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Kenneth Treister

, FAIA is an American architect, architectural historian, sculptor, photographer, author, and lecturer. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is best known for the Holocaust Memorial he built in Miami Beach, Florida.[1]

In 1985, Treister received a commission to design, build, and sculpt a Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach. The Memorial opened on February 1990 and welcomes thousands of visitors every year



•Mayfair Shops in the Grove, Coconut Grove, FL

•Mayfair House Hotel, Coconut Grove, FL


•Office In The Grove, Coconut Grove, FL


•Yacht Harbour Condominium, Coconut Grove, FL


•Elizabeth Virrick Park, Coconut Grove, FL


Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Miami Beach, FL


•Chertsey Condominium, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas


•Conchrest Condominium, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas


•Out Island Inn (Phase I and II), George Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas


•Colonial Drive Elementary School, Dade County, FL


•Sophie and Nathan Gumenick Chapel for Temple Israel of Greater Miami, FL


Temple Emanu-El of Greater Miami (remodeled), Miami Beach, FL


Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica suite, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida


•Orlev Factory, Sderot, Israel


•Orbond Gypsum & Gypsum Products Industries Ltd, Afula, Israel (1993)


•Housing Corporation of America (HCA) public housing projects throughout the U.S. for both elderly and family housing (a Turn-Key Low Cost Housing Program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

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Personal life

Kenneth Treister was born in 1930. His father, Arthur Treister, a real estate businessman, and his mother, Anita Treister moved to Miami Beach from Flushing, Queens when he was a baby. After World War II, Kenneth and his brother Leonard joined their father's business as Arthur Treister and Sons. He had a music scholarship to the University of Miami in 1948 and was elected president of the freshman class. He then transferred to the University of Florida, graduating in 1953 with a degree in architecture. He lived in Miami-Dade County for most of his life, primarily in Coconut Grove. He currently lives in central Florida.

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