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University of Miami Life Sciences

The laboratory suite consists of office and general work areas, equipment support spaces, ISO-7 Gowning Space, ISO-6 Processing Laboratory Clean Room, and ISO-5 Lithograph Laboratory Clean Room. The critical nature of the research and lack of building HVAC capacity required the clean room laboratory spaces to be served by an independent HVAC system. BioNIUM focuses on catalyzing interdisciplinary nanotechnology among all University of Miami departments, Centers, Institutes, Schools and Colleges involved in education, science and engineering research. BioNIUM accomplishes this by providing nanotechnology resources that includes this highly specialized fabrication facility.

The renovation and expansion of the Reitz Student Union, built in 1967, expanded facilities, services, and programs supporting the University of Florida’s diverse campus community, increased energy efficiency, reduced operational costs, and greatly enhanced comfort and functionality.

Phase 1, the 100,000 sf addition, included entry and food court renovations, meeting rooms, lounges, dance rehearsal studios, a ballroom, and offices and support space for the Center for Leadership and Service, the Department of Student Activities and Involvement, the Office of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, GatorWell Health Promotion Services, and student clubs and organizations.

Phase 2, the 50,000 sf renovation, included new energy-efficient windows and doors, restoration of exterior surfaces and structural components, replacement and upgrades of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, and upgrades to interior finishes and lighting. 

Careful phasing ensured that the Reitz continued to serve UF’s 50,000 students throughout construction.

Project Owner

University of Miami


Miami, FL

Completion Date

June 2014

Project Size

2,400 SF




Whiting Turner

Delivery Method

Construction Management


Prime MEPF: Moses & Associates


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