Miami Interpretive Center

Raul Esteban Bejel, Florida International University


The rapid growth and diversity of the City of Miami has left its inhabitants somewhat lost in a city with much to offer. The challenge of this thesis is to provide Miami with an architectural proposal that enhances an understanding of its own urban context through both its form and function. Specifically, the Miami Interpretive Center (M.I.C.) will offer the community a research center for the study of the city, as well as a cultural and exhibition center to allow for the expression of its ever-changing character. With the use of historical context, site relationship and taking advantage of views, the M.I.C. will educate its users towards a better understanding of the city. The goal of the M.I.C. is to establish a center for the continued analysis of the city origins, and growth, while serving as a basis for future initiatives. It will invite the public to seek a new context for the investigation of the natural, urban, cultural, spiritual and political environment that formed the city while participating in the shaping of its future.

Subject Area

Architecture|Urban planning|Area planning & development

Recommended Citation

Bejel, Raul Esteban, "Miami Interpretive Center" (1998). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI1391345.