Modern Retail Architecture, Doral, Florida

Modern Retail Architecture, Doral, Florida

Modern Architecture Doral Pointe Plaza

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William is committed to the South Florida Environment in its ecological and biological characteristics, diversity, aesthetics and history. Prior to human occupation, the area of South Florida had a remarkable humid sub-tropic Environment that also sustained Tropic species of floral and fauna. Recent study explains that Florida’s tectonic formation more than 200 Million years ago and its association with Africa prior to the formation of the Gulf of Mexico created a basis for this phenomenon. Once prominently occupied by a great variety of animal species, South Florida possesses some unique land features that remain unstudied.

“Thoughtful design seeks to incorporate natural elements to the site, bringing awareness to what is left of the Natural Environment.”

An effort for preservation of these features is a genuine commitment. Through careful study and planning, developers who are willing to observe South Florida’s natural history can mitigate their development’s impact.

This proposed Modern Architecture Doral (Proposed Shopping Center Doral Pointe Plaza) attempts to embrace only indigenous landscaping and terrain. Sidewalks, Pavement and Hard-scape elements would be constructed using some rock found at the existing site. Concrete planters are cast using low-grade aggregate found from local rock. Each planter houses a different species from one of South Florida’s micro-ecologies.

This proposed Modern Architecture Doral (Proposed Shopping Center Doral Pointe Plaza) was designed and prepared for marketing purposes while under wha & Associates, Inc.

“William considers the value of using alternative materials, building systems, equipment, program, arrangement, orientation and aesthetics in developing the design for the project, while considering the owner’s scope of work, budget and schedule.”

This design for Modern Architecture Doral melds climatic conditions with the owner’s desire for a iconic design.

Special consideration is made for proving shaded areas for congregation and landscaping with special attention given to environmental awareness. Other strategies, such as using well-behaved plantings and those which require little or no supplemental watering help to reduce CAM costs. Careful implementation of building materials that react well to South Florida’s solar climate is made ensure project longevity and low life-cycle costs.

Short-hydroperiod Marl Prairiegrass over Limestone in the Rocky Glades of the Florida Everglades
Photo by Wm H. Arthur IV 2013©


WHAA is a Full-Service, Third-Generation Firm for Miami Architecture. With a heritage originating in Miami since 1949, WHAA was created by William Hamilton Arthur IV in 2015. WHAA works in Miami’s most diverse and Culturally- Sensitive neighborhoods. Our buildings are Efficient, Environmentally- Sensible and Historically-Minded. Our experience is comprehensive— Our team Designs, Procures and Manages all of our own Construction. Our clients have brought us into all sectors; Restaurant, Retail, Residential, Multi-family, Hospitality, Manufacturing and Aviation.

We are located at 2920 Ponce de Leon Blvd, downtown Coral Gables; the district George Merrick designed for Artists and Architects in 1924.

We have a strong commitment to the Environment— we consider the overall impact on both South Florida’s built and unbuilt Environments. Our traditions of passive energy design, open-air environments and atmospheric transparency came from our research, and were adopted from our roots with prominent Miami Modern (MiMo) architect, Igor B. Polevitzky, FAIA.

We represent a change in the industry— Our Miami firm for Architecture alleviates the need to hire and coordinate additional consultants because we offer comprehensive project design, management and planning. We perform Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical and Structural design for most of our projects in-house, decreasing delivery and permitting times.
Our projects are effective— A report by Professional Bank, of Coral Gables found that new residential projects managed by us are constructed for about 25% less than the average firm in South Florida.