2017 – The Miami Herald

PROJECT: MARY STREET As Coconut Grove surges with new condos, restaurants and shops, developer David Martin is planning what he sees as the missing link in the Grove’s revitalization: its first new office building since 1989. The project will adapt an existing city of Miami parking garage at 2850 Oak Ave. into a five-story mid-rise…


The palette for the buildings is inspired by the two distinct environments that make Miami Beach unique. The beach’s colors and shapes, derived from the sea, sky, and sand, dictate the appearance of the West Avenue building. The body of the first volume relates to the ocean with its curving, wavelike concrete frame that encloses facets slipping out towards the water views. The glass portions allow light to seep in and change the colors of the structure.

The Alton Road building was inspired by the manmade environment of the City of Miami Beach itself. Appropriately, the materials reflect a more modernist aesthetic composed of steel, glass and concrete. The different glass colors and irregular grid were meant to show that the city is a mosaic of different pieces, all contained within one frame of reference. It is eclectic, exuberant, yet nonetheless contained in a rectilinear volume. Not only are spectacular views of Miami Beach accessible from this building, the Vitri itself offers a unique take on the city.

2016 – The Miami Herald

PROJECT: 3711 BUILDING We often think of architecture in Miami as a symmetry between water and sky, hovering, distilled by subtropical light, detached from earthly constraints — from the ground plane, from traffic and social unrest. It’s all about the surf and the whiteness of sand and the multimillion-dollar water view. It’s all about the…

South Pointe Townhouses

The project consists of four townhouses located on a broad landscaped boulevard in South Beach. The individual townhouses are composed of a series of horizontal, overlapping “drawers,” both enclosed and unenclosed, that create living areas of varying heights. These horizontal volumes are pinned together by a solid vertical element, the elevator, that sits near the center of each of the compositions. The landscaped ground level establishes the first of a series of horizontal planes that cap the shifting horizontal volumes. These are surfaced alternately in stone, natural ground cover, and wood decks, all with water features and variable amounts of vegetation.

The townhouses are differentiated by decorative attributes that identify each unit with one of the four elements: water, earth, fire, and air. These elements inform the individual designs of the cast metal fences, doors, and entry courts. Off-center pivoting main doors into the entry courts are built of smooth and rough-hewn stone, and translucent cast resin panels on a cast metal framework.

2016 – Q&A with BIZNOW

Q&A WITH TOUZET STUDIO’S JACQUELINE GONZALEZ TOUZET Creative, adaptive reuse projects are reinvigorating the Miami landscape, modernizing it with innovative design while preserving its rich history. We talked with Touzet Studio partner Jacqueline Gonzalez Touzet to learn about how her firm manages this delicate balancing act. Bisnow: What are some recent or upcoming projects you’ve…

Wynwood Retail

This building is envisioned as an entity that invites the neighborhood’s creative energy inside and connects its occupants with the environment outside. Wynwood, known for its world-class collection of street art/murals and monthly art walks, is rapidly losing its galleries in favor of retail and office. This project is designed to provide space for both. Through careful sculpting of the building’s primary massing, and by considering natural light and ways to frame views, residents and visitors alike can engage with the community, urban life, and nature in ways that most conventional Miami buildings would not allow.

2016 – Adaptive Reuse Miami

ADAPTIVE REUSE AND REPOSITIONING REVOLUTION New Life for Miami’s Urban Core Bisnow is excited to announce our first look in to Adaptive Reuse in Miami’s Urban Core and how top real estate leaders are weaving this region’s past in to its future. Find out what developers, owners, investors, and government officials have to say about…

88 La Gorce

The client’s synopsis included over 16,000 SF of program and the request that the project should follow the basic layout of the 1926 Carl Fisher Estate, a property he had once owned. The program is divisible into three distinct groupings: a main house that contains the primary public and private areas, a guest pavilion, and a service structure with staff quarters, a garage, secure storage, mechanical rooms, and a power plant.
The main house consists of a large rectangular volume intersected by numerous volumetric elements that each articulate portions of the program. The master bedroom suite is located within a cantilever that overlooks a strip of private beach and over 100 feet of a reflecting pool (serving as both a pool and spa). The breakfast room extends beyond the main volume of the house to capture views of Indian Creek and the morning sun while the family room, located in a high-ceiling wedge, cantilevers over the front garden.
A twenty-five-foot cylindrical void is the core of the house, containing both its vertical circulation and a partially suspended stair that spirals up to the roof garden. The roof of the core is constructed in glass, allowing the natural daylight to fill the three-story void and welcome light deep into the house.