Miami Wants To Build ‘Iconic’ Police Headquarters

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.