SoA CURRENTS LECTURE, MONDAY, MARCH 16
Branding and Innovating An Evolving Neighborhood
Craig Robins will speak in Glasgow Hall at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 16, about the history of the Design District and Design Miami. He will discuss successful neighborhood building and neighborhood content and design. This talk is part of the SoA Currents lecture series, which focuses on trends and hot topics in the world of architecture and design. After the lecture, Robins will join faculty and students for a Courtyard Conversation and casual reception.
HEALTHCARE DESIGN LEADERS TO DISCUSS 'ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY' AT UMSoA
Poised at this intersection of healthcare and its relationship to community in the fullest sense of the word, this Colloquium provides a forum for presentation and discussion to consider current strategies and challenges, as well as new opportunities. The Colloquium provides an opportunity for education and networking to members of the architectural, business, healthcare and planning communities. The colloquium is sponsored by the Miami Chapter of the AIA and the Miami Center for Architecture and Design. 7:30 am – 12:15 pm, March 20; Jewell and Stanley Glasgow Hall, Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center. For full details and info about the speakers, including Joanna Lombard, see the SoA website. Interested students and faculty may attend at no cost by emailing Annette Gallagher at email@example.com.
SoA's JACOB BRILLHART NAMED A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 MOMA PS1 YOUNG ARCHITECTS PROGRAM
Jacob Brillhart was chosen as a top five finalist in the 2015 Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 Young Architects Program. Brillhart’s firm, Brillhart Architecture, was chosen from a pool of about 30 firms, all nominated by deans of architecture schools and editors of architecture publications.
SoA TO COLLABORATE WITH EFFAT UNIVERSITY IN SAUDI ARABIA
Our international network keeps on expanding… Professors Jaime Correa and Carmen Guerrero have just returned from a week long visit to Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The professors were invited to review Effat’s undergraduate and graduate curriculums, participate in design reviews, and deliver lectures about the School and its programs. They also presented their recent research on Bottom-up Urbanism and Modern and Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Rome. During the five day intensive visit, the Professors worked closely with Her Royal Highness Lolowah bint Faisal Al Saud, President Dr. Haifa, Provost Dr. Houria, Dean Dr. Mervat and Program Director Dr. Samah in outlining a plan for Miami-Jeddah collaboration for the next five years. This trip was a result of a two year long period of engaging talks during which Dean el-Khoury, former Dean Plater-Zyberk and Professors Correa and Guerrero solidified an agreement between the two universities.
SoA MODELS PART OF EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 will open at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY, March 29. Seven models built by UM School of Architecture students, led by professor Jean-Francois Lejeune, are included in the exhibition, which is a “complex overview of the positions, debates and architectural creativity from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego, from Mexico to Cuba to the Southern Cone between 1955 and the early 1980s,” according to a statement from MoMA.
SoA STUDENT WORK FEATURED AT CGIU
Bottles may not seem essential to improving the lives of the impoverished, but when it comes to the multi-function urn being developed by three University of Miami School of Architecture students, they could provide residents of one African nation both clean drinking water and renewable energy.
With a miniature filtration system, photovoltaic panels, LED lights, and a magnetic inductor, the so-called Oasys bottle now being designed by Owen Berry, Kevin Weaver, and Jules Romier will remove impurities from water and furnish up to four hours of light for some residents of Nigeria.
GOLFING FROM THE ROOFTOPS TO BE INCLUDED IN CORAL GABLES MUSEUM EXHIBIT
Our AIAS students submitted a design for a mini-golf hole as part of a competition run by the Coral Gables Museum. The Museum is planning an exhibit of mini-golf holes with globally-inspired designs. Our student team created "Golfing from The Rooftops" because the roof is the most important element of architecture, and every country and culture addresses it differently. From something as simple as the American Tipi, to something as intricate as the Chinese curved slope, each roof serves the same primitive purpose of providing shelter. Other styles used included French Mansart, Bermudian stepped, Spanish tiled and South African Dutch gabled roofs. The winning design was created by Matthew Smith, Catlin Smith, Frank Noska, Jessica Flores and Samuel Wyner.
INAUGURAL U-SERVE TO FOCUS ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN EAST LITTLE HAVANA
Continuing the long School of Architecture tradition of helping the community, students and faculty will descend on East Little Havana for the entire day, Wednesday, March 25. All design studio classes for the day will report to East Little Havana, and in a unique marriage of technology and historic preservation efforts, will survey historic resources in the neighborhood, using an app designed by faculty. The winner of the T-shirt design contest will be announced tonight after the Craig Robbins lecture in Glasgow Hall.
The Tecnoglass Lecture with Pier Vittorio Aureli for March 18 has been cancelled.
SOM is seeking the best emerging talent for summer programs. Design opportunities in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC and London are available. Apply and submit a portfolio by March 20.
Saturday, March 21, students get a special discounted rate of only $100 to attend a real estate development short course through the Master's of Real Estate and Urban Development program. See the link for more details and to register.
The next Pizza with the Dean will be March 23 in Glasgow Hall and will feature a talk by special guest Paolo Pininfarina of the famed Italian design house. Sign up in the Academic Services office.
The AIAS will be holding an interviewing skills workshop sponsored by Toppel on Friday, March 27 at 11:30 am in the Old Gallery. Everyone is welcome to attend and food will be provided! Please sign up with Julia in Academic Services.
Apply now for The Villagers Historic Preservation Scholarships. A total of $8,000 is available to students, through several scholarships. Applications are available in the Dean’s office or from Toni Garcia, Scholarship Chair, by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is March 27.
Famed Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury will lecture about “Local Heroes” on Monday, March 30, at 6:30 pm in Glasgow Hall as part of the SoA Currents lecture series.
The Institute for Classical Architecture and Art has opened the fourth annual Addison Mizner Medal for excellence in classical and traditional architecture and allied arts for entries. The deadline for entry is April 6. READ MORE.