Video: Lapidus Lecture 001 – Style & Legacy

On September 23rd, we held our first lecture in the series “Beauty and the Beach: Morris Lapidus and MiMo Architecture.” Our next Lapidus lecture is this Thursday, October 7th: Click here to register. Speaker Bios: Arleen Pabón PhD JD, Retired Professor, School of Architecture + Engineering Technology, Florida A&M University Arleen Pabon-Charneco holds a PhD […]

Year in Review 2020-2021

Highlights from the last year were shared at the MDPL Annual Meeting of voting members on September 1st, 2021, during which the 2021-2022 Board of Directors were sworn in. Thanks to all who have helped make this a memorable year for the League! Support our mission: become a member. 2021-2022 Board of Directors: Officers Jack […]

Our Positions at the September 13th 2021 Historic Preservation Board

MDPL’s Advocacy Committee has reviewed the following applications and offers our positions below, highlighted in yellow. [Please note, the lack of a position on a project does not indicate support for or opposition to that project.To review the complete Historic Preservation Board Agenda, including public participation information, visit the City of Miami Beach website: Click […]

MDPL’S Assistance to Condominium Owners to Request Official Records from their Condominium Associations

MDPL is providing a form for interested condominium unit owners or their authorized representatives to request an inspection of official records of their condominium associations pursuant to Florida Statute s. 718.111(12).  The purpose of the form is to provide a convenient way for unit owners to request to inspect official records of their condominium associations, […]

Our Positions at the July 13th 2021 Historic Preservation Board

MDPL’s Advocacy Committee has reviewed the following applications and offers our positions below. Please note, the lack of a position on a project does not indicate support for or opposition to that project. To review the Historic Preservation Board Agenda, including public participation information: click here. CONTINUED ITEMS HPB19-0352, 1116 Ocean Drive, formerly the Versace Mansion […]

Building Recertification Resources

In light of the tragic building collapse in Surfside, Miami Design Preservation League’s Center for Resiliency & Sustainability has been communicating with various stakeholders and providing guidance regarding building recertification questions and resources. We share some resources below for your information. Questions, comments, feedback? Contact Us. Building Recertification Process The 40-year building recertification process is […]

Bookleggers brings “Beach Reads” to Washington Avenue

Bookleggers Library, an artist designed free library open to the public has set up a temporary residence at 1600 Washington Avenue. Bookleggers “Beach Reads” pop-up library is part of the City of Miami Beach’s Open House program. In collaboration with participating property owners, Open House provides the necessary space to envision work and breed new […]

Interview with Woody Vondracek

Throughout the 1980s and the early 90s, Woody Vondracek became one of South Florida’s foremost Art Deco graphic artists. We recently had the opportunity to interview Woody, who reminisced with us about the best years of his life living in South Beach. He told us, “the first time I came to Miami Beach was in […]

Our Positions at the June 15th 2021 Historic Preservation Board

MDPL’s Advocacy Committee has reviewed the following applications and offers our below positions. Please note, the lack of a position on a project does not indicate support or opposition to that project. Full HPB Board Agenda link, including public participation information: click here. MODIFICATIONS TO PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BOARD ORDER HPB20-0440 AKA HPB20-0380, 550 Washington Avenue, Paris […]

Our positions at the May 11th 2021 Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board

MDPL’s Advocacy Committee has reviewed the following applications and offers our below positions. Please note, the lack of a position on a project does not indicate support or opposition to that project. Editors Note: Items with blue highlight were shared previously, while items with yellow highlight are new/updated positions. Full HPB Board Agenda link, including […]

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