The 2017 Vision Awards recognized Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear as Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees, Jeremy Bedzow as Young Leader of the Year, and Brickell City Centre as 2017 Project of the Year
October 16, 2017 marked another successful Vision Awards Event with over 650 in attendance. View Event Photos
2017 Lifetime Achievement Honorees: Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear
ULI is proud to honor Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, the founding principals of the global architecture firm Arquitectonica.
Founded in 1977, the firm received acclaim almost from its inception, thanks to a bold modernism that was immediately identified with a renaissance in Miami’s urban landscape. Bernardo and Laurinda have continued exploring and pushing the limits with their innovative use of geometry, pattern, and color to introduce a new brand of humanistic modern design to the world…Read more
2017 Lifetime Achievement: Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear
Today their practice spans the globe, with over 900 architects with projects in over 60 countries around the world. The firm is known as one of the pioneers of globalization in the architecture profession. Over the years, Arquitectonica has received hundreds of design awards, and the firm’s groundbreaking work has been the subject of exhibitions at numerous museums and institutions.
Bernardo and Laurinda’s designs implanted a new vision of modern Miami and have carried the banner of Miami architecture around the world with skyscrapers, opera houses, resorts and new cities.
2017 Young Leader of the Year: Jeremy Bedzow
ULI’s 2017 Young Leader of the Year is Jeremy Bedzow, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Ceiba Groupe.
Since the completion of his first project in 2012, a luxury condominium in Fort Lauderdale Beach, Jeremy has been identifying and creating successful development opportunities in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace. He has brought together an impressive team of charismatic and influential young leaders who are setting new standards across the industry.
Jeremy’s projects range from mixed-use developments to luxury townhomes – all created with a level of quality and design that have the power to transform communities.
2017 Project of the Year: Brickell City Centre
Brickell City Centre is a 4.9 million square foot mixed-use complex spanning 3 blocks in the heart of Miami’s Brickell Financial District. The LEED Gold-certified development includes 3 stories of retail, two office buildings, two residential towers, and a luxury lifestyle hotel.
The impressive city-within-a-city project has had a transformative impact on Miami’s financial heart, improving access and mobility, breathing new life into the neighborhood, and changing it into a true live, work, and play destination.
In addition to Swire Properties, the Brickell City Centre team included: Arquitectonica, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Arquitectonica GEO, Hugh Dutton & Associates, Gartner, and a joint venture between Americaribe, Inc. and John Moriarty & Associates.
2017 Project Finalists
2017 Project Finalists
Monarc at Met 3 – 2017 Project Finalist
River Inn Miami – 2017 Project Finalist
Porsche Design Tower – 2017 Project Finalist
2017 Event Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor: Coastal Construction
VIP Reception Sponsor: Moriarty
Akerman Greenberg Traurig University of Miami MRED+U
BB&T First Florida FIU Hollo School of Real Estate Gunster ZOM Living