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© 2017 United Architects, Inc.  4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 470, Coral Gables, Florida 33146

Corporate License:  AAC001377  Phone Number:  305-552-5465 or Cell Number:  305-439-7898

Email:  MLC@UnitedArchs.com

... there was a project where the architect took an old apartment building with no balconies and added an entire terrace in front of the old building on each floor, making it more human, more usable and more comfortable for the existing residents, and at the same time...

If you are buying a building or house in a flood zone, later, it may be difficult or next to impossible to add to it or remodel it.

Condo remodeling is not easy, not as easy as remodeling a single-family house. There are certain things you need to consider.

December 28, 2017

Many people ask me what they should do with their houses when they are redesigning them. Some plan their remodeling and/or addition as though they were going to sell the house the next day, when instead they intend to live there for another 20 years. My advice is alw...

December 8, 2017

Yesterday, Public Housing and Community Development along with Miami-Dade County's Planning Department unveiled the regulations on their new Workforce Housing Development Program.

November 30, 2017

We should start generating a consciousness for urban spaces. Miami needs them. We should lobby for them. Why should we have to go to shopping centers to congregate with other people? This should be a free activity. People watching can be fun and it can be free, if we h...

October 11, 2017

To me, “Good bones” means a house with a working floor plan, solid structure, and windows. In other words, it may need to be remodeled or updated, but the floor plan works. The kind of remodeling that it needs to undergo is superficial – maybe the floor finish, or th...

October 2, 2017

I went to visit a friend in the Keys this weekend, and while I was there, decided to drive around and see how much damage Hurricane Irma had done. I went as far down at Mile Marker 45.

Maybe you want to know why Miami 21, the zoning code for the City of Miami, is such a different code from all the other municipal codes in South Florida.  Most codes are mathematical codes and are not much concerned with the physical aspects of the city at all.  In the...

In Miami-Dade County, including all municipalities, any building other than non-residential farm buildings, single family residence, duplexes and all other buildings with an occupant load of ten (10) or less and two thousand (2,000) square feet or less in area, must be...

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