FIU Biscayne Bay Campus - Bayview Student Living

The Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University welcomes Bayview Student Living, a nine-story, state-of-the-art apartment complex built with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. The new site was an intentional divergence from its predecessor and will hopefully provide student residents with a luxury apartment feel.

The $60 million, 200,000-square-foot project consists of 410 beds in 154 apartment units with studios, two-bedroom/two-bath and four-bedroom/two-bath styles, and includes four classrooms, a sky lounge and multiple common spaces to provide a high-quality living and learning community atmosphere. These living rooms are housed within the tallest tilt-up panels ever lifted—112 feet and 9 inches tall! The tilt-up panel thicknesses varied between the living room panels and the bedroom panels to help create architectural dimension.

After successful completion of similar facilities at FAU Innovation Village and FAU Freshman Housing (both TCA Award winners), FIU saw value in this type of product and engaged the same design team to embark on their flagship project.

The building is constructed with cast-in-place columns and post-tensioned slabs, and the tilt-up wall system is primarily a cladding system. The bedroom tilt-up panels with punched window openings are vertically stacked in three pieces to match the architectural reveal scheme.

 
Main banner image for FIU Biscayne Bay Campus - Bayview Student Living

Project Location

North Miami, FL 33181
United States

Project Images

Search Project Database

TILT-UP TODAY MAGAZINE / PROJECTS IN THE NEWS

Project Team

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
Woodland Tilt-Up
Architect:
 
Engineer:
Johnson Structural Group Inc
Suppliers:
 
Photographer(s):

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Higher Education
Building Types:
Apartment Building
Classroom Building
Dormitory
Finishes:
Paint (Textured)
Features:
Reveals
Stacked Panels
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
9
Number of Panels:
135 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
78,890 sq ft (7,329 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
180,000 sq ft (16,722 sq m)
Project Footprint:
20,000 sq ft (1,858 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
111 ft 9 in (34.06 m)
Widest Panel:
29 ft 5 in (8.97 m)
Largest Panel:
1,454 sq ft (135.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
146,000 lbs (66,224 kg)
Recycled Content:
301 tons (US)