AIA Miami Sustainable Design Architect of the Year 2011 DADE Heritage Trust 2013


AIA Miami Sustainable Design Architect of the Year 2011 AIA Miami Sustainable Design Architect of the Year 2011

Sustainable Design
Architect of the
Year 2011

AIA Miami Young Architect of the Year 2010

Architect of the
Year 2010

AIA Sustainable Design Architect of the Year 2009

Sustainable Design
Architect of the
Year 2009

What we do...

Sebastian Eilert Architecture – S.E.A. - provides sustainable Architecture, Consulting and Design Services to Building owners (Home, Business and Hospitality) and interested industry professionals (emerging, growing and leading). S.E.A. stands out with international green building experience and leadership as the best company to deliver the highest quality customized service for your project in a feasible manner.Dining + Living Room
With S.E.A. as part of your project team, spaces will be better, healthier and have economic saving, in energy, water, and resources, which also reduce the burden on this planet. S.E.A. helps to set yourself apart as a leader in your community and to know that you are doing the right thing!

Why we do it...

S.E.A. practices and promotes positive environmental change within the building industry. The company focuses on economic, social and environmental benefits through integrated building solutions to advance awareness of sustainable principles in theory and practice.

What guides us...

S.E.A. provides quality services that will enrich the project for the user and the environment and creates enduring spaces for generations to come. To achieve the above, S.E.A. operates under the following key principals:

  • INNOVATION:  Projects will adapt to new users, uses and technologies; now and in the future.
  • DISTINCTION:  Projects are unique, custom and suit the individual client.
  • SUSTAINBILITY:  Projects are designed with future generations in mind.
  • QUALITY:  Projects are designed to be long lasting with superior quality design, materials and technology.

Renovation + Addition

The Abbott Residence is wonderful remodel and addition of a 1916 Grove house located in Coconut Grove. The original estate consisted of a two story residence with extension to kitchen, converted garage and maid’s quarter, as well as a guest house across the yard. The building was erected on olitc limestone. The addition included a connecting breezeway and enlarged guest house as well as a new entry and a new trellis carport. The renovation included a full upgrade to the kitchen, new second floor layout including a master suite and 2 additional bedrooms with a jack and Jill bathroom and overall upgrade of the remaining spaces.

Abbot Residence

The project combined a number of my key principles and passions. The historic building and its character were well recognized and maintained throughout the design. The addition blends with the original structure to improve the overall feel of the house and site. The traditional building style and proportions are typical for that area in the Grove and South Florida. Coral rock, lots of natural features, including large windows for cross ventilation mark the direction for design.


"Respect the natural environment and all its elements. Our presence on this planet is temporary and we must ensure the existence of the planet and its resources. They were here before us and will be here after our passing. Live life to the fullest but be mindful of the impact your actions have." — S.E.A.