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The Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD) will lead the effort in partnership with the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Miami), the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA), the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), and a host of other community organizations.


The Open House Worldwide architecture festival will be coming to Miami, March 1 & 2, 2024!

“We are thrilled that the Miami Center for Architecture & Design is bringing this wonderful celebration of architecture to our community,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “Miami-Dade is the perfect place for this festival. We are home to such an eclectic mix of architecture and history, and we are so proud to showcase it to the world,” said the Honorable Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Mayor.


Open House Worldwide is a global network of nearly 60 nonprofit organizations from New York to Seoul, Buenos Aires to Maputo, San Diego to Miami!  Each organization is dedicated to making cities more open, accessible, and equitable.  The network now spans 52 festivals, 29 countries, and 6 continents.

“At the heart of what makes a destination a great place to visit, is that it first has to be a great place to live, work and play,” said GMCVB President & CEO David Whitaker.  “Open House will provide visitors and our residents alike, a first-time peek behind the scenes of iconic buildings and venues that were not only instrumental in our history but instrumental in building and defining our brand.  A true sense of place begins with the places that shape and reflect our spirit and our heritage, both yesterday and today.”




"As an internationally recognized first-time event, Open House provides immersive, participatory opportunities for visitors and residents alike to access Miami Beach's iconic art deco buildings and signature, architectural landmarks," said Executive Director of the MBVCA Grisette Marcos. "This marquee experience will enhance a superb collection of annual events activated on Miami Beach that positively benefit our city's hotels, restaurants and local businesses."


Open House Miami will be only the fourth city in the U.S., following New York, San Diego, and Chicago, of what has become a worldwide movement to open cities and engage citizens in conversations about how to shape the future of where they live. What adds value to this event is the direct experience of the buildings themselves, accessible for free to all, with opportunities to learn, discuss and debate with experts and citizens alike. Collectively, Open House Worldwide members engage almost 1 million people a year in Open House events with nearly 2 million visits to buildings enabled by more than 18,000 volunteers. Taken together, Open House Worldwide is the largest celebration of the urban landscape in the world.










MCAD is the place for everyone interested in design and the built environment, with educational programs to enhance public appreciation for architecture and design.  MCAD’s current signature events include the Urban Warrior Awards, an event celebrating Miami-Dade’s urban environment, and PAWchitecture, a pet furniture design/build competition. MCAD is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors and collaborators, including Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs, and Florida Department of State Cultural Affairs. For more information about MCAD and to subscribe to the mailing list, visit

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