Type: Higher Ed
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.