Archinect - FIU School of Architecture News 2024-06-15T13:52:33-04:00 FIU Interior Architecture Folio, Fall 2015 is out! FIUSOA 2016-05-04T14:18:26-04:00 >2019-01-07T00:01:04-05:00 <p>Our newest FIU Interior Architecture Folio, Fall 2015 is out! Look through our review of student, alumni, and faculty achievements during the Fall 2015 semester!</p><p>View it by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>clicking here</strong></a>.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>/</p> FIU Collaborates with the Social Impact Organization ARC+ on its Buildgreen Initiative FIUSOA 2016-05-04T14:00:22-04:00 >2019-02-06T11:16:04-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>On January 29th, 2016, The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) and the nonprofit organization&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Architectural Research Collaborative (ARC+)</strong></a>&nbsp;launched&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ARC+ Buildgreen</strong></a>.</p><p>CARTA Dean Brian Schriner said that this collaboration&nbsp;&ldquo;&hellip;provides a unique opportunity for companies and community stakeholders alike to take a more proactive role in producing and retaining South Florida&rsquo;s most highly skilled and trained graduates.&rdquo;</p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Architectural Research Collaborative (ARC+)</strong></a>&nbsp;is a social impact organization whose mission is to create collaborative solutions that empower communities to build a more sustainable future. (Source:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ARC+</strong></a>)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ARC+ Buildgreen</strong></a>&nbsp;is a program for collaboration with construction companies, architectural firms, and real estate developers on green building initiatives and sustainable architecture. The program coordinates site visits to construction projects around South Florida and provides FIU students with valuable insight into the challenges of incorporating sustainable solu...</p> Juan Gelez '14 and Delia Rivera '14 Design "Poet Roller" for Miami Beach Sands FIUSOA 2016-05-04T13:59:18-04:00 >2017-12-14T10:01:03-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>FIU Architecture alumni Juan Gelez &rsquo;14 (MArch) and&nbsp;Delia Rivera &rsquo;14 (MArch) of Joint Studio in Miami were mentioned in the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong>Miami Herald</strong></em></a>&nbsp;for their creation of the &ldquo;Poet Roller&rdquo; for the fifth annual&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>O, Miami Poetry Festival</strong></a>.</p><p>The &ldquo;Poet Roller&rdquo; is a 24-by-36-inch wood roller with metallic components and a foam stencil that repeatedly imprints the words&nbsp;&ldquo;Ma&ntilde;ana? Always&nbsp;Ma&ntilde;ana.&rdquo; This is the last line of the poem&nbsp;<em>Self-portrait as Still Life</em>&nbsp;by late Miami poet Donald Justice. Gelez and Rivera chose this poem among twenty that were provided by O, Miami.&nbsp;Gelez said to the&nbsp;<em>Miami Herald</em>:&nbsp;&ldquo;&rsquo;The repetition enforced by the rollers becomes its own visual poem and reinforces a sense of language&rsquo;s impermanence, as waves and feet mar and&nbsp;erase the words,&rsquo;&hellip;&ldquo;We thought this poem would resonate with a lot of people, especially the locals,&rsquo;&hellip;.&rdquo; (Source:&nbsp;<em><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami Herald</a></strong></em>)</p><p>&nbsp;On April 11th, 16th, and 23rd, the roller was used on a portion of the Miami Beach sand that spans from South Pointe Park (1 Washington Avenue...</p> FIU School of Architecture Hosts the 2016 Studio Culture Furniture Design Competition FIUSOA 2016-05-04T13:58:36-04:00 >2018-09-18T01:31:03-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>On Thursday, April 14th, the FIU School of Architecture hosted the 2016 Studio Culture Furniture Design Competition.</p><p>The competition asked for &nbsp;&ldquo;designed&nbsp;improvements&rdquo; for the current treatment of the dead-end&nbsp;corridors on the west side of the 2nd and 3rd floors&nbsp;of the FIU Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building. The goal for each student submission was to create a proposal that would be&nbsp;engaging to fellow students, embrace&nbsp;studio culture, and showcase the design&nbsp;caliber of The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA). The winning design will have the opportunity to be constructed over the Summer of 2016 with the cost of material covered by FIU CARTA.</p><p>The winners of the competition were:</p><p><strong>First Place: The Living Room</strong><br>Team:<br>Ayman Mansour<br>Christopher Gongora<br>Veronica Jaile<br>Olga Kusche Iglesias</p><p>&mdash;</p><p><strong>Second Place: Corner Peace</strong><br>Team:<br>Victoria Gomes<br>Luis Gomez<br>Nicole Mcdaniel<br>Isabel Mundaca<br>Zair Toloza<br>Nia Young</p><p>&mdash;</p><p><strong>Third Place: Grid 6</strong><br>Team:<br>Ana Reyes<br>Rafael Rocha</p><p>The jury that reviewed the student submis...</p> Hai Zhang '01 in First Group of Artists Represented by London's nineteensixtyeight FIUSOA 2016-05-04T13:57:15-04:00 >2018-08-23T13:16:04-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Alumnus Hai Zhang &rsquo;01 (M.Arch) is one artist in the first group of 17 to be represented by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>nineteensixtyeight</strong></a>.</p><p>Zhang&nbsp;was born in Kunming, China in 1976. &nbsp;In 2000, after his graduation of the college in Chongqing, he moved to the US.&nbsp; Since then, he has lived in Alabama, Miami, Washington, DC and New York City.&nbsp; Before he was able to devote himself to photographic work, he worked for the renowned architect, Rafael Vinoly, for several years. Zhang was a fellow of Rafael Vinoly Architecture Research Fellowship from 2009 to 2010. (Source:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Hai Zhang Photography</strong></a>)</p><p>Zhang is interested in photography as a vital tool to investigate the context, whether alien or familiar.&nbsp; While he has dedicated a great deal of energy and time to photograph in China and the Deep South of the US, he has also traveled to Costa Rica, Russia and Southeast Asia for projects.&nbsp;Zhang&nbsp;is also interested in making photography books not for a presentation but for an integral investigative process to examine the subjects an...</p> Students Create Sustainable Interior Design Proposals for YWCA FIUSOA 2016-05-02T13:17:21-04:00 >2018-05-31T11:31:04-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>On Friday, April 15th, students from FIU&rsquo;s Sustainable Practices in Interior Architecture course presented their final design proposals at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>YWCA Miami</strong></a>&nbsp;for its &ldquo;Clubhouse&rdquo; and Teen Room.&nbsp;In a coordinated effort by Senior Instructor, Katie Rothfield and YWCA Miami, the students&nbsp;were asked to help with the&nbsp;interior renovation of these existing spaces.</p><p><img alt="news2_small" src="">The YWCA uses its &ldquo;Clubhouse&rdquo; and Teen Room for the free after-school programs they offer to young people and teens, ages 10-17. Although the organization&rsquo;s mission focuses on women, their after-school programs are open to both boys and girls alike. &ldquo;The Clubhouse&rdquo; has newer computers and printers that were funded by Intel. As a result of this contribution, the YWCA is required to maintain a set of brand standards created by Intel that include design guidelines and naming the room, &ldquo;The Clubhouse.&rdquo;&nbsp;The YWCA uses &ldquo;The Clubhouse&rdquo; for many programs such as career readiness, health, cooking, and leadership clubs.&nbsp;The main area of &ldquo;The Clubhouse...</p> Marlene Liriano '89 is Elected IIDA International Board President FIUSOA 2016-05-02T13:15:23-04:00 >2016-05-02T13:15:23-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>FIU 2014 Torch Award recipient Marlene Liriano &rsquo;89&nbsp;(B.A.Sc.,&nbsp;Interior Design) was elected to be the 2016-2017 President of the International Board of Directors of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>International Interior Design Association (IIDA)</strong></a>.</p><p>&ldquo;Marlene&rsquo;s passion for design, her leadership at top global firms, and her expertise in the industry make her the ideal candidate to serve as the next President,&rdquo; said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. &ldquo;Under Marlene&rsquo;s leadership, the International Board of Directors brings together a group of design leaders who collectively have decades of experience and a deep understanding of the vision and mission of IIDA. They are all wonderful additions to our International Board, and we look forward to their contributions.&rdquo; (Source:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>IIDA</strong></a>)</p><p>For nearly three decades, Marlene Liriano, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Managing Director of the Miami office of&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IA Interior Architects</a>,</strong>&nbsp;has successfully delivered innovative design solutions that exceed her client...</p> Marc Hallé, Cejas Scholar Critiques LAEUD Student Work FIUSOA 2016-04-22T11:30:24-04:00 >2019-02-26T11:01:04-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Marc Hall&eacute;, an invited FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design Cejas Scholar, served as professional design advisor and critic to the Graduate Design 2 studio in collaboration with Associate in Design Marta Canav&eacute;s, during the 2016 spring semester.</p><p>The semester studio began with a critical review of the proposed Field Operations Lincoln Road masterplan and proceeded to challenge first year Graduate Design 2 students &ldquo;to conceive small urban spaces based on a conceptual project narrative to serve as a design framework for addressing contextual fit, scale, site specificity, and [to make] design decisions about material, pattern, planting, urban elements, and program.&rdquo;</p><p>Marc Hall&eacute; is a senior associate at Claude Cormier et Associ&eacute;s and is also a lecturer of Landscape Architecture at the McGill University School of Architecture. Trained in both Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as Landscape Architecture, Marc completed his MLA at the University of Toronto in 2...</p> Students Awarded by ASLA Student Honor & Merit Award Certificate Program FIUSOA 2016-04-19T11:07:53-04:00 >2019-05-14T11:46:04-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>On Saturday, April 9th &ndash; after being nominated by faculty members in FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design&nbsp;&ndash; students&nbsp;Veronika Schunk,&nbsp;Maria de Fatima Montoya, and&nbsp;Skyler Stanford presented their accomplishments to jurors of the&nbsp;2016&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ASLA</a></strong>&nbsp;Student Honor &amp; Merit Award Certificate Program in West Palm Beach.</p><p>This program by the American Society of&nbsp;Landscape Architects is designed to be a collaborative effort between FIU LAEUD&rsquo;s program&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florida Chapter of the ASLA</a></strong>&nbsp;in recognizing academic achievement, design competence, and interpersonal skills of our students.</p><p>Each presentation by the FIU LAEUD students on April 9th was twenty minutes long and covered individually executed projects. Students reviewed their academic work as well as other accomplishments, such as awards, exhibitions, and recognitions. Each student also described his/her involvement in ASLA and any community service activity through FIU&rsquo;s chapter.</p><p>Each student who presented was recognized by ASLA...</p> Tech Giant Intel Features Eric Goldemberg's 3D-printed Musical Instruments project FIUSOA 2016-04-14T13:45:56-04:00 >2021-03-05T13:31:05-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Associate Professor Eric Goldemberg and MONAD Studio partner Veronica Zalcberg have been featured on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intel</a>&lsquo;s social media&nbsp;for&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the firm&rsquo;s work in 3D-printed musical instruments</a>.</p><p>Intel featured the 3D-printed two-string piezoelectric violin&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on its Instagram feed</a>. The post has received more than 5,000 likes and more than 40 comments by viewers. The company also featured&nbsp;the 3D-printed travel bass guitar&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on its Twitter feed</a>, which garnered the global retweet&nbsp;by Intel France, Intel Spain, Intel Suisse, Intel Kenya and others.</p><p>MONAD Studio is integrating architecture and music with the collaboration of FIU Architecture students. This is an interdisciplinary project with musician-luthier Scott F. Hall to create sonic installations that incorporate 3D printed music instruments, and it is part of Professor Goldemberg&rsquo;s research project for his upcoming book&nbsp;FEEDBACK: Architecture + Music,&nbsp;under contract with eVolo and distribution by ACTAR.</p><p>Follow FIU Architecture on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inst...</a></p> David Rifkind Elected to Board of the Society of Architectural Historians FIUSOA 2016-04-14T13:39:23-04:00 >2016-05-01T01:34:48-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Associate Dean of Students and Department of Architecture Associate Professor David Rifkind was elected to the Board of Directors of the&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Society of Architectural Historians</a></strong>&nbsp;at the society&rsquo;s annual meeting in Pasadena on April 6th.</p><p>Professor Rifkind has a long history of service to the SAH, including co-authoring the Florida entries for SAH Archipedia with John Stuart (Associate Dean for Cultural and Community Engagement, Director of Miami Beach Urban Studios, and FIU Architecture Professor). In 2012, Rifkind&nbsp;won the society&rsquo;s Founders&rsquo; Award for best article by an emerging scholar in the&nbsp;<em>Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians</em>&nbsp;during the previous two years.</p><p>As a board member, Professor Rifkind will help&nbsp;shape policy as the SAH embarks on an ambitious project of reaching an increasingly international audience and extending the scope of digital scholarship on the built environment. Rifkind was also asked to join the newly-formed Internat...</p> Architect Anthony Titus Exhibits 'Blu Migration' in Miami Beach Urban Studios FIUSOA 2016-04-14T13:33:05-04:00 >2016-04-14T13:33:05-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Architect, artist, educator, and writer Anthony Titus is exhibiting&nbsp;<em>Blu Migration</em>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The College of Architecture + The Arts | Miami Beach Urban Studios</a></strong>&nbsp;until Tuesday, April 26th.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Anthony Titus</strong></a>&nbsp;is the founder&nbsp;of Anthony Titus Studio,&nbsp;an interdisciplinary practice based in New York City. His studio has been a laboratory for the exploration of ideas related to the contemporary practices of art and architecture. Over the past decade the studio has been responsible for numerous experimental projects, including built works, site-specific installations, and exhibitions of paintings and sculptures. (Source:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rensselaer | Architecture</strong></a>)</p><p>Over the past decade Anthony Titus has taught architecture at numerous schools including The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science &amp; Art and Pratt Institute. In addition to serving as a member of the faculty of these institutions, he has served as a guest lecturer and critic at institutions throughout the United States, including Cornell University, Columbi...</p> FIU News: "NASA fellow teaches students how to design for outer space" FIUSOA 2016-04-13T14:22:45-04:00 >2017-11-23T03:01:04-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>A new&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture</a></strong>&nbsp;seminar, Space Fictions, places students within the framework of outer space,&nbsp;challenging them to design a habitat in space while considering practical issues like radiation and weightlessness. Their work is inspired by design fiction, a design method that uses narrative scenarios to envision, explain and raise questions about possible futures for design and society.</p><p>To read the full article, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>click here</strong></a>.</p> PROsession: Lorraine Bragg Speaks to Students about the NCIDQ and IDFX FIUSOA 2016-04-13T13:11:41-04:00 >2019-02-06T11:16:04-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>On Tuesday, April 5th, Lorraine Bragg (Interior Designer, Heery International) led a PROsession for FIU Interior Architecture students to discuss the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Certification)</strong></a>&nbsp;and its<strong>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX)</a></strong>. Bragg has worked as a study coach for NCIDQ examinations.</p><p>All NCIDQ Certified Designers have been educated, trained and examined to protect public health, safety and welfare. When hiring an NCIDQ Certified Designer, you hire a professional with proven knowledge, experience and proficiency in the interior design principles of protecting the public health, safety and welfare. (Source:<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>NCIDQ</strong></a>)</p><p>The&nbsp;IDFX addresses the following topics: programming and site analysis; human behavior and the designed environment; building systems and construction; furniture, finishes, equipment and lighting; construction drawings and specifications; technical drawing conventions; and design communication. (Source:&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IDFX</a></strong>)</p><p>At FIU Interior Architecture, we prepa...</p> Miami Herald: David Rifkind Co-hosts Monthly SketchMIA Tour FIUSOA 2016-04-08T16:36:49-04:00 >2016-04-10T22:03:12-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Associate Dean of Students and Department of Architecture Associate Professor David Rifkind was mentioned&nbsp;in a&nbsp;<em>Miami Herald&nbsp;</em>article released in late March 2016. The article is entitled &ldquo;Urban Sketch Tour: Where students learn to draw Miami&rsquo;s historical buildings&rdquo; and was written by Caitlin Granfield.</p><p>The article covers the monthly SketchMIA events, which was developed by&nbsp;Cheryl Jacobs, the director of the<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Institute of Architects Miami chapter</a></strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://name%20of%20driver:%20alejandro%20chavarria%20phone:%20786-391-7911%202015%20toyota%20corolla%20florida%20registered%20color%20of%20the%20car%20-%20slate%20colored%20license%20plate:%20DWKF18/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami Center for Architecture &amp; Design (MCAD)</a></strong>, &ldquo;as a way to supplement MCAD&rsquo;s monthly walking tours of downtown&rsquo;s historical buildings.&rdquo; Rifkind teaches SketchMIA with University of Miami Professor&nbsp;Joachim Perez on the last Saturday of every month.</p><p>To read the article,&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a></strong>.</p><p><em>The header image is a screenshot of the&nbsp;</em>Miami Herald<em>&nbsp;article&nbsp;&ldquo;Urban Sketch Tour: Where students learn to draw Miami&rsquo;s historical buildings,&rdquo; written by Caitlin Granfield.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Follow FIU Architecture on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and...</p> ArchDaily: "House Paint Pavilion / GELPI Projects FIUSOA 2016-04-08T16:34:40-04:00 >2019-02-06T11:16:04-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;House Paint Pavilion / GELPI PROJECTS&rdquo; has been featured on ArchDaily. &ldquo;House Paint Pavilion&rdquo; is an installation created with painter Markus Linnenbrink for the opening exhibition of&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wasserman Projects</a></strong>&nbsp;in Detroit.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GELPI Projects</strong></a>, founded by Architecture Assistant Professor Nick Gelpi, won an Honor Award of Excellence for this project in October 2015 at the 61st Annual&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>AIA Miami</strong></a>&nbsp;Design Awards. GELPI Projects won in the category of Divine Detail.</p><p>&ldquo;House Paint Pavilion&rdquo; is&nbsp;24-by-25 feet, with interior dimensions of 25-by-16 feet, which makes up the approximate size of a small house.&nbsp;This pavilion was designed to be painted.&nbsp;Conceived of as an inhabitable painting in the shape of a house, &ldquo;House Paint Pavilion&rdquo; blurs the surfaces between the walls of a building and the painting displayed upon it. On the exterior, the painting bleeds through the surface as a series of engraved lines, which mimic the appearance of unusually configured exterior house siding.&nbsp;Visitors are invited to enter or...</p> FIU News: "Students design outfits from recyclable items for fashion show" FIUSOA 2016-04-07T16:53:15-04:00 >2019-06-11T16:31:04-04:00 <p>To read the full article, <a href=";utm_campaign=aecb97414d-FIU_News_March_24_2016&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_a91c244dfa-aecb97414d-85743645" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>click here</strong></a>.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p> WPBT2: "The 3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show" FIUSOA 2016-04-06T15:35:15-04:00 >2018-04-10T13:31:04-04:00 <p>To watch the video coverage by WPBT2 of the 3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>click here</strong></a>.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p> Miami Herald: "Only recycled materials used in FIU graduate’s fashion show" FIUSOA 2016-04-06T12:41:36-04:00 >2016-05-01T00:44:05-04:00 <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Read the full <em>Miami Herald </em>article here.</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p> Renowned Miami Design Firms Interview FIU Students at SOA Career Fair FIUSOA 2016-04-05T13:48:44-04:00 >2017-08-21T13:01:03-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>On Wednesday, March 23rd, the&nbsp;Florida International University School of Architecture (SOA) hosted its annual Career Fair for students in the Departments of&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture</a></strong>,&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interior Architecture</a></strong>, and&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design</a></strong>.</p><p>The Career Fair was hosted at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus in the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building. It provided an&nbsp;opportunity for local firms to recruit some of our superior students and, likewise, gave our students the unique opportunity to experience interviewing for prestigious architecture firms.</p><p>The design firms that participated in this year&rsquo;s SOA Career Fair were:</p><p><strong>AECOM</strong><br><strong>BEA Architects</strong><br><strong>Bermello, Ajamil, &amp; Partners</strong><br><strong>CBI</strong><br><strong>Gresham, Smith and Partners</strong><br><strong>HKS, Inc.</strong><br><strong>Keith and Schnars, P.A.</strong><br><strong>Leo A Daly Architects</strong><br><strong>MC Harry &amp; Associates</strong><br><strong>Mobio Architecture, Inc.</strong><br><strong>Perkins + Will</strong><br><strong>Stantec</strong><br><strong>Workscapes</strong></p><p>If your firm is interested in participating in next year&rsquo;s FIU School of Architecture Career Fair, click&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></strong>.</p><p>Follow FIU Architecture on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook...</a></p> PROsession: Houzz Hosts Workshop for FIU Students FIUSOA 2016-04-05T13:45:31-04:00 >2016-04-05T13:45:31-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>On Tuesday, March 22nd,&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Houzz</a></strong>&nbsp;&ndash; an online networking platform for both&nbsp;home professionals and homeowners &ndash; conducted a workshop for students in FIU Interior Architecture and FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design. This workshop stood in as a PROsession for Interior Architecture students in Senior Instructor Katie Rothfield&rsquo;s Professional Office Practice course.</p><p>In the workshop with Houzz, students learned how to create a profile on the website, how to showcase their work, how to search for a home professional with a certain skill, and how to connect with other students, faculty, and alumni of FIU.</p><p>FIU Interior Architecture has its own Houzz page, where alumni and students can connect:&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a></strong>.</p><p>Interior Architecture&rsquo;s Professional Office Practice course&nbsp;focuses on three key areas: career preparation, business practices, and professional services/project management. The PROsession series expounds upon the curriculum of Professional Office Practice, focusing on top...</p> "Visual Streaming:" Interior Architecture Students Present Projects While Blindfolded FIUSOA 2016-04-05T13:43:09-04:00 >2016-06-29T13:09:30-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>FIU Interior Architecture students in Adjunct Lecturer and FIU Cejas Scholar Harvey Bernstein's&nbsp;Graduate&nbsp;Design&nbsp;4 Studio recently presented projects while blindfolded. Bernstein, who is a&nbsp;CCE Tenured Professor at Pratt Institute, assigned students this unique task not only to enhance their public speaking skills, but also to explore "visual streaming" or thinking ideas out loud to help better connect their sensory mental concepts and images with their verbal skills.</p><p>Students hung their work and placed their models in front of the class. Then, one at a time, each student put on a blindfold and presented. The large paper blindfolds had three bold words written on the front that would help to inform the class about the project and generate talking points and questions.</p><p>"For me, the moment that I covered my eyes, my other senses came to my attention - the way I was standing, in particular," said student Vanessa Martin. "I became more self-aware, and I began to take my listeners along this...</p> The FIU Department of Architecture presents eFolio, Fall 2015! FIUSOA 2016-04-04T15:22:03-04:00 >2016-04-04T15:22:03-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Our issue of&nbsp;<em>FIU Architecture eFolio, Fall&nbsp;2015</em>&nbsp;highlights some of the semester&rsquo;s accomplishments made by students, faculty, and alumni of the FIU Department of Architecture. The Folio can be viewed by both The College of Architecture + The Arts family and those beyond the College and university!</p><p>To view the&nbsp;<em>FIU Architecture Folio, Spring 2014</em>&nbsp;issue, click&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>!</p><p>Follow FIU Architecture on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p> FIU School of Architecture and FIU By Design Make Innovative Partnership with Local Library FIUSOA 2016-04-04T15:20:03-04:00 >2016-04-04T15:20:03-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>City of Parkland</strong></a>&nbsp;asked the FIU School of Architecture and FIU By Design to create conceptual plans and drawings that depict different solutions for the&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>City of Parkland Library</strong></a>.<br><br>The current state of the library is about 13,000 square feet. The proposal created by FIU increases the area to 19,500 square feet.<br><br>Students and faculty developed ideas&nbsp;into a series of schematic design proposals that were presented to City officials and staff. The FIU team has paid close attention to the program-related objectives of the City's expansion of its library. These objectives include:</p><ul><br><li>increasing the Children's Area by at least 30%</li><br><li>expanding the multi-purpose areas for adult and children and the flexibility of their use</li><br><li>incorporating quiet study rooms</li><br><li>redesigning the library's circulation/staff workroom space and improving interaction with the library customers</li><br><li>providing more storage in the work area</li><br><li>modernizing the facility with all new furniture and fixtures, incorporating mobility and flexibility</li><br><li>i...</li></ul> PROsession: Speakers from Starbucks and Ceramic Technics, Ltd. Discuss Specifications FIUSOA 2016-04-04T15:13:53-04:00 >2016-04-04T15:13:53-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>On Tuesday, March 8th, Eloisa Bustos (Design Manager, Starbucks) and Lydia Kurth&nbsp;(A and D Account Executive, Ceramic Technics, Ltd.) spoke to&nbsp;students in a PROsession in Professional Office Practice, taught by Senior Instructor Katie Rothfield.<br><br>The title of the PROsession was &ldquo;Specifications: The Domino Effect." Bustos and Kurth discussed work with retail and corporate clients and vendors. They reviewed the importance of risk management and the financial consequences of poor specifications. The speakers mentioned how programs like&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>e-SPECS for Revit</strong></a>&nbsp;can help a designer to avoid mistakes in this line of work.<br><br>In addition to covering specifications, Bustos and Kurth shared with the students their own career experiences as designers.</p><p>Interior Architecture's Professional Office Practice course&nbsp;focuses on three key areas: career preparation, business practices, and professional services/project management. The PROsession series expounds upon the curriculum of Professional Office Practice, fo...</p> FIU Architecture's Eco Couture Fashion Show Awards $2000 To Students FIUSOA 2016-04-01T16:10:48-04:00 >2019-12-12T11:31:06-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>On Thursday, March 31st, the Florida International University Department of Architecture hosted the 3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show, which drew more than 1,000 guests from the fashion and design world, the Miami community, and Florida International University. The evening&rsquo;s Master of Ceremonies was home designer, lifestyle expert, TV host, and magazine contributor&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Martin Amado</strong></a>.</p><p>$2000 in scholarships were available to student-contestants from all majors at FIU.</p><p>The winners of this year&rsquo;s fashion show were:</p><p><strong>First Place: $1,000</strong><br>Laura de la Vega<br>Sharit Ben Asher<br>Andrea Canaves<br><strong>Materials</strong>: plastic bags and 3D print draft</p><p><strong>Second Place: $500 |&nbsp;</strong><strong>People&rsquo;s Choice: $200</strong><br>Susana Alonso<br><strong>Materials</strong>: white plastic grocery bags and plastic bottles</p><p><strong>Third Place: $300</strong><br>Cindy Rodriguez<br><strong>Materials</strong>: eggshells, beer bottle caps, magazines, zipper, and hot glue</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>First-, Second-, and Third-Place Winners of the 3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show</p><p>The first, second, and first place prize winners were chosen...</p> Students and Faculty participate in the 6th annual Cultural Exchange Workshops FIUSOA 2016-03-24T12:34:05-04:00 >2017-12-18T11:46:04-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Preparing students for a future in the cruise ship and super yacht design industry is a goal of FIU Interior Architecture&rsquo;s Certificate in Cruise Ship and Super Yacht Design (CSSY). Students in this certificate program have just returned from a cultural exchange and study abroad program, in which they visited the cities of La Spezia, Florence, Rome, and Papenburg, Germany. The trip was organized by the FIU Department of Interior Architecture in partnership with University of Genoa&rsquo;s Naval Architecture program at Promostudi La Spezia Polo Universtario &lsquo;G. Marconi&rsquo; campus. As a part of the CSSY program, an Italian Cultural Exchange Workshop occurs in the spring semester: FIU interior architecture students travel to Italy to work with Italian students and faculty and to learn yacht and cruise ship design, and naval architecture faculty and students from the University of Genoa visit FIU in the port city of Miami to learn the same. Each group of students thus has the opportunity to trav...</p> SOLD OUT: 1,000 RSVPs reached for the 3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show FIUSOA 2016-03-24T12:23:35-04:00 >2016-03-24T12:24:00-04:00 <p>See you at Eco Couture on March 31st!</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p> More than 900 RSVPs for the 3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show! FIUSOA 2016-03-21T13:21:28-04:00 >2016-03-21T13:21:28-04:00 <p>Get your tickets today! --&gt;&nbsp;<a href=";urlhash=fC1h&amp;_t=tracking_anet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p> More than 600 RSVPs for the 3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show! FIUSOA 2016-03-11T11:58:23-05:00 >2016-03-11T11:58:23-05:00 <p>Get your tickets today! --&gt;&nbsp;<a href=";urlhash=fC1h&amp;_t=tracking_anet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p>