The Ellipse Wins Best Residential Project
NEW JERSEY – November 2018 – The Urban Land Institute Northern New Jersey Chapter bestowed LeFrak and Arquitectonica with a 2018 Excellence Award for the design of The Ellipse, which overlooks The Hudson River and Manhattan’s west side. The elliptical tower stand 42-stories tall and boasts 381 luxury units.
The Arquitectonica designed studio is a first-of-its-kind structure for the University of Miami School of Architecture. The design of the building itself serves as a teaching tool.
Arquitectonica and ArquitectonicaGEO Take Home SARA Awards
MIAMI – October 2018 – We are proud to announce that Arquitectonica and ArquitectonicaGEO have each won a 2018 Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) National Award for design excellence. Arquitectonica was the recipient for architectural design for University of Miami’s Student Center which serves as the center focal point on campus. ArquitectonicaGEO took away the honors for outstanding landscape architecture design for its sustainable designs at Brickell City Centre. This year’s jury was made up of distinguished architects from across the United States. SARA is a national organization of architects whose mission is “architects helping architects,” through mentoring programs, awards, and scholarship opportunities to students and aspiring architects.
Check-in on the status of Arquitectonica’s on-campus student housing project, once completed the 606,000 SF project with a series of 23 residential pods will house 1,100 beds and provide a new style of on campus living for the university.
HONG KONG – June 2018 – John Pauline joins Arquitectonica with more than 20 years of professional experience designing and managing a wide range of medium to large-scale mixed-use, residential, hospitality, commercial, and cultural projects. John’s design and management leadership has contributed to the design and implementation of projects built in 7 countries of which 20 projects are in China, 18 international design competition wins, and 8 current projects under construction.
Arquitectonica to design new co-working, co-living and wellness concept
MIAMI – July 2018 – As companies continue to look for more innovative and flexible co-working and mixed-use residential design, they engage Arquitectonica and its global architecture and interior design experience and knowledge of trending design concepts that will give them an edge in the marketplace. URBIN recently commissioned Arquitectonica to design the interiors of the company’s first co-working, co-living and wellness concept in South Florida. The initial project will be to renovate an existing five story building in Coral Gables, Fla., into a co-working and wellness facility that will provide 750 ergonomic desks, VIP corporate suites, and a sophisticated fitness and wellness center with personal training available. The fast-growing company is already looking to expand with a new stand-alone 200,000 SF co-working, co-living and wellness building in South Florida as well.
Architectural Digest – “For more than 40 years, the groundbreaking architectural firm has been eschewing a formal design theory in favor of simply designing beautiful buildings.”
MIAMI – December 2017 – Arquitectonica and Two Roads Development broke ground on Edgewater’s newest luxury residential tower. The 57-story, 100-unit waterfront condominium’s striking three-tiered telescoping reverse ziggurat form follows the building’s function – with smaller apartments below and larger ones above, all with direct 180-degree views of the bay and city. Amenities includes a Sky Lounge on the 30th floor and features a lounge area, bar, Grand Dining Room, library and wine room.
Arquitectonica’s Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear sat down with The Real Deal New York for a Q&A to discuss the launch of the firm’s monograph, Arquitectonica, which highlights the firm’s most influential projects around the world.
BOSTON – March 2018 – The 30-story Pierce Boston is now open. Arquitectonica’s first design in Boston had to be bold, sophisticated, contemporary and striking from all angles. The design reflects the vibrant, urban living experience sought by Boston residents. Located at the intersection of Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street, the corner serves as the gateway to The Fenway and the building and its architect link multiple neighborhoods. The tower is symmetrically located in the triangular site to create pedestrian-friendly podium streetscapes and prototypical tower setbacks to help both reduce the impact of the scale in the pedestrian realm and to mitigate very significant wind impacts created by its addition to the site.
SM City Tianjin wins Mall China Golden Mall Awards 2017 Commercial Plan Innovation Award
CHINA – October 2017 – At 530,000-square-meters (5,704,00 SF), SM City Tianjin is China’s largest shopping mall and recently received the coveted Mall China Golden Mall Awards 2017 Commercial Plan Innovation Award for its design excellence and environment-friendly architecture. The design combines five elements of Chinese traditional culture – metal, wood, water, fire and earth. The mall utilizes an abundance of natural light and is environmentally sustainable through built in water-recycling and energy saving facilities.
BERNARDO FORT-BRESCIA TALKS DESIGN FOR AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT
The Real Deal — The firm’s principal Bernardo Fort-Brescia sat down with The Real Deal’s South Florida Managing Editor Ina Cordle at TRD’s Broward Showcase & Forum to discuss the challenges of designing a project in the urban core, and why more developers are choosing to build there.