Miami, FL

THURSDAY APRIL 6TH

  • Design District: the new high end place to shop in Miami; the building facades will make any architect’s (or person’s) jaw drop
  • Wynwood Walls: famous mural walls; the area is actually fairly large and has a ton of small restaurants and coffee shops nearby
  • Villa Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: former estate of James Deering; he was really into Italian Renaissance, Mediterranean Revival, and Baroque Architecture
  • Museum Park: the current home of the Perez Art Museum and future home of the Frost Museum of Science
  • 1000 Museum / Zaha Hadid
  • Bayfront Park: large waterfront park that hosts a variety of events throughout the year
  • American Airlines Arena / HOK: Miami’s major entertainment arena and home of the Miami Heat
  • Freedom Tower: currently a contemporary art museum;
  • Atlantis Condos
  • Villa Regina

FRIDAY APRIL 7TH

  • American Institute of Architecture Students South Quad Conference
  • Perez Art Museum / Herzog & de Meuron Tour: the building is just as (if not more) impressive as the extensive modern art collection
  • Faena District Tour: the developers of the Faena District are trying to turn the beachfront district into the newest, coolest place in Miami Beach
  • Faena House / Norman Foster: luxury condos
  • Faena Hotel: luxury beachfront hotel (pay attention to the giant elephant sculpture in the lobby)
  • Faena Forum / OMA Rem Koolhaas: private event space that is worth sneaking into
  • Helen Mar Apartments / Morris Lapidus
  • Bass Museum of Art /  Arata Isosaki extension
  • The Delano Hotel / Ian Schrager
  • The Raleigh Hotel / Murray Dixon
  • Fontainebleau Hotel / Morris Lapidus
  • Hotel Seville / Ian Schrager
  • Lummus Park: largest public beach in Miami Beach
  • The Wolfsonian (FIU) Art Museum
  • Espaniola Way: if you’re not adventurous enough to try the divey hispanic restaurants, this is the place for you

SATURDAY APRIL 8TH

  • American Institute of Architecture Students South Quad Conference
  • New World Symphony Building Tour: we were lucky enough to get a tour to the top for some of the best views of Miami Beach
  • Miami Beach Soundscape / West 8: during symphony performances, the video is projected on the building’s facade and the audio is pumped through huge speakers surrounding the park, so that the public can enjoy the performance for free outdoors
  • Lincoln Road Mall: best (and most expensive) shopping in Miami Beach
  • 1111 Lincoln Road Parking Garage / Herzog & de Meuron: hands down the coolest parking garage ever; it contains a clothing store and private rooftop event space

 

 

 

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