American artist Michele Oka Doner and Charlestown, Massachusetts-based mosaic manufacturer Artaic recently collaborated on a new public art display at Florida International University in Miami. The art piece, titled “The Third Day’, is on display along the exterior façade of the university’s Academic Health Center 4, a 6-story, 137,000-square-foot cast-in-place facility designed by Perkins+Will and constructed by DPR Construction. The stunning mosaic mural can be seen at a prime focal point on campus, located on the northern ground floor frontage of the building along University Drive with East Campus Circle.
Marketplace at Hillsboro in Broward County, Florida, is getting a “facelift.” Established in 1991, the plaza was repossessed and then sold for $10 million in 2016. Now, Investments Limited (the owner) hopes to transform the area into a mixed-used pedestrian-friendly development, offering a post office, daycare center, medical office, and more.
Construction has topped off on 830 Brickell, a 55-story Class A+ office tower underway in Miami’s Brickell Financial District. Designed by renowned architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and Revuelta Architecture International as the architect of record, with interiors by Italian architecture and design company Iosa Ghini Associati, and developed in partnership by OKO Group and Cain International, the 724-foot-tall structure will yield 640,000 square feet of space and now stands as the tallest office building in Brickell and the first standalone office building to be developed in Miami’s urban core in more than a decade. Civic Construction Company Inc. is the general contractor and is projecting to complete construction later this year.
Construction continues on the Canopy at Babcock Ranch, a residential development in Punta Gorda, Florida. DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc. is the general contractor and broke ground on the $91 million venture this spring.
A pair of developers based in Brooklyn, New York have proposed a 9-story condominium development for 404 Northwest 1st Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The entity listed as the developer in the Design Review Committee (DRC) application is 404 NW 1 LLC, managed by John Russo and Eleonora Hroncich of New Leaf Development. Plans call for an approximately 127-foot-tall structure with 85,505 square feet of space including 25 residential units and 30 parking spaces. INOA Architecture is listed as the design architect and The Tamara Peacock Company Architects the architect of record. Andres Montero Landscape Architecture is onboard for landscaping, and Flynn Engineering is the civil engineer.