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Starchitecture Comes to Miami: Chad Oppenheim & Bjarke Ingels in a Roundtable

Starchitecture has come to Miami — in a big way. Developers are using the name recognition of some of the world’s star architects to bring in buyers for their posh towers.

Chad Oppenheim to Speak at Florida International University

Taking place October 18th at 5:00pm, Chad Oppenheim will deliver his ‘Enhance Life’ lecture at Florida International University where he will be showing projects of various scales that his firm, Oppenheim Office, is completing around the world that serve the main goal of his mission which is to enhance life. Through a deep respect for place, the architecture of Chad Oppenheim serves to enrich its surroundings, the lives of its inhabitants, and its patrons. For more information, please visit here.

Chad Oppenheim Lecture at HD Boutique Expo

Chad Oppenheim, the founding principal of Oppenheim Architecture + Design, will deliver a lecture at the annual HD Boutique Exposition and Conference on September 12th from 11:15am-12:15pm. Taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the boutique-style trade show is know for the best in hospitality design, architecture, operation, and development. Oppenheim’s design strategy is to extract the contextual essence from the building program – creating an experience that is dramatic and powerful. His landmark designs demonstrate a climatic response while strengthening the relationship between people and nature. During the event, he will be showcasing his designs that simultaneously solve complex challenges while engaging all the senses.

In Progress: Pharrell Williams Resource Center / Oppenheim Architecture + Design

© Oppenheim Architecture + Design
© Oppenheim Architecture + Design

The Pharrell Williams Resource Center is a design that represents the future for youth centers.  The treehouse concepts aims to inspire future generations through architecture providing a place where kids can escape and imagine.  A unique combination of architect Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture + Design and musical impressario Pharrell Williams they are hoping that this youth center will set a new standard for the way the world builds for its future.  “We’re creating an environment to house creativity,” said Chad about his design. “Pharrell is a visionary renaissance man, and this center is a reflection of his passion for education and natural design sensibility.”  The PWRC is slated for completion by 2013.