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Stantec Completes Solitair Brickell, Miami’s Newest and Boldest Residential Building

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Stantec has made its own unique mark in the Miami skyline with the design of the new 50-story Solitair Brickell residential building. The tower features a unique zig-zagging façade that’s inspired by the Medjool date palm tree.

Miami’s architectural landscape, especially surrounding Brickell City Centre, is synonymous with reinvention. The latest beacon of change is Solitair Brickell, a bold residential tower designed by Stantec and developed by ZOM Living. The 50-story high-rise sports a unique angular basket-weave facade that riffs on the Medjool date palm tree commonly seen in South Florida. Inside, 438 residential units ranging from studios to two penthouse suites come with millennial-friendly amenities such as a billiards lounge, luxury cabanas, one of Miami’s highest rooftop resort–style pools, a fitness center, outdoor yoga space, and 6,200 square feet of ground retail space.

To read more visit Interior Design.

2018 Miami Hospitality Design Awards Panel

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The founders of Miami Hospitality Design Awards, Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations, AIA Miami and the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), invite you to join South Florida hospitality leaders for a panel discussion on distinctive hospitality design in Miami’s evolving neighborhoods. The panel, moderated by Evan Benn, Editor-in-Chief of INDULGE, will be held at the Hyatt Centric Brickell on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm.

The panelists include:

Susan LaFleur, Stantec’s Director of Interiors, is an award-winning interior designer with expertise spanning hospitality and residential projects across the country. Her knowledge of emerging trends, detailed focus on design aesthetics, and a deep understanding of her client’s needs allow her to take a holistic design approach, creating spaces that are timeless and tell a story for each guest.

Bill Fuller is co-founder of Barlington Group and co-founder of Madroom Hospitality, the company behind the Little Havana bar, Ball & Chain. A preservationist at heart, Fuller has partnered with local entrepreneurs and owners of emerging concepts to bring them to the Miami urban core and house their concepts in the historic properties that Barlington Group has diligently worked to assemble and restore.

Michael Schwartz is a James Beard Award Winning Chef and owner of The Genuine Hospitality Group. As a nationally recognized celebrity chef, Schwartz has successfully developed complementary concepts focusing on great service and delicious food, with a genuine culture embraced by employees and guests alike.

For more information on the panel, visit Miami Hospitality Design Awards. Click here to register.

Stantec Designing Amenity-Driven Residential Buildings to Attract Millennials

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South Florida developers and architects are challenged to attract millennials by meeting both the price points and features that millennials are seeking. Multifamily residential developers must even re-think pricing, technological amenities, transportation and parking elements if they want to attract young buyers and renters. Architecture and design firm Stantec in Miami is implementing co-working spaces, communal kitchens and billiard lounges in their designs to appeal to this growing population. Their projects offer residents all the modern amenities to be expected of an upscale apartment community in an urban setting. According to Jon Cardello, Vice President of Stantec’s Miami office, “communal kitchens, like the ones at Vu New River in Fort Lauderdale, are a popular amenity for millennials. They are more likely to eat out or order takeout than cook at home, so they can have smaller kitchens in their apartments. The communal kitchens, with several ovens and a host of cooking appliances, allow them to throw parties and host family gatherings.”

Developers in South Florida are changing how they plan and design homes to attract the fast-growing millennial population, a group that faces unique challenges in the residential market.

Their construction initiatives are critical to preserving the building industry’s future bottom line. But businesses and cities have a stake, too. With more than 75 million people nationwide, the millennial generation will soon make up the heart of the workforce, and companies will decide to locate and grow in communities that can attract them.

“We are competing more with other cities in other states for housing options for them,’’ said Art Falcone, managing principal of Boca Raton-based Encore Capital Management.

For local developers, millennials present a huge opportunity – and a big challenge. The tri-county region ranks near the bottom among major metropolitan areas for millennials as a share of the total population, and leads the nation for the highest percentage of young people living with their parents.

High housing prices, below-average wages, and a strained transportation network present major obstacles to homeownership for millennials here. Deep college debt also means many recent graduates are on a tight budget, so they must be prudent with housing costs.

But developers are adapting, offering price points and features that differ from South Florida’s traditional garden apartments and country club communities to appeal to millennials.

To read the full story, visit South Florida Business Journal.

Your Guide to Miami Art Week

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Miami Art Week is here. With more than 70,000 expected attendees, Art Basel will showcase some of the best contemporary art and trends through interactive installations, intimate photography and film exhibits, fairs and more. Whether you’re browsing the walls in Wynwood or scanning paintings and sculptures at a museum, there’s no end to the exhibits for you to explore. This week, Miami invites locals and sophisticated art collectors to exhibits, concerts, festivals, food and drink lounges, satellite fairs and more. Here’s a neighborhood guide to Miami Art Week.

 

Miami Beach

The Circle of Land and Sky. December 4 – December 10. Faena Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free; www.faena.com/miami-beach/

Urban Legends. December 4 – January 4. The Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach, 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free; www.sagamorehotel.com/urban-legends

IRL (In Reel Life). Deceumber 5 – December 31. Old City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free; www.jacobercreative.com

Scope Miami Beach. December 5-10. Scope Pavilion, 801 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. $25-$150; scope-art.com.

Design Miami. December 6- December 10. Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach. $20-$100; designmiami.com

INK Miami Art Fair. December 6 – December 10. Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free; www.inkartfair.com

Museum of Ice Cream. December 6 – December 11. Faena District, 3400 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $98; www.museumoficecream.com/miami

Shawn Kolodny Presents Fake Fulfillment Center. December 6 – December 10. Boulan South Beach, 220 21st St., Miami Beach. $15+; fakefulfillmentcenter.splashthat.com

AQUA Art Miami. December 7 – December 10. AQUA Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $25+; www.aquaartmiami.com

Art Basel Miami Beach. December 7- December 10. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. $50-$130; artbasel.com.

BLINK, BURN. 6 p.m., December 7. The New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach. Free with reservation; www.pratt.edu/events/public-programs/

Basel, Lox and Cream Cheese Annual Art Basel Brunch. 10 a.m., December 10. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $18 Members, $25 Nonmembers; www.jmof.fiu.edu/calendar/2017/basel-lox-cream-cheese-annual-art-basel-brunch/

 

Midtown/Wynwood

Mex/ART. December 1 – December 10. Be/Art Contemporary Gallery, 119 NW 29th St., Miami. $22; be-artgallery.com

ArtSpot Miami. December 6 – December 10. ArtSpot Miami Tent, 1700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. $25+; www.artspotmiami.com

Red Dot Miami. December 6- December 10. 1700 NE Second Ave., Miami. $10-$85; reddotartfair.com.

Spectrum Miami. December 6- December 10. 1700 NE Second Ave., Miami. $10-$85; spectrum-miami.com

“humanKIND” at Wynwood Walls. December 7- December 10. Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-531-4411; thewynwoodwalls.com.

Basel House Mural Festival. December 8 – December 10. Old RC Cola Plant, 550 NW 24th St., Miami. Free; https://baselhouse.com/

 

Downtown/Brickell

Augmented Reality at PAMM. December 5 – April 21. Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $16; http://pamm.org/ar

CONTEXT Art Miami. December 5- December 10. 1 Herald Plaza, Miami. $35-$250; contextartmiami.com.

Art Miami. December 6 – December 10. 1 Herald Plaza, Miami. $50+; www.artmiamifair.com

Young Artist Initiative Presents RAW Pop Up. December 6 – December 10. Historic Post Office Building, 100 NE 1st Ave., Miami. $10-$120; http://youngartistinitiative.com/

Fair. December 7- December 10, Brickell City Centre, 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Free; https://www.fairmarket.art/.

Miami Street Photography Festival. December 7- December 10. HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free; miamistreetphotographyfestival.org.

PRIZM. December 5 – December 17. Mana Downtown, 145 E. Flagler St., Miami. Free; www.prizmartfair.com/prizm2017

 

Overtown

The Black Party Art + Fashion. 11 p.m., December 6. Art Africa Miami Arts Fair, 920 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. $20; https://www.blartsy.com/main/2017-black-party-mia

 

Coral Gables

Lowe Art Museum’s Bubbles & Brunch. 10 a.m., December 10. Lowe Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-4545; http://www.lowe.miami.edu/calendar/index.html#/?i=1

 

Sweetwater

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum‘s Breakfast in the Park. 9:30 a.m., December 10. Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami; 305-348-2890; https://frost.fiu.edu/calendar/2017/bitp.html

Brickell’s First New High-Rise Apartment in Over a Decade Opens This Fall

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After 12 years without a new high-rise apartment building, Brickell will soon welcome its first in November. OBR took The Real Deal South Florida on a private tour of the neighborhood’s newest luxury rental project, Solitair Brickell. Read the full story below!

Multifamily developer Zom just launched pre-leasing for Solitair Brickell, a 50-story, 438-unit building located at 86 Southwest Eighth Street. Residents will begin to move into the first 20 floors of the building in November, and the remaining floors will be delivered by February.

Because Solitair will still be under construction when the first phase is completed later this year, Zom is offering a discount on rents. Studio apartments will start at $1,600, one-bedrooms at $1,850 and two-bedrooms at $2,500.

When the second phase opens early next year, monthly asking rents will increase by about 16 percent for studios and one-bedrooms, up to $1,900 and $2,200, respectively. The pre-construction incentive is higher for two-bedroom apartments, with monthly rents increasing by 19 percent to $3,100. Zom just opened an off-site sales center at Mary Brickell Village.

Stantec is designing the building, which will include a pool and amenity area on the 50th floor rooftop and retail on the ground floor. The Orlando-based developer paid $16.8 million for the site in 2014 and broke ground on the project last year with a $108 million loan from JP Morgan.

Solitair is a joint venture between Zom and AIG Global Real Estate, an affiliate of the insurance provider AIG that both develops and invests in real estate. It’s one of three rental projects Zom has underway in Greater Downtown Miami, including Maizon, Avant at Met Square and Luma at Miami Worldcenter.

A number of rental projects are in the pipeline in a market that’s been dominated by condo development. “There’s more viability for rental housing than there has been before,” West said. “Regardless of their age, [renters will be] people who value pedestrian proximity to the things they do in their life.”

Solitair is across the street from Brickell City Centre, and surrounded by new development like SLS Lux and Brickell Heights.

Panorama Tower will open soon after Solitair in January, a spokesperson said, adding another 821 luxury apartments to the Brickell market. The 85-story mixed-use tower will also become the tallest residential building south of Manhattan in the U.S. Apartment rents at Panorama will start at about $2,420 a month, and to encourage residents to ditch their cars, developer Florida East Coast Realty will offer a $1,000 bonus for renters who do not require a parking space.

This year alone, nearly 13,500 new apartments will be delivered in South Florida, marking the fifth most active U.S. metro for multifamily construction, according to a recent report. During the first half of this year, the supply of new inventory outpaced demand with rents increasing at a slower pace, Berkadia reported. Landlords are also expanding average concessions on rent by 10 basis points to 0.6 percent of asking rent.

Stantec Architecture Firm Helps Miami’s Towers Soar

UntitledIn 2005,  architects Jon and Rachel Cardello moved to Miami from Boston to open ADD Inc’s Miami office.   Last year, ADD Inc merged its business with Canadian-based mega-firm Stantec,  giving the Miami office global reach.  Now they oversee a team of 117 people designing some of Miami’s tallest new towers, as well as projects in Orlando, Dallas and the Bahamas.  Read the full story from the Miami Herald here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-monday/article49410165.html