Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science

About This Project

Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science

Miami, FL
Formerly known as the Miami Science Museum, the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science is located within Miami’s new Museum Park. This new museum features science galleries, a history gallery, and a planetarium. Its most prominent feature is the “living core” aquarium and wildlife exhibit which contains animal, fish and plant species native to Southern Florida. This open-air structure acts as a “living building,” changing in response to the environment. The museum also features a vegetated roof and man-made wetlands adjacent to the building. Not only do these add to the museum’s interactive exhibits, but they also control storm water runoff. Interior spaces are controlled by high-performance and low-energy ventilation and air conditioning systems. Stuart-Lynn worked with Lord Cultural Resources to perform cost estimation services during the Schematic Design Phase of this project.

Size: 178,640 sf
Completion: 2015
Architect: Grimshaw Architects, Rodriguez & Quiroga
Engineer: A.D.A Engineering, Arup, Fraga Engineers, Syska Hennessy Group