This Type I, 7-story, 310,000 square foot precast structure serves as NSU’s newest residence hall for the upperclassman population on campus. Over 600 beds were brought online with a focus on contemporary spaces and collaborative work and study areas. Mako Hall is more than just a residence hall it is a blend of live, study, play with classrooms and academic areas, an interior courtyard with grilling stations, and numerous areas for social gathering outside of dorm rooms.
Project at a glance
Nova Southeastern University
Niles Bolton Associates
310,000 SF, 609 beds
2020 South Florida Business Journal Structures Award
2020 ABC of Florida East Coast Excellence in Construction Award
2020 American School and University Magazine – Outstanding Design Award
I have had the pleasure of working with your preconstruction team as well as you operations staff, and they are always eager to help move things forward. We have also seen the results of the ongoing BIM coordination that your team has performed to keep the precast production on schedule without complete design and without MEP trades under contract. The VE process and effort to keep the project on budget has been smooth. This process can sometimes be difficult, but we always had items to choose from so we can control the end product in a way that works for us.