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Issue No.

10 Winter 2007



others who often strive to impose what

they want onto the client, creating more
battles than consensus.

Speed and accuracy allow us to get to the

next project sooner. Without committing
to it being a good or a bad circumstance,
time is money for our clients. The faster
our clients can get people into their build-
ings, the faster they see the return on their
investment. As architects, we often have
some information on the timing of a proj-
ect coming on line. Our work in both the
design phases of the project and with the
contractor during construction is key to the
timely completion of a project.

Faria Lima and Rua Lopes Neto Office Tower, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tishman Speyer While Arquitectonica is a corporation, this
Simply put, the ultimate recognition that needs and translating that into a building corporation is represented by people. I per-
Arquitectonica can receive as a direct result design that accommodates their program sonally never feel the need or the inclination
of our hard work is another commission. requirements is not an easy undertak- to go back to a service provider with whom
Repeat clients are the best way to gauge ing. When the clients are as large as ours I was dissatisfied or one that provided a
our performance; If they return, we obvi- typically are, the task becomes even more less than superior service, there are just
ously performed well enough to make the challenging. While we represent a unified too many options out there. The same is
selection of an architect for their next proj- design front, clients are not typically uni- true of architects. We have very formidable
ect an easy one. As if this were not enough, lateral in their decision making process. competition and they are always waiting in
Arquitectonica’s global presence gives us This translates into a need for us to listen the wings. How we interact, respond, react
the opportunity to not only work with these to everyone. As professionals, we need to and perform as professionals determines
great clients again, but to expand the rela- continue to listen to what our clients are the future of our working relationship with
tionships worldwide. looking for. This is an edge we have over our clients.

Consider how simple it would be for a

client to shop elsewhere. These decisions
are often political, and at high levels in the
companies we work with. Going to another
architect can achieve several objectives and
often appease the senior level executives of
the firm who have their favorites.

So why do clients come back?

Clients come back to an architect for sev-

eral reasons. Obviously, we hope, design is
the most important. Listening to the clients’
Campus @ North First, San Jose, California, Tishman Speyer
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Repetition, in the context of clients, is good. fees when it is appropriate to use them as
Those of us that have been in this profes- a comparison.
sion for seven or more years know just how
cyclical it can be. When we have a client that undertakes mul-
tiple developments and they do not come
When slow periods present themselves, it back, getting them to return is a difficult
is often repeat clients that carry the firm undertaking. Pride, lack of information,
through the toughest times. The com- reputation and a myriad of other factors all
petition is more fierce and projects more stand in the way. We need to think of every
sparse. We have performed well for a client client in terms of their next project, and our
and now they can confidently return to us. ability to secure it by performing well on the
current one. Bouygues Telecom Tower, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France,
Bouygues Immobilier
Returning clients are also important to our
portfolio. When a potential new client looks Arquitectonica is fortunate to have some
at our work and sees that the same repu- of the greatest repeat clients in the world.
table clients have come back to us repeat- Whether it is Related in Miami or New York,
edly, it is held in the same regard as an indi- Swire Properties throughout Asia, Tishman
vidual holding a job for a formidable period Speyer and Hines throughout the world,
of time as opposed to job hopping. It instills Ransom Everglades Schools, Rockrose,
a feeling of confidence and a comfort that Bouygues, Orco Development, W. Torre in
the firm has been tested and passed over South America, Hyatt, Four Seasons, the
and over again. It also works to justify our City of Miami, or even the senior executive
that retains us to do their pri-
vate residence because of our
performance on their Head-
quarters, these are all superior
additions to our resume and
reflectively, one of the most
impressive lists in architec-
Exaltis, La Defense, France, Bouygues Immobilier
Our next repeat client should
always be a consideration. It
does not matter if they are a
developer we have been work-
ing with for years or a cultural
entity with whom we are doing
our first project. We always
need to be thinking in the con-
text of how we can perform to
a level that will allow Arquitec-
tonica to be the only firm con-
sidered for the design of their
next project.

All of your hard work and dedi-

cation to our clients is what
will make this possible.
EOS Generali, Paris, France, Bouygues Immobilier
The Infinity, San Francisco, California, Tishman Speyer
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In recent months, Arquitectonica has experienced an enormous growth with new design commissions in Latin America. Repeat clients Tishman
Speyer and Walter Torre & Partners have been a primary source. The following projects represent this recent growth and the continued efforts
to expand the presence of Arquitectonica in the region and around the globe.

Bandeirantes Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil WT Botafogo

• Type : Mixed-Use (Residential, Office) • Type : Office
• Client : Tishman Speyer - Método • Client : W Torre

WT Brooklin, São Paulo, Brazil Neto Office Tower, Sao Paulo, Brazil Petrobras Headquarters - Sao Paulo
• Type : Office • Type : Mixed-Use (Office, Parking Garage) • Type : Office
• Client : W Torre • Client : Tishman Speyer - Método • Client : W Torre

WT JK BLOCO “A”, São Paulo, Brazil Alphaville / Videolar, São Paulo, Brazil Cipriani Hotel & Residences and Iguatemi
• Type : Office Tower • Type : Mixed-Use Retail Shopping Mall, São Paulo, Brazil
• Client : W Torre • Client : Tiner and Videola • Type : Hotel, Residential, Retail
• Client : W Torre
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From Left to Right: Hines “Bird Road”, Jiangwan Town Center, SM Exibit & Conference Center, Irvine Valley Performing Arts Center, Revel Resort and Casino


NEW PROJECTS irvine valley at center stage TRINITY PLACE TO BREAK GROUND
Expanding our presence with new designs
After an 18-year wait, Irvine Valley College After a six-year entitlement battle, Trinity
Arquitectonica was recentlty awarded a new has its own performing arts center, the Irvine Place owner Trinity Properties is gearing up
500,000 SF mixed-use project (office, hotel, Valley College Performing Arts Center. On to break ground on phase one of what will
possibly retail & residential) with one of our Tuesday, 30th of October the college had its eventually be a 1,900-apartment complex on
repeat clients, Hines. The project is located official opening for the 53,200 SF, 388-seat 1177 Market Street, San Francisco, CA.
at Bird Road and Ponce de Leon Boulevard theater with an invitation-only gala concert that
in Coral Gables, Florida. opened with a trumpet fanfare and featured the Trinity Properties Walter Schmidt said shor-
college’s master chorale and wind symphony. ing and excavation will begin shortly and
Also the 4.8 million SF New Jiangwan Town take the project into 2008 when the “pile and
Center, Shanghai- with clients Hines and revel casino A REALITY foundation program” will start. Trinity Prop-
Shanghai Chengtou Yuecheng Real Estate. Construction is underway erties estimate it will take two years to finish
Still in development, the project is conceived the first phase with the project including four
as a collection of streets and plazas in the Revel Entertainment Group, LLC has received phases overall.
manner of traditional town centers. preliminary site plan approval from the City of
Atlantic City Planning Board for its beachfront PROJECT WEBSITE
maitrade inauguration casino entertainment resort on twenty acres Arquitectonica’s projects in Realtime
SM Composite another step forward of land along the Atlantic City Boardwalk in
New Jersey. Arquitectonica’s Generali Office Complex,
The SM Exhibit and Conference Center, the EOS for Generali Assicurazioni and Bouygues
largest private meeting facility in the Philip- The destination Resort will feature approxi- Immobilier in Paris, France has unvailed their
pines opened on November 5th at the SM mately 3,800 Rooms, 150,000 SQ. FT of new website
Central Business Park in Pasay City, Manila. casino space and 500,000 SQ. FT of din-
ing, retail and entertainment space including For a list of other project websites, go to
Located at the heart of the SM Central Busi- a 5,500 seat theater, an expansive health, click on Realtime
ness Park, the three-storey, 46,000 square club and spa, meeting space and an outdoor heading, then select Project Websites.
meter building consists of open exhibition ar- oceanfront beach on approximately one acre.
eas, multi functional halls and flexible meet- Revel is in the process of determining whether REGALIA AT THE GUGGENHEIM
ing rooms designed for international and both hotel towers will be completed in the first Regalia sponsors Annual Gala
local events. For conventions and meetings, phase of construction.
there are also five function rooms that can The Regalia project was the title sponsor for
be combined so the area can sit from 500 to Kevin DeSanctis, Chairman and Chief the Annual Guggenheim Gala on November
4,100 guests. Executive Officer of Revel Entertainment, said, 8th in New York City. The event has been
“This is a significant regulatory step forward in described in previous years as the “top fund-
The nine meeting rooms can also be com- commencing construction of the Company’s raising gala” and most exciting event of the
bined to accommodate a simple meeting of resort entertainment casino project. Our plans year.
10 people to a seminar of 300 attendees. are nearly complete, we expect to commence
Arquitectonica designed the masterplan for footing and foundation work shortly and be- As one of the biggest events of the year,
this project. lieve that construction will last approximately reaching a highly affluent and stylish crowd,
36 months.”
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From Left to Right: Trinity Place, Regalia, The Gate, City Of Dreams Macau, The Bentley Beach Hotel, Vincci South Beach

The Guggenheim Gala was viewed by Melco PBL Entertainment, remarked: CITYSCAPE DUBAI
The Regalia team as the perfect match for “Our City of Dreams casino and resort will Arquitectonica on display
their one of a kind collection of “mansions set a new benchmark for a “must-see” desti-
in the sky” which they describe as “living art nation in Asia. The rapid pace of construction
installations” on the beach. progress on site is exhilarating. Full praise is
due to the efficiency and professionalism of
SKY TOWER ON SCHEDULE the Macau government, the DSSOPT, our
managing contractor and site personnel.”
Construction work on Sorouh Real Estate’s
Sky Tower Development, part of The Gate BENTLEY BEACH JOINS HILTON
District Development in Abu Dhabi, is run-
ning on schedule according to Mounir Hai- The Bentley Beach Hotel in South Beach, has Cityscape Dubai on October 16-18 2007
dar, CEO for Sorouh Real Estate. joined the Hilton Hotel Corporation in Miami welcomed more than 50,000 regional and
Beach; the Hiltons first franchise on Miami international investors, property developers,
Due for completion by late 2009, the 74 Beach. Mr. Alexander Mirza, the senior vice governmental and development authorities,
storey elliptical-shaped tower launched in president, Corporate Development, Hilton leading architects, designers, consultants
April 2006 will rise to 300 m once complet- Hotels Corporation remaked, and other senior professionals from more
ed. Facilities for the Sky Tower project will than 120 countries. More than 1,000 exhibi-
include a 145,000 SQ.FT retail mall and an “Our addition of the Bentley Beach Hotel is tors showcased their projects and services
exceptionally large sports and leisure center consistent with The Hilton Hotel Corpora- on 753,473 SFT (70,000 sqm) of prime
covering the entire podium deck featuring tion’s strategy of operating the finest proper- exhibition space.
a state of the art fitness center, swimming ties in the most outstanding locations. Our
pools, tennis courts, squash courts, spa and company has waited a long time to select Arquitectonica was represented by Peter
more. the right property to carry the Hilton name on Brannan, Michael Grimshaw, Cathy Lee, Ben-
South Beach; Bentley Beach Hotel possesses son Wright and Claire Young.
CITY OF DREAMS ON SCHEDULE a sense of style and elegance that was ideal
for our inaugural Miami Beach property.” HUDSON SQUARE WINS SILVER
Construction of The City of Dreams Resort ArquitectonicaGeo blooms again
and Casino on Cotai in Macau remains on REGENT LEAVES SOUTH BEACH
time and on budget with the June 15, 2007 Geo recently won a silver medal award from
announcement from MPEL (Melco PBL En- The Regent South Beach changed operators the Miami + Beach Bienal for their design
tertainment) indicating that the direct cost of in mid September 2007 to Vincci Hotels. of Hudson Square. Geo participated in the
the construction of City of Dreams, excluding Regent Hotels & Resorts officially left on Hudson Square project, along with other
the co-located apartment hotel tower, would September 13th at midnight, nine months firms FLAnk, LTL Architects, SpaN, and also
be US$1.85 billion and that the cost of the after opening the condo-hotel. Zakrzewski + Hyde Architects in association
land would be US$279 million. with Starr White House Landscape Architects.
Vincci Hotels, a chain based in Spain with
Mr. Lawrence Ho, Co-Chairman and CEO of properties in New York and Palo Alto, Calif., Congratulations also to Roberto Rivera from
took over the beachfront property on Friday GEO for winning the Landscape Architect of
September 14th. the Year award from Miami AIA.
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Arquitectonica recipient of AIA Awards ters Office Interiors, Miami, FL Arquitectonica achieves multiple sucesses

Five of Arquitectonica’s projects recently The Developers & Builders Alliance was
received design awards from the Miami Chap- founded by five of the most influential indi-
ter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). viduals in the industry. The group consists
An awards ceremony was held on November of Donald Trump, Jorge Perez (The Related
Group), Don Peebles (Peebles Corporation)
17th. The winning projects were:
and the Dezers (father and son).
Sarasota Herald-Tribune Headquarters, Sarasota, FL
The gala awards ceremony took place at Don-
Exaltis Tower at La Défense, Paris, France
ald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Estate in Palm Beach
Florida. Four Arquitectonica projects received
various awards from the Alliance including:
Regalia – “Project of the Year” for High-Rise
Development. The winner was Paul Murphy
and his development partners.
Marquis – “Excellence in Contracting” for
High-Rise Residential Structural. The winner
was KM Plaza construction company.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY
ArtéCity – “Project of the Year” for Condo Ho-
tel, Hotel, Resorts. The winner was The Wave
Group Development (Alessandro Ferretti).
City Park Aventura – “Project of the Year” for
Mixed-Use Properties. The winner was Sky
Development Group (Yizhak Toledano).

Menara Karya, Jakarta Indonesia

In addition to the Miami AIA Awards, the

Sarasota Herald-Tribune Media Headquar-
ters and The Bronx Museum of the Arts also
received design awards from the Society of
American Registered Architects.

Regalia, Sunny Isles, FL Marquis, Miami, FL

City Park, Aventura, Florida ArtéCity, Miami, Florida

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Two Arquitectonica projects receive Constructed with a highly unique double-skin
international praise Arquitectonica recently prevailed over some facade, the 936,000 SF structure features a
of the best-known sustainability architects shading system between the two skins. Trig-
ICON Brickell, the $1.2 billion luxury con- in Europe and the United States to claim a gered by light and heat detectors, the shades
dominium development on Brickell Avenue, prestigious honor, The “Grand Prix” award, automatically climb and descend as befits
in downtown Miami, has earned one of the a top international prize for achievements in the energy needs of the structure and the
building industry’s most prestigious honors- sustainable design. comfort needs of its occupants. Other areas
The International Property Award for the make use of shutters and fins to control light
World’s “Best Development.” The award was presented to our client penetration and distribution. A lower building
Bouygues Immobilier and Arquitectonica for roof is designed as a “green roof,” planted
Arquitectonica shares the award with our the Bouygues Telecom Tower which was with landscaping and gardens for cool-
client The Related Group, ICON Brickell’s honored as the best building in the High- ing and water retention. Other features that
developer, and Designer Philippe Starck. Rise category during the Eco-Building Per- helped Mozart win the “High-Rise” category
The Related Group’s Founder and CEO, formance Forum on September 18, 2007 at award include:
Jorge Perez accepted the international award Porte de Versailles Expo.
in London on September 14, 2007 stating • Solar thermal panels (for hot water) and
“This immense honor illustrates ICON Brick- Bernardo Fort-Brescia, FAIA: photovoltaic cells (for electrical power)
ell’s caliber in the highly competitive global “This is an exceptional honor for us as we installed on rooftops within glass fins.
property arena,” complete several large and highly visible • Steam heat from an adjacent waste
buildings around Paris. The recognition of treatment facility.
The International Property Awards, the larg- our design work in France, which is unparal- • Use of elevator motion to cogenerate
est of its type in the world, is now in its 13th leled among U.S. firms, is now matched by electricity.
year. Supported by five media partners and our capabilities in green building.” • Use of a CO2 detection system, which
nine professional organizations, the Awards triggers fresh outdoor air circulation only
attracted entries from a record 57 different The design of the Bouygues Telecom Tower when and where occupants require it.
companies in 2007. The panel of judges complex features green-building innovations • A rainwater collection system, which filters
consisted of some of the industry’s top pro- in energy production and efficiency, water and stores the water for use in toilets and
fessionals. Factors considered included lo- retention and reuse, air conditioning, and in landscape watering.
cation, target market, external appearance of building envelope construction.
the development, innovation and outstanding
architectural and interior design.

The Related Group’s ICON Brickell, Miami, FL Bouygues Telecom Tower, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
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Arquitectonica staff in the great race Building to fight hunger

Arquitectonica employees who possessed The New York office took part in this year’s
the will power and the determination to run Canstruction, a charity event run by The
for charity and perhaps simply for personal Society for Design Administration (SDA).
growth, recently took part in the ING New Canstruction® is a design/build competition
York City Marathon on November 4th 2007. currently held in cities throughout North
America and recently in Australia. Teams of
The premier event of New York Road Runners, Clockwise from top left:
architects and engineers compete to design
the ING New York City Marathon is one of Anne Cotter and build giant structures made entirely from
the world’s great road races, drawing more Michael Grimshaw full cans of food.
Chul Moon
than 90,000 applicants. The race attracts
many world-class professional athletes, not The results are displayed to the public as
only for the more than $600,000 in prize magnificent sculptures. At the close of the
money, but also for the chance to excel in exhibitions the food is donated to local food
the media capital of the world before two banks for distribution to emergency feeding
million cheering spectators and 315 million programs.
worldwide television viewers. As any one of
the more than 700,000 past participants will Cangratulations to the following NY team
attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park members who cantributed to our design:
is one of the great thrills of a lifetime. Captains: Eric Hofmann, Bradley Bartholomew
Support Team: Sam Luckino, Charles Paray,
The first New York City Marathon, in 1970, Michael Sargent, Benay Betts, Annie Kwon,
was four-plus laps of Central Park. In 1976, Chris Barker, Aaron Bowen, Ed Kasparek,
in celebration of the U.S. bicentennial, Kyle Freeman, Jonathan Kinsley and Michael
NYRR moved the marathon to the streets Hirsch.
of New York’s five boroughs: Staten Island,
Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.
The course united dozens of culturally and
ethnically diverse neighborhoods, passing
over five bridges, and finishing up at Tavern
on the Green in world-famous Central Park.

Thirty-one years later, the course continues

to challenge thousands of athletes every
year and has become a model for big-city
marathon courses around the world.

Congratulations to the following staff for

completing the 26.2 mile event.

Anne Cotter (Miami Office)

Michael Grimshaw (Hong Kong Office)

Chul Moon (New York Office)

“The Face of May West That CAN Be Used to Fight Hunger.”
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OUR NEWEST EMPLOYEES Recent articles featuring Arquitectonica: • Gaming & Leisure
Arquitectonica extends welcome wishes to • San Francisco Business Times Fall 2007 issue - The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino
the following newest members of the firm. November 12, 2007 - Massive excavation to begin at CEO Ian Bruce Eichner & COO Audrey Oswell, Page 52,
Trinity Plaza, By J.K. Dineen. Projects #2338 Trinity By J. Caruso, Project #2255 The Cosmopolitan Resort
MIAMI Daziano Smith, Miguel Gonzalez Place, #2238 Infinity & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

NEW YORK Hank Byron, Thomas DelSordo,

• Miami Today • Que Newspaper
Lisha Jiang, James Neville, Sanghyun Ahn,
November 8, 2007 - Latitude project cashes in on October 23 2007 - Camara da el Visto bueno al nuevo
Lourdes Gavilanes techo de Murcia, Page 6, Project # M02315.00
residential, office markets, Page 17, By M.Bowden.
ARQUITECTONICA GEO Mariela Davalos, Projects #2199 - Latitude on the River Condominium Residential Tower Development, Murcia, Spain
Donia Hopkins, Daniel Stevens and Latitude One Office Bldg, Miami, FL
SHANGHAI Vicky Zhou, Erica Wang, Celine • Florida InsideOut
• Courier Post Sep/Oct 2007 issue - The Caribbean Boom, Page 64,
Bory, John Zhang, Yahya Morad, Ying Zhou,
November 6, 2007 - Board to consider casino plan, By By E. Beck, Project #2472 Icon Vallarta, Puerto Val-
Sam Xue, Lily Zhan
W.H. Sokolic. Projects #2527 Revel Beachfront Casino larta, Mexico - 2007 AIA Honor & Design Awards, Page
HONG KONG Esther Ho, Chris Lee 38, Project #2122 High School of Construction Trades,
Entertainment Resort, Atlantic City, NJ
MANILA Jordan Tatlong Hari, Angel Ciscar, Engineering & Architecture New York, New York
Gerard Gomez • The Big Project
Issue 10 - Grand Prix Award Page 10, Project #2361 • Haute Living
Bouygues Telcom Headquarters, Issy les Moulineaux Sep/Oct 2007 issue - Miami’s Backyard, Page 81,
(Paris), France By S. Wilson, Project #2255 The Cosmopolitan, #2412
ARQUITECTONICA PUBLISHED Las Ramblas, #2490 Las Palmas, #2267 Icon LV
A sampling of recent articles featuring
• The Robb Report Collection
Arquitectonica and the firm’s designs. • Mississippi Magazine
November 2007 issue - Looking Up, The Meteoric rise
of luxury condominium living Page 75, By K. Fredericks September 2007 issue - TelCom Center monument to
Arquitectonica was the cover story in the Project #2146 Canyon Ranch Living, Miami Beach, FL Jackson’s renaissance Page 24, Project #2114 Missis-
October 2007 edition of PODER magazine. sippi Telecommunications & Conference Center
The seven page article credits Arquitectonica • The Organge County Register
October 27, 2007 - Irvine Valley College at center stage • Real Estate & Investment Middle East
and its principals with reshaping Miami’s
By L. BLEIBERG, Project #2214 Irvine Valley College September 2007 issue - Arquitectonica: Internation-
image of itself, re-sculpting its built envi- ally renowned for excellence and innovation, Page 54,
Performing Arts Center, Irvine, CA
ronment while simultaneously touching the Project #2370 The Gate, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
world with global form and function. • Home Miami
Featured projects: The Miami Children’s September 2007 issue - XL L M S Regalia XL, Page 64, • Justice Facilities Review
Museum, The Pink House, The Atlantis and Project # 2440 Regalia, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 2007 issue - Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States
Courthouse, Page 30, Project # 9750 Wilkie D. Fergu-
The American Airlines Arena.
son, Jr. United States Courthouse Miami, FL

Bernardo Fort Brescia featured on cover Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Courthouse featured on cover The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino featured on cover

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