October 26, 2015
Join the UM Center for Computational Science and UM School of Communication for a talk with bestselling author and inforgraphic designer David McCandless at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 27! He is the author of Information is Beautiful and Knowlege is Beautiful. Space is limited, so get there early. In the McCarthur Annex Building Auditorium, 2nd Floor, MEA 202 at the College of Engineering.
FIU CARTA professor Eric Goldemberg will give a High Noon lecture on "The Body of Architecture >>> Rhythm and Posture" on Wednesday, October 28 in the Rinker Classroom. 12:15 p.m.
On Wednesday, November 4, renowned architectural photographer and UMSoA professor Steven Brooke will lecture on "Rome and the View Painters: A History of the Depiction of the Eternal City." 12:15, Rinker Classroom.
CANstruction is back! Also Wednesday, November 4, in the Courtyard, at noon. Bring canned food of all varieties and sizes to join AIAS to build things from them. All canned food is donated to food banks afterward.
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.
Architect Kenneth Treister on The Fusion of Architecture and Art
Architect Kenneth Treister will be visiting the Miami area for a talk and book signing for his new book on Judaic architecture and art entitled The Fusion of Architecture and Art at the Gumenick Chapel, Temple Israel of Greater Miami (N.E. 19th Street, Miami, FL 33132) Monday, November 2 at 7 p.m. The Fusion of Architecture and Art provides a rare view of six Jewish works of creation. Kenneth Treister, an award-winning Jewish architect, artist and lifetime member of Temple Israel, starting in 1930, will express the importance of uniting architecture and art to create sacred Judaic spaces.
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. Student tickets are only $20. Bring a check to Annette Gallagher to save your spot!
Women In Technology will host Present and Future Trends of Tech on Wednesday, November 11, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the SBA's Storer Auditorium. Discussion will include present and future trends of what’s “HOT” by a “Show & Tell” session; as well as a demonstration of Applications ranging from Speech and Q & A Predictive Analysis, Internet of Things (IoT) Apps to Innovative Ways to promote businesses thru Social Media and Engagement. This event is hosted by the University of Miami and the WITI South Florida Chapter to bring both the academic and business communities together. There is also a plan to create an IT mentorship program matching University women students with IT women executives. Register Here.
VizUM is hosting a symposium on Thursday, November 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Newman Alumni Center. Speakers include Lynn Cherny of UM and Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg, both of who work at Google. For more info and free registration, visit the VizUM website.
New Studio Will "Fuel Innovation"
Ground was broken on the Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio on Wednesday, October 21. UM President Julio Frenk and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Stuart Miller joined Dean el-Khoury and Tom Murphy for the event; UMSoA Student Council President Nikita Chabra presented Mr. Murphy with an engraved shovel commemorating the groundbreaking and his generosity. To see the UM News story about the groundbreaking, Read More. A full gallery of images is available at our Facebook page. (No Facebook account is needed to view the photos!)
Pictured above, left to right, are Sergio Gonzalez, Senior Vice President for University Advancement and External Affairs; UM President Julio Frenk; UM Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Stuart Miller; Tom Murphy, President and CEO of Coastal Construction; UMSoA Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury and UM Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc.
Miami Design District Gets Smart
UM School of Architecture Studio Course Led by Vicente Guallart and Li Yi Plans to Reinvent American Districts Using Smart Technologies. University of Miami School of Architecture (UMSoA) students, led by visiting professor and Barcelona’s former chief architect Vicente Guallart and UMSoA lecturer Li Yi, are using the Miami Design District as a prototype to define how the cities of the future will work. Barcelona was recently named the “Smartest City in the World,” and the course will develop new principles, projects and applications for urban regeneration using such technologies as the Internet of Things.On Monday, Oct. 19, they presented project ideas to Craig Robins of Dacra, the development company that transformed the Design District. Read more about the course and see the write up of the presentation at The Real Deal Miami!
Nicole Ferrarini and Edward Laird Win Addison Mizner Medal Awarded to Emerging Classicist
Teofilo Victoria's Firm Won for Residential (Over 5,000 SqFt); UMSoA Got the 2015 Patronage Award
The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Florida Chapter, presented the 2015 Addison Mizner Awards on Saturday, October 17, at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. Ferrarine and Laird were both in their fifth year of the Bachelor of Architecture program and won for the work they did on a theoretical rehabilitation of the historic Packard Hotel in Havana. Read More.
Career Fair Moves to an Earlier Date - Set for February 18
Set your calendars now! The Career Fair, one of the most important events of the year, is moving! Instead of April, it will be on February 18, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hurricane 100 Room at the Bank United Center. Before the Fair, keep an eye out for sessions on improving your portfolio, interview skills and more to prepare for meeting future employers.
Jorge Hernandez Helps Cuban Churches Get Special Designation from WMF
When the World Monuments Fund (WMF) chose the Colonial Churches of Santiago de Cuba as part of their World Monuments Watch List on Thursday, October 15, it recognized that these historic structures are worth preserving for posterity. In large part that designation was gained with the help of University of Miami Architecture Professor Jorge L. Hernández.
For the past two years, Hernández, who has done extensive work in preservation in his academic and professional engagement, has been working with the Archbishop of Santiago Monsenior Dionisio Garcia Ibañez as an advisor and advocate to help restore the historic structures which include the Cathedral of Santiago, built in 1515. Read More.
Dean el-Khoury Honored by the Moawad Foundation Friday, Oct. 23
The Rene Moawad Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting social, economic and rural development in Lebanon, and to promote a civil society, honored Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury with the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday evening. Congratulations, Dean! See the gallery of images on Facebook! (No Facebook account needed!)
Cure and Penabad Win Two AIA Miami Design Awards
The awards were for the MAG Corporate Headquarters and the Escuelita Buganvilia.To see images of both projects, check out the Facebook album! (No Facebook account needed!)
United Way Campaign is Underway!
The United Way campaign is taking place now, through the end of the year. All full-time faculty and staff contributions count toward the UMSoA giving goal, but all gifts are appreciated. To donate to United Way, go to your My Workday account and log in, go to your "All About Me" page and click "Give." All faculty and staff who make their 2015 United Way contributions by Saturday, October 31 will have a chance to win one year of free campus parking and other fabulous prizes in the Team UM United Way raffle. So make your contribution now and help the U, which to date has raised more than $317,500 of its $1.18 million goal, improve the education, financial stability, and health of children and families in our community.
Fulbright Scholarship Information Session - November 12, 6 p.m.
The prestigious Fulbright Program awards approximately 6,000 new grants annually to support an individually designed study/research plan, artistic project, or teaching assistantship that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. All UMSoA students who are U.S. citizens are invited to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship. UM has a special sentimental connection to the Fulbright program; former First Lady Roberta Foote was the daughter of Senator J. William Fulbright, who founded the Fulbright Program. The info session will cover program basics, the ins and outs of the application process, and will help students begin to organize their proposals. In the Hecht Residential College Faculty Master's Apartment, Room 122
Internship Opportunity at Lineaire Designs
Lineaire Designs is an interior design and custom construction firm dedicated to crafting beautiful and functional environments for the upscale residential and commercial markets. Based in Miami, Lineaire has successfully completed over two hundred projects worldwide in the last five years. Lineaire Designs is seeking a college student pursuing an Architecture degree for a paid part-time internship opportunity at our Downtown Miami office.
The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:
- Currently pursuing a professional degree in Architecture;
- Experience creating schematic designs and construction documents;
- Experience with Autocad, Photoshop, Illustrator, and rendering software (3Ds Max preferred);
- Prior work experience recommended but not required
To apply, email your resume to email@example.com and indicate Lineaire Internship in the subject line. Questions? Contact Ali Rodriguez at 305-284-1819.