STUDIO TRAVELS TO HOUSTON TO STUDY MIES VAN DER ROHE MUSEUM PROJECT
Professor David Fix’s Upper Level Studio ARC 407-509 made a site visit to Houston to study the addition to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts designed by Mies van der Rohe. The studio studied the existing museum, the lighting of the works of art, and the context of the complex of buildings which their project for a new addition is intended to expand.
CONTRIBUTE TO "UNITED WAY CONTRIBUTION" ON myUM
If you missed out on the Bake Sale last week, log in to myUM, click on the "United Way Contribution" link and make your contribution in one of three ways: unrestricted to United Way – directing it to education, health, or financial stability; designating it to a University of Miami fund, including Architecture; or designating it to your favorite not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN OCTOBER
October 5 DOCOMOMO Annual US Tour Day. Tropical Modernism to Campus Concrete, Glasgow Hall, 10:00 a.m.; Rooms with a Roof, Miami-Dade Junior College South Campus, Main Entrance, 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.docomomo-us.org/tour_day_2013/florida.
October 9 Two Centuries of City Building-the Process behind the Built Result; a lecture by SOA Assistant Professor Eric Firley on his new book The Urban Masterplanning Handbook, a visual analysis of 20 major urban extensions and masterplans around the world. Glasgow Hall, 6:00 p.m.
October 16 - 19 Sea Level Rise Summit 2013: Resilience in the Face of Change, hosted by Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies in partnership with Braving a New World: Design Interventions for Changing Climates, the ACSA’s 4th Biennial Subtropical Cities Conference. Both events will be in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit http://acsa-arch.org/programs-events/conferences/fall-conference/2013-fall-conference or http://www.ces.fau.edu/SLR2013/.
October 17 - January 5 The Coral Gables Museum will mount the exhibit Concrete Paradise: The Miami Marine Stadium devoted to the Miami Marine Stadium’s past, dilapidated present, and its spectacular proposed comeback as a world class sports and performance venue. For more information, visit http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions.php.
October 18 School of Architecture Golf Tournament, Biltmore Golf Course, 1:00 p.m. Shotgun. Register online at http://www.miami.edu/arcgolf or contact Lamar Noriega at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
October 19 Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Florida Chapter (ICAA Florida) hosts the Mizner Medal Awards Evening at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. This prestigious annual event highlights the best in Florida classical architecture. For more information, contact Professor Teofilo Victoria at (email@example.com).
October 24 - 26 East-West Dialogues: Modern Architectures in Florida, the second of the School’s two-part symposium focusing on the multiple forms and meanings of mid-century architecture in Florida; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida. For more information, contact (firstname.lastname@example.org).
October 30 - November 1 ZEMCH 2013 International Conference, an interactive discussion on design, production and marketing issues surrounding the delivery of low to zero energy/CO2 emission mass-customized homes being built in developed and developing countries. The conference will be on the UM campus. For more information, email (email@example.com) or call 305.284.5187. For specific inquiries, e-mail Professor John Onyango at (firstname.lastname@example.org).