Making waves in Virginia Key is the new University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Center. This $50 million dollar facility has been on the drawing boards for years and the project is now complete, fulfilling dreams of the UM staff and students. It has also fulfilled the dreams of the sustainability team, The Spinnaker Group, who is passionate about what they do best…helping project teams, building owners and developers get their projects LEED Certified.
This facility isn’t the only Oceanic research facility The Spinnaker Group has worked on though. Right up AIA, in Dania Beach, you’ll find Nova Southeastern University’s Coral Reef Ecosystems Research facility. A tour of this facility is going on tonight with CREW Fort Lauderdale.
These buildings and research facilities aren’t only important and essential in exploring South Florida’s natural ecosystems but the fact that the buildings themselves are sustainable is something that is not only important; it’s essential in maintaining healthy environments and ecosystems both above and below ocean waters.