1450 Brickell scores top design honors from Florida Trend

1450 Brickell office tower is featured in this month’s issue of FLORIDA TREND magazine in a special feature focusing on style and design trends in accross the state. In the story, 1450 Brickell architect Bruce Brosch talks about the specific architectural features that set the building apart. You can check out the article below or find it on the Florida Trend website.

Cutting Edge Architecture: Sloping Skyscraper 1450 Brickell office tower


Poised in a high-profile section of downtown Miami, the angular 35-story 1450 Brickell office tower’s highest point and strongest visual statement is at the intersection of Brickell Avenue and Broadway. The sculptural silhouette of the blue-tinted glass building is produced by untraditional planes and angles — vertically and horizontally. The building, owned by Rilea Group, slopes inward as it rises. Horizontally, the footprint mimics the lines of Broadway and Brickell, which meet at a narrow angle, says architect Bruce Brosch of Nichols, Brosch, Wurst, Wolfe & Associates in Coral Gables. The structure’s highly reflective surface is designed to offer a faceted prismatic effect, Brosch says. While most of the building offers traditional office space, the area adjacent to the parking garage houses five loft-like units, each with 5,500 square feet. Especially striking, Brosch says, is the 35th floor, with its 20-foot-tall ceilings and panoramic view of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay.