MARLTON, N.J. and MIAMI, Nov. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a contract to provide project management services during construction of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida. The three-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $3.0 million.
The 250,000-square-foot, $275 million Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is currently under construction on a four-acre tract within downtown Miami's 28-acre Museum Park. Scheduled for completion in 2015, the new Museum will be a landmark in an emerging downtown cultural quarter with a phenomenal view of Biscayne Bay and the Port of Miami, visible day and night by over four million cruise-liner passengers annually.
"We look forward to helping the Museum successfully manage construction of their new world-class facility," said Stuart S. Richter, Senior Vice President and Southeast Regional Manager for Hill's Project Management Group.Designed by Grimshaw Architects, the new world-class, state-of-the-art Museum will be an exhibit in and of itself, an exemplar of best practice in energy management and green design, and a showcase for new technologies. The building will harvest water and harness energy from sun, wind and even Museum visitors to power exhibits and conserve resources. It will feature a full-dome planetarium, and will be structured around a lushly landscaped indoor and outdoor Living Core Aquarium exhibit, with a series of tanks, indoor and outdoor habitats and a 500,000-gallon Gulf Stream tank; interactive exhibits; two additional wings of exhibition space; the Knight Learning Center; Innovation Center and cafes. The Museum will reflect the innovation and creativity inherent to South Florida's richly diverse community. It will be a place where people of all ages will discover new skills and enjoy learning about science and technology and discover their potential impact on the world in which we live.