Sumaida + Khurana Plans Second Boutique Office in South Beach


Sumaida + Khurana wants to build another boutique office building in South Beach.

The New York-based developer has filed a proposal for a five-story office building at 1100 Fifth Street near the MacArthur Causeway. The 101,381-square-foot building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, would feature a restaurant on the ground floor, 105 parking spots on the second floor, and offices on the remaining floors.

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The development, designed in collaboration with Miami-based Zyscovich and New York-based Gabellini Sheppard, will mark Souto de Moura’s first project in the Americas. 

Sumaida + Khurana’s partner, New Jersey-based Weiss Properties, owns the L-shaped parcel, Amit Khurana, a founding partner of Sumaida + Khurana, told Commercial Observer. The 0.75-acre parcel now holds two retail buildings, a 5,143-square-foot Burger King and an 8,556-square-foot building that previously was home to a Pier One store.

The Miami Beach Planning Board is scheduled to hear the proposal on April 25. Representatives for Weiss Properties did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The filing comes less than four months after Sumaida + Khurana, in partnership with Bizzi + Bilgili, secured $47 million from Cain International to build an office building down the road. Called The Fifth Miami Beach, the five-story building will total 62,202 square feet at 944 Fifth Street. The Alberto Campo Baeza-designed project also counts Google’s former CEO, billionaire Eric Schmidt, as an investor.

Further north in Miami Beach, in and around Lincoln Road, Michael Shvo is working on three office developments, all of which have been designed by world-famous architect Norman Foster.

Update: The story was amended to clarify the involvement of Weiss Properties in the project and include Eduardo Souta de Moura’s role as architect. 

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