Mr. Zyscovich’s firm is forward thinking and intertwined with Miami’s aesthetic future. Zyscovich projects are becoming synonymous with the visual impression Miami leaves those who witness the urban landscape. This is certainly the case in South Beach where Zyscovich has designed the Lincoln Center, Anchor Shops, 500 Block of Collins, St. Moritz, and Carlyle, but Zyscovich’s influence is certainly not limited to the beach and is in fact spreading throughout downtown. His projects have sharp lines and abstract shapes. His designs are futuristic in that they do not allude to past architectural trends, at least not blatantly. From the drawing boards of his firm to the streets of the city, Zyscovich makes history happen.
Their work reflects Miami’s vibrant, cultural, and artistic social fabric: colorful, diverse, and exciting. Bernard Zyscovich’s firm’s portfolio is wide ranging, covering everything from commercial developments and interior design work to airport terminals and residential high rises. Zyscovich’s influence on the city facade is most felt in his mid to low rise developments. His low to mid rise designs capture the essence of the neighborhoods they standin and blend well with the streetscape. Interestingly, his designs standout without becoming a distraction. Due to the sharp and stylish lines of this firm’s work, designs lend themselves well to being illuminated at night, which adds life and energy to the cityscape. The 500 block of Collins and the Lincoln Center are two fine examples of his illuminated work. Additionally, his buildings tend to be intricate, with grids and criss-crossing beams in contrast with bleak concrete surfaces. Materials like glass and steel are carefully balanced and incorporated into his midrise work, which tends to be more intricate than their high rise counterparts. Currently, Zyscovich high rise projects are simple and contemporary. They aren’t similar in design daring to their mid to low rise projects. The Flamingo, as seen on the right, incorporates night illumination on its distinct crown giving the building an iconic flair.
Villa Magna and Star Lofts also represent a departure from the abstract patterns of the mid rise projects and give way to more direct vertical and horizontal lines. Nevertheless, Z Inc.’s high rise work is not currently extensive and is probably going to evolve into more elaborate designs. Certainly, playing witness to this evolution is just another benefit for all who reside in Miami.