Miami Beach, FL
1000 Venetian was originally constructed in 1983 by local architect Tomas Lopez-Gottardi. For the time it was one of the finest examples of contemporary design in the city and boasted some of the most unobstructed views of Miami and its harbor. The current program was to re-vamp all interior and exterior public areas. Included are the entry lobby, guardhouse, canopy, porte-cochere, bathrooms, seating areas, valet stations, elevator lobbies, upper pool decks, landscaping and paving. Conceptually, rather than completely rebranding the feel of these spaces, an update that references the essence of the building itself was chosen. 1980’s minimalist artists such as Dan Flavin and Agnes Martin were studied for their restrained patterns and geometry. Grids of lighting or stone replacement, striations of landscape and simple water elements support and elevate the existing sense of place.