Higher Education

Snapshots of the projects noted below are in the following format:

  • Project / Location
  • Rating System / Award Level / 
    Date Certified
  • Spinnaker Services -- e.g., Consulting,
    Commissioning, Energy Modeling
  • Architect / Owner / Contractor
  • Square Footage


Florida Gulf Coast University - North Lake Village Student Dining / Fort Meyers, FL
LEED NC / Certified / 11/21/2018
Spinnaker Services: Consulting
Studio Plus / FGCU / Wright
7,500 sf

Lynn University Perper Residence Hall /
Boca Raton, FL
LEED NC / Silver / 1/16/2018
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Gensler / Lynn University / Gerrits Construction
$15 million / 49,000 sf

How "suite" it is! The 49,000 sf Mary and Harold Perper Residence Hall was an exciting addition to the Lynn campus. The residence hall features loft-style apartments for 170 upperclassmen and graduate students, as well as a beautiful courtyard, two patios, a fire pit and grills. The community space has a TV lounge, collaboration room and a full kitchen where students can come together to relax, study, socialize and immerse themselves in the campus lifestyle. This highly efficient, cost-saving venue received LEED NC Silver certification from USGBC in 2018. This higher education project with multi-purpose spaces is ADA Compliant.

Florida Gulf Coast University Emergent Technologies Institute / Fort Meyers, FL
LEED NC / Silver / 7/24/2017
Spinnaker Services: Consulting
Leo A Daly / FGCU / Wright
26,000 sf

The Emergent Technologies Institute (ETI) is a 6.5-acre research-and-development complex designed to support research and graduate education development at FGCU. The 26,000 sf ETI achieved LEED NC Silver certification in 2017. ETI was the first project in the Fort Myers ITEC, a 240-acre development planned as a magnet for technology and research companies. ETI contains the following facilities: 3 research labs (water, biotechnology and renewable energy); 2 high-bay research labs (water treatment pilot systems and transportation technology development); 2 teaching labs (innovation spaces);
1 machine shop; 2 acres of fenced outdoor space for large research projects; 2 large classrooms and event spaces (132-85 seat); 3 classrooms (36 seat); 1 computer lab (30 seat)[ and 10 offices. Higher education, STEM project with multi-purpose spaces, and is ADA Compliant.

Noël P Brown Expansion, Nova Sports /
Davie, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 4/4/2017
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Gallo Herbert Architects / Nova Southeastern University / Grycon
50,063 sf

Located next to the Aquatics Complex on Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus, the LEED Gold certified (in 2017) building addition spans 59,000 sf and includes state-of-the-art training and fitness rooms for student-athletes participating in 15 different sports; a gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and other activities; a general purpose activity room for use by students as young as junior kindergarten; offices for athletic department staff; locker room facilities for aquatics and visiting athletes; and an office suite for Special Olympics Broward County. To complement the project, the original sports center received refurbishments to enhance classroom/programming areas. This was a higher education project with multi-purpose spaces, and is ADA Compliant.

University of Miami Patricia Frost School
of Music North / Coral Gables, FL
LEED NC / Platinum / 8/30/2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
HOK / University of Miami / Skanska
27,097 sf

University of Miami Patricia Frost School of Music South / Coral Gables, FL
LEED NC / Platinum / 8/30/2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
HOK / University of Miami / Skanska
13,992 sf

Located on UM’s Coral Gables campus, the Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios South Building -- 13,992 sf with triangle-shaped energy-efficient windows and solar arrays -- was the first LEED Platinum certified building project (in 2016) in the City of Coral Gables. This was a higher education project with multi-purpose spaces and is ADA Compliant.

Nova Southeastern Center for Collaborative Research / Davie, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 11/17/2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
ACAI Associates / Jessica Brumley - Nova SE University / ANF Group
218,552 sf

The Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) is a 218,522 sf, state-of-the-art, LEED Gold (in 2016), interdisciplinary research facility. The CCR houses one of the largest wet-lab research facilities in Florida. Researchers there collaborate within this advanced environment to investigate pharmaceutical synthesis, cancer therapy, human stem-cell research, biomaterials, wildlife DNA forensics, and ocean biomaterials. Small animal vivariums with ABSL-2 suites and surgical suites are included. The CCR is also home to the Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research; investigators from NSU’s Health Professions Division; and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This federal agency is partnering with NSU, and other universities to promote scientific cooperation for the Greater Everglades Restoration Project. This is a higher education, STEM project with multi-purpose spaces, and is ADA Compliant. Learn more here.

Lynn Business School / Boca Raton, FL
LEED NC / Platinum / 2/16/2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting
_____ / _____ / _____
32,000 sf

The Lynn Business School achieved prestigious LEED NC Platinum certification in 2016. Now called the Mohammed Indimi International Business Center, the striking building is home to Lynn’s College of Business and Management. The 32,000 sf building is an informal gateway from the west end of campus. The building’s 11 classrooms, 10 study rooms, 29 faculty and staff offices, and several collaboration spaces were each designed to encourage interactions among student, faculty and business professionals. A central spine joins technology-equipped classrooms at the building’s core, while collaborative and study spaces line the façade. Interior transparent dividers and exterior-facing windows maximize daylight and allow occupants to remain visually connected to activity occurring in and outside of the building. Higher education project with multi-purpose spaces and is ADA Compliant.

University of Miami Patricia Frost School
of Music North / Coral Gables, FL
LEED NC / Platinum / 8/30/2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
HOK / University of Miami / Skanska
27,097 sf

University of Miami Life Science Seawater Research Building / Miami, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 6/21/2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
C7 / University of Miami / Suffolk
91,632 sf

This project is comprised of two distinct, but interconnected components: an 8,520 sf state-of-the-art SUSTAIN (Surge-Structure-Atmosphere Interaction) research facility and a 47,942 sf Marine Life Science Center, designed to support cutting edge research on living marine organisms. The project achieved LEED Gold certification in 2016. This is a higher education, STEM project with multi-purpose spaces, and is ADA Compliant.

Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus /
Hialeah, FL
LEED NC / Certified / 6/28/2016
Spinnaker Services: Commissioning
_____ / MDC / Bandi Contractors
70,088 sf

Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystem Science at Nova Southeastern University / Hollywood, FL
LEED NC / Silver / 4/1/2013
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
ACAI Associates / Nova Southeastern University / Miller Construction
86,000 sf

Nova Southeastern University’s Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research is an 86,000 sf facility that generates information and research products to help understand, conserve and protect coral reef ecosystems. The Center, which achieved LEED NC Silver certification in 2013, is focused on protecting coral reefs in South Florida, throughout the nation and around the world. This was a higher education, STEM project with multi-purpose spaces, and is ADA Compliant.

Ibis House / Coconut Grove, FL
LEED Homes / Silver / 6/1/2013
Spinnaker Services: Consulting
Duany Plater Zyberk / University of Miami / _____
10,000 sf

Broward College IPS 22 / Davie, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 2/14/2013
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Jenifer Briley / SSEDS / _____
26,998 sf

University of Miami Life Science Park -
RD Bldg 1 / Miami, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 7/30/2012
Spinnaker Services: Commissioning
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca / Joe Reagan - Wexford
Equities / _____
267,298 sf

This impressive, 267,298 sf project achieved LEED NC Gold certification in 2012. Located at the intersection of a global marketplace and one of the largest health districts in the USA, Converge Miami (formerly known as the University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park) is a vibrant, urban-knowledge community providing mixed-use facilities from labs and offices to conference spaces and restaurants, and from locally grown start-ups to national and global entities. This higher education, STEM project with multi-purpose spaces is ADA Compliant.

FIU School of International and Public Affairs / Miami, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 11/28/2011
Spinnaker Services: Commissioning, Energy Modeling
Arquitectonica International Corporation / Celi Ervesun - FIU/ _____
58,238 sf

New College Academic & Admin Bldg /
Sarasota, FL

LEED NC / Gold / 10/31/2011
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urban / Ken Perlowski - New Coll of FL / Ajax
35,622 sf

University of Miami + A44 Multi-Purpose Facility / Coral Gables, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 10/1/2009
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Mateu Architecture / Eddie Lopez - UM / Arellano
29,697 sf