Structure Type: Ridge valley PTFE canopy
Location: Miami, Florida
Completion Date: 2017
Market Segment: Event & Entertainment Facilities
Owner: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
General Contractor: Skanska U.S.
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Photo credits: Ray Sherman
On this project, we joined Grimshaw Architects and Skanska USA Building in the design and construction of a frame-supported PTFE tension fabric structure atop the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami-Dade County. The museum was built to LEED standards with the ability to harvest energy from water, sun, and wind sources to power exhibits that include a 600,000-gallon aquarium, 3-D planetarium, cafes, and other interactive exhibits.