Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza has unveiled his first commercial project to be built in the USA – a Miami office building for developers Bizzi & Partners and Sumaida + Khurana. The two real estate experts have joined forces for the very first time for this workspace architecture scheme, which is set to bring the Spanish master’s powerful brand of minimalism to the Florida State. The building will sit at the entrance to Miami’s prestigious South Beach neighbourhood.

Featuring an elegant, geometric composition of slim, vertical lines that define each floor, and lots of transparencies, this Miami office buiding will be made out of white concrete, glass, and marble. Tall ceilings, flexible floorplates and floor-to-ceiling windows ensure this building is generous and adaptable, to respond to modern workspace trends. A fitness cente on site, alongside various food offerings, a large atrium, and plenty of outdoor space help create a refined microcosm for the users. 

Alberto Campo Baeza sketch for New York building
A sketch of the new Miami office building by Alberto Campo Baeza

Alberto Campo Baeza, who is well known for a series of captivating, minimalist residential designs and more in his home country, has come on board to design this project, which is a departure for the developers; both Bizzi & Partners and Sumaida + Khurana are perhaps more well known so far for their luxury residential offerings, spanning works by Tadao Ando (152 Elizabeth Street) and Renzo Piano (565 Broome Soho).

‘We have a great deal of respect for one another’s projects and approach to development. We share the vision to create seminal buildings that add significant value to the built environment,’ says Sumaida + Khurana founding partner Amit Khurana. ‘Alberto Campo Baeza’s buildings are known for their purity of design and subtle detailing. Similar to the other projects that our firms have developed, Campo Baeza’s design will provide the opportunity to deliver a building of exquisite craftsmanship and quality.’

Architecture and interor design practice Gabellini Sheppard has been confirmed to design the scheme’s interiors. Construction is expected to start in summer 2022; watch this space. §

152 Elizabeth Street hero shot at night
152 Elizabeth Street by Tadao Ando 
565 Broome Soho hero exterior
565 Broome Soho by Renzo Piano Building Workshop