SkyRise Miami

Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings group provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), fire protection, information technology, audiovisual, and security services for Skyrise Miami—a 1,000-foot tall observation tower that also serves as a tourist attraction.


  • Size: 404,000 square feet
  • Client/Owner: Berkowitz Development Group
  • Architect: Arquitectonica

The tower will house an entertainment complex that includes Miami-themed observation decks, casual dining, fine dining, function and event spaces, a nightclub, retail, and a private VIP club. The building also includes a 4D flying theatre, the longest chair drop in the world, a sky jump experience, and a multimedia exhibition center. Tetra Tech designed MEP systems including a water-cooled heat pump system for space conditioning with two separate condenser water systems (one serving the upper portion of the building and one serving the lower portion of the building), dedicated outdoor air systems with enthalpy wheels for energy recovery, demand control ventilation using space carbon dioxide monitoring, and a high-voltage electrical system.

Images courtesy of Arquitectonica