University of Miami Student Housing Gets Green Roofs

GreenRoofs.com, an online media company, just released a “Featured Projects” video showcasing AquitectonicaGeo’s 46,785 square feet of vegetative roof at University of Miami’s new Lakeside Village student housing.

University of Miami Lakeside Village Student Community Housing

The $153 million, 12-acre Lakeside Village incorporates 25 interconnected buildings snaking around courtyards and outdoor spaces overlooking Lake Osceola at the UM’s Coral Gables campus. Amenities include recreational spaces, study areas, a large flexible exhibition space, an auditorium, a classroom, a multi-use pavilion and, of course, housing for 1,115 students.

The University of Miami’s new Lakeside Village student community housing demonstrates some of the best aspects of environmental sustainability in the built environment, as well as some of the most challenging scenarios. With its location on a sensitive coastal watershed in a hurricane zone, every aspect of the building operations must be accountable to the environment.

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Some of the sustainable features being incorporated into UM’s Lakeside Village:

  • The village’s green roofs reduce and slow down water runoff, provide food for pollinator species of animals, naturally insulate the building, and absorb carbon dioxide to clean the air and help regulate the climate
  • Insulated walls and enhanced window glazing help to regulate the interior temperature without relying on cooling or heating systems
  • Innovative heating and cooling systems are designed to condition and filter the air as well as re-purpose it for other uses throughout the facility
  • Existing trees and plant life were evaluated and, when possible, were incorporated into the landscape of Lakeside Village or located elsewhere on campus or in the surrounding local area

Innovative design features such as rooftop green spaces, a rain garden and expected LEED Gold Certified construction will support the sustainability initiatives of our campus and local communities.

University of Miami

According to UM Student Affairs New Student Housing, Lakeside Village is expected to open for students in August 2020. University of Miami’s Centennial Village, the second phase of new student housing, will begin this year and be completed in 2025.


Architect: Arquitectonica
Landscape Architect: Arquitectonicageo
Project Manager: Um Facilities Operations & Planning
Project Advisor: Brailsford & Dunlavey
Builder: Moss & Associates
Civil Engineer: Edwards and Partners
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Mep Engineer: Hngs Engineers
Sustainability / Commissioning: Sequil Systems, Inc.
Waterproofing Membrane: Henry Company
On-Structure Vegetation Components Supplier: Green Roof Outfitters
Green Roof Installation: Greenrise Technologies
Roof Installation: Paragon Painting and Waterproofing

April 13: Green Shorts Film Festival @ University of Miami

From pollution to sea-level rise, sunny-day flooding, harmful algal blooms, endangered/invasive species, coral bleaching, illegal wildlife trafficking, and issues of environmental justice, Green Shorts Film Festival (GSFF) highlights these stories in an array of student films and selections from the NY WILD Film Festival.

Green Shorts Film Festival

Organized by the University of Miami’s Ecocinema Club the Green Shorts Film Festival presents a selection of sustainability and conservation short films selected in partnership with the 2019 New York WILD Film Festival. The documentaries include topics about exploration, adventure, wildlife, conservation and the environment. The University of Miami’s Exploration Science Program is a founding sponsor of New York WILD.

The 2019 Green Shorts Film Festival will be at the Bill Cosford Cinema on Saturday, April 13th, from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. The festival will take place as part of the University of Miami’s Earth Month festival.

For more information about the University of Miami’s Ecocinema Club and Green Shorts Film Festival: www.greenshortsfilmfestival.com

University of Miami Lakeside Village Seeks LEED Gold

University of Miami’s 12-acre Lakeside Village Student Community Housing project, designed by Arquitectonica, will incorporate 25 interconnected buildings snaking around courtyards and outdoor spaces, all overlooking Lake Osceola at the UM’s Coral Gables campus. Amenities will include recreational spaces, music practice rooms, study areas, a meditation room, an exhibition space, an auditorium, a classroom, a multi-use pavilion, a climbing wall, an outdoor “Hammock Garden” and housing for 1,115 students.

While fun amenities like these are certain to thrill students, they are also part of a trend to a more holistic approach to green building. In addition to the traditional energy & water efficiencies and sustainably-sourced materials, design attention is also paid to the overall wellness of the building’s future occupants.

University of Miami Lakeside Village Student Community Housing

The primary intent of this project was connection: between the school of architecture and the dormitories, between the new student housing center and a pool, between a place to learn and a place to live. Referencing the 60s-era Biscayne Bay structures of Stiltsville, Arquitectonica arranged the residential cubes into a necklace of forms strung together to produce a single undulating structure containing a theater, bicycle center, post office, residential administration office, and a sand volleyball court.

Arquitectonica

Innovative design features such as rooftop green spaces, a rain garden and expected LEED Gold Certified construction will support the sustainability initiatives of our campus and local communities.

University of Miami
  • The village’s green roofs reduce and slow down water runoff, provide food for pollinator species of animals, naturally insulate the building, and absorb carbon dioxide to clean the air and help regulate the climate
  • Insulated walls and enhanced window glazing help to regulate the interior temperature without relying on cooling or heating systems
  • Innovative heating and cooling systems are designed to condition and filter the air as well as re-purpose it for other uses throughout the facility
  • Existing trees and plant life were evaluated and, when possible, were incorporated into the landscape of Lakeside Village or located elsewhere on campus or in the surrounding local area

This project is seeking Gold certification under the LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 – LEED 2009

Project Team

  • UM Client: Housing & Residential Life and Division of Student Affairs
  • Architect: Arquitectonica
  • Project Advisor: Brailsford & Dunlavey
  • Project Manager: UM Facilities Operations & Planning
  • Builder: Moss & Associates

Hug a Lake on Earth Day

The University of Miami invites you to celebrate Mother Earth on the Lakeside Patio April 21st from 10 am to 3 pm!

SCHEDULE:

– 10 am: Green Fair – ECO art exhibit
– 12 pm: HUG THE LAKE
– 12.30 pm: Roberta “Bosey” Fullbright Foote Environmental Prize Ceremony
– 1 pm to 3 pm: Net Zero Energy Concert with Frost School of Music

During the day, you will have a chance to:

– Pass by the ECO- Green U table to get your punching card, visit our booths and start learning while having fun.
– Learn from our partners how they promote Sustainability in our region: Check the list of vendors from the Green Fair below.
– Win sustainable prizes like reusable water bottles, recycled fiber bags or Sustainable food vouchers.
– Listen to a Frost School of Music sponsored Concert. The electricity used for the concert will be offset by Renewable Energy Credits, making the concert NET ZERO ENERGY.
– Admire the work of our School of Art’ students. Their creations’ material came from salvaged resources they picked at the UM Surplus warehouse in Medley FL.

HUG THE LAKE

Presented by Random Act of Kindness and the Butler Center for Service and Leadership: At 12 pm, you are all invited to join us for 15 minutes at Lake Osceola to celebrate Earth Day by hugging the lake.

GREEN FAIR

Waste Diversion sponsored by Waste Management, Dade Recycling, and Shred-It

Water sponsored by Coca Cola, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Dpt

Green Purchasing sponsored by VWR, Staples

Green Building sponsored by USGBC

Renewable Energy sponsored by Alternate Energy Company

Alternative Transportation sponsored by Zipcar, SemaConnect EV charging station; UM Parking &Transportation

Local Non Profit and Government: Coral Gables Office of Sustainability, Dream in Green, Citizen Climate Lobby, Treemendous, UF Extension – MDC Florida Yards & Neighborhoods .

Sustainable Food: UM Dining Services, Herbert Wellness Center, Solar Smoothies with UM Student Health, and Ice Cream at Ben & Jerry!

UM Student organizations: USGBC Student Chapter; CommUnity Garden Club; Environmental Law Society; Green Committee; Plant Based Canes; Food recovery Network