Chad Oppenheim (B.Arch. '94): In Search of Essence
Architecture Lecture Series
Chad Oppenheim is an emerging architecture star launching onto the national and international architecture scene where he has received distinguished design awards at the national and international level. He is the 1994 recipient of the KUME Fellowship in Japan, a two time winner of the Chicago Athenaeum’s American Architecture Award, and has won numerous design awards between 1999 and 2005 from the Florida and Miami Chapters of the American Institute of Architects.
In the next three years, over 10,000,000 SF of dynamic architecture will be realized as a result of the creativity and perseverance of Chad Oppenheim, and his 35-person firm, Oppenheim Architecture + Design -- a highly skilled team in all aspects of the architecture, interior, and urban design process. The award-winning work, covering a broad spectrum of programmatic requirements, budgets and building typologies, is based on both a physical and spiritual contextual sensitivity, supported by evocative and economic design solutions.
The Miami-based firm is re-defining architecture in tropical South Florida and beyond -- challenging the status-quo of design quality in a developer driven market through the combination of cutting edge architecture, innovative spatial arrangements and contextual urban planning. Each project melds innovative structural strategies to create an architecture that is elegantly reductive yet provocatively romantic -- diminishing the visual impact of the building, while reconciling it to the urban context that surrounds it.