An existing Del Frisco’s location and a rendering of Met Square (Credit: Hart Gaugler + Associates and NBWW)

The Weekly Dish: Del Frisco’s steakhouse inks lease at Met Square & more

Paulie Gee’s, Vagabond Sushi, Tarpon Bend and Elysian at St. Roch all closed By Katherine Kallergis Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse | Downtown Miami Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse signed a 15,000-square-foot lease in downtown Miami, the company confirmed. The...
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Miami’s antiquated permitting system gets a reboot, but developers remain wary

ePlan is intended to cut red tape and wait time on projects, but the city still lacks manpower, industry pros say By Katherine Kallergis | Research by Haru Coryne Being a developer can take a good amount of patience, but in Miami that virtue has long been put to the test. Initial...
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The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is launching a campaign to diversify its predominantly white and male workforce. (Courtesy Flickr)

Construction industry launches campaign to diversify national workforce

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), a group that represents thousands of construction workers and contracting firms nationwide, is launching a campaign to diversify its predominantly white and male workforce. By Ali Oriaku The Associated General Contractors of...
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AIA: Architecture Billings’ Growth Strengthened in January Despite Partial Government Shutdown

The new report shows an strong start to 2019. By Ayda Ayoubi The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 55.3 in January, a 4.3-point increase from the previous month’s revised score of 51, marking the 16th consecutive month of gains. The...
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New York’s rejection of Amazon could be a turning point for corporate welfare

Amazon’s HQ2 debacle is the latest sign that the public has gotten wise to corporate subsidies. By Jeff Andrews When Amazon announced the long-awaited “winners” of its search for a second headquarters last November, the swift and visceral backlash from residents and local...
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Seventy-One Percent of All Architecture Firm Billings Come From Repeat Clients

According to the 2018 AIA Firm Survey Report, it’s all about relationships. By Michele Russo for AIA Architect The architecture profession, much like the design and construction industry at large, is one built on strong relationships and professional connections. According...
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AIA: Architecture Billings Growth Slows in December

Despite experiencing a slower level of growth across several regions and sectors last month, the Institute’s Architecture Billings Index still closed 2018 with a growing demand for design services. By Ayda Ayoubi The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI)...
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Nonresidential Building Spending to Increase Through 2019

A new AIA Consensus Construction Forecast Panel report finds that construction spending on nonresidential buildings is likely to grow by 4.4 percent through 2019. By ARCHITECT Staff The following is a press release from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) predicting that...
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Can Technology Solve Architects’ Productivity Challenge?

Making the design process more efficient. By Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, for AIA Architect The technological revolution that is just beginning to hit the AEC industry has the potential to dramatically lift profitability for firm owners—and in doing so lift compensation for...
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One of South Florida’s largest resorts just hit the market, asking as much as $1B

Brookfield completed a $100M renovation of the Diplomat Beach Resort in 2017 Katherine Kallergis Brookfield Asset Management is looking to sell the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, the largest resort in Broward County and the second-largest in South Florida after the...
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