Westin Times Square Hotel in New York
Atlantis Condominium in Miami, seen prominently in Miami Vice
The Lima Marriott Hotel is one of the many projects the firm has in Peru.
American Airlines Arena in Miami
Brickell City Centre, Miami FL

International architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and urban planning design firm headquartered in Miami, Florida’s Coconut Grove neighborhood.

- Arquitectonica

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Coconut Grove

Oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood of Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.

Skyline of Coconut Grove, as seen from its respective Metrorail station
The clubhouse of the Woman's Club of Coconut Grove, built in 1921 and designed by Miami architect Walter de Garmo
Mayfair in Coconut Grove
Villa Vizcaya, built in 1916, is a popular Miami tourist attraction.
Coco Grove FL MoSaSTP globe01.jpg Miami Science Museum
Mercy Hospital in the Grove
The Kampong is a botanical garden in the Grove. The Grove is well known for its wild foliage and large tree coverage.

Major corporations including Arquitectonica, Spanish Broadcasting System, and Watsco are located in the Grove.

SM Mall of Asia

Large shopping mall in the Philippines, located at Bay City, Pasay, Philippines, within the SM Central Business Park, a reclaimed area within the Manila Bay, and the southern end of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue .

SM Mall of Asia in May 2016
SM Mall of Asia in May 2016
SM Mall of Asia during its earlier years, October 2007
Aerial view of SM Mall of Asia (2014)
Buildings at the Jose Diokno Boulevard
Entertainment Music Hall before the renovation
The former ice rink on the ground floor level of the main mall
The MOA Eye along the western bay area
The facade of Conrad Manila
MetroStar Ferry Terminal

The SM Mall of Asia's design team includes Arquitectonica as the projects design architect and Architect Robert Carag Ong, Architect of Record, and GHT Services as the complex's project managers.

Andrés Duany

American architect, an urban planner, and a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism.

Andrés Duany

In 1977, Duany co-founded the Miami firm Arquitectonica with his wife, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Spear, and Hervin Romney.

FTX Arena

Multi-purpose arena located in Miami, Florida, along Biscayne Bay.

FTX Arena in 2012 (then named American Airlines Arena)
The main façade of the arena at night
The arena as seen from Freedom Tower station.
The arena during Game 3 of the 2006 NBA Finals
The arena during the 2004 NBA Playoffs
Front view of the arena in July 2010
View from Biscayne Bay
View from the north at night
Arena at night
FTX Arena during the national anthem before a Miami Heat playoff game

It was constructed beginning in 1998 as a replacement for the Miami Arena and designed by the architecture firms Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture.

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

American architect and urban planner in Miami, Florida.

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

In 1977, Plater-Zyberk co-founded the Miami firm Arquitectonica with her husband Andrés Duany, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Hope Spear, and Hervin Romney.

Greater Downtown Miami

Urban city center of Miami, Florida, in the United States.

Downtown Miami skyline with the Florida East Coast Railway passenger train station and the Dade County Courthouse in the foreground, circa 1930s,
The Downtown Miami Historic District has over 60 buildings ranging from 1896–1939 in the heart of Downtown
Aerial view of Downtown Miami and the neighborhoods of Brickell, Park West, the Arts & Entertainment District, and Edgewater, June 2008
Central Business District, Miami's traditional downtown, March 2013
Miami Jewelry District, July 2010
Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown's Miami's main north–south thoroughfare, December 2010
Brickell, the fastest-growing neighborhood in Miami, has one of the highest population densities in the United States outside of New York City, February 2010
A Metrorail train approaching Government Center in Downtown Miami, May 2007
Government Center, the main Miami Metrorail station in Downtown and the busiest station in the entire Metro system, March 2008
Metromover is free and has three loops throughout Downtown, Brickell, and the Arts & Entertainment District
Brickell Avenue has the largest concentration of international banks in the United States.
Bayfront Park is Downtown's largest and most visited park
The Miami-Dade County Courthouse built in 1925, is one of many local, state and federal courthouses in Downtown, centered primarily around Government Center.
La Época, a local Miami store, is one of the main department stores on Flagler Street. Flagler Street has been Downtown's main shopping street since the 1800s
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the second-largest performing arts center in the U.S.
Bicentennial Park during Ultra Music Festival and Earth Hour in 2010.
The Freedom Tower, built in 1925, is a local historic landmark and a symbol of the city.
Pérez Art Museum Miami at Museum Park in Downtown's Park West neighborhood
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts is one of the last remaining theaters from the many that once existed on Flagler Street in the 1920s
Gesu Church, built in 1896, is the oldest Catholic church in Miami, and one of many central churches and synagogues in Downtown
The FTX Arena, home of the Miami Heat
Temple Israel of Greater Miami
Brickell skyline in 2012
Downtown Miami condos along Biscayne Blvd
Skyline of Downtown Miami from west, 2011
Miami Tower lit in neon pink
Downtown skyline, September 2008
Biscayne Boulevard
Daytime view of Downtown looking South, 2008
Skyline as seen from South Beach with the Four Seasons Tower in the left
Downtown seen from the northeast
Statue of Julia Tuttle in Bayfront Park
Fort Dallas, built in 1836, military base from the Seminole Wars, circa 1930s
Brickell and the mouth of the Miami River in 1935. Current location of the Miami Circle Park and Icon Brickell
Fort Dallas Park, 1905
Downtown after the 1926 Miami Hurricane
Downtown seen from the north, 2009

Some private companies with headquarters in Downtown are Akerman Senterfitt, Arquitectonica, Espírito Santo Financial Group, Florida Justice Institute, Greenberg Traurig, Holland & Knight, Macy's Florida, Miami Herald, Miami Today, Shutts & Bowen, Terremark Worldwide, Vector Group, World Property Channel, and Zyscovich Architects.

Laurinda Hope Spear

American architect and landscape architect based in Miami, Florida.

She is one of the founders of Arquitectonica, the international architecture, planning, and interior design firm, which formed in 1977.

Bernardo Fort Brescia

US-based Peruvian businessman and architect.

Westin Times Square Hotel in New York

He is the co-founder of the architectural firm Arquitectonica.


Coastal metropolis located in Miami-Dade County in southeastern Florida, in the United States.

Approximately 400 men voted for Miami's incorporation in 1896 in the building to the left
The mouth of Miami River at Brickell Key, February 2010
View from one of the higher points in Miami, west of Downtown Miami. The highest natural point in the city of Miami is in Coconut Grove, near the bay, along the Miami Rock Ridge at 24 ft above sea level.
Typical summer afternoon thunderstorm rolling in from the Everglades
Map of racial/ethnic distribution in Miami, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Downtown is South Florida's main hub for finance, commerce and international business. Brickell Avenue has the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S.
As seen in 2006, the high-rise construction in Miami has inspired popular opinion of "Miami manhattanization"
Brickell Avenue in Downtown Miami's Brickell Financial District
PortMiami is the world's largest cruise ship port, and is the headquarters of many of the world's largest cruise companies
The Royal Caribbean International headquarters at the Port of Miami
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the second-largest performing arts center in the United States
Lowe Art Museum on the campus of the University of Miami
Hard Rock Stadium is the venue for the Miami Dolphins of the NFL, the Miami Hurricanes of college football, and College Football Playoff's (CFP) Orange Bowl
Casino Miami, known as "The Yankee Stadium of Jai Alai"
Bayfront Park on Biscayne Bay, February 2017
Miami City Hall at Dinner Key in Coconut Grove. The city's primary administrative offices are held here.
Florida International University, with its main campus in nearby University Park, is the largest university in South Florida and the fourth largest university by enrollment in the United States. It is also one of Florida's primary research universities
Founded in 1925, the University of Miami in nearby Coral Gables is Florida's top ranked private institution of higher education
Miami Senior High School, founded in 1903, is Miami's first high school
Former headquarters of the The Miami Herald
The Venetian Causeway (left) and MacArthur Causeway (right) connect Downtown and South Beach, Miami Beach.
State Road 886 (Port Boulevard) connects downtown and PortMiami by bridge over Biscayne Bay.
The Metrorail is the city's rapid transit system and connects the city's central core with its outlying suburbs.
Tri-Rail is Miami's commuter rail that runs north–south from Miami's suburbs in West Palm Beach to Miami International Airport.

Several large companies are headquartered in Miami, including but not limited to Akerman LLP, Alienware, Arquitectonica, Brightstar Corporation, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Corporation, Duany Plater-Zyberk, Greenberg Traurig, Inktel Direct, Lennar Corporation, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, OPKO Health, Parkjockey, RCTV International, Royal Caribbean International, Sitel, Southern Wine & Spirits, Telemundo, Vector Group, Watsco and World Fuel Services.

SM Megamall

Third largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the thirteenth largest in the world that is developed and operated by SM Prime Holdings.

Megamall Back Entrance
Megamall Back Entrance
The Mega Fashion Hall
View within EDSA (2014)
Building A atrium
Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord
IMAX Theatre
Mega Food Hall
SM Bowling Center
SM Skating Rink

Arquitectonica is the firm responsible for the architectural design while Aurecon is the structural engineer for the building project.