A Year In Review: DeSimone’s Top Projects of 2013


January 1, 2014

As we welcome 2014 with new resolutions and goals, we take a moment to look back on the past year at DeSimone. 2013 was a great year of growth and continued success, as we worked with some of the top developers and architects in the industry on several new, groundbreaking projects around the world. We took home ACEC New York, IDEAS2, SEAoNC, and CIB awards and were ranked in ENR’s 2013 Top 100 Green Design Firms and Top Design Firms lists, as well as being ranked the #4 Greenest Firm in the Multi-Residential Sector.

To celebrate the beginning of 2014, we want to pay tribute to the past year with a highlight of some of DeSimone’s top projects from this past year.

one-thousand-museum-tower-rendering02One Thousand Museum | Miami, FL
Zaha Hadid Architects

This 1.3 million-square-foot project with Prtizker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid will create an approximately 709-foot-tall, 62-story residential tower along the Biscayne Bay waterfront. Featuring a prominent concrete exoskeleton, this will be Hadid’s first skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


Grove at Grand Bay | Coconut Grove, FL
BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)


With 12-foot ceilings and wraparound floor-to-ceiling glass contained in the notable shape of two twisting, 21-story towers, Grove at Grand Bay will set a new standard for luxury condominium living in South Florida.

harborside-plaza-vi-vii-miniHarborside Plaza VI/VIINew York, NY
HLW International, Concrete Architectural Associates

Adding 1.2 million square feet of space to the New Jersey shoreline, Harborside Plaza VI & VII will be a new high-rise development consisting of two 66-story apartment towers connected to a 7-story podium containing retail, parking, and a roof garden.

22-thames-mini22 Thames | New York, NY
Rafael Viñoly Architects

This Rafael Viñoly-designed 71-story tall residential tower features a slender shape with a glassy exterior. 22 Thames will contain residential rental units and ground-level retail, comprising 480,000 total square feet.

columbia-university-school-of-nursing-miniColumbia University Medical Center School of Nursing | New York, NY

Columbia University School of Nursing, one of the oldest nursing schools in the nation, will have a new, state-of-the-art facility that is set to provide 65% more space than the school’s current location and is designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification.

100-east-53-mini100 East 53rd StreetNew York, NY
Foster & Partners, SLCE Architects

This $250 million, 62-story luxury condominium tower will encompass 300,000 square feet of luxury living, a restaurant, and various amenities. Limited to only a 4,000-square-foot tower footprint, 100 East 53rd Street will rise 715 feet, giving the structure a very slender aspect ratio of 16.5:1.

milllennium-tower-boston-miniMillennium Tower Boston | Boston, MA
Handel Architects LLP

This new, glass tower in Boston’s Midtown area will soar 684 feet high and showcase spectacular views of the Charles River, Boston Harbor, and the Back Bay skyline. Millennium Tower will contain over one million square feet of luxury condominiums, retail, and underground parking.