MoMA PS1 is an extension of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Located in the borough of Queens, the museum holds a collection of contemporary art and plays an important role in the emergence of young architectural talent. Started back in 1999 and spearheaded by former museum director and SoA visiting critic, Terry Riley, MoMA PS1 has helped sky-rocket the careers of relatively unknown firms through the Young Architects Program (YAP).  Architects such as SHoP Architects, Tom Wiscombe, and WorkAC received major acclaim after being selected as winners. It is with great pleasure to announce that one of our own faculty, Jacob Brillhart, has been shortlisted alongside four others for the 2015 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program. The winner would be responsible for coming up with a proposal for an architecture installation to be constructed in the courtyard. This installation will then serve as a summer pavilion for special events at the museum including the ever popular Summer Warm-Up Series. This will be the first time someone not just from Miami, but from the School of Architecture, has been nominated for this exclusive program. It has been a good year for Jacob, who was also awarded by the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects with the Young Architect of the Year prize and an award in the category of 'Residential Design' for the Brillhart Residence (pictured above). 

Professors Jaime Correa and Carmen Guerrero were awarded grants from Canin Associates and the University of Miami Citizens Board to lead their upper level design students on a 4-day trip to Medellin, Colombia. This past week, the professors and students met with delegates of Medellin’s Urban Planning Department (Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano) and Medellin Mayor, Anibal Gaviria Correa’s office in an informative exchange regarding the urban transformation currently underway in the the city of Medellin. During this exchange, UM professors presented the eleven proposals produced in the 'Medellin Studio' for one of the sites in the Strategic Plan of Medellin, the 19th century urban cemetery of San Lorenzo. The student projects focused on repurposing the cemetery and its adjacent sites, by creating new programs and conditions to improve the quality of life of the neighborhood. The proposal pictured above, designed by Leticia Gallego, was one of several proposals recognized as valuable contributions to the future planning of the site, as well as, other sites throughout Medellin. Of special value to the UM group, was learning about the method in which the city embarks on new public projects. The method is a collaborative one, involving citizens, architects, planners and government officials, working together towards the improvement of social and urban experiences, within a framework in which public spaces and their connection to the fabric of the city, is given the utmost attention. This UM experience in Medellin will pave the way for future collaborations and opportunities to participate in the ongoing renewal of this “city for living.”

SoA students awarded at this year's AIA Gala include Yasmine Zeghar who received the Student Design Merit Award and Marisa Hartfield who won a Student of the Year Award.

Get better results faster. Professor Juhong Park will conduct a Rendering Workshop consisting of a series of quick and easy tutorials for V-Ray rendering in Revit, 3DS Max and Rhino 3D. Key contents include: settings for V-Ray rendering engine; lighting (indirect illumination); materials; and reflection and refraction. Participants must come prepared with free student-versions of Revit, 3DS Max Design, and Rhino 3D (evaluation version) installed on their laptops. The first workshop will be held this Thursday, November 20 in Glasgow Hall at 6:00 p.m.

Looking for volunteer opportunities? As Art Basel Miami approaches, many art fair companies are looking for volunteers too help with planning and operations. This is a great opportunity to gain short-term experience and expose yourself to Art Basel behind-the-scenes. Such art fair companies include: Pulse Miami, Miami Art Fair, Design Miami, UNTITLED, Aqua Art Fair Miami Beach, Red Dot Art Fair, NADA: Miami Beach, and CONTEXT Art Miami

SoA faculty awarded at this year's AIA Gala include Allan Shulman’s firm, Shulman + Associates, receiving Merit Awards in Residential and Interior Architecture for the Camp Biscayne House (pictured above) and Katherine Fleming Pop-Up Shop, as well as, an Honor Award in Interior Architecture for JugoFresh/Wynwood Walls; Jose Gelabert Navia’s firm, Perkins+Will, received a Merit Award for buildings over 50,000 sq. ft. at Florida International University; Jacob Brillhart was awarded the Young Architect of the Year and Honor Award for Residential Architecture; and Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt's office, R & R Studios, received a Divine Detail-Merit Award for “All Together Now!”. Alumnus Richard Heisenbottle (B.Arch ’84) of RJ Heisenbottle Architects P.A. was awarded with a Merit Award for Restoration for the Trinity Cathedral.

In other faculty news, Carmen Guerrero will lead the Coral Gables Museum's new green city program by creating a new and original curriculum for Miami-Dade County School students, in conjunction with a grant award from the State of Florida Department of Education for sustainability education. Professor Guerrero's expertise, enthusiasm and teaching experience made her a perfect candidate to bring this new program into fruition, engaging students and educators from around Greater Miami.

Jorge Hernandez was interviewed by local news NBC 6 on the state of the Miami Marine Stadium. The stadium will play host to the Miami International Boat Show in 2016 and 2017, attracting more visitors and attention to the architectural gem. Professor Hernandez's non-profit group Friends of the Miami Marine Stadium are going to great lengths to help preserve the structure. 

Carie Penabad participated in the AIA Miami Chapter's panel "Women Professionals and International Practice," moderated by President, Nati Soto. Participating panelists included Pat Bosch, Design Director of Perkins+Will and Sherri Gutierrez, Vice President and Miami Office Director at Arquitectonica. The event was held last Thursday, November 13 at the Miami Center for Architecture & Design.

Teofilo Victoria and his firm DLVG Architects and Urbanists received a 2014 Addison Mizner Medal for Excellence in Classical and Traditional Architecture from the ICAA Florida Chapter for the Hope Hill Residence in the Bahamas. Also awarded, alumni, Erik Vogt (B.Arch ’92) of the firm Khoury & Vogt Architects, received a Distinguished Medal for the Zasha-Boult Residence in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and Geoff Yovanovic  (B.Arch ’09) with the Emerging Classicist award.

Li Yi lectured on the topic of 'Data Mapping and 3D Visualization with GIS,' part of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science this Monday, November 17 in Glasgow Hall.

November 19 All-school "Pizza with the Dean" and a conversation with special guest, private fine arts consultant, Stefanie Block Reed. Ms. Reed plays a leading role in Art Basel Miami Beach. This lunchtime event will be held in Glasgow Hall, Perez Architecture Center, 12:15 p.m.

November 19 Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit and GIS Day (Geographic Information System). Richter Library, 3rd floor conference room, 6:00 p.m.

November 20 "Rendering Workshop" led by Juhong Park, consists of a series of quick and easy tutorials. Students must come prepared with free student-versions of Revit, 3DS Max Design, and Rhino 3D (evaluation version) installed on their laptops. Glasgow Hall, Perez Architecture Center, 6:00 p.m.

November 20 Festival of Trees auction, featuring over 30 unique holiday trees, designed by local architects and artists. Coral Gables Country Club, 6:30 p.m. 

November 21 Meetinghouse exhibit now on display through December 17, showcasing art from SoA faculty Jacob Brillhart, Rocco Ceo, Austin Matheson and Veruska Vasconez. Opening reception, Huntington Building, 168 S.E. 1 Street, 6:00 p.m.

November 23-29 The SoA will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

December 3 High Noon faculty lunchtime series lecture, “The Victorian Working Drawing and the Architect as Masterful Dictator” by Katherine Wheeler. Rinker Classroom in Perez Architecture Center, 12:15 p.m.

December 3 SoA Agenda - Call to Order series lecture by Sharon Johnston of Johnston Marklee. Glasgow Hall in Perez Architecture Center, 6:30 p.m.

December 3-5  Art Basel Miami begins.

Header image: Brillhart Residence, by Brillhart Architecture.
Student News image: View of new public space for the cemetery of San Lorenzo, Medellin, Colombia, by Leticia Gallego.
Faculty & Alumni News image: JugoFresh/Wynwood Walls, by Shulman & Associates. Photo by Robin Hill.
Events image: Rendered image courtesy of Professor Juhong Park.

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