Walks & Talks 2021: Miami Beach Cultural District with West 8

Walks & Talks

Walks & Talks 2021: Miami Beach Cultural District with West 8

Walks & Talks 2021: Miami Beach Cultural District with West 8
Oct 17, 2021
Miami Beach, FL
United States

All events will be subject to local guidelines on gatherings. Face coverings will be required at all events and need to be provided by the attendees. Events have been planned to optimize social distancing. Attendance is limited to 25 people, not only to maximize the safety of those attending but to promote an intimate learning experience. If this event needs to be postponed to comply with local ordinances, registrants will be notified directly.

Join West 8 Creative Director Daniel Vasini and Project Lead Ashley Schwemmer and explore the Miami Beach Cultural District including Soundscape Park, Washington Avenue, Collins Canal Park, Convention Center Drive and Pride Park. 

Miami Beach Cultural District - Photo by Robin Hill, Courtesy of West 8, 2020

The Miami Beach Convention Center District started in 2009 when West 8 was asked to design the campus of Frank Gehry's New World Symphony Building. Before, the unifying character was the grey, hot tarmac of the parking lots. Today, the entire district is a system of interconnected, welcoming and green urban spaces. Soundscape park is a unique site with one important philanthropic component: Allowing people who can not afford a symphony ticket to experience the area's beauty via top-of-the-line projections onto the building's exterior. This urban oasis reflects the identity of the New World Symphony while tieing back to the legacy and culture of Miami. 


Following the success of Soundscape Park, West 8 was asked to join the team to upgrade the entire district around the Convention Center. Together with Fentress Architects, they executed a cohesive masterplan to integrate the creative vision for the district with the function of the convention center, while keeping in mind the importance of streetscapes and connectivity throughout a public space.

Miami Beach Cultural District - Photo by Robin Hill, Courtesy West 8, 2020


About Daniel Vasini:

Daniel Vasini is the Creative Director of West 8. Vasini leads and collaborates with top-tier multi-disciplinary teams that address complex challenges and envision solutions for the major urban design issues of our time. Daniel specializes in transformative urban waterfront projects, and creates master plans, urban designs, and large-scale landscape architecture interventions. Daniel lectures and serves as a visiting critic, panellist, and juror at universities, including Harvard Grate School of Design, Syracuse University among other professional programs, conferences and competitions around the world. He rises to infrastructure and urbanization challenges by creating designs with sustainability goals, natural conditions, and historic identity and is deeply committed to a project-tailored, wide- reaching, iterative process of design, from concept to implementation.

2.0 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees, pending approval.

Refund Policy
Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:
Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)
Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70%
No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event
No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).
Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.

9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Miami Beach Cultural District
Miami Beach, FL 33139
United States