100 Biscayne Boulevard Renovation
Built in 1963, 100 Biscayne, formerly known as New World Tower, is a 30-story tower in downtown Miami that has undergone a renovation, ushering it into the 21st century. The renovations included the streetscape facade, garage, and upgrades to the main and elevator lobby, common space and bathrooms. Originally proposed as a modern architectural icon, the building maintained this identity while transitioning design elements into the modern era. The lobby serves to celebrate art and culture through transparency and technology while remaining an active and inviting atmosphere, representing the values of the city today. Comfort and service was the emphasis of the environmental experience intended in the design of these spaces. Encouraging health and collaboration, the addition of a gym and a conference room are imperative for the advancement of the traditional office culture. The exterior cladding was rejuvenated and is reminiscent of the international style present in its original aesthetic, while opening it to embrace the streetscape with new materiality. Part of the firm’s scope was to replace it with a material that didn’t compete with the aged marble, so the firm covered the columns with a solid white stone.