September 28, 2015
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: On October 7, all day, we will have a professional photographer coming to the School to update photos. This hasn't been done in quite some time and is very important for marketing efforts and the new website that will launch in the spring. We will be photographing studios in progres, the High Noon lecture that day, the model shop, fabrication lab, computer lab -- every space that students use -- as well as taking some photos in office spaces. We wanted to give plenty of notice so that things are tidy and "camera ready" on that day!
Alastair Gordon - Wednesday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., Glasgow Hall: Noted critic and author Alastair Gordon will speak on Miami Rising, about the current boom in real estate speculation
and the coming of so many international names in architecture -- Koolhaas, Hadid, Foster, Herzog & De Meuron, Piano, Ingels -- despite the threat of sea-level rise. Part of the Tecnoglass Lecture Series Miami and the Tropical World.
Thursday, Oct 1, 9:30 am, College of Engineering, Room TBD. "Green Building and Sustainable Construction: A Concrete Perspective" will focus on the topic of concrete sustainability in the context of green building and resilience. Speaker Larry Rowland will explain the environmental impacts of using concrete as a building material and innovative applications to minimize those impacts. The audience will learn how to leverage concrete’s structural strength and low environmental impacts to deliver resilient, green projects that can meet tomorrow’s needs today.
A Green Roof and Wall Technology Class, offered by the MRED+U program, will be taught by Amy Norquist of Greensulate on October 3. The class offers info about the latest in green roof and insulation tech and its energy and money-saving benefits; for more info and to register, check out the MRED+U website.
For the first time, School of Architecture undergraduate student work will be featured in the Richter Library Learning Commons. Hometown Maps: Where In the World Do Architects Come From? will open at the Library at 4 p.m., October 6. See the invitation here.
Jeff Huber of Florida Atlantic University will be the first speaker in the High Noon lecture series, October 7 at 12:15 p.m., in the Rinker Classroom. Professor Huber will speak on Botanizing the City: Integrating Urban Design and Ecological Services, based on work he completed while at the University of Arkansas Community Design Center.
The Annual UMSoA Golf Tournament is set for 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.
City of Miami Proclaims September 24 "Rodolphe el-Khoury Day" To Thank UMSoA
Because of the work done by UMSoA students, faculty and staff at the inaugural U-Serve, March 25, Mayor Tomas Regalado and the City of Miami City Commission proclaimed September 24 "Rodolphe el-Khoury Day" and publicly thanked both the Dean and the School for their contributions and long relationship with the City of Miami. The Dean is pictured above with Commission Chairman Wilfredo "Willy" Gort (left) and Mayor Tomas Regalado (right), who joined the School at Jose Marti Park in Little Havana to kick off U-Serve. Read more.
The University of Miami Sukkah Competition was held and winners announced Sunday, September 27 on the Foote Green. School of Architecture students on The Six Pointed Star team took top honors! Read more.
UMSoA has always had an emphasis on hands-on, real-world learning in every aspect possible. For Fall 2015, Associate Professor in Practice Carmen Guerrero continues the relationship with a new friend of the School: Pininfarina of America; they are collaborating on Guerrero's Interior Design elective. Students recently took a trip with Pininfarina to their Bay Harbor Islands site. Read More.
The Resilience Colloquium and Workshop on Saturday featured a lively panel discussion on various issues of plant ecology, water issues, sustainability and how governments and urban planners can work together to impact climate change and coastline erosion. After the Colloquium, participants broke into small groups and discussed creative options to assist 10 Miami-Dade Parks with erosion and sea level rise issues. Pictured left to right are Rosetta Sarah Elkin of the Harvard GSD, Fadi Masoud from the MIT School of Architecture, moderator Greg Guannel of The Nature Conservancy, UM College of Engineering Dean Jean-Pierre Bardet and our own Lizz Plater-Zyberk!
Jaime Correa has been selected to be a mentor for the more than 1,300 international trainees visiting Miami this week to hear Vice President Al Gore speak at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in Florida program at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami. About 60 mentors were chosen from around the world to help train the Leadership Corps. Congratulations Jaime!
More excllent news from Jake Brillart - Brillart Architecture was visited by The Architect's Newspaper for an in-depth profile of the work Jake and Melissa are doing. See the profile on the ArchPaper website.
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.