Modernist Office Building in Coconut Grove by Seminal Miami Architect Kenneth Treister Faces Demolition

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A group of architects and preservationists interested in preserving modernist architecture is fighting to save the Office in the Grove, an office building designed by seminal Miami architect Kenneth Treister in 1970, from demolition. Treister artfully tempered the building’s precast concrete brutalist facade with creative architectural details of local flora and fauna, highlighting the surrounding Coconut Grove neighborhood.

According to representatives of DoCoMoMo FL, a developer recently purchased  the building on Bayshore Drive in Coconut Grove, and applied for a demolition permit a few months ago. Treister is known for some of his other South Florida work, including the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial and the absolutely spectacular Mayfair in the Grove nearby.

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