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Stantec completes The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, the largest residential adaptive reuse in South Florida

Parul Dubey on August 19, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Projects

The development features 111 luxury condos and world-class hotel-style amenities


MIAMI (DATE) NYSE, TSX:STN: Global integrated design firm, Stantec, announces the completion of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, located on seven-and-a-half acres in Mid-Beach in one of Miami Beach’s finest residential neighborhoods. Developed by Lionheart Capital, Stantec served as the architect of record, working in collaboration with Italian master architect, Piero Lissoni.

Initially constructed in 1925 as The King Cole Hotel, the site was later redeveloped as The Miami Heart Institute, which operated until 2004. Stantec took on the task of converting the former hospital into the luxury residential building by transforming six hospital buildings into a premier luxury multi-family housing development, totaling approximately 678,000 gross square feet.

“The project was a model of a highly tuned architectural adaptive reuse, resurrecting a substantially obsolete medical campus into a new typology of living,” said Christina Villa, senior associate at Stantec. “We thoughtfully dissected the various buildings that composed the existing site. By carefully removing excesses in the infrastructure, new floor plates were created to adequately accommodate a residential program into a structure built for a different purpose.”

The Ritz-Carlton Residences is a private collection of 111 luxury condos including lofts and penthouses ranging in size from 2,000 to more than 10,000 square feet. The project’s minimalist design blurs the line of indoor and outdoor living that embraces elegance and sophistication. Each residence opens to the landscape with framed views of the Miami and Miami Beach skyline – the main inspiration behind the design. To achieve simplicity within the 60 completely unique unit types, unified materials such as stone flooring and wood were used throughout. 

2019 © Nickolas Sargent Photography

As the architect of record, Stantec interpreted the design’s objectives – luxury with modern sophistication. Design elements included a double-height lobby entrance with an ironclad spiral staircase and lake views, a 26,000-square-foot rooftop pool, and the maximization of unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, and Downtown Miami throughout. 

To add to the luxury experience, The Ritz-Carlton Residences delivers world-class hotel-style amenities, including the world’s first residential art studio, 36 private boat dockages, a private on-site captained day yacht, a lush half-acre pool deck with private cabanas, and an ecological food forest and community garden where residents can pick their own fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Residents can also enjoy the club room with a pool table and virtual golf, a spa and state-of-the-art fitness center, a fully equipped children’s room, a medical concierge, and more.

2019 © Nickolas Sargent Photography

Stantec is a recognized global leader in architecture, design, and engineering, ranked among the top 10 architecture firms by Architectural Record and top 10 global design firms by Engineering News-Record. The firm has designed numerous prominent projects throughout Florida, including Solitair Brickell, YotelPAD Miami, Luma at Miami Worldcenter, Yard 8 in Midtown Miami, Wynwood Square, MiMo Bay Apartments, 17 West in Miami Beach and Avalon Doral.

About Stantec

Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit us at stantec.com or find us on social media.

 For more information about Stantec’s response to COVID-19, visit Responding to COVID-19.

About The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach  

The Residences are Piero Lissoni’s first architectural project in the U.S. and are being designed with award-winning Miami architecture firm Stantec Inc. This expansive, amenity-rich property will feature gardens, pools, entertainment spaces and 36 private boat dockages for 111 condominium residences and 15 single-family villas. The two-to-five-bedroom homes range in size from 2,000 to over 10,000 square feet, and a selection of over 60 unique floor plans, with striking interiors also custom-designed by Lissoni Associati. The Residences was recently completed in February 2020 and units are priced from $2 million to over $40 million. Douglas Elliman Marketing Development is the exclusive sales agent. Address: 4701 North Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140 | Telephone: 305-953-9500 | Website: www.TheResidencesMiamiBeach.com

About Lionheart Capital 

The principals of Lionheart Capital combined bring more than 50 years of experience to the acquisition, development, repositioning and marketing of real estate assets totaling over $4 billion in the United States, Brazil, China and the Caribbean. Recent ultra-luxury developments include The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singer Island, Palm Beach and Le Sereno hotel in St. Barths. 




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