Miami Worldcenter and 1450 Brickell win at USBGC GalaVerde Awards

Fri Feb 05 2021

Winners were announced at USGBC South Florida GalaVerde Awards last night. NBWW is proud to announce 2 of our winning projects, and want to thank USGBC South Florida for the recognition and congratulate the project teams!

Innovative Project of the Year – Miami Worldcenter

Miami Worldcenter Block E Phase I
Miami Worldcenter Block E Phase I – design by NBWW

Certification: LEED ND Stage 2 Silver

Project Team
Miami Wordcenter Holdings, LLC.
Spinnaker Group
ODP Architecture and Design
Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe (NBWW)
Coastal Construction
Edwards & Zuck
Design Studio Boca
Architectural Alliance

This large mixed-use development earned the prestigious LEED ND Silver Plan (Stage 2) Certification in October 2020. A dynamic urban core of diversity and excitement, Miami Worldcenter(MWC) spans several blocks just north of downtown. Located next to American Airlines Arena, the project encompasses more than 10 acres, with modern residential and hospitality spaces and copious street-level retail. MWC includes within the LEED boundary six new buildings, two of which are high-rise residential towers. This world-class destination project also connects directly to the downtown MIA-Mover light-rail line and is a short distance from the Brightline higher-speed rail system at the Miami Central station. The project team worked with the developer to enhance the neighborhood’s walkability, connectivity and street-life experience, as well as to boost energy/water performance and air quality in retail and residential spaces. Overall walkability and connectivity for the project was strengthened with the creation of two main retail promenades, combining nicely with tree-shaded streets surrounding the area and an increased transparency of first-level retail spaces.

Marquee Green Building Legacy Award: 1450 Brickell

1450 Brickell
1450 Brickell design by NBWW

Certification: LEED NC CS v2 Gold

Project Team
Rilea Group, Owner/Developer
Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe Associates (NBWW), Architect
Coastal Construction, Contractor
Johnson Levinson Ragan Davila (JLRD), MEP Engineer
Spinnaker Group, Sustainability Consultant
Urban Resource Group, Landscape Architect
PBSJ, Civil Engineer

This striking 588,000 sf, 35-story, Class A office tower, achieved LEED Gold.1450Brickell was one of first LEED buildings in Miami and became a precedent-setting project. It was at 1450 Brickell that USGBC South Florida and Rob Hink, former GalaVerde Sustainability Legend, gathered a roundtable of developers and government officials to discuss green building and its application in Miami. One of those participants was former Mayor Diaz, who went on to create a framework with local USGBC leadership which ultimately became Miami 21, which requires LEED Silver for all new buildings over 50,000 sf. Developers and municipalities across South Florida have gone on to achieve hundreds of LEED projects as a result of this effort, with 1450 Brickell helping pave the way.