Pizza with the Dean - September 2, 11:45, Glasgow Hall: Hear about some of the exciting things coming up in the next several weeks! Sign up in Academic Services to reserve your spot!
Enrique Norten - Kicks off the Tecnoglas Lecture Series "Miami and the Tropical World", September 9, 6:30 pm, Glasgow Hall
Facades Plus - September 10-11, Hyatt Regency in Downtown Miami. Dean el-Khoury will moderate a panel titled "Miami’s Next Steps: New Trends and Emerging Technology" from 4:20 to 5:05 on Sept. 9; Professor Allan Schulman will participate in one titled "Creative Facade Solutions: Responses to Local Zoning" from 11:25 to 12:10 the same day. Full registration information
Rocco Ceo Debuts Natural Acts - September 12, Meeting House, 168 SE 1st Street, Miami. 6-10 pm. Open through Oct. 10
Michel Rojind - September 14, 6:30 pm, Glasgow Hall: The keynote speaker from the Facades Plus conference will join us as part of the Currents lecture series.
Reslience Colloquium and Workshop - September 26, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Glasgow Hall. Co-sponsored by UMSoA, The Nature Conservancy - FL Chapter, AIA Miami Chapter and MCAD, the Resiliance Colloquium and Workshop will bring together leaders in the on-going discussion of climate change impacts and urban reslience. Full details and registration can be found at the Eventbrite website. FREE to UMSoA Students and Faculty.
Exciting New Courses Offer High Tech, Innovation Focus
Every semester brings new classes and ideas to UMSoA and this year is no exception. Exciting new offerings this fall are tech and innovation heavy, focusing on design thinking, the Internet of Things, smart cities and 3D facade fabrication.
Visiting professor Vicente Guallart, most recently the top architect for the city of Barcelona, will teach a course on Reinventing American Districts with Li Yi. Barcelona was recently named the "Smartest City in the World" and Guallart's work was key to that. Working with Yi, students will focus on making the Miami Design District a pilot project to rethink how American districts can transform to produce the resources they demand, to become self-sufficient. Students will also explore making their self-sufficient city more livable and humanized, according to Yi. Fifth-year student Ahmed Jawadt signed up for the course because he really enjoys the Miami Design District and the technology it offers. Read More.
UMSoA iReporter Needed!
Do you like social media? Love to take photos and use Instagram? Share a week in your life on the UMSoA campus with the social media world as the UMSoA iReporter! We have an iPad available for loan in the Communications office, above the library, that has all of the needed apps on it, logged in and ready to go so you can take over UMSoA social media. Questions? Email Annette Gallagher.
Rome Program Information and Applications Available
Applications for the Rome Program for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 are due by October 20. For more information, go to the Rome Program website.
Summer Fabrication Studio Focuses on Assistive Medical Technology
Professor Juhong Park’s summer studio worked on devices to help poor posture, insomnia, Alzheimer’s patients and firefighters. Read More.
Summer Studio in Italy Makes the News In Sicily
The Summer Studio in Italy started in Rome but took a trip to Sicily where their work caught the attention of the mayor in Ragusa and the local media too! Read More.
Work of Adib Cure and Carie Penabad included in Cultural Cues
Cutural Cues is the sixth book featured the work of the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship, which brings young innovators in architectural design to the Yale School of Architecture. Cure and Penabad's work in the studio "Havana: Housing in the Historic Center" is included. Read More.
Victor Deupi to Chair AAH Session, Calling for Papers
UMSoA professor Victor Deupi and Nathan Timpano of the College of Arts and Sciences are issuing a call for papers for their session on “Grand Tour in the Caribbean and Latin America, 1800-1950” at the 2016 AAH annual conference in Edinburgh. Read More.
ArchMedium Student Competition is now open for their San Juan Cruise Hub design competition. Download all of the information here.
Archasm has two competitions open with deadlines of October 31 and cash prizes available. Information is available on their website.