The Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex at University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is an 86,000 SF facility, serving as the campus gateway. The property supports research in the areas of air-sea interaction, marine life sciences, tropical marine biology and biomedicine. The two-story, one-of-a-kind Alfred C. Glassell Jr. SUrge-STructure-Atmosphere-INteraction (SUSTAIN) laboratory is capable of simulating 3D wind-wave flow and surge produced by Category 5 hurricane force winds — the only location worldwide with these capabilities. The first floor of the MTLSS building is raised 15 feet off the ground to prevent flooding.
Best Projects – Merit Award | Higher Education / Research Category (2015) Engineering News-Record Southeast