Best Bar Design
Winner: 8Street Brickell, Miami
Design: Bigtime Design Studios, Miami
Architecture: EAVBTD LLC, Architecture, Miami
Purchasing: Loren Michaels Development, Purchasing Agent, Miami
This boutique hotel bar seats 60 and was designed to draw in both hotel guests and locals alike. At just 3,000 square feet, the soaring ceiling threatened to overwhelm the space. The solution — a sculptural ceiling that both hides MEP and lighting while providing a dramatic sculptural element — wowed the judges, as did the overall modern and high-quality design.