STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DURING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolves, ArqGEO has made the health of our employees, clients and communities our first priority by transitioning to a remote work setup effective on Monday, March 16, 2020.
Our firm is fully operational during this time, with all ArqGEO team members who are working remotely available during normal business hours.
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We ask that you join us in staying communicative and collaborative as we come together to overcome this public health crisis.
Thank you for your cooperation and please stay healthy.
Since 2005, Miami-based ArqGEO has been designing contemporary, technologically informed landscapes to meet the challenges of our changing environment and enhance the user experience.
ArqGEO embraces a strategy that focuses on placing significance on the spaces between building, pedestrian walkways, plazas, gateways, parks, view corridors, nodes and intersections and the overall experience of accessing public transit.
The dramatic transformation of Wynwood’s forlorn warehouse district into hip neighborhood happened so quickly that its concrete-dominated public realm — the cracked, narrow sidewalks and hazardous, sun-baked streets bereft of trees or greenery — hasn’t caught up.
That might be changing soon. An elaborate, environmentally friendly and even quirky new streetscape plan, approved unanimously by the Miami Commission on Oct. 22, could help complete Wynwood’s makeover by gradually turning it into one of the city’s greenest and most welcoming neighborhoods for pedestrians and people on bikes.
The plan envisions a linear park and street-end parklets along the Florida East Coast railway tracks that mark Wynwood’s eastern boundary, and a similar “edge park” along its border with Interstate 95. It calls for a profusion of green and flowering trees and plants along new, wider sidewalks throughout. And it lays out a clearly demarcated network of pedestrian pathways, safer street crossings and bicycle lanes across the neighborhood’s compact, 50-block grid.
Miami Today News | by Gabriel Poblete | September 22, 2020
A proposed vision for greener and more pedestrian-friendly streets in Wynwood is a step closer to being realized.
The Planning, Zoning and Appeals board recommended approval of the Wynwood Streetscape Master Plan on Sept. 16. It sets guidelines that would dictate the build-out of Wynwood streets.
remiamibeach | by Susan Askew | July 25, 2020
The wait is finally over for neighbors of the vacant South Shore Hospital site. The developers of the 500 Alton Road project, which sits at one of the gateways to Miami Beach, have begun construction on an adjacent 3-acre public park, one of the key public benefits promised in exchange for approval to build a tall narrow luxury residential tower on the southern end of the property. The park, dubbed Canopy Park, is located in the 600 and 700 blocks. It will include open greenspaces, a native tree canopy, pedestrian and bike paths, an outdoor gym and dog run, a MONSTRUM-designed children’s playground, and public art displays.
According to an announcement of the park, those features include:
- Habitat Restoration
- Vegetation, Biodiversity and Native Plant Communities
- Irrigation, Water Conservation, and Rainwater Management
“Canopy Park will be a gateway for the City of Miami Beach, a destination for visitors, and an everyday amenity for residents, so we’ve taken the time to assemble a team of design, art and planning visionaries who have led some of the most transformational projects in the world,” said David Martin, President of Terra. “The end result will be an active park and design experience that rivals public spaces in the world’s greatest cities.”
The team working on the park includes architects Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Raymond Fort of Arquitectonica; landscape architect Laurinda Spear of ArquitectonicaGEO (ArqGEO); design advisors Daniel Vasini of West 8, Anda Andrei of Anda Andrei Design, and Michael Gabellini and Kim Sheppard of Gabellini Sheppard Associates; and art advisor Lisa Austin.
Greenroofs.com | By Linda Velazquez | January 14, 2020
This large University of Miami vegetative roofing project is very exciting, on many counts. First, it’s a testament to the sustainability commitment of the architect, Arquitectonica, and its landscape architecture firm, ArquitectonicaGEO to create beautiful, nature-based design solutions on such a wide, dizzy expanse of rooftops.
And second, this project required major engineering efforts to create 25 separate greenroofs along with a variety of steep slopes within the infamous Miami hurricane zone – and be approved by Miami-Dade County. Here’s a fantastic example of combined teamwork and great attention to construction details between the University of Miami and the design, waterproofing, and greenroof professionals!