Arquitectonica Beats Out Stantec At Virginia Key

Miami’s commission will hold a special meeting on August 28 to award a development deal at Virginia Key.

A committee scored three bidders:

  • Virginia Key LLC (Arquitectonica/ArquitectonicaGEO) (92.6 points)
  • Biscayne Marine Partners, LLC (Stantec/Raymond Jungles) (87.8 points)
  • GCM Contracting Solutions, Inc. (57.2 points)

(only a portion of the ranking was based on design.)

The commission will vote on the 75-year deal, which must then be approved in a voter referendum.

The second-ranked team filed a bid protest over the rankings, but it was rejected earlier this month.

Last year, bidding for Virginia Key was halted by commissioners after complaints from bidders and activists, and the process was rebooted.

 

 

stantec/raymond jungles design:

arquitectonica design:

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

After this contest clearly Arquitectonica is paying officials off because the Stantec renderings look far better than the boxery Arquitectonica renderings.

Pali
3 years ago

Omg, Stantec 1000 times much better. What’s wrong with this city???

Anonymous
3 years ago

The headline is very misleading. The Virginia Key LLC team won. They hired Arquitectonica for the design. The evaluation was not based on how pretty the buildings were but on how they met the criteria set forth by the City of Miami. Things like total revenue back to the city, number of boat slips, ect…

Anonymous
3 years ago

and total KICKBACKS !!!!!

Oscar
3 years ago

I understand there’s a ton that has to be considered beyond just the design aesthetic for these projects but holy crap does that Stantec proposal look great. I’d be curious to see the breakdown (if there is one) on the scoring.

Anonymous
3 years ago

The jungle design from Stantec looks amazing. Wow!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Those campaign dollars have gone a long way for these losers!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Its been shown MULTIPLE times that Arch is a sham and pays off whoever they need to to do business in this city.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Lots of new amenities and things to do in Miami.. residents are very lucky.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So is this going to be a concert venue????? I thought it would remain so???

GyroMeat
3 years ago

Somethings Fishy

Anonymous
3 years ago

Both firms suck, but I’ll take Arquitectonica any day. Stantec’s proposal is too rustic, flat, and boorish for Miami, and at least Arquitectonica looks more clean and glassy, and has gabled roofs.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes, there is nothing more cutting edge in architecture than gable roofs.