Collaboration plays a big role in the practice of architecture. This theme will be evident in the next part of SoA's Agenda - Call to Order series lecture, to be given by Matteo Ghidoni. Ghidoni is an Italian architect, professor, and researcher who along with other colleagues created the group Salottobuono. This collective was active from 2005 to 2013 with a focus on the investigation of urban spaces, codifying cognitive devices and triggering transformation strategies. Together, Salottobuono participated in competitions, workshops, publications and other specific assignments. Since 2010, Ghidoni established the architectural magazine (or “archizine”) known as San Rocco. The magazine’s name is derived from a location where two architects, Aldo Rossi and Giorgio Grassi, collaborated on a housing project competition that was never built. Staying true to its origins, the organizers of this publication come from a wide array of discipline as architecture, graphic design, and photography. Since its release, San Rocco has received critical acclaim; during the 13th Venice Biennale the group received the inaugural Icon Award for Emerging Architectural Practice. Please join us this Wednesday, October 8th at 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall to find out more about Matteo Ghidoni’s practice.
AIAS hosted its tour of the PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami) this past Thursday. Next on the list for the AIAS is a tour of the new addition of the Frost School of Music at 3:30 p.m. on October 7th (meeting at the courtyard at 3:00 p.m.). Seating is limited, please email AIAS to secure your seat. Priority will be given to paying members on a first-come first-served basis. Please wear long pants (preferably jeans) and closed-toed shoes. Hard hats will be provided. Email questions to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow AIAS on Facebook and Instagram (@um_aias).
The USGBC will be hosting a movie night series every Thursday at the SoA Courtyard. Past films include The Red Balloon and Midnight in Paris. The movie night series begins at 7:00 p.m. every Thursday through October 16.
Rocco Ceo will deliver a paper titled, "Design/Build as Extension: Looking in and out to determine the 'why, how and what' of University of Miami’s Design/Build Program" at the ACSA Fall Conference: Working Out
in Halifax, Canada from October 16-19. For the last five years, the Design/Build Program has taken students through the process of realizing their designs. Students involved in the studio enjoy a comprehensive approach; they are involved in the planning, design, and construction of their topic. Collaborations between Professor Ceo and architect Jim Adamson, the Billy E. Miller Visiting Design Critic, have ranged from a 'Mobile Organic Kitchen' to an 'Eco-Tent' for the Everglades National Park. This year, they are staying closer to home by designing a coffee kiosk for SoA. The structure, located in the courtyard, will be fully operational by the beginning of the spring semester.
Teofilo Victoria’s firm De La Guardia Victoria Architects and Urbanists will be recognized for their renovation work in the Bahamas at the Addison Mizner Medal Awards Ceremony hosted by the Florida Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture. The school’s involvement with the organization has been long standing, with faculty and alumni often receiving honors at the ceremony. This year, alumni Erik Vogt (B.Arch ’92) of the firm Khoury & Vogt Architects will be awarded in the category of residential for their work in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. For more information on how to attend the event, please see our events section below.
October 6 SoA Currents series lecture “Palladio’s Debt to Venice: A tour of Venice following in the footsteps of the great architect Andrea Palladio” by Duncan Stroik, practicing architect, author, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, followed by a reception in the Korach Gallery. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Miami. Glasgow Hall in Perez Architecture Center, 6:30 p.m.
October 7 AIAS tour of the new addition of the Frost School of Music at 3:30 p.m. (meeting at the courtyard at 3:00 p.m.). Seating is limited, please email AIAS to secure your seat. Priority will be given to paying members on a first-come first-served basis. Please wear long pants (preferably jeans) and closed-toed shoes. Hard hats will be provided.
October 8 SoA Agenda - Call to Order series lecture by Matteo Ghidoni of Salottobuono. Glasgow Hall in Perez Architecture Center, 6:30 p.m.
October 9 The City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board and The Villagers will host a "Green Building and Historic Preservation" workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Coral Gables Museum’s community meeting room. Architect and UMSoA Professor Jorge Hernandez will speak on new construction versus restored or rehabilitated buildings, highlighting the perspective of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Speakers include Dr. John Parker, Professor Emeritus at FIU and Architect Thorn Grafton. Topics include landscaping for energy and water conservation, recycled building materials, energy conservation and alternate energy supplies and the impact of climate change, all with a focus on historic buildings. The cost is $10 per person, which includes a working lunch. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Coral Gables Historical Resources Department at (305) 460-5093. Checks may be mailed to the Villagers, 409 Vizcaya Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
October 9 Professor Jean-François Lejeune will give a lecture, "North-South Collisions," at Fall Semester, an initiative which seeks to bring together diverse groups of theorists, critics, researchers, and interested individuals to engage in multifaceted discourse on contemporary society and culture. Free entry, 5:00 p.m., 175 NE 41st Street, Miami, FL 33137.
October 11 Addison Mizner Awards Ceremony at the Colony Hotel, 1555 Hammon Avenue, Palm Beach, 33480. Ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $150.00 per person and include two drink tickets and commemorative program. Forward your reservation and payment to: Lane Jeter Manis, State Coordinator, ICAA-FL, P.O. Box 13188, Jacksonville, Florida, 32206. Checks made payable to: ICAA-FL Chapter or reserve online. Include the name[s] and affiliation of attendees. Attendee names must be on record at the door. No refunds for cancellations. No ticket purchases at the door.
October 13 The American Institute of Architects and the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation present “Urban Acupuncture,” a lecture by architect and urbanist, Jaime Lerner at the Miami Center for Architecture & Design, 100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, 33132. During his three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil in the 1970's and ’80's, Jaime Lerner transformed his city into a model of sustainable living. From its pioneering Bus Rapid Transit system to parks that minimize flooding and city zones reserved for pedestrians, Lerner has been the visionary behind a host of innovative urban projects. In Urban Acupuncture (Island Press, September 2014), he celebrates initiatives from cities around the world that uplift their communities, from Barcelona’s bustling La Boquerón market to Seoul’s revitalized Cheonggyecheon River. This event is made possible with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Center for the Living City.
October 19-21 Rocco Ceo will be moderating a session on Robert Winthrop Chanler at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Symposium. This three-day symposium will bring leading curators, scholars, conservators, and preservationists from around the country to present and discuss the work of Robert Winthrop Chanler. Professor Ceo's session will be held on October 20 and will focus on Chanler at Vizcaya with a discussion on access and interpretation of the work and site. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is located at 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, 33129.
October 31 Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury invites all SoA alumni, students, faculty and staff to SoA's Annual Homecoming Reunion. This year the event will be on Halloween evening from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the SoA Courtyard. Admission is $25.00 per person, with corporate tables for $225.00 (includes corporate name displayed on table and ten tickets). Student tickets are $15.00 per person. To RSVP, contact Julia Pizarro in the Academic Services office at (305) 284-3731 or by email: email@example.com.