As Miami Beach residents, we are fortunate enough to live in the considerable shadow of Morris Lapidus and his architecture. His works along with other historically significant buildings led to the resurgence of Miami Beach as a tourist destination.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2015
In conjunction with the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios, and the FIU Department of Architecture exhibition, “Lincoln Road Follies: Morris Lapidus” and the Centennial of Miami Beach, Buildworks cordially invites you to a discussion, “Learning from Lapidus on Lincoln.” The panelists will explore issues of preservation, luxury, progress, and creativity in the work and legacy of Miami Beach architect Morris Lapidus.
“We hope this will be the first of many opportunities to support the good work of the Miami Beach Urban Studios,” said Peter Licavoli of Buildworks, Inc.
The event will include introductions by Miami Beach commissioner Michael Grieco, and FIU College of Architecture + The Arts dean, Brian Schriner, participants will include:
- Joe Farcus, NCARB
- Alastair Gordon – Architecture critic and author
- Avra Jain – Founder, The Vagabond Group
- Alan Lapidus, Registered Architect
- Chad Oppenheim, FAIA
- Laurinda Spear, FAIA, RLA, LEED, AP, ASLA
- Robert Swedroe, AIA
“As Miami Beach residents, we are fortunate enough to live in the considerable shadow of Morris Lapidus and his architecture. It is widely accepted that the preservation of his works along with other historically significant buildings led to the resurgence of Miami Beach as a tourist destination and to the incredible growth of cultural tourism that Miami is experiencing today,” said Joey Woodworth, Principal at Buildworks, Inc., “We are proud to be contributing in our small way to the Miami Beach Centennial.”
The panel will take place at the W South Beach Hotel and Residences (2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139) at 7pm on Thursday, April 30, 2015, and is open to the public.