Faena Art DistrictMiami Beach, Florida

  • A four-block, cultural complex located in Mid-Beach, Miami Florida
  • Consists of the Faena Forum, a cultural center; Faena Bazaar, a four-level retail component; a car park with above and below-grade parking areas; Faena Hotel Miami Beach; Faena House, a luxury condominium building; and Casa Faena Hotel Miami Beach
  • The cultural center consists of a base-truncated cylinder attached to a cube
  • Structure is divided into two volumes – a cylinder for performance and gathering spaces, and a cube of flexible meeting areas
  • An 80-foot diameter structural dome above the exhibit area supports the roof
  • Double height subterranean parking area is located below the entire complex with robotic components that mechanically stack vehicles
  • Above-grade car park provides additional parking facilities for visitors
  • Additional buildings will be added to the district in the future


  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards – Silver Award, Structural Systems
  • BD+C Magazine Building Team Awards – Silver
  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Honors Award
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) Best Southeast Region Project Awards – Best Cultural Project, Faena Forum
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – New Buildings 100,000 sf to 500,000 sf Category