This building at the University of Florida was created for the Chapman Graduate School of Business, is a multi-use project which includes faculty, offices, auditoriums, conference rooms and also two large courtyards open to the integration of students.

Project by KPF Architects, the identity of the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business at Florida International University in Miami merges a strong link to the Americas with the image and actuality of a modern facility. The low-rise, courtyard design opens toward the existing Business Administration building with a strong diagonal pathway that allows east-west breezes to filter through the new complex.

FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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Oriented to optimize and capture the prevailing winds from the west, the buildings are sliced at their corners to temper and ventilate the landscaped interior courtyards. In conjunction with water basins and dense plantings, the breezeways ensure that the courtyards are comfortable, even during the hottest hours of the day. By night, the open corners reveal the illuminated courtyards to the surrounding campus, creating a welcoming and dynamic environment for the many students who attend evening classes at the school.

FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business
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