Can You Design Innovation?

Picture a gleaming building wrapped around an expansive tree-filled courtyard. All the walls are glass so you can see what's happening in the ground-level retail and open-plan offices on the upper floors. In lieu of cramped hallways there are wide-open walkways and a snaking ramp that ascends to a rooftop lawn.

Miami Innovation District idea gaining tech community support

While debate continues over a 10-acre development centered around a 633-foot LED tower, support is growing among some local entrepreneurs and tech investors for the Miami Innovation District proposed for the Park West section of downtown.

Two visions along MacArthur Causeway

Simkins wants to lure tech companies, such as Google and Facebook, here with floor plates of up to 200,000 square feet. ​​“The Innovation District was master planned as a space conducive to how people are starting to and will be working in the future,” Simkins said.

Planned Miami district aims to foster innovation and entrepreneurship

Spearheaded by developer Michael Simkins and designed by SHoP Architects and West 8, the Miami Innovation District will host a mix of startups and small to large businesses and will seek to generate sustainable economic growth while complementing the local community.

Innovation District and Tower vital for Miami

Miami is an amazing city, with attractive benefits including tax savings, thriving cultural and arts institutions and great beaches and weather. We can turn Miami into Silicon Beach. Let’s seize this opportunity so Miami can take its place as a global center of innovation.