|Walter Michot/Miami Herald Staff Photo of Architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia vs. Becky Matkov|
I know Becky Matkov. I have seen her speak at dozens of meetings and was on a Board with her. We have had numerous conversations. She is the definition of benign. I have always found her to be gracious and polite. Therefore, I was surprised to see a renown architect displaying this kind of anger towards this reserved woman at a public meeting at the City of Miami. What does he do at home and in the office? If I were Becky, I would have been doing more with that pen.
The Herald reported about Bernardo Fort-Brescia:
Shortly afterward, during a break, a red-faced Fort-Brescia approached Matkov and began jabbing his finger in her face while shouting at her and Florida International University architecture professor Sandra Suarez. Fort-Brescia said he was “offended’’ that Suarez had used a quote “out of context’’ from an article by his wife, Arquitectonica co-principal Laurinda Spear, about the pressing need to save MiMo architecture. Other Genting consultants had to pull Fort-Brescia away.