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Miami-Dade College Environmental Center

Miami, Florida

Type: Higher Ed

Completed: 2012

Client: Miami-Dade College

Architect: Hamed Rodriguez Architects

An Off-Grid Student Center and Public Visitor Pavilion for MDC’s Vibrant Kendall Campus:

Miami-Dade College’s Environmental Center at the Kendall Campus is situated in the middle of a vegetated wooded area – a 9-acre preserve which remains an active example of the local eco system. A laboratory and multi-purpose space, the building provides students an “off-grid” experience – utilizing solar power, composting waste and rainwater collection. The Eco Center, as is it informally known, earned a LEED “Platinum” designation. The Center was funded through a Federal Grant and donations from other organizations and serves as a public information center regarding local environmental topics.