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What is Siteseekr and why is it an important tool? At first look, Siteseekr is a series of mobile travel and education applications that provide information about interesting architectural sites located in various cities and regions across the U.S. However, behind the scenes, Siteseekr is also an exhaustive architectural database compiled by architects, historians and researchers to preserve, educate and promote regional architecture on American soil. There are many hidden architectural gems around us. Siteseekr is the convenient link that connects these significant sites to the greater public. Siteseekr South Florida. Siteseekr will be a thorough provider of regional architecture

information throughout the US. It will deliver descriptions of significant sites in major cities and will also focus on influential sites of lesser-known areas, sites that might be considered off-the-beaten-path. Siteseekr is being developed in Miami, therefore we are excited to announce the first prototype platform will be for the South Florida Region. Siteseekr is made to last. The beauty and value of Siteseekr lies in its database which ensures capacity for endless growth and longevity even at a time when new technology trends develop every day. The Siteseekr content will stream from the database to mobile phones, tablets and future platforms as they become available.

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The earliest evidence of Native American settlement in the Miami region came from about 10,000 years ago. The region was filled with pine and hardwood forests and was home to plenty of deer, bear, and wild fowl. These first inhabitants settled on the banks of the Miami River, with their main villages on the northern banks. These early Native Americans created a variety of weapons and tools from shells. When the first Europeans visited in the mid-1500s, the inhabitants of the Miami area were the Tequesta people

Siteseekr provides history and context for the architectural sites by region and by city.

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Notable architecture can be found using one of 7 different search methods; GPS mapping, keyword, nearby location, A-Z index, typology, architect’s name, or even by sustainable architecture (eco).

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Building data is divided by summary and technical facts. A 'checkmark' button enables users to save sites to ‘my list.’ Browser-like tabs behind building content screens allow quick access to 'my list' or mapping the site.

An exciting new resource for tourists, enthusiasts of architecture and design, historians, students & more! How do we get Siteseekr off the ground?

We seek funding to develop the Siteseekr database and South Florida prototype to present to potential content partners who are eager to promote future Siteseekr regions. We have until May 25th to seek the required funding on Kickstarter. is an ‘all or nothing’ platform. If we do not make our goal, Siteseekr will not be funded and no contributors will be charged. The images below illustrate only partially what the Siteseekr prototype will provide. For more details concerning the database, interface and project cost breakdown, please visit the project description page and video at:

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Existing tours are arranged by type or authorship. An existing tour provided by National Trust for Historic Preservation differs from a downtown walking tour which focuses on architecture in close proximity.

Users have the ability to create their own itineraries from their saved 'my list' of sites. Once a list is created, it can be downloaded, emailed or deleted.


Additional app functions are located under the ‘plus’ icon on the navigation bar. Offline maps, architectural glossary of terms, 'archilodging,' app support, content crediting and external links are organized here. Future platform features are stored here as technology advances.

Who we are.



There are several individuals behind Siteseekr. Linda Feinberg is an architectural designer, graphic designer and a professor of architecture in Miami. Kenneth Dyman is an architectural designer living in Miami. Zoe Luhtala is a Library Science expert in San Francisco. Your contributions will allow us to hire the developers Swarming Technology and Clearly Innovative to program the database and prototype interface.

Please visit our funding website by May 25th, 2013 to learn more about the Siteseekr platform and be informed of updates.

Siteseekr is located in Miami, Florida

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Principal: Linda Feinberg Website: Email: Phone: 646.331.5463

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