Shepherd Eco

This project is composed of two different buildings: one hospitality for the new Shepherd Eco brand of boutique hotels and a residential building component sitting on two levels of enclosed parking. The project also includes ground floor commercial space along NE 27th Street. There is also an expansive outdoor rooftop garden on the fourth story, accessible directly from the residential units. The Boutique Hotel will provide great views of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay to the east and the heart of Wynwood Arts District to the west. The ground floor contains a small retail/F&B space and a mezzanine art gallery to bring back art programming into the District.

Shepherd Eco will include several resiliency initiatives such as stormwater gardens, rooftop community farming, and cisterns for collecting water. This project is also focused on connecting people to the dynamic and artistic neighborhood of Wynwood. Shepherd Eco features a cross-block pedestrian paseo on the west side of the property, providing access for pedestrians. Additionally, it intersects with a sizeable landscaped green space which is envisioned as a neighborhood amenity for residents and hotel guests. It also provides a creative environment to create or promote community events.

Lime Tree Bay Resort

The 40 residential-hotel units consist of 26 two-story units and 14 flats on two stories, all above garages. While the 40 units are grouped into five building clusters, the units are designed as individual structures engaging each other along structural planes.

The building palette comprises traditional Keys elements such as oolithic limestone for the main base elements, which also house the fireplaces, wood, metal roofs and white stucco on concrete masonry. Solid, rectilinear walls flank glass volumes that protrude above the walls as clerestories above which a metal-lined, exposed interior, woodshed-roof is placed. The five building clusters are arranged along vehicular and pedestrian paths that are themed through palettes of vegetation. A common area open-air lounge and a gymnasium structure are located on a floating barge anchored by the properties west-facing pier. Two distinct environments are created around the two swimming pools: the southern pool sits within a grove of coconut palms, whereas the northern pool and spa skirt the eastern boundary of the white sand sunning beach.

The Setai

This 38-story condominium tower was designed by Carlos Prio-Touzet and Jacqueline Gonzalez while at Schapiro and Associates. This project marked the first design collaboration of Touzet Studio’s Founding Principals and exhibits many of the qualities of design storytelling, sculptural modernity, and the attention to detail that have become the major focus of their own studio.