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31 August 2015

University of Miami Frost Music Studios Honored by ULI and ENR Awards

University of Miami Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios

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.

University of Miami Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios_ InteriorThe 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.