Miami Norland Senior High School
Miami-Dade County Public Schools opened the new Miami Norland Senior High School at the beginning of the 2016 school year. The $42-million structure replaced the last of Miami-Dade's 1950s-era high school buildings and was the largest new school construction project resulting from a $1.2 billion bond program approved in 2011.
Cambridge Architectural installed an approximately 1,000 square-foot mesh screen powder-coated with Norland's Viking logo to create a school branding entrance sign. The sign was formed with four Mid-Balance mesh panels held in tension with an eyebolt attachment system.
Several steps were taken to keep pigeons and other birds from roosting on or behind the sign. The four panels were hung tightly together and fastened to close seams, and a brushed stainless steel fascia around the outside perimeter was used to prevent birds from penetrating along the side edges as well as the top and bottom where eyebolt gaps existed.
Cambridge then installed a second layer of four Biscayne metal mesh panels, also fastened together, behind the Mid-Balance to further protect the sign and prevent birds from entering in the rear.