Design For Signature Bridge Has Been Chosen, May Be Revealed Next Week

The Florida Department of Transportation is expected to give final approval to a proposal to build downtown Miami’s Signature Bridge at a meeting on May 1, according to Andres Viglucci.

The top ranked team includes:

DB Firm:

  • Archer Western – de Moya JV


  • Archer Western Contractors, LLC
  • The de Moya Group, Inc.

Team Members:

  • HDR
  • RS&H
  • Leonhardt, Andra und Partner
  • MacDonald Architects
  • Illumination Arts
  • RWDI Consulting Engineers
  • Pennoni Associates
  • Metric Engineering
  • Corven Engineering
  • GOAL Associates (DBE)
  • Universal Engineering Sciences and HR Engineering Services (HRES)
  • Cardno
  • Manuel G. Vera & Associates (DBE)
  • PlusUrbia
  • Ronald E Frazier & Associates, Neil Hall, AIA, and Design 2 Form

The second ranked team (Fluor-Astaldi-MCM, with local architect Zyscovich) was just a half-point behind, while the third ranked team was 17 points behind.

A team that included Arquitectonica was not among the top two bidders.

The design will be released 72 hours after the May 1 meeting, unless one of the losing teams files a bid protest.


rendering of Town Square Plaza, a concept project once prepared by winning team member PlusUrbia:

FDOT told bidders that the design should look something like this template: