Architect Reinaldo Borges talks Sea Rise and Miami’s Future

Reinaldo Borges, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Resiliency & Sustainability Task Force Chairman, will discuss what Miami can do to overcome the impact of sea rise on housing, the economy and jobs during an online discussion. 

Mr. Englander’s book, “Moving to Higher Ground” will be a focus of the conversation as will the challenges and approaches to protecting South Florida from sea rise. The lively exchange will also touch on what industries and corporations are doing in response to sea rise, how property owners along the coast are adapting and efforts to preserve our fragile environment.

The event will be held Thursday, October 21 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. on Zoom (ID: 819 9147 5861).


“Already, Miami is confronting impacts from sea rise including flooded roads and rising insurance rates,” Mr. Borges explained. “John Englander and I will discuss what is being done and what can be done to overcome these impacts today and tomorrow. We are confident there is a way forward if we all act together.”  

Mr. Borges is the award-winning founder and CEO of Miami-based architectural firm Borges Architects + Associates, with projects around the world. Its portfolio of iconic developments throughout the U.S. and internationally includes: Aquablu (luxury condos in Fort Lauderdale); MegaCenter (a mixed use project with a visionary mural sponsored by David Beckham); Grand Palms Hotel & Golf Resort (Pembroke Pines); The Brickell Townhouses (upscale modern townhomes in Miami); Riverwalk Residences (an assisted living high-rise in Fort Lauderdale); various ultra luxury homes in Miami Beach and Miami; and Hollywood Entertainment Center (Hollywood, FL) as well as luxury hotels, mixed-use complexes, and office centers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

With sustainability and resiliency at the heart of each of his acclaimed projects, Borges serves as Chairman of the Resiliency and Sustainability Task Force for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, and was appointed by Mayor Francis Suarez as an Advisor to the City Commission on sea level rise and resiliency initiatives, serving as a key member of the Resiliency Advisory Committee in the City of Miami.  He is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute, American Institute of Architects, and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Borges + Associates Architects is a leading world-class architectural design and consulting firm and an established leader in sustainable and resilient design. Specializing in large-scale mixed-use, residential, commercial, and residential projects, the firm has designed over 100 buildings and completed more than $1 billion in projects over the past 20 years.


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