Florida International University Stempel Complex

Miami, Florida
Researching the Power of Extreme Events

The Stempel Complex at Florida International University houses various academic and research programs combining to form the Extreme Event Institute. This institute studies and provides data to the United States government, NOAA and various international meteorological agencies and institutes on the effects of extreme natural events on people, society, and economics.

We designed the facility to provide flexible research and teaching space, serving multi-disciplinary research programs for the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Behavioral Health Research and Clinical Labs, Earth and Environment, and the International Hurricane Research Center.

Conceptually developed from various elements and studies of natural events, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, the building is resolved around an oval-shaped central courtyard.
The central courtyard orients itself to the quad with increased connectivity to the floating research labs two stories above.

Project Team

Pat Bosch
Jose Bofill