Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios 231
Miami, Florida, USA
The Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios
Each of the 77 chamber-music studios
Future phases will create another teaching
41,000 sq. ft. / 3,800 sq. m.
complex is the first phase of a master plan
is a “floating box-within-a-box,” with
building and the Center for Experiential
to renovate and expand the Frost School of
independent walls, floors and ceilings to
Music, which will contain classrooms,
Music on the University of Miami's campus.
provide optimal acoustics for teaching,
mixing and control rooms, a jazz rehearsal
learning and performing music. The facility
room, and two performance spaces: the
The plan, which will add 86,000 square
also includes two oversized rehearsal halls,
“White Box” recital hall for pure acoustic
feet of new space to the heart of the
a reception and information center, and a
performance and practice and the “Black
campus, includes the construction of four
Box” recital hall for mixed media, electronic
Renovation: 20,000 sq. ft. / 1,860 sq. m. Completion: 2015 Annual EUI north wing: 83 kBTU / sf / yr
new buildings and the renovation of four
36% energy reduction from average
existing mid-century modern structures. It
Designed for LEED Platinum certification,
also creates a new courtyard and preserves
the complex integrates energy-efficient
All new buildings are being designed with
green space within the central quadrangle.
windows, rooftop solar panels and
careful attention to the unique acoustic
requirements. Existing buildings will be
Annual EUI south wing: 64 kBTU / sf / yr 38% energy reduction from average
music, performance and experimentation.
Framed in structural white precast concrete,
carefully renovated and modernized to
the Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios
The next phase of the master plan will
complex is designed to maximize natural
include a state-of-the-art, 200-seat recital
light and views while minimizing solar heat
hall with a glass-backed performance
gain and glare.
stage that overlooks Lake Osceola and its central fountain.
◄ new gateway entrance
respect their historic value.
2015 design annual