University of Miami Frost Music Studios Honored by ULI and ENR Awards
The HOK-designed Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios on the University of Miami campus won Project of the Year in the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean Chapter’s Vision Awards and ENR Southeast’s Best Project in the Green Projects category.
The ULI chapter’s annual design awards “honor individuals and real estate projects from our region that exemplify the mission of ULI and demonstrate a proactive commitment to excellence.”
ENR Southeast’s Best Projects award “recognizes construction and design excellence in the Southeast region.”
The Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios complex is the first phase of a master plan to renovate and expand the Frost School of Music on the University of Miami’s campus.
Each of the 77 chamber-music studios is a “floating box-within-a-box,” with independent walls, floors and ceilings to provide optimal acoustics for teaching, learning and performing music. The facility also includes two oversized rehearsal halls, a reception and information center, and a furnished breezeway.
Designed for LEED Platinum certification, the complex integrates energy-efficient windows, rooftop solar panels and water cisterns.