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Jack Portman Responds To Bid Results

A statement was recently released by Jack Portman after the decision was made on who would construct the new Miami Beach Convention Center. He stated that the Portman-CMC workforce enjoyed working with the residents, business owners, and the officials of Miami Beach. Even though they are disappointed with the results, they are thankful to have had the opportunity to bid on the project. They’re confident they worked their hardest for their vision and are happy they put in the effort. Jack concluded with a congratulations to South Beach ACE and wished them luck.

You can read Jack Portman’s Full Response on PortmanCMCMiamiBeach.com.

Residents of Miami Praise the Miami Beach Convention Center

When designing the Miami Beach Convention Center, Portman-CMC took into account the variety of events that will be hosted there. The environment needs to be adaptable and versatile in order to accommodate all the various functions. Providing both an indoor and outdoor exhibition space will help accomplish that goal. The idea is to create a welcoming and engaging experience to all attendees. Many residents share that very same perspective.

Check out what the residents thought of the Miami Beach Convention Center.

A Balance of Art and Nature

Portman-CMC would like you to have a better day. They recently discussed how including pieces of artwork in the parks of Miami Beach could compliment them. These Art Parks will offer a unique setting for outdoor activities such as picnics or simply going for a stroll. Roughly 26 acres will be dedicated to some quality outdoor time so you can enjoy the weather in a different way. Art Parks could be a good way to inspire awe and wonder for both children and adults.

Find out more about Miami Beach Art Parks.

Convention Center to Accommodate Art Basel

For Miami Beach, the Art Basel could be considered one of the main yearly attractions held there. This was not overlooked by Portman-CMC while they were designing the convention center. Some of the top artists from around the world make an appearance every December to showcase some of their art. As the convention center stands now, the lighting doesn’t do the artwork justice. Portman-CMC is planning to revise the lighting to pull in more natural light as well as add some sky lighting. That combined with an open space should result in better lighting to compliment works of art instead of working against them.

Read more about Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Portman-CMC Chosen for Convention Center Overhaul

Recently, a vote was held to see who would be chosen for the Miami Beach Convention Center overhaul project. Portman-CMC won over ACE in a 4-3 vote. It appears that the main reason for this was that Portman-CMC’s plan included a separate ballroom. On the other hand, ACE’s solution was to join the ballroom and convention center.


The main reason they favor the detached ballroom is so that visitors could have a more people oriented environment. After all, the main idea behind this project is to be able to focus on improving the convention center.


Read more about the Miami Beach Advisory Board Backing Portman-CMC on MiamiHerald.com.

Miami Beach Showroom Opens Its Doors for Residents

Portman-CMC has decided to showcase their latest project for the City of Miami Beach. All residents of Miami Beach are welcome to get an overview and learn about Portman-CMC’s plan. You’ll be able to stop by Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm.

Everyone is encouraged to come by and get an inside look on what the future of Miami Beach will hold.

You can find more details about the Miami Beach Showroom on Portman-CMC’s site.

Miami Beach Square Gets Visual

A short animated clip was created to show the plan for the Miami Beach Convention Center. The video shows the exact location as well as all the buildings that will be included. There will be a dedicated area for residential development with the Museum of Latin American Culture right next to it. The video then introduced renderings of people and the overall environment. This could help people get a good idea of what they could expect for the Miami Beach Square.

Check out the video on the Miami Beach Square.


Meet Ugo Colombo and Jack Portman

Lyndsi Stafford recently wrote a post on Portman-CMC Miami Beach about Ugo Colombo, President of the CMC Group and Jack Portman, Vice Chairman of the company and Chief Executive Officer for Portman & Associates.

Lyndsi Stafford mentions, “Without the leadership and experience that both Jack and Ugo bring to the table, the Portman-CMC design for the Miami Beach Convention Center wouldn’t be the masterpiece that it is today”.

Read the full post “Who are Jack Portman and Ugo Colombo?

Park Redevelopment for Miami Beach Residents

Portman-CMC recently wrote about their plans for changing up the Miami Beach parks to give a better experience for all residents. Miami being known for its year round great weather opens up a wealth of possibilities. Portman-CMC wants to bring life to one of Miami Beach’s most underutilized public sites.

“Portman-CMC believes it is time to take the current sea of asphalt and turn it into a green oasis.”

Read more “Portman-CMC parks developed with Miami residents in mindMiami Beach Parks

Dealing with Traffic Congestion in Miami Beach

Jennifer LeClaire recently wrote an article about South Beach ACE and Portman-CMC plans for “minimizing traffic congestion and encouraging pedestrian flow”. Ambrish Baisiwala CEO of Portman Holdings, responded to GlobeSt.com mentioning their research into traffic congestion in urban areas and the technologies in the plans to minimize impact on travelers.

“We also want to enhance public transit […] [t]o make biking a better option for businesses, visitors, and residents, we plan to add amenities like covered biking racks and locker rooms.”

Read more about “Building a More Walkable Miami Beach