
MEP Cost: $6,900,000
Completion: 2013
Delivery Method: Hard bid

General Project Description

Moses & Associates (M&A) has developed a long term working relationship with the University of Miami. Over eight years, M&A has led over 25 renovation projects in the 183,000 SF Cox Science Building. So when UM decided to pursue an NIH Grant for a Neuroscience & Health Annex, M&A was asked to lead the technical proposal. The $15,000,000 grant application was won, and M&A was asked to lead the design and construction administration of the project with an Architect consultant.

The 36,000 SF, four story addition (includes mechanical penthouse) is currently under construction. The facility provides for collaborative research needs, including a fMRI suite, wet labs, TEM/SEM suites, and vivarium. Design challenges included: complementing the existing Cox Science Building, rerouting campus utilities, and meeting stringent NIH Design Requirements within the budget.

At the Owner’s request, M&A held the Contract and coordinated all architectural, structural, civil and landscape architecture consultants, as well as serving as LEED Administrator. In a more traditional role, M&A designed all MEPF systems, successfully satisfying NIH requirements for redundancy and design mandates within budget. Energy efficient designs include: fan wall AHUs, desiccant wheel heat recovery, VAV laboratory controls, lighting controls, and solar hot water for vivarium cage and rack washer.

Pursuing LEED Certification Gold