The primary tenant for American Airlines Arena, located in downtown Miami along Biscayne Bay, is the National Basketball Association’s Miami Heat.
HOK’s team replaced the traditional arrangement of arena luxury boxes and private suites with a more balanced premium seating package that offers four distinct products. Premium seating options include center court suites with private balconies overlooking Biscayne Bay, 66 loge boxes with seating for four-to-six people in each, 300 courtside lounge seats with exclusive entertainment facilities and “star boxes” on the floor for Miami celebrities.
The sports and entertainment complex anchors a 70-acre waterfront development. With a tropical modernist design, the arena blends Miami’s inherent outdoor characteristics — the waterfront and tropical climate — with the indoors. Concourses open to dramatic views of the skyline and bay, with landscaped terraces and balconies full of spectator activity.
HOK collaborated with Arquitectonica on the design. HOK’s scope included arena seating bowl design, development of premium seating concepts, all arena functional layouts and construction documentation.
LEED Gold Recertification
LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certified
AIA Miami – Unbuilt Award of Excellence for Design