Kobi Karp
Kobi Karp http://bobmiami.com/2006/11/13/architect-profile-kobi-karp/ (b. November 1, 1962) is a Miami architect
An architect is a person trained in the planning, design and oversight of the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to offer or render services in connection with the design and construction of a building, or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the...

 who is the principal and founder of Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. (KKAID)http://www.kobikarp.com/, an architectural and interior design firm.
Karp is known for specializing creative and innovative design solutions to governments http://realestatemiamifl.blogspot.com/2007/07/miami-unveils-low-income-rent-project.html, historical preservation boards, societies and communities. He designs in an ecological mindset.

Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design

Karp founded KKAID in 1995 and in operation to date the firm has been linked to $10 billion dollars in projects globally.

Green Philosophy

Karp uses Ecological Building
Ecological Building
Ecological Building is both a design process and the structure that is a result of such a design process.The Ecological Building design process is a modern architecture variant of permaculture design....

 measures in in his designs.

Karp’s design of Absolut Lofts won a 2006 Pillars of the Industry Award http://www.brunocarnesella.com/html/press.html and received an award from the Historical Preservation society for its use as an infill project. Karp designed the condo buildings in the green fashion before green was popular.‎
In April 2007, the United States Green Building Council
United States Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council , co-founded by Mike Italiano, David Gottfried and Rick Fedrizzi in 1993, is a non-profit trade organization that promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built, and operated...

http://www.usgbc.org/ (USGBC) recognized Baylights http://www.baylightsmiami.com/html/body_the_architect.html Condominium a design project spearheaded by Karp as the first green residential building in South Florida.

“Do I think green architecture is the future? Absolutely,” says Karp. “We utilize the green building process consistently and continuously in our projects.”

He goes on to say, “What may be new to you may not be new to humanity. Preserving the environment and our history helps us be more civilized and cohesive in a rapidly expanding global community.”

‎Just recently in November 2007 Kobi was named “Architect of the Year” by the Developers & Builders Alliance http://www.dballiance.net/downloads/DBAAwardwinners2006.pdf.

1101 Brickell and Empire World Towers

Two large scale Miami projects currently in the works designed by Karp include Miami’s Empire World Towers and the 1101 Brickell Building; both projects have the potential of being added to the list of the world’s tallest buildings.

The 1101 Brickell
1101 Brickell
The 1101 Brickell Building is a planned condominium and office tower skyscraper in downtown Miami, Florida. It was originally approved by the City of Miami and the Federal Aviation Administration in 2006. The building was to contain of office space, of retail as well as 650 residences. It's...

 Building is a planned hi-rise recently approved by the City of Miami and the Federal Aviation Administration to be built in downtown Miami. When completed in early 2010 the 74 floor building will be the second tallest building in Miami at a height of 849 ft. The building slated to be constructed in the southern part of Miami's Brickell Financial District Miami Financial District was home to the former Banco Industrial de Venezuela building. Karp preserved the building and will build the new tower adjacent to it. The building was highly desired by city lawmakers for its ability to connect Brickell Miami Financial District to Bayshore Dr. by a pedestrian walkway joining the buildings and the two major thoroughfares.

Empire World Towers
Empire World Towers
The Empire World Towers are two proposed supertall skyscrapers to be built in Miami, Florida in the United States. The complex consists of the Empire World Tower I and the Empire World Tower II. If completed, both towers would stand at 1,022 feet , with 93 stories each...

http://www.dailyreckoning.com/Issues/2005/DRUS052005.html, the Miami complex consists of 2 proposed super tall skyscrapers joined by three glass walkways connecting the two towers. Should they be erected both towers would stand at 1,200 ft, with 106 stories each and be pedestrian friendly with commercial, retail and condo-hotel residential ambiance. If built, the Empire World Towers would surpass the Four Seasons Hotel and Tower as the tallest buildings in Florida and may, become the two tallest all-residential buildings in the world.

Additionally the towers would also boast being the tallest concrete structures in the world and be among the tallest buildings in the United States.

Corporate Clients

Hospitality corporations such as Hyatt
Hyatt Hotels Corporation , is an international operator of hotels.Hyatt Center is the headquarters for Hyatt corporation...

, Hilton Starwood
Starwood may refer to:* Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide* Starwood Amphitheatre* Starwood Club of Los Angeles, California* Starwood Festival...

, and Club Med
Club Med
Club Méditerranée , commonly known as Club Med, is a French corporation of vacation resorts found in many parts of the world, usually in exotic locations. It is considered the original all-inclusive resort.-Foundation:...

; Development Corporations such as The Related Group, Fortune International, Cornerstone Group, Aldar Properties
Aldar Properties
Aldar Properties PJSC is a real estate development, management and investment company with headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates...

, and Nakheelemploy KKAID to design new properties, renovate existing ones, create interiors and plan sites for pending development.

Karp is also a licensed contractor and interior designer based in Miami. He is also an active member of the American Institute of Architects, The American Society of Interior Design, National Trust for Historic Preservation League, and several other professional associations

External links

  • http://www.kobikarp.com/
  • http://www.it.umn.edu/
  • http://www.keithwaters.com/whoweare.html
  • http://www.lincolnroadmiamibeach.com/
  • http://www.morrislapidus.com/
  • http://web.miamibeachfl.gov/
  • http://www.hotelastor.com/
  • http://www.clevelander.com/
  • http://www.mdpl.org/
  • http://www.dadeheritagetrust.org/
  • http://www.aia.org/
  • http://www.usgbc.org/
  • http://www.laperlamiami.com/english/index.html
  • http://www.dballiance.net/downloads/DBAAwardwinners2006.pdf
  • http://bobmiami.com/2006/11/13/architect-profile-kobi-karp/
  • http://www.starlofts.com/developer.htm

Further reading

  • Karp’s Creations

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  • Reno On The Rise

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  • Architects Without Borders

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  • Kobi’s World

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