The University of Miami is breaking ground on its new ambulatory care center, on its main campus, this summer. On the university's planning boards for years, it died in the recession and now it's back. Designed by Perkins+Will, the new five-story, 200,000 square foot building blends in well with the school's sometimes brutalist, sometimes Miami Modern aesthetic while still appearing contemporary and clean. A series of outdoor terraces on the second and fifth floors soften the primarily glass design, while a sleek roof canopy with what appear to be wood louvers provides a generous and elegant overhang.
The facility will provide space for urgent care, outpatient surgery, men's and women's health, physical therapy, diagnostic imagery, and radiation oncology. It will also house the new UM Student Health Center and connect to a 1,000 space parking garage. —Margina Demmer
· University of Miami to build major health center in Coral Gables [SFBJ]
· UHealth at Coral Gables [uhealthsystem]