ABOUT THE DESIGN ARCHITECT
Michael Dennis, Boston-based architect and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, infuses warmth and personal touches in his architecture to create an environment where people gather because they want to, not because they have to.
“There are many ways-some fun and some more serious-to make a building unique and give it personality,” said Dennis, who has designed a number of masterful university buildings in his career over the past 30 years.
His most recent works have been the Science/Technology Building at Syracuse University and the first buildings in the extensive plan for Carnegie Mellon University.
ABOUT THE PROJECT ARCHITECT
Headed by UM alumnus Rolando Conesa, B.Arch. ’82, MGE Architects, are planners and interior design professional who contribute to Florida’s major institutional facilities through creative design, while reaching the defined functional goals and image requirements of each client. “As many of our principals and associates are graduates of the University of Miami, it is a great honor for us to be selected to work on one of its signature campus buildings,” said Rolando Conesa, A.I.A., a principal with MGE Architects. “We have a significant portfolio of academic centers that we have completed and look forward to applying our expertise to this exciting project.” Among other projects completed for the University of Miami, are the Hurricane 100 Room, Presidential Office Suite and the Lois Pope LIFE Center at the Medical Campus.