Posts on urban and architectural design.
Miami Style: The Deep Facade
The Deep Facade is becoming a component of Miami Style, born out of climate, cost, and aesthetic, and can be seen popping up all around the city.
Boomtown, Coral Gables
Coral Gables is facing a major change, and how it reacts will define its next 100 years.
The MDC Zoning Scramble
Cities like Coral Gables and Miami have updated their zoning codes with the times, while Miami-Dade County has left its code in the past.
Lackluster Plans for North Beach Land
Miami Beach is missing a chance to think outside the box, and is at risk of underplaying some of their most valuable cards.
FIU’s Fallen Bridge, how did we get here?
FIU's Bridge was seen as a marvel in engineering but is now responsible for several injuries and deaths. How did we get here?
Code Changes and the Battle for the Grove
Neighborhood Conservation Districts (NCD), and the battles between density and preservation in Coconut Grove get to the heart of Miami's growth problems.
Flagler Street Fail
After spending $14.24 million and hurting hundreds of businesses, FDOT left Flagler St. in the past, squandering a major opportunity on a historic corridor.
Terror and Public Space
Should potential acts of terror and security be considered when designing public space in Miami?
The 9 Most Significant Miami Buildings
Here are, in my opinion, Miami's most important buildings and the stories behind them.
Review: North Beach Masterplan
The North Beach Master Plan is a learning experience for many towns along the Eastern Seaboard. In it is a plan for resiliency that has many hits, and a few key misses. North Beach is a dense and vibrant residential …