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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.

Wynwood Gateway Park Competition Finalists Announced!

Metro 1 Announces Finalists for the Imagine, Design and Build Competition 11 teams from around the world were chosen as finalists to submit their designs for the Wynwood Gateway Park MIAMI – (June 23, 2014) – Metro 1 – Miami’s … Continue reading

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Meet WE-DESIGNS, DawnTown Design/Build 2 Finalist

  The bad part of running a design competition is that you rarely interact with the participants, so it’s always a treat when one of them comes to visit.  Meet Wendy W Fok, creative director of WE DESIGNS LLC and recent … Continue reading

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The last Friday of the month in Miami is a notable date for cyclists, as it marks the monthly Critical Mass bike ride around the city. To coincide with this news, DawnTown is pleased to announce the winners of the … Continue reading

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Final Jury announced for Wynwood Gateway Park Competition

We’ve added TWO new very talented members to our already impressive list of jurors: – Architecture critic and journalist James Russell, who has written for Bloomberg News and Architectural Record.  Mr. Russell is also an adjunct professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture … Continue reading

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Nick Gelpi – Creative Mornings & DawnTown Design/Build Finalist

Nick Gelpi is a relatively new arrival in the Miami architecture scene.  It has taken the New York transplant to make waves for himself.  Currently, Nick is an Assistant Professor in Architecture at Florida International University’s College of Architecture and … Continue reading

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A New Dean in Miami

From time to time, we try to present relevant news from the world of academia here on our DawnTown blog.  Since we are about promoting the architecture scene of Miami to the rest of world, it is only fitting that … Continue reading

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Below are the questions & answers for the Wynwood Gateway Park Competition.   We have also included an image below showing the site. I would like to register for the competition with a proposal I have in mind. How do … Continue reading

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2 Weeks Remain for Alternative Mobilities!

May is Bike Month according to the League of American Bicyclists.  Coincidentally, it’s also the deadline for DawnTown’s 6th Ideas Competition – ALTERNATIVE MOBILITIES! There’s still time to register at our Eventbrite page, and you can get your hands on … Continue reading

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Design with Company Winning Entry – Video

Starting with the winner, we will be displaying the submitted video entries from our second Design/Build Competition.  Enjoy!  

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  The wait is over for DB2!  Late last December, we announced our call for portfolios attracting over 100 design teams from across the globe, which was painfully narrowed down to a selection of just 15 teams!  The ante was definitely … Continue reading

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Metro 1 + DawnTown Present New Ideas / Design / Build Competition! Call for Portfolios

WGPC Brief – Click Here to Download Metro 1 has partnered with DawnTown Miami to present an international ideas, design and build competition for a true urban park in the heart of the burgeoning Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Florida. The winning … Continue reading

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Cool Spaces Episode Screening at MCAD

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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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