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Project Description

Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) offers 200,000 square feet of programmable space, including 120,000 square feet of interior space – more than three times the size of the Museum’s previous facility. It includes approximately 80,000 square feet of exterior program space for the display of works of art, educational activities, relaxation and dining.

A.D.A. Engineering, Inc. (ADA) worked with the museum architects and the design team through all aspects of Schematic Design, Design Documentation, Construction Documentation, Bidding and Negotiation and Construction Administration for the museum. ADA designed a covered parking garage with gravel parking areas with the concept of green parking technique and to recharge the ground water. Accessibility, climate, soil type, traffic volume and long term performance were considered along with costs and storm water quality controls when choosing the paving materials. The green parking techniques were implemented to effectively reduce the amount of impervious cover, help protect the groundwater, result in storm water management cost savings, and visually enhance the museum site. The porous pavement was used to reduce runoff from the parking garage. A network of perforated pipes was designed within the porous pavement to collect storm water and to direct it into the exfiltration trenches. Sand filter was used in the trenches as per regulatory requirements to meet water quality treatment. ADA also prepared plans for removal/relocation of existing water mains and fire hydrants. ADA prepared the Soil Management Plans for the site and has also secured the necessary permits from the respective agencies to do the site soil remediation work.

PAMM received a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating.

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