The AIA conference kicks off tomorrow at the Miami Beach Convention Center. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend this year's event.
I arrived in Miami this afternoon (from New York) and headed to South Beach, where I'll be staying for the next few days. The McGraw-Hill team is shacking up at the Gansevoort Hotel, a relatively short walk from the expo center.
I spent the afternoon checking out sites near the hotel. Below are a few images. Tomorrow, the action begins!
The view from my hotel room
The hyper-designed David Barton Gym located next to the hotel
Lobby of the gym. It costs $50 a day to work out here (no, I didn't stay).
Escalator leading to the gym
A patio at the W Hotel just up the street
In case you were wondering, that's artificial grass
The "Plunge" rooftop bar at the Gansevoort Hotel
Just what every bar needs: an outdoor lap pool!
It's the slow season in Miami, as you can tell from the empty chairs
A gorgeous view from the roof. No tar balls here. Miami is on the east side of Florida; it doesn't border the Gulf of Mexico, where the oil spill is poisoning the water.
McGraw-Hill employees strategizing for the AIA convention. Visit us at booth #1903
All photos © Jenna M. McKnight