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America Airlines Arena
Miami
Arquitectonica (ARQ)

the People

Owner
Legal Owner:
Miami-Dade County

Developer / Operator:
Miami Heat Basketball Properties Ltd.
www.nba.com/heat/

Architect
Arquitectonica (ARQ)
550 Brickell Avenue, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33131
305. 372-1812
(Fax) 305.372-1175
www.arquitectonica.com

Principals in Charge of Design:
Bernardo Fort-Brescia, FAIA
Laurinda Spear, FAIA

Project Director:
Michael Woollen, AIA

Project Team:
Peter Brand, Isis Mojicar-Hunt, Reinaldo Borges, Cristian Petschen, Dieter Borrell, Arthur Lowe, Shabbir Kazmi, Drew Napolitano, Evan Siegel; Marcia Mello, Jorge Cuba, Alberto Manrique, Vito Mazzocca, Gabriela Caicedo, Edmond Le Blanc, Melbelena Lagos

Construction Administrators:
Mark Bichel, Robert Given

Executive Architects
DLR Group, Phoenix

Associate Architects
Heinlein & Schrock
Kansas City, Missouri
www.heinleinschrock.com

Principal in Charge:
George Heinlein, AIA

Project Architect:
Debra Ford, AIA

Interior Designer
Arquitectonica (ARQ)
Principal in charge:
Laurinda Spear, FAIA

Project Manager:
Michael Woollen, AIA

Project Team:
Marta Sensidoni, Carol Dufresne Trent, Claudine Lau, Andrew Haidar, Mary Ng

Engineer(s)
Structural:
Thornton-Tomasetti
New York, New York
www.thettgroup.com
– Principal in Charge:
Tom Scarangello
– Project Architect:
Anjan Kadakia

Donnell, Duquesne
Albaisa, Miami, Florida
Principal in Charge:
Ramon Donnell

Mechanical:
Flack + Kurtz, New York, New York
www.flackandkurtz.com
– Principals in Charge:
Alan Zlotkowski, Rob Sedlak
– Project Engineers:
Chris Aqulles, Steve Negrin

IMDC, Miami, Florida
Principal in Charge:
Greg Mundy

Electrical:
Fraga Engineering, Miami
Principal in Charge:
Irene Fraga

Flack + Kurtz, New York, New York
www.flackandkurtz.com
– Principals in Charge:
Alan Zlotkowski, Rob Sedlak
– Project Engineers:
Christian Aquiles, Steve Negrin

Civil:
PAWA Complex, Miami, Florida
Project Engineer: Glenn Englehardt

Consultant(s)
Landscape:

Curtis + Rogers Design Studio
Miami, Florida
Principal In Charge:
Richard Rogers, ASLA

Lighting:
l’Observatoire
New York, New York
Principal In Charge:
Herve Descottes

Acoustical:
Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Dallas, Texas www.wjhw.com
Principal In Charge:
Jack Wrightson
Project Engineer, Jim Fober

Graphic Design:
Gottschalk & Ash International, Toronto, Canada www.gplusa.com
Principal In Charge:
Stuart Ash

Scoreboard:
PhenomenArts, Lexington, Massachusetts www.janney.com
Principal in Charge:
Christopher Janney

Food Service:
Boelter Companies
Milwaukee, Wisconsin www.boelter.com
Steve Stern

The Levy Restaurants, Chicago, Illinois www.levyrestaurants.com
Principal In Charge:
Denise Gaffney-Nawrocki

ADA Code Compliance:
Arcodect, Cincinnati, Ohio
Principal in Charge:
Wayne Meyer, AIA

Code:
Code Consultants Inc.
St Louis, Missouri
Gene Boecker

Elevators:
Jerry Henry, Plano, Texas
Principal in Charge:
Jerry Henry

Environmental:
Coastal Systems International
Coral Gables, Florida
Harvey Sasso

Traffic:
David Plummer & Associates, Coral Gables, Florida www.dplummer.com
Principal in Charge:
David Plummer

Testing- Wind Tunnel:
R.W.D.I., Ontario, Canada
Michael Soligo

Testing- Geo Technical:
Langan Engineering, Miami, Florida www.langan.com
Roger Archabal

Testing- Roof and Curtain Wall:
ACAI Associates, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Principal In Charge:
Adolfo Cotilla, Jr., AIA

Testing - Technology:
N.D.T. Inc., Miami, Florida
Keith Jennings

Surveying:
Precision Engineering, Miami, Florida
Michael Egbebike

Public Art:
Ralph Helmick (atrium sculpture)
funded by Miami-Dade County Art In Public Places

General Contractor
Joint Venture:
Morse Diesel International & Odebrecht Contractors of Florida, Inc.

Renderer(s)
Arquitectonica Virtual Design Group:
Eric Blumberg, Lizette Quimper

Luis Vanselow, Miami, Florida

Michael McCann Associates, Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Digitart, Miami, Florida

Model Builders
re.PRESENTATIONS, Inc., Miami, Florida

 

 

the Products

Structural System
Concrete frame; precast seating risers; steel roof structure

Exterior Cladding
Metal or glass curtain walls:
Centria metal foam-filled exterior wall panels; RC Aluminum Curtainwall www.centria.com

Roofing
Metal:
Soprema metal-clad bituminous membrane roofing www.sopremaworld.com

Windows
Aluminum:
RC Aluminum Curtainwall and Storefront

Glazing
Glass:
Low-e monolithic and laminated glass for hurricane resistance

Doors
Entrances:
RC Aluminum Curtainwall and Storefront

Fire-control Doors, security grilles:
Fire Door Co.

Interior Finishes
Acoustical ceilings:
Armstrong www.ceilings.com

Suspension grid:
Armstrong www.ceilings.com

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork:
Cayman Manufacturing

Wall coverings:
Carnegie www.carnegiefabrics.com, ArcCom, Pallas Textiles www.pallastextiles.com, Ventec

Paneling and wood veneer:
Ventec Veneer Technologies

Plastic laminate:
Laurinda Spear Collection, Formica www.formica.com

Metal panels:
Milgo Bufkin www.milgo-bufkin.com, GKD

Special surfacing:
Ground face masonry units: Trendwyth Industries Trendstone

Reconstituted Stone:
Innovative Marble & Tile www.imtstones.com, Rover www.rovermarble.it

Ceramic tile:
Atlas Concorde www.atlasconcorde.com, CE.SI

Terrazzo flooring on main concourse:
Commercial Interior Contractor

Carpet:
Masland www.maslandcontract.com, Lees www.leescarpets.com

Wood Floor:
Permagrain www.permagrain.com

Athletic Wood Flooring:
Connor AGA Inc.

Furnishings
Office furniture:
Staverton Landscape

Fixed seating:
Hussey Seating Company www.husseyseating.com

Movable seating:
Rocco

Chairs:
Design Link International

Tables:
Design Link International

Upholstery:
Laurinda Spear Collection for HBF Textiles www.hbftextiles.com, Designtex www.dtex.com

Players court seating:
Herman Miller www.hermanmiller.com

lighting
Interior ambient lighting:
Baldinger, Laurinda Spear Collection www.baldinger.com

Conveyance
Elevators/Escalators:
Schindler elevators and escalators www.schindler.com

Plumbing
Kohler www.kohler.com, American Standard www.us.amstd.com, Symmons www.symmons.com

Other
Scoreboards:
Daktronics www.daktronics.com

Video Screens:
Mitsubishi www.mitsubishi.com

Ice Floor:
Cimco-Lewis www.cimcorefrigeration.com

Plaza Pavers:
Paver Module www.pavermodule.com

 

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