• 615.661.7979
  • 217 Ward Circle, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
  • ArchitectHarper Aiken Donahue & Partners, Inc. & Robert A.M. Stern Architects
  • ContractorTurner Construction Company
  • Structural EngineerTRC Worldwide Engineering
  • Project Size151,368 GSF
  • Construction Cost$25 Million

Florida International University - School of Law - Miami, Florida

TRC Worldwide Engineering Inc. provided structural engineering design and construction administration for the University’s new $25 million College of Law located on the University Park Campus in Miami. The new Law School includes an auditorium, teaching laboratories, study centers, offices and campus support services. The project is 151,368 total gross square feet with 45% of assignable space allocated to the 3-story Law Library that holds approximately 200,000 volumes, in print and micro formats. The 60- and 80-seat classrooms are designed with tiered seating, and there are also two mock courtrooms, that include a Judge’s bench equivalent in size to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Key Structural Components:
  • Floor system is a reinforced concrete slab on precast concrete joists
  • High-strength, load bearing concrete masonry unit exterior walls
  • Shallow spread footing foundation system
  • Reading room is supported by long-span, composite steel wide flange beams that float 50 feet above the auditorium below
  • Auditorium walls are 35 feet high with considerable glazing, and are constructed of a structural steel frame supporting long span, open web, steel roof joists
  • 2006 Best of - Colleges & Universities Category, McGraw Hill / Southeast Construction