Environment & Public Space

Colony1: A Sustainability Center for Miami using Art+Science

The Art of Cultural Evolution is an environmental and arts non-profit organization committed to urban sustainability. The organization has recently been awarded a 50 year land grant from Miami-Dade County to build Miami's first sustainability center, an eco-friendly community and sustainable ‘living building’, Colony1. It will be the 15th certified ‘living building’ by the Living Institute in the world and the first in the entire Southeast region of the United States.


The center will serve residents of South Florida. The programming is geared towards resiliency and connectivity in the community. The center will house a zero packaging bulk food store, a teaching event kitchen, a learning demonstration food garden, an art and science residency program, an exhibition space and a youth classroom. The goal of Colony1 is to share the knowledge to help move our city towards adopting more sustainable practices.



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