SMDS joins team for Kenect Miami development
Kenect Miami is two mixed-use towers part of the greater Miami Worldcenter development in Downtown. Chicago-based developer, Akara Partners hired Perkins + Will Chicago as the design architect and Stantec as the local architect. SMDS is the landscape architect and will be designing the streetscape and amenity deck.
Southeast Florida Resilience Accelerator Workshop Publishes Report
Our associates Kelly Hitzing and Patricia Matamoros participated in the Southeast Florida Resilience Accelerator this past June. The workshop’s results were published in a report this month, which will be used by city and county officials in the Southeast Florida Tri-County area to build resilience in our coastal region.
SMDS attends FLASLA conference and wins Award of Excellence for South Pointe Park
Our principal, Barry Miller, with our team of landscape architects, Xiaoyuan Du, Jose Fonseca, Patricia Matamoros, and intern Robert Colon. Patricia presented her Master’s thesis at the conference and SMDS received an Award of Excellence for their work as the local landscape architect for South Pointe Park in Miami Beach.
Patricia Matamoros joins SMDS
We welcomed a new team member this week, Patricia Matamoros, recent MLA graduate and native Venezuelan. Patricia worked as a part-time intern during her studies and now joins us full-time.
ULI Advisory Board Recommends Proposed Miami Baywalk & Riverwalk Guidelines
The City of Miami, in partnership with the Miami DDA, recently hosted a panel of ten experts organized by the Urban Land Institute ULI to gain new insight into how Miami can make its downtown waterfront more resilient. We are proud to say that one of their recommendations includes the need to adopt our proposed designs guidelines for the Miami Baywalk & Riverwalk, which includes a push for living shorelines along our Bayside coast.
Miami Baywalk Light Demonstration
The Miami Baywalk may be lit in pink very soon! As part of the unifying design elements for the Miami Baywalk, Savino & Miller Design Studio customized an existing Louis Poulsen fixture (the same one at Museum Park) with a color-changing LED strip. To welcome the Superbowl to Miami in 2020, these poles will be installed in Bayfront Park and Parcel B, the public space behind the American Airlines Arena.
Ribbon-cutting for Maurice A. Ferré Park (fka Museum Park)
The City of Miami celebrated the completion and renaming of Museum Park to honor Maurice A. Ferré, the nation’s first Puerto Rico-born mayor, who spearheaded the purchase of Bayfront property to preserve green space in Miami’s urban core.
Miami Baywalk Wins Honorable Mention for World Changing Ideas
The Miami Baywalk project was awarded an honorable mention in Fast Company’s Spaces, Places, and Cities category as part of the 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards.
Jose Fonseca Joins the Team
We are happy to announce that Jose Fonseca has joined our firm as a Project Manager. Welcome to the family Jose!
SMDS Celebrates 25 Years
We want to extend our gratitude to our friends, family, clients, colleagues, new and old, who came from near and far to celebrate 25 years with us. Until the next one!
Miami Beach LGBT Crosswalk Ribbon Cutting
Our LGBT Crosswalk on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach is complete! The Art Deco-inspired design honors the the contributions of Leonard Horowitz to the Art Deco District and his legacy with the Miami Design Preservation League.
New Park Project in Hallandale Beach
Sunrise Park is getting a makeover! Very excited to be working on this project with the City of Hallandale Beach. The City has accomplished amazing park renovations through their G.O. bond and we are proud to be part of their efforts.
FLASLA Award of Honor
We are happy to announce that our City of Miami Beach Community Park project has received an Award of Honor from the FLASLA!
New Renderings for Miami Baywalk & Riverwalk
The Miami Baywalk & Riverwalk project will propose unifying design elements, resiliency measures, a branding and design guidelines for the 25 foot public promenade at the waterfront.
Successful Final Outreach for Miami Walk Project
Our final public outreach for our Miami Walk project launched the brand and created a pop-up parklet for people to enjoy discounted food, free popsicles and waterfront views.
Grateful to our amazing team of consultants, RSM Design, HLB Lighting and Coastal Systems International, as well as everyone who helped build and activate the parklet: Ladyfingrs, Cortada Landscape Design, The Sandman, Oldcastle, Dixie Landscape, KM Associates Inc, Landscape Forms and Gustavo Matamoros.
Sandy Hook Memorial Design is a First Round Finalist
We are proud to announce that out of 188 submissions, our design was selected for the first round of finalists among 12 others.
Kelly Hitzing Joins the Team
We are happy to announce that Kelly Hitzing has joined our firm as a Project Manager. She is a registered Landscape Architect with a wealth of experience in the field. Welcome to the family Kelly!
Midtown 29 Reaches Completion
This mixed-use development in Miami’s Midtown neighborhood includes 309 units with 12,000 square feet of ground-level retail, five floors of parking and outdoor amenities.
Dear friends, colleagues, clients & family one of the joys during this time of the year is having the opportunity to thank you and wish you a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace & Happiness. Adriana. Barry. John. Xiaoyuan. Sophia. Patricia. Marc. Our office will be closed from December 25 to January 2.
Barry Miller Selected to Sit on the Bal Harbour Architectural Review Board
Savino & Miller Design Studio’s Principal, Barry Miller, was selected to be a member on the Bal Harbour Architectural Review Board.
Savino & Miller Design Studio Selected For New Wynwood Brewery
Savino & Miller Design Studio participated in a competitive RFP process to be the landscape architect for a new brewery coming to Wynwood.
Savino & Miller Design Studio Ranked #1 for DDA Baywalk-Riverwalk Project
Savino & Miller Design Studio and RSM Design will be partnering up to brand and design Miami’s Baywalk-Riverwalk. They participated in a competitive RFP process where the Downtown Development Authority’s selection committee considered 11 other highly qualified firms. In the end, Savino & Miller Design Studio and RSM Design were ranked #1.
FLASLA Awards of Honor
We are excited to announce that our unbuilt Key Biscayne projects, Civic Center Park and Matheson Plantation Village have received Awards of Honor from the FLASLA!
A Day at Bayshore Park Video Release
Watch our rendered fly-over of the Bayshore Park project.
Barry Miller Speaks at Miami Green Roof & Wall Symposium
On December 16th, Barry Miller, Principal of Savino & Miller Design Studio, presented his studio’s Green Roof project Aventura Optima at the Miami Green Roof & Wall Symposium hosted by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC). Trey Whitley of American Hydrotech presented alongside Barry to add insight on his company’s waterproofing technology used for the project. In 2015, Aventura Optima received GRHC’s Award of Excellence.
Gardens of Miami wins Award of Honor by Florida ASLA
The Villagers Inc.’s Gardens of Miami book received the 2016 Florida Landscape Architects Publication Award, an award of honor bestowed upon by the by the Florida ASLA. Two of Savino & Miller Design Studio projects were selected to be featured: Cisneros Residence and Sanchez Garden. We congratulate the Villagers and are proud to have been included!
Books & Books Event Featuring Gardens of Miami Book
At 8:00 PM on May 16, 2016, Books & Books will be hosting an event showcasing the Gardens of Miami book, presented by The Villagers Inc. Two of Savino & Miller Design Studio projects were selected to be featured: Cisneros Residence and Sanchez Garden. All proceeds from book sales will support The Villagers’ mission of saving historic places through restoration and preservation.
Barry Miller selected as a FLASLA Design Awards Juror
Barry Miller, Principal at Savino & Miller Design Studio, was selected as a juror for the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects 2016 Design Awards Program. The program encourages the advancement, expansion, and recognition of the Landscape Architecture profession.
SMDS sponsors Miami-Dade County's Great Park Summit
Savino & Miller Design Studio is a proud sponsor of Miami Dade County’s 2016 Great Park Summit.
Michele Oka Doner Installation Unveiled for Louver House
Louver House, developed by Mast Capital, unveils its commission to internationally-acclaimed artist, Michele Oka Doner, which will be featured in Savino & Miller Design Studio-designed sunken gardens at Louver House in Miami Beach by Rene Gonzalez Architect.
SMDS featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine
Landscape Architecture Magazine features Savino & Miller Design Studio’s Sanchez Garden in the March 2016 issue. See us on pages 19, 70-80.
Adriana Savino selected as Panelist at ULI Event
On January 21st, Principal Adriana Savino will present as a panelist at the Urban Land Institute event, “ULI Explores Miami’s Evolution through Art, Architecture and Culture,” along with Chad Oppenheim from Oppenheim Architecture, Claudia Busch from Berenblum Busch Architecture, and Margi Nothard from Glavovic Studio, moderated by Cheryl Jacobs from AIA Miami.
Aventura Optima featured on Cover of Living Architecture Monitor
In the Winter 2015 issue of Living Architecture Monitor, Savino & Miller Design Studio’s project, Aventura Optima, was honored as the magazine’s cover, along with an article featuring the project as the recipient of the 2015 Green Roof & Wall Award of Excellence for Design in the Intensive Industrial/Commercial Category.
Wishing you a joyful holiday season!
Our office will be closed from December 23rd to January 4th.
Green Roof & Wall Design Award of Excellence
Savino & Miller Design Studio is thrilled to announce that our Aventura Optima Plaza project was nationally recognized by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities with a 2015 Green Roof & Wall Design Award of Excellence in the Intensive Industrial/Commercial Category. The project was praised by judges for its form, materiality, accessible layout, and plant density, as well as its consideration of sustainable plantings and installation material. It also received high marks for incorporating and promoting a healthy work life balance in the design. The firm will be awarded at the CitiesAlive Green Roof & Wall Conference in Brooklyn, New York.
Aventura Park Square Sales Center Opens
Sales Center for Aventura Park Square is now open. Landscape Architecture by Savino & Miller Design Studio.
SMDS Launches New Website
Savino & Miller Design Studio is pleased to officially announce the launch of our new website on August 25, 2015. With improved structure and navigation, Savino & Miller’s website offers an informational look into the work of our firm and is designed for current and prospective clients, designers, architects, collaborators, and friends. Our goal with this new website is to provide a straightforward system for visitors to gain further insight into Savino & Miller’s projects, services, and culture. We would like to thank our web developers, Till Bergs and Ivan Toth Depena, as well as our wonderful staff at Savino & Miller Design Studio, for their time and energy to design and develop our new website.
Savino & Miller Attends TREEmendous Miami Event
Principal of Savino & Miller Design Studio, Barry Miller, volunteered at the TREEmendous event to plant trees at Virginia Key Beach Park, planting native trees and shrubs in the dune and hammock areas.
SMDS Awarded Five FLASLA Awards
Savino & Miller Design Studio is honored with five Awards of Merit from the Florida Chapter of ASLA, the highest number of awards for a Florida firm in 2015. The following projects were recognized: Museum Park Baywalk Miami, Sanchez Residence, Cisneros Residence, Aventura Optima, and Miami Beach Multi-Modal Center.
River Landing Developing 1.5 Acre Park on County Land
Curbed Miami shares the good news about Savino & Miller Design Studio’s park project at Miami’s River Landing.
Barry Miller will present at the FLASLA Conference
On July 30th, Barry Miller will be presenting “Designing and Space Shaping – Museum Park and the Baywalk Promenade” based on the Museum Park Baywalk project at the FLASLA Conference. This course, based on a project to be built in phases for the City of Miami, delves into the historical background of the site and how Museum Park was created. He will discuss the process of designing a large waterfront park that would restore linkage between the City’s downtown and its bayfront as well as a park that is home to two, world-class museums, the Perez Art Museum Miami and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.
SMDS Attends Aventura ParkSquare Launch Party
Principals, Barry Miller & Adriana Savino, attend the launch party for Aventura ParkSquare.
SMDS Featured in Curbed Miami
Savino & Miller Design Studio’s Sanchez Garden project on 47th Street in Miami Beach was featured in Curbed Miami’s article, “Touring Six Fabulous Private Gardens Across Miami Beach.”
SMDS joins TREEMendous Miami
TREEmendous Miami is a group of dedicated citizens making Miami-Dade a greener, cooler, healthier and more enjoyable environment in which to live.
SMDS Featured in ArchDaily
Hargreaves & Associates, Savino & Miller Design Studio and William Lane Architects, the design team for South Pointe Park, were featured in ArchDaily.