The architectural community had the
chance to get a look behind the scenes of Camana Bay thanks to a recent workshop
on the development.
Dart Realty Managing Director Jim
Lammers, architect Michael Martin from Moore Ruble Yudell, and Lawerence Kline
from AECOM Design in Miami recently held the workshop at the American Institute
of Architects’ 2010 National Convention. The theme of this year’s conference
was Design for the New Decade and Design Exposition.
The objective of the workshop was
to showcase the successful collaboration between owner and architect, using
Camana Bay as a case study.
The workshop also introduced
participants to the various design elements of Camana Bay and provided them
with the opportunity to get a closer look at integrating mixed-uses into a
cohesive, pedestrian-oriented development design that serves the broader
community. Participants were also able to evaluate sustainable design features
at the building and city scale, including passive cooling and ventilation, an
energy-efficient community-wide chilled water system, and on-site power
The panel then discussed and
assessed Camana Bay as a project conceived and developed to be phased over
decades, recognizing the benefits of working collaboratively on owner-architect
teams to produce distinctive designs that also satisfy the owner’s strategic
and financial goals.
After the presentation,
participants were provided with the current master plan for Camana Bay and
worked in groups to formulate and propose recommendations for the next steps in
the development. The interaction amongst these architect and design
professionals resulted in valuable feedback for the developers of Camana Bay.
Strategic integration of residential and commercial elements such as a resort
hotel, was one of the many proposed components for future developments within
the Camana Bay community.