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Keeping Current: Community Engagement Event

1–4 pm
901 Northeast 144th Street, North Miami, FL

Van Alen and the city of North Miami recently named Department Design Office as the winner of our Keeping Current: Repetitive Loss Properties design competition. Their design, a collaboration with team members Adler Guerrier, Forerunner, and Andrew Aquârt, will transform a flood-prone site in North Miami into a community space and stormwater management site, incorporating native plants that have diminished due to development.

Join a community engagement event at the pilot site hosted by North Miami Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin; Urban Impact Lab; and Kokei Otosi, Project Manager, Competitions, to ensure that the design of this treasured public space will truly serve the needs and desires of the North Miami community.

This event is part of Keeping Current: A Sea Level Rise Challenge for Greater Miami, a series of open design competitions inviting interdisciplinary teams to develop solutions and ideas using the lenses of economy, ecology, and equity to adapt to sea level rise. Department Design Office will be awarded $80,000 to develop and implement their designs at the pilot site and to create a master plan for other repetitive loss properties in North Miami. A pilot project ribbon-cutting will take place early December 2019.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.