Coral reef research center eagerly anticipated at Florida university
A new $34 million oceanographic research center at Nova Southeastern University in Florida will help students study coral reefs—about 84% of the nation’s reefs are in South Florida waters. Moss Miller LLC has completed major concrete work on the facility. The five-story, 86,000-sf Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Science Research Facility sits on 10 acres of the university’s Oceanographic Center. Designed by Cannon Design and ACAI architects to achieve LEED Silver certification, the center, upon completion in 2012, will enable the university to significantly increase the number of academic jobs available for graduate students.