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Residential | JOHN MORIARTY AND ASSOCIATES FLORIDA OFFICE - VICE
MORIARTY'S RELATIONSHIP WITH PMG CONTINUES WITH ITS WORK ON VICE IN MIAMI. BY JIM HARRIS
ohn Moriarty and Associates' ability
to meet its clients' needs has earned
it regular business from a number of
high-profile owners and developers.
"We are an owner's contractor," says
Rick Schuerger, vice president and project
executive for Moriarty's Florida office. "We
work closely with the owner as well as with
architectural and design teams to make sure
we keep and maintain our schedule."
Moriarty's Florida office in recent years
has completed several large commercial
and residential projects for developers
including New York City-based Property
Markets Group (PMG). The office's projects
for PMG include ECHO Aventura, a development with two 11-story buildings housing
172 condominium units in Aventura, Fla.;
ECHO Brickell, a 56-story, 172-unit building
in Miami; and Muse, a structure in Sunny
Isles, Fla., that will feature 64 condominium
units. Work on ECHO Aventura concluded
in 2016; the ECHO Brickell and Muse projects are expected to wrap up before the end
The contractor in June topped off its
fourth project for PMG. The project, known
as Vice, is a 31-story luxury apartment
building in downtown Miami. The $110
million, 790,000-square-foot building is
expected to open next summer. Foundation
work on the project began in August 2016.
The 464-unit building has a concrete
John Moriarty and Associates
Florida office - Vice
* Construction cost: $110 million
* Location: Miami
* Employees on-site at peak: 300
* Scope: Residential tower
"We are an owner's contractor."
- Rick Schuerger, vice president and project executive
CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017
topped off the 31-story
Vice apartment building in
Miami in June.
and steel foundation and a glass and stucco
exterior. Recent work included completing
the building's elevators and interior unit
finishes, including all common areas.
A Social Experience
Vice is marketed by PMG as a "social living"
apartment complex targeting young professionals. Units range in size from studios
to three bedrooms. The building's 464 units
will include high-tech features such as
keyless entry doors that can be unlocked
by thumb drives and smartphones, as well
as in-unit speakers that connect wirelessly
The building will include a
18,000-square-foot amenity level with
a pool deck and fitness center. Vice's
10,000-square-foot lobby will include a bar
and a coffee shop, Schuerger says.