The project includes an experienced team that includes world-renowned architecture firm SHoP Architects, urban design and landscape architecture firm West 8, law firms Greenberg Traurig and Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey, media company A2aMedia, engineering firm BuroHappold, and national marketing-communications firm Roar Media. The team has been working closely with the city of Miami and all other regulatory authorities to follow the necessary approval process and ensure the project meets all applicable requirements, rules, and regulations.
SHoP is an award-winning architecture firm with a staff of over 200 talented architects, designers and engineers. Since 1996, SHoP has set the standard for creative innovation in the field, modeling a new way forward with its unconventional approach to creating built solutions at every scale. At the heart of the firm’s method is a willingness to question accepted patterns of practice, coupled with the courage to expand, where necessary, beyond the architect’s traditional roles. Recent and current work includes the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, Manhattan’s East River Esplanade, the Domino Sugar and Essex Crossing redevelopments in New York City, and the Botswana Innovation Hub in Gaborone.
West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture, founded in 1987. Over the last 25 years West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers. West 8’s main office is based at the port of Rotterdam, and has two offices in Belgium and New York. West 8’s New York office was established after winning an international design competition for the design of Governors Island Park – a 172-acre island in the New York Harbor. West 8’s recent work includes the community-acclaimed Miami Beach Soundscape Park.
Houlihan Lokey is an international investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, valuation, financial restructuring, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of our commitment to client success across our advisory services.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms’ client relationships. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.
Roar Media is a strategic public relations and digital-communications consultancy that combines traditional media relations with advanced Internet marketing programs, including web development, social media and content marketing, to help clients worldwide achieve their business goals. Our results-focused approach and seasoned team of professionals deliver practical, innovative programs and solutions that work.
Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.
For over 20 years, we have dedicated ourselves to accomplish the vision set by our founders–to provide preeminent legal counseling in the areas of local government law, Florida commercial and municipal litigation, Florida land use and zoning, and Florida real estate. In addition to being one of the largest firms in Florida practicing municipal law, we pride ourselves on representing local governments and businesses and individuals that seek to do business with government.
A2aMEDIA provides a uniquely complete opportunity to deliver the entire management and implementation structure for out of home media spectaculars. Our in-house team provides for the concept, design, evaluation, implementation, and management of all aspects of media delivery. This allows us to look at all verticals in the digital media and marketing world and provide the best capitalization of branding opportunities on new media.
For 40 years, BuroHappold Engineering has been building its reputation for delivering creative, value led building and city solutions for an ever changing world. At our very core is our essence, a mission statement if you like, the mirror that we hold up to ourselves to ensure that we pursue the simple honest truth in our work, and with one another, allowing us to bridge the gap between science and society and forge meaningful and lasting global relationships that benefit all.