Join us Wednesday, February 15th at Neushop Downtown Miami for a lecture by Miami-based architect Allan Shulman, from Shulman + Associates, on his latest publication Building Bacardi: Architecture, Art & Identity (Rizzolli). Shulman will speak about the rum company’s involvement in the development of avant garde modern architecture throughout the 20th century, and then answer questions by the audience.
The lecture will be preceded by a reception to receive students and faculty from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design who will be studying sea-level rise in Miami Beach under the guidance of Charles Waldheim. It will be an opportunity to foster an exchange with students from Florida International University, University of Miami and Miami-Dade College, as well as the general design and architecture community in Miami.
7:00 PM Reception
8:00 PM Building Bacardi: Lecture by Allan Shulman
8:45 PM Book Signing
About Building Bacardi: Architecture, Art & Identity
“Richly illustrated with vintage, powerfully graphic, and often glamorous imagery, Building Bacardi tells the story of the iconic brand’s love affair with high design. Anyway you drink it … Bacardi rum is the mixable one. Bacardi is best known for its rum and trademark bat logo, yet the famed spirits company has also been a force in the development of avant-garde art and architecture. True to the company slogan, Bacardi has asserted its corporate identity through buildings designed by a potent mix of modern architects with varying, sometimes radically different approaches to architecture. Corporate headquarters, distilleries, bottling plants, and executives’ private homes have shaped and reflected Bacardi’s position as a regional upstart, a national icon, and a global corporation with outposts in such places as Bermuda, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and the United States. Building Bacardi is the first book to explore the twentieth-century architectural legacy of the company.”
About Allan Shulman
“Allan Shulman is an architect and the founder of Miami-based Shulman + Associates. His work is widely published, and has been honored with more than sixty design awards. Shulman is also an author, editor, lecturer and curator. He is an associate professor and the director of the graduate program in architecture at the University of Miami School of Architecture.”
Wednesday, February 15th 2017
Bacardi International Limited Building, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Rendering of final proposal. Ermina Odoardo – Ricardo Eguilior Arquitectos, c. 1970.
Courtesy of The Bacardi Archive