Design District Social – Volume VII

Design District Ambassador: Thomas Meding

Thomas Meding is well-known for his expertise in hospitality but it’s his taste and love for family, fashion, music, and design that make him an ideal Ambassador.

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Design District Social – June Recap

With Second Saturday in the Miami Design District right around the corner, let’s take a look at some of the sights from last month at locust projects and the de la Cruz Collection.

Pictured: Maria Moyano, Laura Himmel, Francene Halili and Jackie Cervasio

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Video: Ornare Presents Design Talk

Cuban-born architect Rene Gonzalez grew up in Miami before studying architecture at the University California Los Angles (UCLA). While there, he developed a working relationship with his thesis advisor, Michael Palladino, who is Richard Meier’s design partner. Upon graduation, Gonzalez was invited by Palladino to work at Richard Meier and Partners. At the time, the firm was working on the Getty Museum and Gonzalez had the opportunity to assist on that famed project.

Following his stay in Los Angles, Gonzalez chose to bring his talents back home to Miami where he has become one of the city’s most respected architects. In addition to his work in luxury residential – Gonzalez recently designed a $60 million spec house and is currently working on an exclusive condo project South of Fifth in Miami Beach – he is known for his work with art collectors and museum spaces.

Pictured: Rene Gonzalez with Cathy Leff at a dinner held in his honor, hosted by Cathy Leff & Micky Wolfson
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