After a rigorous immersion tour of the planned communities Alys Beach, Seaside and Rosemary Beach, the second year studio (ARC 204) are putting their collected data into action.  Professors Oscar Machado, Joanna Lombard, James Dougherty, Tony Garcia and Alexander Adams will lead their respective sections in a three-day charrette beginning today, Monday, September 22nd. Charrettes are intensive planning sessions for a specific site/location where citizens and design professionals collaborate on design solutions for the area.  This year, students will engage with the City of Hialeah on the design of a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) for a 90-acre site, the Hialeah Market. This project is a result of visionary civic leaders who seek to transform the blocks adjacent to the historic Hialeah Train Station, currently a landscape of industrial warehouses, into a dynamic mixed-use project.  City of Hialeah officials, such as City Planner and UMSoA alumna, Debora Storch, will be on hand enabling students to apply principles learned on their tour and to engage in public service with the city.  The charrette will be located at SoA from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on September 22nd, 24th and 26th.  The final results of this work will be presented on Monday, December 8th.  Progress presentations will be announced school-wide in advance.  Public participation is more than welcome. For more information contact second year studio coordinator, Oscar Machado: o.machado@miami.edu.

This Tuesday, the Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD) will host a welcome reception for Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury.  MCAD is a historic property in Downtown Miami that once served the community as a post office and bank, but sat dormant for many years until the AIA Miami repurposed the facility. It debuted in August 2013 and has since been a home for design and the built environment, as well providing a community meeting space for educational programs.  With easy accessibility from the Metrorail and Metro Mover, please make your RSVP to attend our new Dean’s reception at this unique locale.  The event kicks off this Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at 100 NE 1st Avenue. 

The AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) chapter of the University of Miami has kicked off the semester with renewed vigor.  Board members have been working hard to make the AIAS a highly popular and influential organization within SoA.  The main purpose of the AIAS is to provide a fun way to enhance the education of its members outside of the studio/class-room setting through workshops, activities, tours, talks and competitions.  The AIAS also functions as a means to integrate the different years through social events and serves as an excellent networking medium. The AIAS is supporting the AEI (Architectural Engineering Institute) with the 4th Annual Sukkah Competition.  A small design-build competition based on the Jewish tradition for the Sukkot holiday.  The goal of the competition is to give architecture majors the opportunitiy to work closely with engineering majors. Professor John Onyango will be giving extra credit for his 'Structures' classes to those who participate.  The deadline to register is today, September 22nd. Please email umiamisukkah@gmail.com if you have any questions.  The next AIAS general meeting will be this Friday, September 26th, at 12:30 p.m. in Gallery 48 to solidify some of the ideas suggested in the first meeting and discuss how we can incorporate the help of general members in the future. Follow AIAS on Facebook and Instagram (@um_aias). For more information, email um.aias2014@gmail.com.

Student Council Officer Nominations are due this Tuesday, September 23rd. The Student Council will need two representatives from each year of the B.Arch program and two representatives from the Masters programs. Elections will be held next Wednesday or Thursday during lecture classes. If you are interested or think a friend would be, please email with your name and class year.

The USGBC's Thursday Movie Night will feature the second film in the 'Paris Movie Festival' series this week at 7:30 pm in the courtyard. There will be light refreshments for sale.

September 22 SoA Currents series lecture by Chuck Jablon, Vice President of Operations, Skanska, USA. Glasgow Hall in Perez Architecture Center, 6:30 p.m.

September 24 High Noon faculty lunchtime series lecture, “Global Healthcare” by Jose Gelabert-Navia. Rinker Classroom in Perez Architecture Center, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

September 25 USGBC Thursday Movie Night. SoA Courtyard, 7:30 p.m.

September 27 Revit workshop live-stream. Seating is limited, please email AIAS to secure your seat.  Priority will be given to paying members on a first-come first-served basis.  Building 48, 3rd floor Multi-Media Classroom, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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 courtyard). Email AIAS, if interested.

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.

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 a.m. to 4 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 will 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.

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