VISIONS OF MIAMI DESIGN – THINKING OUT OF THE BOX
DawnTown, Miami’s International design competition, has pushed the envelope of innovation for seven years with entries of architects, artists, and designers from around the world. The annual architectural challenge is the feature story in this month’s issue of Biscayne Times by Helen Hill. Among our faculty and friends in the article are Adjunct Professor Joachim Perez, DawnTown’s executive director; Allan Shulman; Jake Brillhart; Jean-Francois Lejeune; Terry Riley; and Manuel Clavel-Rojo. Jake and Manuel won the “Design/Build” competition in 2012 with the installation Evolution Miami. Up-Down-Town which went on exhibit at History Miami last March.
DADE’S MUNICIPALITY BOARDS BENEFIT FROM SOA HELP
Faculty member Edgar Sarli was appointed to the Miami Beach Design Review Board; and Wyn Bradley was appointed to the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board faculty position.
LECTURE ON REVITALIZING A HISTORIC CITY – FEBRUARY 20
Walter Hood Re-Imagines Opa-Locka’s Ali Baba Avenue, a lecture by Walter J. Hood, M.L.A. and M. Arch., Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by the City of Opa-Locka CDC in cooperation with the AIA Miami Chapter and the UM School of Architecture. Venue: Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD), 100 N.E First Avenue, Downtown Miami (easy trip by Metrorail from University Station to Government Center Station), Thursday, February 20, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
RESUME WORKSHOP – FEBRUARY 21
Resume and 'Dress for Success' Workshop, led by the Toppel Career Center's Samantha Haimes is scheduled for this Friday, February 21, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Gallery 48. Pizza and drinks will be served, please sign up at the Academic Services front desk.
VICTOR DOVER LECTURES ON STREET DESIGN – FEBRUARY 21
Victor Dover of Dover, Kohl & Partners will present a short presentation on his new book Street Design: the secret to great cities and towns during Professor Jaime Correa's 'Introduction to the New Urbanism' seminar course this Friday, February 21, 1:20 to 2:15 p.m., Building 48, Room 320.
IN OTHER NEWS
You are invited to apply for the 2014 Sasaki Strategies Internship Program. Sasaki Strategies is an internal, interdisciplinary think-tank dedicated to incorporating new methods of analysis and data visualization into practice. The group seeks innovative problem-solvers from a range of backgrounds who will contribute to the vitality of our work. There is potential for full-time employment upon completion of the six-month program. Deadline to apply is this Friday, February 21.
MARCH 5, 6:00 P.M., GLASGOW HALL
The Engineering and Architecture Behind the Port of Miami Tunnel, a presentation and conversation between Project Executive Louis Brais of the design-build contractor Bouygues Civil Works Florida and Project Architect Robert Lloyd, LEED AP, Senior Associate of ArquitectonicaGEO. Co-sponsored by the University of Miami School of Architecture and the College of Engineering. Reservations are not required.