Founded in 1975 by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and partners, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has since become one of the world’s most revered architectural and urban design practices. In 2000, Koolhaas received the Pritzker Architecture Prize—the industry’s most prestigious award. In addition to designing some of the world’s most respected buildings, he is also the author of Delirious New York and S,M,L,XL, widely considered to be two of the most influential architecture books ever written. Along with partners Shohei Shigematsu, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Iyad Alsaka, and David Gianotten, Koolhaas has expanded OMA into a global powerhouse with offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Doha.
Though Miami does not lack for luxury towers, the Park Grove building symbolizes a clear departure from the developments happening elsewhere in the city. Here, OMA assiduously studied the history and geography of the land, and designed a tower that responded to both. Although this structure is undeniably modern, its organic form seems to grow upwards from the earth. In this sense, they both reflect and respect the unique landscape on which it stands.