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September 11, 2013

Friday, September 20, 5:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall

President Donna E. Shalala and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc invite the students, faculty and staff of the school of architecture to a reception in honor of Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.  RSVP to by Friday, September 13.

Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 p.m., Glasgow Hall
Lecture by Michael Mesko, Michael Mesko Design, Brooklyn, New York and President of the Fellows of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA).  After working in the offices of Robert Adam Architects, Allan Greenberg, Ferguson and Shamamian, and Thomas Gordon Smith, Michael formed his own design firm, focusing on residential and commercial design throughout the United States, the UK and Europe.  He has taught in the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture Rome Studies Program, and has been teaching at the ICAA since 2006.       

HABS students earn Honorable Mention in 2013 Charles E. Peterson Prize Honorable Mention Award for their measured drawings of Downtown Miami’s historic Gesu Catholic Church. The (HABS) Historic American Building Survey class lead by Prof. Ricardo Lopez, The Gesu Church drawings will be added to the permanent HABS collection of measured drawings at the Library of Congress. A prize of $1,000 will be used to assist a group trip to a colloquium being hosted at Taliesen West in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is the second Peterson Prize for the University of Miami – in 2010, the student team won fourth prize for drawings of Shoreland Arcade in Downtown Miami. For more information, visit  

SOA’S THREE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS announce their officers for 2013-14: 

School of Architecture Student Council -- Jonas Doggart, president (; Andrea Rebull and Lauren O’Halloran, vice-presidents; officers for each year – Second Year, Taylor Brophy, Lok Chan; Third Year – Nikita Chabra, Stefani Fachini; Fourth Year – Daniella Sioffi, Ana Guaracao; Fifth Year – Lora Shea, Isaac Stein; Graduate Students – Eric Kom, Ehsan Sheikholharam and Elizabeth Stanton.  (First Year representatives are to be announced.) 

American Institute of Architecture Students Miami Chapter (AIAS) – Hongyang Wang, president (; Marisa Hartfield, vice president; officers Benjamin Oberstein, Christ Lemon, Kamila Cebal, Lauren Halloran and Nicki Gitlin.

United States Green Building Council (USGBC) E-Board – Isaac Stein, co-president ( and Lora Shea, co-president; Jonas Doggart, treasurer; Laura Greenberg, secretary.

Students are invited to join in the AIAS and USGBC by emailing the appropriate president. Descriptions of each organization’s activities are on the SOA website:   

Friday, October 18, 1:00 p.m.

SOA alumni and friends play the beautiful Biltmore Golf Course in the Annual University of Miami School of Architecture Golf Tournament; shotgun start at 1 p.m. Students are encouraged to participate as helpers during welcome and registration check in. SOA shirts will be provided. Contact Director of Development Lamar Noriega at for details.

Friday, November 8, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
SOA alumni, friends, faculty and students enjoy the School of Architecture Annual Homecoming Reunion Barbecue in the Perez Center courtyard. Students are invited to join in the festivities and fireworks as helpers during welcome, check in, and distribution of gift items. They will each receive an SOA shirt and FREE barbecue dinner. For those students who prefer to enjoy dinner only, admission is $15 per person. Contact Manager of SOA Public Relations and Special Projects Carolyn White at for details and reservations.

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Photo credit: Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center, by Steven Brooke.

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