Media Contact:
Pam Regula
regula@miamidade.gov
305-375-1697

Open door tour for the Miami-Dade County Children's Courthouse

MIAMI (October 06, 2015)

Open Door is a project that allows architects, architectural students and the public the opportunity to see architecturally significant buildings that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to visit.  As a nominee for the 2015 People's Choice Award, which is presented by the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Florida Foundation of Architecture, the Miami-Dade County Children's Courthouse has been selected as an Open Door Tour Building.

The Miami-Dade County Children's Courthouse was designed to the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards and has attained LEED Gold Certification.  The design incorporates many important green initiatives that allow for an energy efficient operation of the building and assists in its sustainability.

"The County is investing in a resilient infrastructure and this project demonstrates Miami-Dade County's desire to provide a healthy, sustainable future for generations to come," said Tara Smith, Internal Services Department Director.  "We are very proud to be a part of the Open Door Tour to allow the public to see this beautiful building."

A flagship facility and one of the few in the nation to house all court partners, as well as support agencies for the Juvenile Justice Community, comprises 375,000 square feet, including space for 18 courtrooms.  The Courthouse also features four signficant works of public art commissioned through Miami-Dade County's Art in Public Places program.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department, Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Florida Foundation of Architecture and HOK
What:
Miami-Dade County Children's Courthouse Open Door Tour
When:
October 16, 2015 — 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where:
155 NW 3rd Street, Lobby
Miami, FL 33128
Editor's Note:
Tours are limited to groups of 10 and will run every half-hour. You must RSVP by Wednesday, October 14th to Orlaida Munoz at 305-375-5893 or Pam Regula at 305-375-1697.