Hilario F. Candela: the Culture of Architecture

December 6, 2013 – February 2, 2014

This exhibition showcases the career of Miami architect Hilario F. Candela, FAIA, by highlighting a number of projects characteristic of his firm’s work from the sixties through the nineties, most in the South Florida area.

The featured projects hold strong iconic presences in our communities, having been active public/private buildings, seen, admired and used by many.

Designed as complement to the previous exhibit Concrete Paradise: Miami Marine Stadium, the subject of which Candela is also the architect, the exhibition samples architectural vocabulary and concepts that established a new understanding in our community of “the modern structure.” These landmark buildings were pioneering responses to our climate, materials and methods of construction, and changing cultural backdrop.