University of Miami Centennial Village

Coral Gables, Florida

Located on Lake Osceola at the heart of the University of Miami’s main campus, Centennial Village will replace four existing high-rise buildings with 550,000 square feet of new residence halls and a 40,000 square foot dining facility. One of the primary goals of this project is to create a strong sense of community among the residence village, which will house most of the university’s freshman class.

The building design will highly focus on occupant health and wellness. The building will use chilled beams for heating and cooling with a Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS), heat recovery chillers for domestic hot water generation, and HLR air scrubbers for higher indoor air quality. Modeling was carried out to optimize daylight access and to determine areas of the building, which should be provided with active circadian lighting systems to support healthy sleep cycles. Additionally, for the project to target LEED Gold, the building is registered and pursuing WELL certification.