Miami, Unlocked: The City Gets Ready to Host Open House Worldwide for the First Time in March 2024


Miami, Unlocked: The City Gets Ready to Host Open House Worldwide for the First Time in March 2024

The inaugural edition of OHMIA to delve into themes like Sacred Spaces, Culture, Resilience, Building Miami, Sports, Glamour & Grandeur, Curiosities & Colorful Past

Photo credit: Courtesy of The Miami Center for Architecture and Design
Miami, FL (December 18, 2023) – On March 1-2, 2024, Miami and Miami Beach will host the Open House Worldwide architecture festival for the first time. This global network, committed to cultivating more transparent, accessible, and inclusive cities, encompasses nearly 60 non-profit organizations and fosters festivals and dialogues about architecture, design, and urban living.

The Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD), spearheading Open House Miami (OHMIA), in collaboration with the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA)  the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), and the Miami DDA,  along with numerous local partners, is set to honor and celebrate the storied history of Miami’s architecture and design.

OHMIA, a two-day festival all free and open to the public, will give attendees access to over 50 individual experiences in 15 distinct neighborhoods with support from 75+ partners.  From sandy shores to skyline floors, Open House Miami will unlock the stories, design, architecture, and experiences that define the vibrant city of Miami.

The inaugural edition of OHMIA will explore themes related to Sacred Spaces, Culture, Resilience, Building Miami, Sports, Glamour and Grandeur, and Curiosities and Colorful Past. The program will include workshops and behind-the-scenes building tours, expert lectures, performances, curated experiences, as well as give attendees opportunities to meet some of Miami and Miami Beach’s world-renowned architects.

Among confirmed experiences, visitors will be able to explore the intersection of high fashion and urban design at Istituto Marangoni; delve into the history at the Koubek Center which celebrates Little Havana’s culture with the Miami Film Festival and the Miami Book Fair; experience the extensive Moorish Revival architecture in Opa-locka; and observe Miami’s architectural evolution along Brickell Avenue, where a journey from ancient archeological sites and historic churches unfolds to reveal luxurious residences and the tallest skyscraper in the Magic City.

“At the heart of what makes a destination a great place to visit, is that it first has to be a great place to live, work and play,” said GMCVB President & CEO David Whitaker. “Open House will provide visitors and our residents alike, a first-time peek behind the scenes of iconic buildings and venues that were not only instrumental in our history but instrumental in building and defining our brand. A true sense of place begins with the places that shape and reflect our spirit and our heritage, both yesterday and today.”

Miami will become the fourth city in the U.S., joining New York, San Diego, and Chicago, to partake in what has become a global movement to open up urban spaces and foster citizen engagement in dialogues about their city’s future, celebrating historic design and architecture. Complimentary direct access to a selection of buildings throughout Miami and Miami Beach will offer chances for visitors and community members to connect, learn, and engage in meaningful discussions.

In anticipation of Open House Miami in 2024, travelers and locals can begin to discover signature architecture and hidden gems on Miami Beach through the newly launched EXP Miami Beach Tours App, now available for download on both Apple and Google platforms.

For more information about Open House Miami, please visit

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Michelle DiLello
Blue Medium, Inc.