“When you start sketching for a project, you start looking at metaphors, at ideas and shapes you love,” shares Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Founder of Arquitectonica. And that’s exactly what he did with Aria On The Bay, the first project completely designed by him…top-to-bottom, inside and out. “We all love the ocean,” he says. “When we go to the beach, we see how the waves hit the sand, they create this series of shapes along the beach. When you look out at the bay, you see the wave crests on a windy day and how they form an interesting break. When I looked at this building and its position along Biscayne Bay, I thought of those shapes and how they could become almost a painting of that scene.” He then thought of the curving balconies in the great opera houses of Europe with their privileged views and imagined Aria On The Bay’s balconies as flying out into space. The view of the theater stage in this case is breathtaking Biscayne Bay. “The result is a confluence of organic shapes and opera house geometry,” he says. “I thought this would create a unique building — and Aria On The Bay is the result of that dream.”; AriaOnTheBay.com.
As the way we do business constantly evolves, a familiar force in the Miami area is taking on the challenges of an unpredictable future. For Miami Business School, students from all backgrounds are adopting an ethos that business is much more than dollars and cents.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we tracked down a few of Miami’s leading Hispanic entrepreneurs to get a glimpse into what it means to be your own boss and how to effectively balance an ever-changing world where a regular 9 to 5 just won’t cut it.