An interactive exhibition held at MCAD Miami, the Miami High Rise exhibition documents Miami's development through the lens of typological, stylistic and technological mutations in the architecture of the tall building emphasizing on its historic legacy and its future opportunities. From the Downtown boom of the 1920s to the rise of Brickell Avenue as an international banking hub, a legacy is drawn that understands high-rise not only as a building phenomenon, but as a vivid expression of the local city culture. The exhibition consists of three parts:
1. An illustration of the city's major high-rise typologies, through an explicative timeline, seven custom-made physical models of historic towers and ten contemporary project presentations.
2. An overview of new technologies that will affect the future of high rise construction.
3. A digital presentation of built and unbuilt work by faculty members of the UM School of Architecture and Florida International University.
In addition, a custom mobile application was designed and developed for this exhibition in which participants can interact and view a digital contextual city of Miami model, in Augmented Reality, associated with each of the seven custom-made physical models. This was designed and developed by Christopher Chung and his team at RAD-UM.