Miami Beach picks Denver firm for first part of $500 million convention center redo - Miami Beach - MiamiHerald.com: "Fentress Architects has been awarded a contract for Miami Beach’s on-again, off-again convention center renovation.
City Commissioners on Wednesday picked the Denver-based firm from a field of eight competitors vying for the $11 million contract. The vote was unanimous, except Commissioner Jonah Wolfson was absent.
Fentress will serve as the design criteria professional for a renovation that will cost $500 million. As the design criteria professional, Fentress will draw up partial plans for the project. Its plans will become the basis of another city bid, this one for a “design-build” firm. The design-build firm will finish the plans and build the project.
Fentress specializes in designing public buildings. Its work has included convention centers in Denver, San Diego and Santa Fe...."