Featured Project

Frost Museum @ FIU

Project Location:
Miami, FL
Approx Contract:
$1,289,381
Completion:
Nov 2007
LEED Certification:
Certified

References

Owner:
Florida Int'l University
Architect:
Helmuth Obata Kassabaum
General Contractor:
Skansak USA
Client:
Skanska

Scope Of Work

This museum is the new cultural heart of the campus. It houses artwork from the university's permanent collection, hosts temporary exhibitions, and presents educational programs and symposia. The museum includes 16,000 sq. ft. (1,485 sq. m.) of galleries, a lecture hall, a shop and a cafe.
The design creates skylights that allow the museum to exhibit many of the works in natural light. All ultraviolet light is filtered out, and light levels and colors are carefully controlled by an array of large "petals" that preferentially scatter light to display walls.