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Stantec Featured in INDULGE Design & Real Estate Issue 2019

Stantec’s Andrew Burnett, Raed Alawadhi, and Aida Sanchez-Gomez were featured in INDULGE’s 2019 Design and Real Estate Issue. They shared their experience, expertise, and insights in the architecture and design industry.

Andrew Burnett, Senior Principal, says Solitair Brickell is a project that stands out as an example of the firm’s work. The building’s unique façade inspired by the Medjool palm tree stands out from other high-rises in the Brickell area. He adds that architecture is transcendent, and it contributes to our collective sense of place connecting us to each other and our environmental ecology. 

When it comes to design, Raed Alawadhi, Senior Interior Designer, is influenced by his travels, especially Europe, because of their way of intervening a modern addition into an old building. Interior design trends he’s currently seeing include golds and rose golds and clients are very drawn to it, he adds.

According to Aida Sanchez-Gomez, Senior Architect, the Bacardi building has made an impact on her design style because it captures the essence of Miami and its people with its fused art and architecture. When it comes to her approach to architecture, she states that she is more concerned with how a project’s design crafts an experience for its occupants. She looks for the story that drives the design, and sometimes it stems from the natural environment or history of the site.

Read more on INDULGE.

Saladino Design Studios Selected to Design the Interiors for New Ten30 Residential

Saladino Design Studios has been selected to provide the interior design of Ten30, a new 70,354 square foot condominium development by Shoma Group. The four-story, 43-unit project, which recently broke ground, is located at 1030 15th Street in the heart of South Beach.

Saladino Design Studios is creating a unique residential experience that combines Mid-Century Palm Springs, industrial New York City, and tropical Miami. The firm is designing all the common areas, including the lobby, lounge, outdoor spaces, unit corridors, and rooftop deck.

The lobby interiors will boast colorful, eclectic, Mid-Century stylish furniture and artwork set against the more industrial brick walls and custom wood ceiling paneling. The 6,000 square-foot rooftop deck will feature a rosé-colored pool with teak wood pergola and an outdoor yoga area surrounded by cacti and lush greenery. A quaint lounge next to the pool is surrounded by windows with minimalist furnishings and concrete panels.

The residential development is scheduled for completion in late 2020.

Choeff Levy Fischman Selected for Designer of the Year Awards and are Winners of International Property Awards

Each year, HGTV goes on the hunt for its Designer of the Year. This year, our client Choeff Levy Fischman was selected as a finalist for the national competition’s Dramatic Before + After category – the only Miami firm selected in 2019. The chosen project was a former Mediterranean-style residence built in 2002 which the architects transformed into a more modern resort-style living Miami Beach home.

The award-wining architects conducted extensive renovations to the interiors to modernize the outdated layout and architecture. They also completely transformed the home’s backyard area by redesigning the swimming pool, deck, guest house, and outdoor cabana.

To vote for Choeff Levy Fischman, check out  HGTV.com and vote for ‘Updated Mediterranean Villa in Miami’.

It’s been an exciting month couple of weeks for the firm as another one of their stunning designs was also selected as a winner in the Architecture Single Family category by the International Property Awards. Choeff Levy Fischman’s design of a Palm Island residence in collaboration with their client Aquablue Group will be recognized at the October awards ceremony in Toronto.

The home features the architects’ signature Tropical Modern architectural style with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living and several water features along with wide open interior and exterior spaces that seamlessly blend the interior and exterior environments.

Congratulations!

Growth and Development in Overtown

One of Miami’s oldest and historically rich neighborhoods, Overtown has undergone a revival that’s made it a sought-after community. As a newly assigned Opportunity Zone, the neighborhood is seeing an increased interest from developers, hospitality groups and retailers who are looking to be a part of this growing and vibrant community.

Recently, PTM Partners and Estate Investment Group secured a $55 million loan to build Soleste Grand Central, an 18-story, 360-unit multifamily building, that will be a mix of luxury apartments and affordable housing. The deal marks one of the first construction loans given to an Opportunity Zone project in South Florida. The project has broken ground and is expected to go vertical in the fall.

Another big name pushing Overtown’s growth forward is real estate developer, Michael Simkins. As president and chief executive officer of Innovate Development Group, Simkins has created an impressive portfolio of Overtown properties, the most significant being the assemblage of 10.8 acres of properties where he plans to build the Miami Innovation District, a mixed-use project that will include office and retail space, as well as micro-apartments. Simkins also commissioned design-build firm McKENZIE to renovate the historical New Providence Lodge building into Tribe Urban Innovation Lab and Cowork, a multi-use, co-working space that will serve the young, African American community.

But developers aren’t the only ones moving to Overtown. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsoon will open Red Rooster this winter where comfort food and the neighborhood’s culinary traditions will be served. The restaurant will be built at the former Clyde Killens Pool Hall and will hire from within the community and also provide a platform to celebrate local artists, musicians, and culinary talents. Overtown’s renaissance is a great example of what smart development can bring a once overlooked neighborhood. We look forward to seeing what other new and exciting plans are in store for the area.

Lincoln Road Takes A Big Step

Lincoln Road is home to our OBR headquarters, and we are excited about experiencing a revamp to the look and feel of South Beach’s iconic outdoor mall.

Recently, the City of Miami Beach announced plans to jump-start the first large-scale makeover of the walkway in more than 20 years, and according to reports, property owners agreed to tax themselves at a higher rate to pay for part of the ambitious plan to restore it. But who will cover the remaining cost?

The plans have been a long time coming. In 2014, the City hired James Corner Field Operations to draw up designs for a Lincoln Road makeover. His design includes a reorganization of café tables, new sculptural elements, and more public seating and green space – all much-needed improvements to Lincoln Road.

If the plan moves forward this time, there will also be a touched-up pattern on the ground running up the center of the walkway, reimagined planters, lights and public art. Although the proposal was halted in the planning stages for years, it looks like we’ll finally see some action, but who should cover the cost?

For more information, read the full story in The Miami Herald.

Saladino Design Studios-Designed SuViche Doral Featured in Interior Design

Saladino Design Studios’ design of the new SuViche Doral appeared in Interior Design’s New & Noteworthy: 4 Artful Updates story.

The 3,800 square-foot SuViche restaurant in Miami’s popular CityPlace Doral, is the brand’s unveiling of its new concept designed by Saladino Design Studios. The design of the award-winning Peruvian-influenced Japanese restaurant concept by SuViche Hospitality Group was inspired by the vibrant colors of traditional Peruvian materials and fabrics blended with Miami’s tropical environment.

The whimsical interiors boast vibrant Peruvian colors, playful swinging chairs,  macramé rope art mural, Pisco bar and “Let’s Get Saucy” floral and moss graffiti wall.

Check out the feature on Interior Design.

Stantec’s Solitair Featured on the Cover of AIA Florida/Caribbean Architect Magazine

Stantec’s design of the luxury residential building Solitair Brickell appeared on the cover of AIA Florida/Caribbean Architect Magazine’s Summer 2019 issue. Solitair adds to the Miami skyline and is distinguished by its acute-angled balconies inspired by the Medjool date palm tree that’s popular in South Florida’s tropical landscape.

Located walking distance from Brickell City Centre, the 50-story, 958,00-square-foot tower features 438 residential units ranging from studios to one and two bedrooms units and two bedroom penthouse suites. The 50th floor amenity deck includes one of the highest rooftop resort style pools in Miami. It boasts luxury cabanas and sweeping views of the city and the Biscayne Bay and many millennial-friendly amenities.

Designed with urban, cool neutral materials, the interiors serve as a gallery and backdrop for bold, artistic elements and reflects the sophisticated, modern living that the residential building provides.

Solitair Brickell received the Silver certification from the National Green Building Standard.

For more information, check out Florida/Caribbean Architect.

Luxury Living’s First US Showhouse with Design Force Miami

Last week OBR was invited to celebrate the opening of Luxury Living Group’s first US showhouse, which they plan to replicate in Los Angeles and New York. Each showcase will include the work of local designers. The inaugural showhouse dubbed THE RESIDENCE featured interiors designed exclusively by Design Force Miami – a self-formed interior design group that is breaking new ground in a fiercely competitive industry.

These eight talented professionals featured selections from the latest collections from Luxury Living’s full roster of exquisite brands – including FENDI Casa, Bentley Home, Trussardi Casa, Heritage and Paul Mathieu. The group of designers who are defying industry standards have joined forces and developed a support network to share their expertise, industry knowledge, and favorite trends.

“We are honored and excited to have been chosen by Luxury Living to create such a unique environment showcasing the finest design brands the market has to offer. Design Force Miami has envisioned a stylish, luxurious vacation home for a well-traveled, international family that will be ideal for their casual lifestyle, as well as for formal entertaining,” says Giselle Loor Sugerman.

Luxury Living also invited Miami Design District partners to collaborate on the project: Orlean has provided the wallcoverings, Emilio Robba designed the permanent florals, and Opera Gallery curated the fine art.

The event took place on Wednesday, July 17th, at THE RESIDENCE in the Design District. The showhouse will be open through December 2019 to both designers and end-users alike. The space represents a rare opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the true Luxury Living experience.

Stantec’s LA CLARA Featured in Ocean Home

Global design and engineering firm, Stantec, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of LA CLARA, a luxury twenty-five story residential building by internationally award-wining developer Great Gulf. The waterfront development is located at 1515 South Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, Florida.

LA CLARA provides a new twist on Floridian Modernism with expansive terraces, luxury finishes, and unobstructed views. It includes 83 residences comprised of one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging from 1,500 to more than 4,000 square feet.

“The goal of LA CLARA’s design is to maximize the views towards the Intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean from every angle of the building,” said Jennifer Llop-Noy, project manager in Stantec’s Miami office. “We’ve accomplished this by staggering the floorplans, implementing a floor-to-ceiling glass envelope and creating exterior living areas for each unit.”

Check out the feature Ocean Home.

Featured in Mansion Global, A Choeff Levy Fischman Design Sold for Close to $28 Million

Designed by Choeff Levy Fischman, Casa Ischia is a two-story waterfront residence that includes seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and two powder rooms. The concept behind the dwelling’s design was tropical modern with a heavy influence of mid-century modern architecture. The home’s design takes advantage of Biscayne Bay’s views at the rear of the home and provides an open floor plan designed for an indoor-outdoor living experience.

A glass-enveloped Miami Beach mansion owned by former Formula One driver, Eddie Irvine, and previously rented by Jay-Z and Beyoncé has sold for $27.75 million. 

Mr. Irvine, 53, bought the parcel in 2012 for $5.19 million using a limited liability company for the transaction, property records show. He went on to build the seven-bedroom Choeff Levy Fischman-designed home, dubbed Casa Ischia, which was completed in 2017. 

Though Mr. Irvine stayed at the home on many occasions, it was never his main residence. However, Jay-Z and Beyoncé rented out the residence when they were in Miami playing a concert at Miami Arena, and Drake and a few other celebrities have also stayed at the house as well.

Read the full story on MansionGlobal.com