Professor Jorge Hernandez’s on-going efforts to preserve the Miami Marine Stadium took a major step forward by securing a prestigious gift from The Getty Foundation. The foundation gave the Friends of Miami Marine Stadium an award in the amount of $180,000 to help renovation efforts for the Miami landmark.  This award is part of the foundation’s Keeping it Modern campaign, designed to aid in developing techniques for the restoration of modern structures built with experimental methods or materials.  The stadium falls into this category from its use of raw concrete and hyperbolic paraboloid roof structure.  The Miami Marine Stadium is part of the first round of funding by this campaign which includes other notable buildings such as The Salk Institute by Louis Kahn, The Sydney Opera House by Jørn Utzon, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House.

The stadium was designed in 1964 by Hilario Candela, former principal of the architecture firm Spillis Candela and past visiting critic at SoA.  Since 2008, Professor Hernandez and Candela have led design studios in master planning studies of the site in an effort to raise awareness of the project. Hernandez co-founded and serves on the board of the Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, dedicated to the restoration of the structure.  Along with his colleagues, he has helped spearhead initiatives to elevate the Miami Marine Stadium into the international spotlight.

Our Rome Fall 2014 students were joined by Professor Teofilo Victoria for an intensive week studying “The Villa Sub-Urbana in the Rome of the Renaissance." This special course in Rome, examines the typological characteristics of the villa in central Italy, its antecedents, evolution constituent components and its resonance in history in general and, specifically, the modern movement. The itinerary included site visits to Villa Giulia, Villa Madama, Villa La Farnesina,  Villa Medici, Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este in Tivoli, Villa Farnese in Caprarola and Villa Lante in Bagnaia. Applications are now being accepted for participation in next year’s Rome program. The program is open to students who will be in upper level during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. A minimum 3.3 GPA is required. Application forms are to be submitted along with an 8 1/2 x 11 portfolio showing design and drawing work. All materials should be submitted to Carmen L. Guerrero, Rome Program Director. Submission deadline is Monday, October 13. Merit and need-based aid are available. For more information, email carmeng@miami.edu.  

In other Rome news, Professor Rafael Tapanes has generously sponsored two architecture students to participate in this Friday's SoA Golf Tournament. These spots will be given on a first-come first-serve basis.  Please contact Carmen L. Guerrero if you are interested in claiming this gift!

AIAS is hosting its first tour of the PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami) this Thursday, October 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Located in downtown, it was designed by Pritzker Prize award-winning duo from Switzerland, Herzog and De Meuron. Please email AIAS if you are interested and state whether you have a ride or would like to carpool with the group (meet at the SoA Courtyard at 5:30 p.m. sharp) If you are interested in joining, please email um.aias2014@gmail.com.  Follow AIAS on Facebook and Instagram (@um_aias).

The USGBC will be hosting a movie night series every Thursday at the SoA Courtyard. Past films include The Red Balloon and Midnight in Paris.  The movie night series begins at 7:00 p.m. every Thursday through October 16. 

Dialogues with the Informal City: Latin America and the Caribbean was the culmination of a year-long, interdisciplinary collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies, directed by Dr. Ariel Armony, and SoA Professors Adib Cure and Carie Penabad. The symposium sought to connect a range of fundamental themes affecting the current conditions and future of Latin America's growing informal cities and, by extension, the rising global urban population. The event was organized around four cross-cutting themes: Space, Networks, Well-being, and Innovation. These themes provided a broad framework to discuss both the challenges and often overlooked opportunities associated with these growing communities. Click here to download the report.

The Master of Real Estate Development + Urbanism program headed by Director Dr. Charles Bohl, is hosting two upcoming short executive education courses. Introduction to Urban Commercial Real Estate Development for Non-Developers is an intensive introduction to real estate development and communicates the basic skills necessary and required capabilities to be a successful developer. This course is led by Adjunct Professor Stephen Nostrand. Tuition: $375. October 4, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Rinker Classroom in the Perez Architecture Center. The Entrepreneurship in Real Estate course introduces students to the entrepreneurial side of real estate development and prepares them for determining efficient organizational forms for their business, appropriate partnership structures for their ventures, and innovative ways at approaching their developments. The course is led by Adjunct Professor Muayad Abbas. Tutition: $525. November 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Rinker Classroom in the Perez Architecture Center. For more information contact Natalie Bixby.

September 29
Places and Spaces: Mapping Science combined lecture by Adib Cure, Carie Penabad and Christopher Mader, Director of Software Engineering, UM Center for Computational Science. Glasgow Hall, 6:00 p.m.

October 2 AIAS organized tour of the Perez Art Museum Miami from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Carpooling available (meet at 5:30 p.m. in the SoA Courtyard). Email AIAS, if interested.

October 2 Places & Spaces: Mapping Science “A Conversation with Artists: How Science has Inspired Our Art” with Nela Ochoa, Xavier Cortada, and Patricia Van Dalen. College of Arts and Sciences Wesley Gallery, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

October 2 The Miami Herald & Miami Design Preservation League invites all architecture students to a panel discussion, The Vice Effect: How a Hit TV Show Changed Miami. Panelists include Michael Kinerk, Miami Beach architectural expert and author, Barbara Hulanicki, renowned interior designer and Lori Wyman, emmy-nominated casting director for Miami Vice, Burn Notice and The Glades; moderated by WLRN-Miami Herald News Anchor, Kelley Mitchell. SoA students and faculty receive complimentary admission to this event by following this link and entering comp code: MDPL, 6:30 p.m., 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.

October 3rd Annual School of Architecture Golf Tournament at the Biltmore Golf Course to benefit the Tom Spain Rome Program Endowment and scholarships for the SoA Rome Program. Entry fee is $200 and includes box lunch, green fees, golf cart, awards reception and refreshments on the course. Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. For information, contact Adriana Verdeja, Senior Director of Development, Division of University Advancement, at (305) 284-8740 or at averdeja@miami.edu.

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October 6 SoA Currents series lecture “Palladio’s Debt to Venice: A tour of Venice following in the footsteps of the great architect Andrea Palladio” by Duncan Stroik, practicing architect, author, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, followed by a reception in the Korach Gallery. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Miami. Glasgow Hall in Perez Architecture Center, 6:30 p.m.

October 7 AIAS tour of the new addition of the Frost School of Music at 3:30 p.m. (meeting at the courtyard at 3:00 p.m.).  Seating is limited, please email AIAS to secure your seat.  Priority will be given to paying members on a first-come first-served basis.  Please wear long pants (preferably jeans) and closed-toed shoes.  Hard hats will be provided. 

October 8 SoA Agenda - Call to Order series lecture by Matteo Ghidoni of Salottobuono. Glasgow Hall in Perez Architecture Center, 6:30 p.m.

October 9 The City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board and The Villagers will host a "Green Building and Historic Preservation" workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Coral Gables Museum’s community meeting room. Architect and UMSoA Professor Jorge Hernandez will speak on new construction versus restored or rehabilitated buildings, highlighting the perspective of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Speakers include Dr. John Parker, Professor Emeritus at FIU and Architect Thorn Grafton. Topics include landscaping for energy and water conservation, recycled building materials, energy conservation and alternate energy supplies and the impact of climate change, all with a focus on historic buildings. The cost is $10 per person, which includes a working lunch. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Coral Gables Historical Resources Department at (305) 460-5093. Checks may be mailed to the Villagers, 409 Vizcaya Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

October 9 Professor Jean-François Lejeune will give a lecture, "North-South Collisions," at Fall Semester, an initiative which seeks to bring together diverse groups of theorists, critics, researchers, and interested individuals to engage in multifaceted discourse on contemporary society and culture. Free entry, 5:00 p.m., 175 NE 41st Street, Miami, FL 33137.

Header image: Future rendering of Miami Marine Stadium by Arseni Varabyeu.
Student News image: Teofilo Victoria, Fall 2014 Rome Program students and guests at the Villa Giulia in Rome.
Faculty News image: An informal city or 'favela' in Brazil, courtesy of Carie Penabad.
Events This Week image: Thomas Spain and participants at a previous SoA Golf Tournament.

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