The Stipple

The Stipple, Miami, Florida.

University of Miami SOA, Spring 2013

During this 5 week project students were given a site in Downtown Miami and asked to design a condo building. This building was to provide 100 residential units, substantial lobby space, administrative offices, designated mail areas, recreational pool area, and a fitness center. All design decisions were to comply with the Miami T6-24 code guidelines.


Urban Living: concept that targets modern and community-oriented families as well as young individuals looking to immerse themselves in city life. A housing environment where people can live within a diverse community with a variety of social opportunities, through well-considered placement of the apartments, access roads, and shared/private areas. All unit concepts feature modern, flexible, and well-functioning apartments, and are differentiated in the extent to which they create a framework for separate needs of social life and community.

  • Mixed Urban functions as factors of proximity:
    • Proximity of people of difference social statuses promotes the efficiency of services in neighborhood while encouraging the diversity of housing, equipment and profitable businesses, and balances and pacifies the use of public spaces.
    • Functional diversity guarantees a balanced city structure and livable neighborhood.
  • Neighborhood
    • A collective unity of life, a place of relationships and specific social practices, connected by proximity; or a space of life defined by the behavior of the inhabitants.
    • Idea that the neighborhood is dying due to the spatial explosion of the towns, the extension of the phenomena of mobility and the transformation of urban lifestyles.
    • “Gentrifying inhabitants”: people of gated communities become identified and integrated into local life, while they live in the city as a fragmented archipelago space.

The Color Turquoise: Open Communication and Clarity of Thought: Turquoise helps to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word. It presents as a friendly and happy color enjoying life. In color psychology, turquoise controls and heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability. In the process it can appear to be on an emotional roller coaster, up and down, until it balances itself. It is a great color to have around you, particularly in an emergency, as it helps with clear thinking and decision-making. It assists in the development of organizational and management skills. It influences rather than preaching and demanding.

Mediums: Autocad 2012, Revit 2013, Photoshop, Illustrator & Indesign.