CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based contractor Moss and Associates was awarded the contract to build a new $27 million student activity center on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami.
The 119,000-square-foot center, which will be built on the shore of Lake Osceola, will feature space for student organizations, gatherings, retailers, and a banquet room.
The center will also house a new Rathskellar restaurant.
Construction is currently underway, and completion is slated for August 2013, according to the firm’s statement.
The four-story project will be designed by Miami-based design firm Arquitectonica and Pittsburgh-based WTW Architects to meet LEED Silver certification.
Moss & Associates has built a wide variety of projects for the University of Miami during the past five years, including the 180,000-square-foot, $72.4 million Biomedical Research Building and a $515,000-square-foot, $68.4 million parking garage and chiller plant.
“This is an exciting project in that it will be an iconic element at the University of Miami Campus, a hub of communication for future University of Miami generations,” said Moss Vice President Scott Desharnais, who has overseen construction on many other University of Miami projects. “More than 200 jobs will be created during construction.”