October 12, 2015

IMPORTANT: At noon on Wednesday, October 14, in Glasgow Hall, faculty will present the architecture electives for the spring. Come hear about the great class options you can choose from when you register! Pizza will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Design Thinking is an approach to innovation that is embedded in the language and methods of physical design and adjusted to apply to problems and projects in all realms of life. Learn and test the basic principles of design thinking with leaders in the field, including David Ruthven of Philips Design, on Friday, October 16, in Glasgow Hall. See full details and register on the website. Free to all students and faculty.

Our admissions Preview the U Fall Open House is Saturday, October 17. There will be lots of visitors and potential students around!

Chad Oppenheim will give a UMSoA Currents lecture in Glasgow Hall at 6:30 pm on Monday, October 19.

FIU CARTA professor Eric Goldemberg will give a High Noon lecture on Wednesday, October 28 in the Rinker Classroom.

The Annual UMSoA Golf Tournament is set for Friday, 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.

Homecoming and Alumni Weekend are almost here! The annual BBQ has been moved to a little earlier in the day - it starts at 5 pm on Friday, November 6. For more info and to RSVP, see the website.

Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building Breaks Ground October 21
All current students, faculty and staff are invited to join President Julio Frenk, Board of Trustees Chairman Stuart Miller, Dean el-Khoury, Tom Murphy and other members of the BOT as we break ground on the long-awaited Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building at 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 21. RSVPs are required for this invitation-only event, so if you have not yet done so, please email eventsmanagement@miami.edu to indicate your attendance. If you'd like to volunteer at the event, please let Annette Gallagher know. For full details about the building, Read More.

Healthcare Studio Pops Up Great Ideas at Medical School Campus
UMSoA students came together with Public Health on October 2 to collaborate ideas to create a more livable space at the Performing Arts Center at the Miller School of Medicine Campus. The projects displayed included The Path to Harmony, A Green Walk, Increasing Driver Awareness, Blindness Awareness, Mental Illness Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness and a Clean Air Canvas. All of the projects came together, each serving their specific purposes in one poster to present their overall collaborative efforts as a class. Read More.

Student Spotlight: Owen Berry
Once a month, UMSoA NOW will highlight a different student and the things he or she does and excels at, both in and outside the School. Our first featured student is third-year Owen Berry. If you have suggestions for future Student Spotlights, please email Annette. Read More.

Annual Legacy Tour Lets Students "Get Lost" in Beauty of Urbanism
Andres Duany, founding partner of DPZ and original designer of the three towns, conducted an intellectually and physically invigorating walking tour of Seaside’s most significant urban spaces. Joined this year by Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury and second year studio faculty members Steve Fett, Eric Firley and Ricardo Lopez, the students focused on the understanding of architecture and urbanism and its relationship to the natural environment. They also explored site characteristics, including soil, topography, ecology, climate, as well as urban context and historical fabric, and the impact of these aspects in each town with respect to developmental patterns and building orientation. Read More.

ARGUS Enterprise Software Training
Instructor: Todd Adams, UM Adjunct Professor
Date(s):    October 16-17, 2015
Time:     Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday, 9am-5pm
Location:  School of Architecture, Building 48E Room 330
Tuition:     $750 ($300 for UM Students)
Registration Deadline: Oct 14

Questions: Email mredu@miami.edu
This two-day seminar covers the key features of ARGUS Enterprise software and includes a discussion of real estate finance and valuation principles.  ARGUS Enterprise is the industry standard in commercial real estate investment analysis.  As the leading asset and portfolio management system, ARGUS Enterprise enables users to project cash flows for office, industrial and retail properties.


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