The Diamond Building, a striking 3-story architectural masterpiece nestled in the heart of Miami, Florida, stands as a contemporary gem within its community. Aptly named for its dazzling presence, this structure, constructed in 2014, boasts 12 units, each offering a unique blend of luxury and modernity. Its sleek design and prime location make the Diamond Building a coveted symbol of elegance and urban living in the city of Miami, thanks to the visionary work of Villa & Associates INC, a renowned firm specializing in architecture, planning, and interior design.
Structural Engineering Firm: Eastern Engineering Group
Eastern Engineering Group executed a comprehensive Scope of Work for the Diamond Building project, encompassing the provision of signed and sealed structural plans and calculations. This task involved delivering meticulous structural drawings for the project, which encompassed a sprawling 19,650 square feet of total living spaces. The structural integrity of the building was ensured through a combination of reinforced concrete columns, shearwalls, and masonry shearwalls. To support the floor system, a composite approach was employed, utilizing steel channels, a reinforced concrete slab, and permanent structural foam as formwork. Additionally, the building was steadfastly grounded on shallow foundations, and the entire design adhered to the latest edition of the Florida Building Code.
Did you know that the Diamond Building is located in Allapattah, one of the oldest and most diverse neighborhoods in Miami? Allapattah gets its name from the Seminole Indian language, where “Allapattah” means “alligator.” This vibrant neighborhood is renowned for its rich Caribbean and Latin American influences, making it a melting pot of cultures and flavors.
As a fun historical twist, the Seminole Indians, known for their resilience in the face of adversity, once inhabited the region and coexisted with the local alligator population. This unique blend of history and culture adds an intriguing layer to the allure of the Diamond Building and its surroundings.