Archive for the ‘Building Design’ Category

Precast panels are going up!

Posted on August 29th, 2014

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By: MiaSci

Construction on our new facility in downtown Miami’s Museum Park is well underway. Things are always happening at the construction site, with a continuous number of milestones, both big and small. Over the past few days, the Museum has begun the precast process on the exterior of the building, a significant and visual phase of […]

Missile Test

Posted on June 24th, 2014

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By: MiaSci

When building a science museum, you of course plan for what kind of science exhibits you will develop for the inside of the building. But it is important to remember that science affects the outside of the building too, in the form of rain, wind and even hurricanes. To help prepare for this, all the […]

The Gulf Stream Tank – Water and Concrete

Posted on June 2nd, 2014

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By: MiaSci

How impressive is the Gulf Stream Tank at our new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (even before it’s finished)? Let us count the ways. 5 million Pounds of concrete needed to form the Living Core building, which houses the Gulf Stream aquarium tank 12 hours Amount of time to pour that concrete (over […]

Museum Team in South Africa

Posted on May 30th, 2014

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By: MiaSci

There is amazing talent, resources and technology all over the world, including right here at home in Miami. But sometimes, to find the best at a particular skill, you have to travel a little ways. Senior Museum staff recently traveled to South Africa to meet with a consortium of three firms selected for a major […]

Our Story in Concrete

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

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By: MiaSci

Concrete. The word itself may not initially excite much inspiration – unless you’re one of those who knows something about it. Then the word transforms into a series of interrelated things – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (“STEAM” in museum-speak). For the construction of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the precise science, engineering, […]

Drone Flyover!

Posted on February 11th, 2014

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By: MiaSci

The new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will showcase science and research with global implications, as well as cutting-edge technology that helps us understand our world and improve our lives. The building itself is even an exhibit of sorts, with green design features and smart technologies incorporated throughout, and right now, all of […]