The University of Miami is constructing a new Marine Technology Life Science and Seawater Research Building on the main campus of the Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. The ground level, underneath the building, will be used for parking. However, to meet the required parking under the Miami-Dade County Zoning Code, additional parking is required.
The architect, Cambridge 7, retained the services of Biscayne Engineering Company to design, produce construction documents and provide construction administration services for two surface parking lots to provide the additional required parking. The first parking lot, located on the main campus of RSMAS, will provide an additional 82 parking spaces while the second parking lot, located at the satellite campus, will provide an additional 39 spaces.
Part of the second parking lot will be constructed seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line and, as such, will require permitting by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and approval by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Under a separate contract directly with the University of Miami, Biscayne Engineering Company produced the Boundary and Topographic survey for both campuses which was used for the design of the project.