Milo Kleinberg Design Associates (MKDA)

Milo Kleinberg Design Associates (MKDA)

New York, NY | Stamford, CT | Miami, FL



Aug 17, '16 4:51 PM EST

MIAMI, FL--The Miami office of MKDA, a preeminent architecture studio located in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, today announced the completion of a boutique workplace at 1691 Michigan Avenue for Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the world’s leading talent and sports agency. CAA established the office to increase its Hispanic business in the United States and Latin America.

MKDA devised a concept for the space that served three objectives: one, brand the space in line with the corporate headquarters in Los Angeles; two, reference South Beach and Miami’s Latin culture; and three, design the space to maximize discretion for the firm’s VIP clientele.  

Taking a clean and minimal approach, MKDA used Latin-inspired textures and, in a nod to the CAA’s South Beach location, white and cool blue color tones. Art and decorative accessories in the firm’s corporate red brand the boutique office.

“We collaborated with CAA’s Miami and LA offices to develop a minimal, high-end design combining physically and culturally relevant design elements that set the appropriate tone for staff and VIP clientele from Miami and Latin America,” said MKDA Executive Managing Editor Amanda Hertzler.

Reception and a single conference room were designed with oversized white and bluish grey speckled Terrazzo tiles in a nod to Miami’s Art Deco design. Features that pay homage to the ocean include a custom millwork reception desk with a blue marble transaction counter, and a wall decorated with a series of white wing sculptures. The adjacent glass conference room features a blue textured wall.

MKDA separated public and private work areas with a wall wrapped in high-gloss white lacquer panels, and wired the office with advanced security technology. The work area is illuminated with linear pendant and track light fixtures that emphasize open ceilings. Glass-fronted private offices and custom low-rise workstations enhance available natural lighting. Stylish Chilewich woven vinyl floor tiles were chosen over carpet for durability and acoustics.

“Privacy and acoustics were equally important to CAA, so the separation of public and private spaces solved for both. Conversely, the open workstations allows for a collaborative, inspiring and functional workplace,” added Hertzler.  

MKDA is a corporate planning and interior design firm that was established in New York, NY in 1959. The firm also has a Stamford, CT studio that provides corporate interior design services, and a Miami, FL studio that provides architecture and interior design services. MKDA has been named one of Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Interior Design Giants, has been an Interior Design Best of the Year Honoree, and has received numerous other accolades and recognition. Client brands have included Snapchat, SoundCloud, Guggenheim Partners, Design Within Reach and Heineken USA, as well as leading building owners Silverstein Properties, George Comfort & Sons, Vornado Realty Trust, Blackstone, ClearRock Properties and Boston Properties.