The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) presented Allan Shulman FAIA with the 2017 Gold Medal. The Gold Medal is the highest honor given by AIA Florida, recognizing an architect who has distinguished him/herself in a manner resulting in a profound impact of the profession over an extended period of time.
Allan's latest book Building Bacardi: Architecture, Art & Identity has been published by Rizzoli. Talks are planned for Miami, NYC and Mexico City. Pictured here, Beth Dunlop in conversation with Allan at the first book launch event, Soho Beach House, 28 July. Thanks to S2H Communication for organizing!
Shulman + Associates' Director of Operations Elizabeth Cox and Senior Project Manager Yovanna Alvarez have both been named Associates for their leadership within the firm. Yovanna has worked to mentor younger staff, implementing ARE study groups and other educational programming. Liz has led the operations of the office with a steady yet flexible approach for over a decade. Congratulations to both!
Join us for the closing of Meetinghouse exhibit #6, featuring the work of Shulman + Associates: “In Situ: Points of Departure.”
Tomorrow, Saturday February 13, 12 noon – 3:00 PM.
Allan was a guest on Tom Ashbrook's 11/19/15 show, Miami's Boom (and Climate Doom?), and talked about adapting to, rather than mitigating, the effects of sea level rise.
In the November issue of Vanity Fair, Allan was interviewed extensively by writer David Kamp for his piece Can Miami Beach Survive Global Warming?
From the Vanity Fair piece: THE FUTURE An artist's conception of what encroaching water could do to the mid-beach area. Photo-Illustration by Darrow; © Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock (Mid-Beach).
December 2, Bisazza, Miami Design District: The Italian interiors and design magazine INTERNI invited Allan to talk about the firm's work as part of a series of "Design Encounters" during Art Basel Miami Beach.
The group exhibit Meetinghouse #6 opened December 1, 2015 in downtown Miami. Shulman + Associates created two site-specific installations for the show, In situ: points of departure and Delirium, 2015. The show is up until January 9, 2016. More at www.meetinghousemiami.org.
Architects must consider a variety of conditions to arrive at the point of departure for any design. Starting with urban and architectural strategies, extending to practical economic, programming and environmental concerns. These conditions engender opportunities to be declaratory, synthetic, representational, or analytical. There is no formula. Whether quickly apparent or determined after many iterations, these points of departure become the essence of a given project. In themselves, they pose challenges of detailing, construction and function. Extrapolated, unmoored from context and constraint, they can make compelling abstractions. Working in the urban districts of Miami and Miami Beach over the past 20 years, the architecture firm S+A has had the opportunity to explore the development of site-specific strategies through the lens of urban design, building typology, regionalism, and historic preservation. Miami’s highly compressed cycles of build and bust have created a rich source for this investigation, each cycle leaving intelligible layers, frequently in juxtaposition. Such a city feels incipient: an excellent laboratory for the firm’s work. Our place, the level we most love to engage, is the small-to-midsize project, where urban infill and adaptive use projects merge into the fabric of the city itself. In this context, our work aspires to ideas like succession, prolongation, layering, sequencing, and assemblage.
In the July 2015 issue, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort was featured as a hospitality building type study. In the piece, S+A principal Allan Shulman describes the design process for a hotel program whose scale and exurban context were unique to a firm that concentrates in boutique, urban projects. S+A served as Design Architect; Lindsay Pope Brayfield Clifford & Associates, Architect of Record; Daroff Design, Interior Design & Architecture (also interviewed). See the online version of the piece here, along with photos of the project by Robin Hill and Garrett Rowland.
The Dade Heritage Trust awarded 910 Lincoln Road/AllSaints Spitalfields with Outstanding Achievement in the Restoration of a Historic Resource. Designed by Walter C. De Garmo in 1929, the Mediterranean Revival structure’s monumental front façade and nave-like interior space infuses commercial space with a reverential quality. The building’s restoration and transformation back to (original) retail use by S+A was motivated by a desire to preserve this dual quality while adapting the space to a new AllSaints Spitalfields store.
Allan Shulman will be serving as a panelist for "Bringing Hospitality to North Beach" on Thursday, 2/26, presented by The Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association and The City of Miami Beach Mayor's Blue Ribbon Panel on North Beach Revitalization.
Thursday, February 26th, 2015
8:30AM - 9:00AM breakfast
9:00AM - 10:30AM panel discussion
To RSVP, please contact Faheemah Khan: email@example.com.
X-O Beautiful Times Opening reception
Thursday, December 04
Shulman + Associates
100 NE 38th Street
Miami, FL 33137
Free and open to the public.
Shulman + Associates values its collaboration with artists on shared projects, and in the design of galleries, art centers, private collections and museums. For the 5th year in a row, the firm has asked an artist to use its Design District office building as a canvas for a site-specific installation during Art Basel Miami Beach in December.
This year, Amsterdam-based artist X-O will bring his ongoing traveling art project Beautiful Times to S+A's office façade. A highly site-specific project, he makes "lost object" sculptures from discarded materials found in and around the area where these works find their temporary lives. For this piece, he will collect materials from the many construction sites of the Design District. X-O's project is in support of the Morgan Adams Foundation and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.
S+A projects garnered 3 of the 14 design awards presented at this year’s American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter Design Awards Gala on November 7th at the Dupont Building in downtown Miami. A jury of architects and designers convened in Houston to review the 174 anonymous project entries. The S+A projects awarded were all for built work: Jugofresh Wynwood Walls – Interior Architecture/Honor Award; Katherine Fleming Pop-Up Shop – Interior Architecture/Merit Award: and Camp Biscayne Residence – Residential Architecture/Merit Award.
Architectural Digest and Cadillac hosted “Driven by Design”, a multi-stop tour of distinctive architectural highlights in Miami on Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th. The featured locations were Perez Art Museum Miami, 1000 Museum and the Camp Biscayne House. Allan Shulman delivered the keynote address to over 400 guests attending the VIP tour during the two day event.