September 14, 2015
Michel Rojind - TONIGHT, 6:30 pm, Glasgow Hall: The keynote speaker from the recent Facades Plus conference will join us as part of the Currents lecture series to discuss Shared Responsibility and how touches such as small parks and interactive facades add up to better cities.
First USGBC Student Chapter Meeting is TODAY at 12:30 in the Courtyard.
The AIAS is hosting a lunchtime meeting and information session at noon, on Wednesday, September 18, in the Courtyard. They will be providing food from Chipotle for lunch and the cost is $5 for AIAS members, including those who sign up that day! Come by to hear more about AIAS and how to get involved.
Our Family Weekend reception is at 4:45 pm, Friday, September 18, in the Korach Gallery.
In the Moment, watercolors by Victor Deupi, has been showing in the Korach Gallery since August 18. Please join us for the closing reception on Friday, September 18, with a talk from Victor in the Gallery, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Reslience Colloquium and Workshop - September 26, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Glasgow Hall. Co-sponsored by UMSoA, The Nature Conservancy - FL Chapter, AIA Miami Chapter and MCAD, the Resiliance Colloquium and Workshop will bring together leaders in the on-going discussion of climate change impacts and urban reslience. Full details and registration can be found at the Eventbrite website. FREE to UMSoA Students and Faculty.
A Green Roof and Wall Technology Class, offered by the MRED+U program, will be taught by Amy Norquist of Greensulate on October 3. The class offers info about the latest in green roof and insulation tech and its energy and money-saving benefits; for more info and to register, check out the MRED+U website.
The Annual UMSoA Golf Tournament is set for October 30 at the Biltmore Golf Course. All net tournament proceeds benefit the Tom Spain Rome Program Endowment, programs and scholarships for the Rome Program at the School of Architecture. For full details, see our website.
Hometown Maps Exhibition to Open at Richter Library October 6
Works By Four Current Students Will Be Featured With Archived Hometown Maps
For the first time, School of Architecture undergraduate student work will be featured in the Richter Library Learning Commons. Jurors of last week's ARC 203 course couldn't decide on just two current student Hometown Maps, so four students will will have their works in the current exhibition: Nishi Bordia of Dharavi, Andrew Clum of Boca Raton, Lorena Knezevic of Torino, and Marina Ignacia Ramos Rodriguez of Caracas. The exhibition will have an opening at the Library on October 6. Read more.
The University of Miami Sukkah Competition is a unique opportunity where architecture and engineering students can collaborate in the design and building of a modern sukkah, a shelter that represents the temporary dwellings that the Jewish people built in the desert. The competition gives students the ability to gain IDP hours, build their resumes, and receive awards including cash and professional experience with Miami’s finest architecture firms. Applications are due September 16th. For application and more information, go to the Hillel website.
Rome Program Information and Applications Available
Applications for the Rome Program for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 are due by October 20. For more information, go to the Rome Program website.
Keynote Speaker Chosen for 2016 Real Estate Impact Conference
Jonathan D. Gray, Global Head of Real Estate for the Blackstone Group, will be keynote speaker for the 2016 Real Estate Impact Conference, February 11, 2016. This annual conference, which is a joint project of the School of Architecture and the School of Business Administration, brings together leaders in real estate development and industry to Miami to discuss the latest trends affecting our area.
Cure and Penabad Win AIA Florida 2015 Honor Award for Unbuilt Design
Adib Cure and Carie Penabad's design for a school in a poor rural community on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, entitle Escuelita Buganvilia, received a 2015 AIA Florida Honor Award for Unbuilt Design. The team was also a finals in a competition for the design of a gymnasium for a high school called Colegio InterAmericano and had one of their built projects in Miami published in Gestalten's "Living Under the Sun." Congrats on a busy summer!
Jake Brillhart's Brillhart House Named House of the Month
Architectural Record named The Brillhart House the House of the Month for September. See the write up, complete with beautiful photos, here. Brillhart House was additionally awarded a 2015 Florida AIA Honor Award for Excellence in Built work and and featured in Gestalten's "Living Under the Sun."Jake and his wife, Melissa were also written up in Architect Magazine in June, and that article can be seen online. Congratulations to them as well!
ArchMedium Student Competition is now open for their San Juan Cruise Hub design competition. Download all of the information here.
Archasm has two competitions open with deadlines of October 31 and cash prizes available. Information is available on their website.