The City of Miami is looking for an architect to design a new police headquarters building for a “global city.”
Only experienced architects need apply.
The new building must be iconic, state of the art, and a landmark “that is instantaneously synonymous with Miami, much like the Empire State Building is synonymous with New York City.” Miami is “committed to iconic architecture,” according to a Request For Qualifications issued last week. The Architectural/Engineering team must have experience “designing landmark facilities that are innovative and stand the test of time.”
The facilities are to include a museum and gift shop, helipad, healthy meal options, and state-of-the-art fitness/wellness rooms. The overall design should focus on officer wellness, including ample indoor light, and outdoor spaces.
A synthesis of materials are expected to be used in the design, forming an aesthetically pleasing balance of concrete, glass, wood, stone, metal, green space, and water.
A pre-proposal conference is November 28, with bids due January 9.
All Aboard Florida has previously expressed interest in bidding to develop the property.
the current HQ, which city officials say is outdated and obsolete: