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University of Miami Miller Medical Education Center: 2019


"Awarded to CO Architects through a national design competition, the conceptual design for the Miller Medical Education Center provides the ability to change with technological and teaching advances, is shaped by its locale’s climate and culture, and is responsive to its place and the prominent institution it represents. Features include the multipurpose Forum on the lower levels, which will enable learning spaces to be arranged in varied numbers of seats and configurations, and the upper-level Skills Loft, whose column-free design accommodates multiple configurations for skills training and assessment. Middle levels are dedicated to functions such as learning spaces, academic societies, student commons and offices.

Shaded, planted outdoor verandas on every floor provide spaces for socialization or individual study. Ramps, stairs and platforms connect the verandas, encourage physical movement between floors, and provide city views. Passive solar orientation, ample shading, air movement, and water elements and plants are strategies for creating usable outdoor space."

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