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The annual public international architecture ideas competition for Downtown Miami! Also architecture and urban planning events in Miami throughout the year.

Cool Spaces Episode Screening at MCAD

To register for the event please visit:  coolspacesmcad.eventbrite.com 

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Donald Shoup to Lecture in Miami

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Temporary Installation on Calle Ocho this Friday

The last Friday of each month in Miami means its Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays) on 8th Street/Calle Ocho in Little Havana.  It’s a time when visitors flock to the area to explore the unique art galleries, restaurants and business that make … Continue reading

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COMPETITION UPDATE: Questions Answered

Below are the questions and answers  for the Alternative Mobilities Design Competition – This same information can also be found on our competition section. The program says “bus stop”.  We have existing bus stops on NE 1st Ave. Or we … Continue reading

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Not just the sport of kings, Miami Bike Polo is for all

The crew from Miami Bike Polo meets Fridays and Sundays at Riverside Park for matches. After watching this video, we thought, wouldn’t it be great to include some sort of public space in the new Alternative Mobilities competition that gave … Continue reading

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Beckham’s MLS Stadium Proposals

If you watched NBC 6 this morning you would have caught a glimpse of the proposals for the new soccer stadium David Beckham wants at PortMiami.  Check out the renderings below:

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Bringing Uber to Miami

As the topic for this year’s competition is on alternative mobilities and providing options for public to move around urban Miami, we are promoting the move to bring Uber to Miami (and all of Florida). Uber is a venture-funded startup … Continue reading

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FIU Department of Architecture – Spring Design Charrette

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University of Miami Architecture graduate builds Mobile Learning Kitchen in Richmond, VA

A University of Miami School of Architecture Graduate, Michael Poupore, has retrofitted an old trailer into a mobile kitchen.  Poupore, who currently lives in Duluth, Minnesota, was contracted to build the unit for the City of Richmond, VA.  Originally starting … Continue reading

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Alumni proposes new school design of Southwest Senior High

  After posting images of the new Mast High School building, we were contacted by a local architect expressing his desire to share his thoughts on school design.  Below is a narrative prepared by the designer as well as some … Continue reading

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Alternative Mobilities – Questions Extended

Questions are coming in for Alternative Mobilities, and we will answer them all on March 25th.  In the meantime, if you can’t submit your question by the 17th, feel free to do so by the 21st.  The answer date will … Continue reading

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DAWNTOWN 2014 COMPETITION NOW OPEN!

Recently, City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado declared March as Miami Bike Month.  And why shouldn’t it?  Did you see the latest gathering this past Friday for Critical Mass?  Hundreds of people, including celebrity cyclists and NBA megastars Dwyane Wade … Continue reading

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New building for MAST Academy on Key Biscayne

  Above you’ll find two renderings of the proposed new building to be built at MAST Academy in Key Biscayne.  MAST Academy, which stands for Maritime and Science Technology is a magnet high school and governed by Miami Dade County … Continue reading

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Design / Build 2: Announcing the 2014 Finalists

DawnTown is pleased to announce the finalists for their second annual Design/Build Competition.  Over one hundred teams entered the first phase of the competition, submitting a portfolio of creative work that also outlined their design philosophy.   The work was … Continue reading

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LESS THAN 48 HOURS REMAIN FOR DESIGN/BUILD 2!

  You have until 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Jan.29th  to submit your portfolios for the Open Call!   Less than 48 hours remain, so Good luck!

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Walter Hood to lecture in Downtown Miami Feb.19th

  “Walter Hood Re-Imagines Opa-locka’s Ali Baba Avenue,” a lecture by Walter J. Hood, Master M.L.A. and M.Arch. Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, UC, Berkeley. Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD), 100 N.E. First … Continue reading

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Terry Riley talks about Downtown Miami

Architect and DawnTown Board Memeber Terry Riley travels around Miami and explains the rebirth of downtown Miami.  

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Nikolay Nedev of NC-Office Exhibits Paintings at MBUS

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COMPETITION UPDATE: Design/Build 2 Deadline Extended

  To make up for lost time around the holidays, and at the request we’ve been receiving from various participants, we have decided to push back the deadline for the Open Call for Portfolios.  The new deadline will be January … Continue reading

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Architect Max Strang gets the cover story in Modern Luxury Miami Magazine

MODERN LUXURY MIAMI magazine spotlights Max Strang in their current cover story “Best of the City”. When 43-year-old Miami starchitect Max Strang learned that the American Institute of Architects was awarding him the Silver Medal for Design, “I didn’t realize … Continue reading

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