The Inaugural Open House Miami Celebrates Success


The Inaugural Open House Miami Celebrates Success


The two-day festival welcomed over 3000 residents and visitors to explore the city’s most remarkable and admired architectural marvels.


Image Credit: The Miami Center for Architecture and Design

Miami, FL (March 13, 2024) – The inaugural Open House Miami (OHMIA), held on March 1-2, 2024, has successfully concluded, marking a significant milestone in the celebration of Miami and Miami Beach’s rich architectural and design heritage. This first edition of OHMIA, part of the global Open House Worldwide network, has set a new precedent for urban exploration and engagement in the city, showcasing the vibrant tapestry of Miami’s communities, cultures, and built environment.

Over the course of two days, OHMIA offered attendees an unparalleled opportunity to engage with over 50 hosts across 15 distinct neighborhoods, facilitated by the collaborative efforts of The Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD), the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA),  the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), the Miami DDA, and over 75 local partners. The festival provided over 70 individual tours and events, all free and open to the public, with most events booked to double their capacity.

The festival’s diverse programs explored themes such as Sacred Spaces, Culture, Resilience, Building Miami, Sports, Glamour and Grandeur, and Curiosities and Colorful Past with exclusive behind-the-scenes building tours, expert lectures, performances, curated experiences, panel events, and opportunities to meet some of Miami and Miami Beach’s most renowned architects.

The festival underscored Miami’s status as a great place to live, work, and play, providing both visitors and residents a first-time peek behind the scenes of iconic buildings and venues.

“We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the participants, hosts, partners, and attendees who made the inaugural Open House Miami a resounding success. Your enthusiasm and engagement have laid a strong foundation for future editions, as we continue to celebrate and explore the rich architectural and cultural landscape of Miami and Miami Beach,” said Cheryl Jacobs, Director at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design.

With Miami joining the ranks of cities like New York, San Diego, and Chicago in the Open House Worldwide network, OHMIA has fostered a global dialogue about urban living and the importance of transparent, accessible, and inclusive cities.

For those who missed this year’s festival or are eager to revisit some of their favorite spots, the EXP Miami Beach Tours App offers an ongoing opportunity to discover the signature architecture and hidden gems of Miami Beach.

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