Articles by David Rifkind


Discover Design in South Beach this summer

DD@SoBe is a two-week summer program that provides an intense and enjoyable introduction to architecture and the related disciplines of landscape and interior architecture. Organized…


A Story Told in Fragments

A city as young as Miami Beach isn’t supposed to have many ruins, but some of our region’s most interesting buildings are fragments of structures…


Design Miami 2013

Has it been nine years already? Design Miami, launched by design impresario Craig Robbins in the Design District in 2005, has treated international visitors and…


The Wolfsonian-FIU

Mitchell Wolfson, Jr., did not set out to invent a new type of museum. He simply began collecting pieces of decorative arts and propaganda as…


Miami Beach Cinematheque

The Miami Beach Cinematheque, which opened its new location in the city’s historic City Hall building two years ago, is an architectural gem that is…


Excellent On So Many Levels

  1111 Lincoln Road raises the bar impossibly high for architects in South Florida. On numerous levels, this may be the most sophisticated building in…


Flash Urbanism at New World Symphony

Miami Beach SoundScape is the most successful public space built in South Florida since the construction of the adjacent Lincoln Road Mall in the 1960s….