Archinect - News 2015-05-04T07:02:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126289493/the-pier-park-wins-new-st-petersburg-pier-competition "The Pier Park" wins New St. Petersburg Pier competition Alexander Walter 2015-04-27T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T17:07:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fuliaa0cexbjvyt9.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After public comments were provided, the committee discussed the concepts, the input they had received, and deliberated on the ranking. The final ranking of the Design Concepts by the Selection Committee is as follows: The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith Destination St. Pete Pier by St. Pete Design Group ALMA by Alfonso Architects, inc. City staff will now present these rankings to City Council for approval at a meeting in the near future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"We established a pier process that citizens on every side of this issue agreed would result in a fair and objective decision," said St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. "I am proud that we have stayed true to that process and that it has been transparent and open to the public throughout. I thank the Selection Committee for their diligence and their hard work. This was not an easy job, but it was a necessary one. The iconic St. Petersburg Pier has often been the source of passionate debate in the Sunshine City, but it is also a source of great pride. I'm looking forward to the day we cut the ribbon on a new St. Petersburg Pier."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ie/ie9lnn74pnse12mj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtq2ggqffyl6a4by.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7r/7rgrcds51ko1ctxz.jpg"></p><p>Click <a href="http://www.newstpetepier.com/docs/the_pier_park.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see the full <em>The Pier Park</em> proposal (PDF).</p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125373667/three-teams-left-to-compete-for-st-petersburg-pier-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three teams left to compete for St. Petersburg Pier redesign</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117198270/new-st-pete-pier-finalists-2-0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New St. Pete Pier &ndash; Finalists 2.0</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125981161/miami-s-skyrise-tower-faces-legal-challenges-over-taxpayer-money Miami's SkyRise tower faces legal challenges over taxpayer money Alexander Walter 2015-04-23T15:37:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:35:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/swus92xyw30owg0w.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last August, Miami voters gave a developer permission to lease land on the city's sparkling downtown waterfront to build a 1,000-foot, hairpin-shaped tourist tower [...]. There was one key promise: No public money would be spent on the $430 million project. Now, the city and county are being sued by Raquel Regalado [...] Why? Because developer Jeffrey Berkowitz is seeking $9 million from an existing county economic development fund to pay for infrastructure improvements [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/125373667/three-teams-left-to-compete-for-st-petersburg-pier-redesign Three teams left to compete for St. Petersburg Pier redesign Justine Testado 2015-04-15T19:11:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T13:55:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xz/xz7frq3rof9c0g1p.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just three proposals left in the second attempt of the St. Petersburg Pier design competition in St. Petersburg, Florida. Back in 2012, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35170798/michael-maltzan-s-the-lens-wins-st-petersburg-pier-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a> by Michael Maltzan Architecture and Tom Leader Studio won the original competition, but that design was kicked to the curb after local group <a href="http://www.concernedcitizensofstpete.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concerned Citizens of St. Pete</a> fiercely <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opposed</a> it -- mostly because it eliminated the pier's iconic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74124101/the-pier-st-petersburg-s-iconic-inverted-pyramid-closes-this-friday-to-be-demolished-in-august" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inverted pyramid</a> that was built in 1973. The group's request to preserve the pyramid became a requirement for RFQ #2.</p><p>A final shortlist of seven new proposals was revealed last December. The Pier Selection Committee convened on March 20 to discuss each proposal, and then narrowed down the list to the following three proposals and their current designs:</p><p><strong>ALMA by Alfonso Architects</strong><br><a href="http://www.newstpetepier.com/docs/ALMA.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2y/2yam1sfff6s207rk.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yz/yziv3l1dudtl5q1t.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t4cp033xktzpv2ao.jpg"></p><p><strong>Destination St. Pete Pier by St. Pete Design Group</strong><br><a href="http://www.newstpetepier.com/docs/destination_stpete_pier.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/moersoey29mte5rp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fn/fnf0xdlphlgp9m6n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n1/n1tx09mjx0b2llj7.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith</strong><br><a href="http://www.newstpetepier.com/docs/the_pier_park.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4cp3ba5um4lv4uz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhdwagh8ryovdpgb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p0ndr9ak39z9ibz.jpg"></p><p>Each team is now preparing responses to an additio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122586756/did-florida-ban-environmental-workers-from-talking-about-climate-change Did Florida ban environmental workers from talking about climate change? Nicholas Korody 2015-03-10T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-03-11T09:12:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51sounykk5jqpg7e.jpg" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Florida is largely seen as the U.S. state that is most vulnerable to the effects of global warming. But even uttering the term global warming in official communications can get employees at the state&rsquo;s Department of Environmental Protection in trouble...&ldquo;We were told not to use the terms climate change, global warming, or sustainability,&rdquo; said Christopher Byrd, who worked at the DEP from 2008 to 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><p>On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott, an open skeptic of climate change (who is also openly, "<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/florida-rick-scott-global-warming-talk-115910.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">not a scientist</a>") <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/florida-gov-scott-denies-banning-phrase-climate-change-29526774" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">denied</a> the allegations.&nbsp;"Well, first off, that's not true," Scott told reporters.&nbsp;&nbsp;"At our Department of Environmental Protection, there's lots of conversation about this issue. From my standpoint, like every issue, my goal is: Instead of talking about it, let's do something about it."</p><p>Environmental workers in the state re-asserted that while the ban may not have been official, it was heavily implied. Byrd is quoted saying,&nbsp;"We decided it was important for us to maintain jobs and continue projects and just keep our head down and stay out of the attention of the governor's office." He continued with an ironically appropriate choice of language:&nbsp;"We didn't want to do anything to create waves."</p><p>We've <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103936244/miami-the-great-world-city-is-drowning-while-the-powers-that-be-look-away" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">noted</a> before on Archinect the particular vulnerability of Florida to rising sea levels generated by a warming planet. While the Governor may be sticking his head in the sand, there are many...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120504447/get-lectured-florida-international-university-spring-15 Get Lectured: Florida International University, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-11T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-02-18T23:39:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/uj2y4hf76mgovhqb.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Next up in our featured posters is the Florida International University Department of Architecture Spring '15 Events.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. in the Modesto A. Madique Campus&rsquo; Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building (P.CA) Room 135. Free and open to the public.</p><p>Listed below are upcoming Lecture Series events only.</p><p><em>Feb 12</em><br><strong>Randy Hollingworth</strong> / Bermello Ajamil &amp; Partners</p><p><em>Feb 19</em><br><strong>Liam Obrien</strong> / Collective-LOK</p><p><em>Feb 26</em><br><strong>Alastair Golden</strong> / CARTA (College of Architecture + The Arts) Dean's Distinguished Fellow</p><p><em>Mar 19</em><br><strong>Enzo...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118884483/get-lectured-university-of-miami-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of Miami, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-21T13:08:00-05:00 >2015-02-05T11:39:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9kzov0pyrs22hqay.jpg" width="514" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the University of Miami School of Architecture with their 2014-15 Tecnoglass Lecture Series, a year-long program focused on a theme specific to the UMiami SoA. This year's theme is "Call to Order", which examines the renewed interest in history, typology, and order currently observed in architectural theory and practice.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, lectures take place on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall, Perez Architecture Center. Listed below are upcoming events only.</p><p><em>Jan 21</em><br><strong>SYMPOSIUM: Young Ancients</strong><br>Wonne Ickx / Producto...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118758339/miami-2100-exhibition-reinforces-the-urgent-need-for-designing-resilient-cities "Miami 2100" exhibition reinforces the urgent need for designing resilient cities Justine Testado 2015-01-19T22:59:00-05:00 >2015-04-29T22:32:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8u/8u2j9uahq0xv9h8i.jpg" width="514" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Miami, Florida is one of those cities that is projected to be underwater over the next 100 years. And with climate change and rising sea levels continuing to occur worldwide, it's never too early to start preparing for what natural disasters may lie ahead. Students at the Florida International University School of Architecture took a proactive approach to this grim outlook with the exhibition, <em>Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century</em>, currently at the <a href="http://coralgablesmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coral Gables Museum</a> until March 1.</p><p>Funded by the National Science Foundation, the exhibition showcases the projects conducted by graduate research studios and seminars in the school's Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture over the course of three years. With a solution-driven focus in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design, <em>Miami 2100</em> includes models, drawings, video interviews, and various digital materials and projections.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/336rmo5atnqcrcy7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63tot4bx8py7eb40.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tlgmsces5r5gfkni.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n8/n8huonklt3igce1i.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dr/dra1og5409g6c3xe.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jyouem2dtzcnkr9k.jpg"></p><p>Find more exhibition photos <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/fiucarta/sets/72157650202948491/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118347874/foster-partners-designed-expansion-of-the-norton-museum-of-art-has-already-raised-half-of-its-funds Foster + Partners-designed expansion of the Norton Museum of Art has already raised half of its funds Alexander Walter 2015-01-14T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:27:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27ffdb6be1f995c97d22d8ed81acd3d4.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, prepares to break ground on its Foster + Partners&mdash;designed expansion in 2016, the institution has launched the second phase of its capital campaign, which has already raised nearly $34 million, more than half of the museum's $60 million goal. [...] "Foster + Partners' plan pays homage to the Museum's past by restoring the clarity and symmetry of the original building, but also looks to its future as a leading museum in Florida" [...]</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/117198270/new-st-pete-pier-finalists-2-0 New St. Pete Pier – Finalists 2.0 Archinect 2014-12-30T17:51:00-05:00 >2015-01-01T21:08:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/ny5sab15nlm3vusn.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Second time's the charm&nbsp;&mdash; that's what the eight finalists of the <a href="http://www.stpete.org/newstpetepier/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New St. Pete Pier </a>competition must be thinking.</p><p>After the first attempt of an architectural competition to redesign the iconic pier in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/21284/st-petersburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Petersburg</a>, FL was off to a bad start (remember? <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2145/michael-maltzan-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan</a>'s entry <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35170798/michael-maltzan-s-the-lens-wins-st-petersburg-pier-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a> was first crowned as winning entry and, after a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heated debate</a>, quickly fed to the sharks and never realized), the City of St. Petersburg <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106880788/a-second-chance-for-a-new-st-petersburg-pier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launched a second RFQ</a> for the pier's redesign.</p><p>The latest brief incorporated one of the core arguments brought forward against "The Lens" by the group&nbsp;<a href="http://www.concernedcitizensofstpete.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concerned Citizens of St. Pete</a> &mdash; the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74124101/the-pier-st-petersburg-s-iconic-inverted-pyramid-closes-this-friday-to-be-demolished-in-august" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preservation of the signature Inverted Pyramid</a> structure built in 1973.</p><p>Eight finalists have now been presented to the public; each team equipped with a $30,000 stipend to develop initial design concepts, cost estimates and detailed reports.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43wd52spatz1f048.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; Discover Bay Life by VOA - <a href="http://www.stpete.org/newstpetepier/docs/discover_bay_life.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View concept (PDF)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/367683s2pdwlkjcr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith - <a href="http://www.stpete.org/newstpetepier/docs/the_pier_park.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View concept (PDF)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/whn4brd1qmlppov4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114576285/rescue-plan-for-a-marooned-miami-stadium Rescue Plan for a Marooned Miami Stadium Alexander Walter 2014-11-26T13:49:00-05:00 >2014-11-30T11:57:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r3/r33hm0la05y7lnw8.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a young city predisposed to wrecking and rebuilding, impressive works of architecture can sometimes be discarded as effortlessly as last year&rsquo;s runway accessories. But Miami Marine Stadium, a bold structure on Biscayne Bay that sought to jolt the city into the future back in 1963, may prove a rare, stubborn exception. Abandoned and shuttered more than two decades ago, the Modernist stadium is in the midst of a turbulent, nearly seven-year effort by a nonprofit group [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/5174718/winners-of-the-2011-dawntown-miami-floating-stage-competition" target="_blank">Winners of the 2011 DawnTown Miami Floating Stage Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110640681/get-lectured-university-of-miami-fall-14 Get Lectured: University of Miami, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-06T13:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-14T13:04:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mz/mzvjbyqfnlgkrl5v.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>For today, we have two posters from the University of Miami School of Architecture. First is their "Call to Order" lecture series, which is "thematically centered in the concept of a reappearence of a larger engagement with history, precedent and typology in the work of many architects practicing around the world."</p><p>The school's secondary series is titled "CURRENTS", which is dedicated to architects and designers visiting the Miami area, and are engaged in timely relevant topics.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Interviews in "Call to Order" begin at 12 p.m in Korach Gallery...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110179885/wynwood-greenhouse-gets-1st-place-in-dawntown-s-wynwood-gateway-park-competition-in-miami "Wynwood Greenhouse" gets 1st place in DawnTown’s Wynwood Gateway Park Competition in Miami Justine Testado 2014-09-30T17:21:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T23:15:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jz4ybodyso47m8jg.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our friends at DawnTown continue to uphold innovative ideas in the Miami architecture scene with their Wynwood Gateway Park Competition. Just recently, the winners were announced for the international competition, which challenged participants to design a 14,000-sq.ft urban park and garden to be realized at the Wynwood Gateway Complex near Downtown Miami. The competition garnered over 238 submissions from interdisciplinary teams from over 20 countries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Three winning teams were selected under anonymity by the jury:</p><ul><li>1ST PLACE (US$10,000): "Wynwood Greenhouse" by artist Jim Drain, landscape architect Roberto Rovira, and architect Nick Gelpi</li><li>2ND PLACE ($5,000): &ldquo;Graffito Green&rdquo; by Meyer + Silberberg Land Architects from Berkeley, California</li><li>3RD PLACE ($2,500): &ldquo;Wynwood Commons&rdquo; by Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu/SO-IL from Brooklyn, New York</li></ul><p>Wynwood Greenhouse will be constructed and implemented as part of the second phase for the Wynwood Gateway Complex development, which will be built as a dynamic entryway for the Wynwood neighborhood.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/wynhouse_green_gets_1st_place_in_dawntowns_wynwood_gateway_park_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7093/dawntown-miami" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previous DawnTown competitions</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106880788/a-second-chance-for-a-new-st-petersburg-pier A second chance for a new St. Petersburg Pier Justine Testado 2014-08-18T19:34:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:16:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1vj3z42bdvomorrt.jpg" width="514" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The City of St. Petersburg is up for attempt #2 in selecting a new architect to redesign the historic St. Petersburg Pier after the first proposal, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35170798/michael-maltzan-s-the-lens-wins-st-petersburg-pier-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a>,&nbsp; was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">met with controversy</a> and never built -- even after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62323326/michael-maltzan-sinks-underwater-reef-garden-idea-for-revised-st-petersburg-pier-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">revisions</a> were made.</p><p>In hopes that a new iconic Pier can be built this time around, the City recently set up a two-stage Request for Qualifications where balancing community input will be key. Once the September 5 deadline passes, each Statement of Qualification will be reviewed by the seven-member Selection Committee who will shortlist up to eight teams to be invited to Stage II. Shortlisted teams will each receive a $30,000 stipend and 10 weeks to submit a complete initial design concept.</p><p>After a technical review to analyze the concept's feasibility and budget, the committee will select the finalists, whose concepts will be presented to both the committee and the general public. The public will then have the chance to vote in a public survey. The committee will take resu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106418394/santiago-calatrava-designed-florida-polytechnic-university-prepares-for-grand-opening Santiago Calatrava-designed Florida Polytechnic University prepares for grand opening Justine Testado 2014-08-12T19:18:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T17:38:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjzg51iuz6fh8qot.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the latest addition to Florida's State University System, the new Florida Polytechnic University will formally open to the public on August 16 in Lakeland, Florida and welcome its first students when classes begin on August 25.</p><p>Spanish architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1636/santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava</a> designed the 170-acre campus and its main Innovation, Science, and Technology Building&nbsp;&mdash; which the firm proudly announces was finished on schedule and under the $60 million budget. The 200,000 sq.ft structure dons Calatrava's signature futuristic style and has already captured local attention, including appearing in the backdrop for a <a href="http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7gH7/2014-ram-1500-modern-marvel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chrysler Ram truck commercial</a> that aired earlier this year.</p><p>Read on for more details about the IST Building, provided by the firm:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hw2tkazs0qk7vo2o.jpg"></p><p>"Located on the north side of the central lake it is designed around, the exterior of the 200,000 sq. ft. building is made up of aluminum, aluminum cladding, concrete and glass. The interior is made of concrete flooring and columns, plaster, steel and glass. It wi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103936244/miami-the-great-world-city-is-drowning-while-the-powers-that-be-look-away Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away Alexander Walter 2014-07-11T13:11:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:59:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a5cc05d2bd5875dcf39f3d33f9ef447.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/101567227/winners-of-the-2014-dawntown-alternative-mobilities-competition Winners of the 2014 DawnTown Alternative Mobilities competition Justine Testado 2014-06-10T18:42:00-04:00 >2014-06-11T12:51:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8hyzwwxg2ml0mq1.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Miami is one of several U.S. cities promoting the value of better city infrastructure and the existence of alternative modes of transportation, as emphasized in the Miami DDA Masterplan. In collaboration with the initiative, local non-profit group DawnTown hosted the Alternative Mobilities competition, which asked designers to create a new meeting space in Downtown Miami's Central Business District for people using these alternative transit strategies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>At the end of the competition, three winners were selected:</p><p><strong>1st place: </strong>"The Catalyst" by Studio GeKo - Bastian Gerner, Pola Rebecca Koch (Arhus, Denmark)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpig2dkqk226p12w.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4gq93x2zp91dqn9.jpg"></p><p><strong>2nd place: </strong>"Mobile Miami" by Jeff Jasinski and Matt Dureiko (<a href="http://archinect.com/CAED" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kent State University</a>, Cleveland, Ohio)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7ekokv8shasclbzp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x3/x3cdocwcigvir5c7.jpg"></p><p><strong>3rd place:</strong> "MoPAD" by Michael Barker (New York City)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mf/mf202ja5djjl03uo.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wc/wci7wwx06v88kmt7.jpg"></p><p>Check out videos of each winning submission below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93093508/finalists-for-dawntown-s-2nd-design-build-competition Finalists for DawnTown’s 2nd Design/Build Competition Justine Testado 2014-02-08T02:25:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afvswck8fsmiox6u.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fifteen finalists in DawnTown's second annual Design/Build Competition still have a chance to design the next temporary installation at HistoryMiami in Downtown Miami's Cultural Center.</p><p>In phase one of the competition, the jury received over 100 portfolio submissions from around the world -- although mostly from the U.S. Teams submitted works that conveyed their design philosophies.</p><p>The finalists have received the competition program and schedule.</p><p>The finalists are:</p><ul><li><strong>Dimitri Damiel Kim</strong> - Xmanifold ADRL, New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA</li><li><strong>Diogo Aguiar, Joao Jesus &amp; Teresa Otto</strong> - LIKE Architects, Porto, Portugal</li><li><strong>Emily Abruzzo &amp; Gerald Brodziak </strong>- Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Brooklyn, NY</li><li><strong>Meg Jackson, Michael Gonzales &amp; Damian Artiega</strong> - MMD Design, Houston, TX</li><li><strong>Nils Rainer Schultz &amp; Hans Feyerabend</strong> - Berlin, Germany; Miami, FL</li><li><strong>Stewart Hicks &amp; Allison Newmeyer</strong> - Design With Company, Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Katie MacDonald &amp; Kyle Schumann</strong> - After Architecture, New York, NY</li><li><strong>Wendy W Fok, Evelyn Tilney &amp; Jenny Chow</strong> - atel...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/78687747/downsizing-but-going-upscale-in-daytona Downsizing but going "upscale" in Daytona Nam Henderson 2013-08-05T14:21:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T14:22:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4bnajf410sjqh78.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Fans are much more sophisticated now,&rdquo; said James Renne, a principal at the architectural firm Rossetti and the chief architect of the renovation. &ldquo;You&rsquo;ve already got N.F.L. stadiums that these fans go to, N.B.A., N.H.L. arenas that they go to"</p></em><br /><br /><p> Ken Belson reported on plans by&nbsp;Daytona International Speedway for up to $400 million in renovations. The goal is to&nbsp;overhaul the 54-year old, 147,000-seat track, shrink capacity, add amenities and&nbsp;reorganize the main grandstand.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74124101/the-pier-st-petersburg-s-iconic-inverted-pyramid-closes-this-friday-to-be-demolished-in-august The Pier, St. Petersburg's iconic inverted pyramid, closes this Friday, to be demolished in August Archinect 2013-05-28T20:24:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:13:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p2fdxjie9zt0d4w1.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The modernist five-story glass and steel structure was an attempt by city leaders to shake off the city&rsquo;s image as a retirement destination. Even more radical was its inverted pyramid shape, chosen by architect William B. Harvard to make the most use of the limited space at the pierhead without blocking views of the city and Tampa Bay.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/69827662/pool-house-florida-by-nl-architects Pool House Florida by NL Architects Archinect 2013-03-21T14:00:00-04:00 >2013-04-01T15:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p07cgpxcq7y2wmwh.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> About a year ago, we published the rather unusual <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48691573/bike-pavilion-by-nl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proposal for a Bike Pavilion</a> in China's Hainan Province designed by <a href="http://www.nlarchitects.nl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NL Architects</a>. The concept of using any available square inch of roof space seems to have grown into a trademark of the Amsterdam-based architects, as they are now sharing their latest proposal, a pool house for a client in Del Rey Beach, Florida.</p> <p> <strong>Project Description from NL Architects:</strong></p> <p> In October 2011 we received an exhilarating email by Andrew R:</p> <p> <em>I have researched a number of highly successful up and coming contemporary architects with world- wide acclaim, and feel that the work of NL Architects exemplifies the vision I have in mind for my future home.</em></p> <p> Andrew purchased a property in Del Ray Beach, Florida and planned to replace the existing 12,000 square foot mansion with a smaller home of 8,000 and guest house of 4,000 square foot.</p> <p> Clearly a potential dream assignment; we immediately started drawing... we prepared a &lsquo;sketchbook&rsquo; that intended to cataly...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67473917/florida-southern-s-college-s-stray-cats-getting-own-frank-lloyd-wright-styled-dorms Florida Southern's College's Stray Cats Getting Own Frank Lloyd Wright Styled Dorms Archinect 2013-02-13T00:05:00-05:00 >2013-02-14T01:28:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v2/v2imnmtj4usf1673.jpg" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Treasured for its storied collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, esplanades and soaring fountain, Florida Southern College is making room for six more structures inspired by the famed architect. These new structures will be small &mdash; only about 5 feet high and 3 feet wide. Unlike other Wright designs, they are not meant for humans. Rather, the six domiciles built mostly of custom-made concrete blocks will provide shelter for almost 100 feral cats living on the Lakeland campus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62323326/michael-maltzan-sinks-underwater-reef-garden-idea-for-revised-st-petersburg-pier-design Michael Maltzan Sinks Underwater Reef Garden Idea for Revised St. Petersburg Pier Design Archinect 2012-11-28T12:14:00-05:00 >2012-11-28T12:14:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lfwqsmwmlix46f6o.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Maltzan and his firm were sent back to the drawing board to revise plans for a pier renovation in St. Petersburg, Florida after scientists disputed the feasibility of the proposal&rsquo;s main appeal: its underwater reef garden. Today, the firm released details of its revisions &ndash; the redesign will add shaded balconies, vehicular transit, and another restaurant &mdash; features suggested by the local community &mdash; while taking away the quasi-aquarium that helped christen the project &ldquo;The Lens.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65218709/big-transforms-ft-lauderdale-waterfront-in-florida BIG Transforms Ft. Lauderdale Waterfront in Florida Archinect 2012-10-16T13:47:00-04:00 >2013-01-10T13:50:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vz/vzzi0jd9tlcvptbh.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and Cymbal Development transform a portion of Fort Lauderdale&rsquo;s New River front into a vibrant addition for the local community and future residents of the city.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qdi2fqwpdq67rnut.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2ellg8iiwv9oifkj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The mixed-use development, Marina Lofts, in downtown Fort Lauderdale seeks to infuse a currently run-down stretch along the New River with a thriving pedestrian friendly public space thereby attracting new residents into its development. Totaling 1,000 rental apartments, 10,000 sq ft of restaurants and 25,000 sq ft of retail, the mixed-use development is broken into three phases. The Florida-based developer, Asi Cymbal, expects the project to have a positive long-term economic benefit to the city and local community of Fort Lauderdale.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0pplizz3i23sicq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vl/vlvmmdf9s5k6cpk9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &ldquo;Our intent here is to create a world class project that will serve as a model for architecture, creativity, and energy along the most prime stretch of waterfront in Downtown Fort Lauderdale,&rdquo; says Asi Cymbal, owner of Cymbal Development.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/it/itm0w7wi9wejmf5o.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfr3p9gpq2h6g2w0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Situ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55231701/scientists-propose-more-realistic-vision-for-michael-maltzan-s-pier-s-underwater-garden Scientists propose more realistic vision for Michael Maltzan's pier's underwater garden Archinect 2012-08-13T15:06:00-04:00 >2012-08-14T01:03:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w3/w39vnud6qbnws007.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, architects and city staff met with marine scientists for the first time and heard the verdict: Maltzan's dream of a Key West-style reef with corals and easily visible sea life would remain just that in Tampa Bay waters. Now the architect is going back to the drawing board, looking for more realistic ways to present the centerpiece feature of the Lens, as the replacement of the current Pier is known.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting 'The Lens' Draws Sharp Comments at Town Hall Meeting Archinect 2012-02-03T17:07:00-05:00 >2012-02-06T14:07:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r7/r7b8b1ukz2ees33d.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>About three-quarters of the people who spoke favored renovating the existing pier or picking a "Mediterranean-style" design for a replacement. The ultra-modern design of "The Lens" did not draw support from most of the people who spoke. "We are paying for $50 million for a sidewalk over the water," one commenter said. "I wanted Mediterranean style. (I) feel we are being locked into (a design) that doesn't have any local flavor."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/29313969/the-design-finalists-for-the-st-pete-pier The Design Finalists for the St. Pete Pier o d b 2011-11-30T17:32:52-05:00 >2011-12-08T11:24:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0m/0mnt3ywsqci5cv3d.jpg" width="514" height="268" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The entries in the Pier Design Contest are in, and the options are as interesting as they are different. The three architectural firms, selected from a field of nine diverse semi finalists yesterday are Michael Maltzan Architecture, West 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, and BIG.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/15166434/big-name-semi-finalists-for-the-st-petersburg-pier-design-competition Big Name Semi-Finalists for the St. Petersburg Pier Design Competition Phillip Crosby 2011-07-30T10:35:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T17:55:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ov/ovn8t4911bgdsk21.jpg" width="514" height="201" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six New York City firms were selected, including BIG, which Saitowitz said had designs of past projects that were "jaw dropping."</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Friday, a five-member panel narrowed down a list of 23 firms and teams competing to design a new $50 million Pier to nine semifinalists. They are:</p> <ul><li> West 8 Urban Design, New York City</li> <li> Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles</li> <li> BIG, New York City</li> <li> James Corner Field Operations, New York City</li> <li> HOK, Tampa</li> <li> Frederic Schwartz, New York City</li> <li> Weiss/Manfredi Architectural/Landscape/Urbanism, NYC</li> <li> Farshid Moussavi Architecture, London</li> <li> !melk Urban Design, NYC</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/5174718/winners-of-the-2011-dawntown-miami-floating-stage-competition Winners of the 2011 DawnTown Miami Floating Stage Competition Alexander Walter 2011-05-04T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-11-26T13:50:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i9/i9tza5i0ictmptwt.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five winners have just been announced at the 2011 edition of DawnTown Miami. The annual architecture ideas competition seeks to bring creative, innovative, and inspiring new solutions to Downtown Miami and to the City of Miami at large.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now in its fourth year, <a href="http://dawntown.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DawnTown</a> partnered with a local historic preservation group to help bring prominence to an early piece of Miami's modern architecture period. The competition invited designers to envision a complimenting structure to the Miami Marine Stadium, aiming to make it a great event space once again -- paired with a new <em>Floating Stage</em>.</p>