Category Archives: Office

From Suburban Office Park to a New Downtown in Florida

As single-use suburban office parks across the nation suffer increasing vacancies, developers have begun to acquire and transform them into mixed-use centers. Meanwhile, as corporations as different as Weyerhaeuser and General Electric gravitate from office parks to center cities like Seattle and Boston, respectively, office park redevelopers increasingly seek to create walkable urbanism with diverse uses within multitenant, mixed-use, nascent downtowns. In south Florida, a father/daughter development team took on the task of developing an entire new downtown out of what had been an office park. Initially developed in the … Read More

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The Making of Miami Beach’s Mixed-Use Garage

Much has been written about the 1111 Lincoln Road project in Miami Beach, Florida, since its completion in 2010. Essentially a parking garage, it has been featured in the majority of high-profile architecture publications and hailed as a bold and intellectually stimulating piece of modern architectural design. The New York Times covered a wedding held in the seventh-floor event space. It also has been the backdrop for big-budget advertising campaigns promoting luxury products. However, not much has been written about the development process and the visionary developer behind the project, … Read More

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