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.
"The addition of Hill International will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge on major projects across the world. We look forward to working with the team to deliver a new Museum that will be an icon for the community and an international destination," said Frank Steslow, Chief Operating Officer for the Museum.
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science aims to make a difference in people's lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of our world. For over 60 years, the Museum's award-winning educational programs, family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, Wildlife Center and Rehabilitation Clinic have enriched locals and tourists alike. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is funded with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. For more information about the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, please visit www.miamisci.org or call (305) 646-4248.
Hill International, with 4,000 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 9th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.
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