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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

furnished breezeway.

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

water cisterns.

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

New construction:

2015 HOK Design Annual  

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