SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI NAMES HARVARD DEAN DR. JULIO FRENK AS ITS SIXTH PRESIDENT
FINAL REVIEWS TO BEGIN APRIL 24; UPPER LEVEL AND THESIS REVIEWS WILL BE IN THE DESIGN DISTRICT
This year's final reviews have a twist: core program (first three years of students) reviews will be held within the School, as traditional, but the upper level and thesis student reviews will take place off campus, hosted by the Miami Design District at the Garden Building. The Garden Building is located at 175 NE 40 Street in Miami, and reviews will be held on the second floor. READ MORE.
CALL TO ORDER EXHIBITION OPENING A SUCCESS
The Korach Gallery was crowded with faculty, students and members of the community for the opening of the Call to Order Exhibition on Wednesday, April 8. The exhibit runs through the summer and is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please visit our Facebook page to see a gallery of images from the evening! SEE MORE!
SoA STUDENT LETICIA GALLEGO CRUZ WINS THE PHYLLIS GARVETT UNDERGRADUATE DRAWING AWARD
Leticia Gallego Cruz has always been fascinated with the human body and deciphering what she sees as the mystery of it through drawing. At the suggestion of one of her art professors, Gerardo Olhovich, she submitted one of her drawings of the human body for inclusion in the Department of Art and Art History Annual Juried Student Exhibition not only was her piece included in the exhibition, it was selected as the winner of the Phyllis Garvett Undergraduate Drawing Award. READ MORE.
SoA's KATHERINE WHEELER GRANTED FELLOWSHIP AT WINTERTHUR'S COLLECTIONS
Assistant Professor of Practice and historian Kathy Wheeler will spend part of her summer at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Delaware. Her time at Winterthur will be spent examining the Collection to learn more about how architectural working drawings developed in the 19th century in the United States, contributing to her ongoing research into the history of architectural drawings. READ MORE.
BRILLHART PAPER PRESENTED AT ASCA CONFERENCE
Jacob Brillhart presented a paper, entitled "Living in the Tropical Landscape: A Visual Toolkit: Old Model for Future Buildings," at this year's national ASCA conference in Toronto, March 19-21.
TONY GARCIA DISCUSSES TACTICAL URBANISM AT BOOKS & BOOKS
SoA alum and faculty member Tony Garcia has a new book called Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change. He discussed that book at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Wednesday, April 8. READ MORE.
HIGH NOON LECTURE WITH KATHY WHEELER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
Kathy Wheeler will talk about “The Victorian Working Drawing and the Architect as Masterful Dictator.” The lecture will be about the debates in late Victorian England about the working drawing and its role in the profession. Specifically, it looks at the papers given by Richard Phene Spiers and John Dando Sedding at the 1887 General Conference of Architects. 12:30, Rinker Classroom
DUANY TO SPEAK ON “HETERDOXIA ARCHITECTONICA” APRIL 22
The final Tecnoglass CALL TO ORDER lecture of the academic year, Wednesday, April 22, will feature Andres Duany of Duany Plater-Zyberk, also a member of the SoA faculty. Duany was co-founder of the Miami firm Arquitectonica, and in 1980, Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk founded Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ). Duany is a co-founder and emeritus board member of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) since 1993. In 2001, he and Plater-Zyberk were awarded the Vincent Scully Prize by the National Building Museum, and in 2008 the Richard H. Driehaus Prize. Duany has co-authored several books including Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream; The New Civic Art; and Garden Cities: Theory & Practice of Agrarian Urbanism.
Commencement takes place May 7 and 8 at the BankUnited Center. The graduate student ceremony is at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 7, and the undergraduate is at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 8. Thurday, May 7, is also our Awards Day. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., a variety of student and faculty awards will be given. After the Friday commencement ceremony, at about 3 p.m., we'll have a reception and at the School and the exhibition of graduating student work. Join us to celebrate all the amazing things you've done this year!
The next issue of SoA NOW will be out on Wednesday, April 29.