The eastern United States has long been a haven for amazing architecture, from New York City’s skyscrapers to the Romanesque Revival mansions that line the streets of Savannah. However, when it comes to the state that’s recently seen the greatest emergence of architectural talent in recent year, Florida is undeniably at the forefront. From residential buildings in Miami to commercial properties in Tampa, these are the architects affecting change throughout the Sunshine State:
Bjarke Ingels Group: The architectural firm behind the XI, one of New York’s most hotly-anticipated luxury towers, Bjarke Ingels Group has also taken the Sunshine State by storm. In addition to being the driving force behind luxury residential complex The Grove at Grand Bay in Miami, the Danish architect, and his colleagues are behind the upcoming “Miami Produce” center, a mixed-use complex comprised of residences, hotels, schools, office and retail space, and a parking structure taking shape in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects: The changing shape of Miami’s waterfront is thanks, in large part, to Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects. This visionary team is the brain trust behind Una Residences, a 47-story Miami waterfront tower that’s home to 135 luxury condominiums. The curvaceous, futuristic building is not only home to stunning and spacious homes with floor-to-ceiling windows, state-of-the-art kitchens, and gorgeous water views from both its interiors and balconies, it also offers a fitness center, bayfront pool, and children’s playroom, among other standout amenities. Let’s not forget they are also behind the famed commercial space in the heart of the Financial center, marking it the first office building to go up in ten years.
Hani Rashid and Asymptote Architecture: Just once glance at the Miami waterfront will give viewers an understanding of how much Hani Rashid and Asymptote Architecture have changed the city for the better. The team behind the visionary luxury homes at Missoni Baia—a collaboration with the famed Italian fashion house—has made the city’s waterfront shine with the stunning tower and the gorgeous luxury homes and Missoni Home-adorned amenity spaces contained within it.
Ugo Colombo: Ugo Colombo’s influence on Florida’s architecture simply cannot be overstated. The Italian-born real estate developer has taken Miami by storm as the driving force behind residential developments Bristol Tower, Santa Maria, and the luxury homes at Brickell Flatiron, as well as commercial properties like the Waldorf, Casa Grande, and the Epic Residences and Hotel, a mixed-use development in the Magic City. The prolific developer is also behind numerous other projects throughout the Sunshine State, including Porto Vida in Aventura, and The Collection, a Coral Gables mixed-use office and retail development that spans 750,000 square feet.
Whether you’re in search of a stylish home or want to know who designed that stunning commercial space near you, these architects are transforming Florida’s real estate landscape, one building at a time.