Upcoming Events
    February 22, 2016
A professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Charles Waldheim is an expert on landscape urbanism. He will give a Currents lecture at 6:30 p.m. on February 22 in Glasgow Hall. Read more.

An architect in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Vo Trong Nghia has extensive experience on design in the tropical world. He will lecture in Glasgow Hall at 6:30 p.m. on February 24 as part of the Tecnoglass lecture series. If you can't come to the lecture, join us via live stream! Read more about his lecture here. 
Earlier this month, six University of Miami student teams entered and participated in an initial round of judging for the ULI Hines Urban Design Competition. After faculty review, the six teams have now been narrowed down to three and will present to a jury of School of Architecture Alumni, Architects, Urban Designers and Real Estate Developers from the community. Cash prizes will be awarded to the three finalists on  Thursday, February 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean is a co-sponsor of the event. 

Jay Massirman, president of Rivergate Companies, will be the first speaker in the MRED+U Speaker Series on Friday, February 26. Lectures in the series will take place in the Rinker Classroom from noon to 1:35 p.m. on Fridays. 

Nick Gelpi is principal of his own design office based in New York and an assistant professor of architecture at Florida International University. Gelpi's research is concerned with materials and representation, often incorporating procedures of fabrication and the conventions of testing through mockups. He will give a High Noon lecture at 12:15 p.m. on March 2 in the Rinker Classroom.

A partner and design principal at Ennead Architects in New York, Thomas Wong has worked on a variety of projects including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Education Center. He will present a Currents lecture at
6:30 pm on March 14 in Glasgow Hall.

Top Story
UMSoA Urban Planning Competition Finalists Announced
Six teams of students, made up of fifth-year Bachelor of Architecture students, Master of Architecture students, Master of Urban Design students, Master of Real Estate Development and Urbanism participants and two MBA students, presented their urban design plans for a faculty review in the Korach Gallery on February 4. Faculty members, including Josemaria de Churtichaga, Chuck Bohl, Li Yi, Veruska Vasconez, Steve Nostrand and Jaime Correa, evaluated the work and chose three finalists. Correa said, of the three finalists, "One project was incremental; one was bold; one was market-driven."  Read More.
Student News
More Than 100 Students Attended Career Fair on February 18 
Thirty five architecture firms, including urban planners, health care firms, commercial and residential architecture firms, came to campus on Thursday and Friday to meet students and conduct interviews for jobs and internships. Read More. 

Billy Goat Offers New Food and Beverage Choices 
The Billy Goat Coffee Kiosk, which opened just a year ago in the UMSoA Courtyard, now has an expanded menu of drinks, including both hot and cold beverages, and food. Read More. 

All Graduating Students Are Invited to A Gatsby Affair
Join fellow graduates for a night of Jazz Age elegance! A joint project of Student Government, Student Affairs, the Office of Commencement and the UM Alumni Association, the inaugural Commencement Ball will take place in the BankUnited Center Field House on April 2, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets go on sale this week, and are $16 per person. All graduating students will be permitted to purchase two tickets. The evening will feature a DJ, a champagne toast, heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. For more information and to buy tickets, go to the  Commencement Ball website. 

AIA Membership is FREE To All New Grads for 18 Months
When you join the AIA, your first 18 months of membership are free. Experience first hand the the people and resources you need to open the doors you want! Also enjoy free registration to the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia! Read More.
Faculty News
Brillhart Architecture, Jean-Francois LeJeune Exhibit in 5x5 Participatory Provocations
The 5×5 Participatory Provocations Exhibit, which opened February 15 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, features work by Jake Brillhart and Jean-Francois LeJeune. The project, entitled "Domain," was in response to the future of drone deliveries.The 5×5: Participatory Provocations is an exhibit of 25 architectural models by 25 young American architects, focused on 5 contemporary issues, each addressed by 5 firms. Read More. 
R&R Studios' 'A Poem in the Form of Flowers' on view at SCAD
"A Poem in the Form of Flowers" is a collaborative architectural and multidisciplinary practice, R&R Studios, weaving together visual arts, exhibitions, design, architecture and urban design. Responding to the architecture of the SCAD Museum of Art, Behar and Marquardt present a site-specific installation that transforms and engages the façade of the museum. Each of the four Jewel Boxes contains a letter manufactured from colorful artificial flowers, collectively spelling out the word "poem." Referencing commemorative practices, the installation, "A Poem in the Form of Flowers," can be read as both an offering and a celebration. Read More.
Edward T. Foote II, UM's Fourth President, Passes Away
Edward Thaddeus "Tad" Foote II, who had a tremendous influence on the growth and development of the University of Miami over more than two decades, passed away on Monday, February 15. As UM's fourth president, he significantly raised the academic and research stature of the school, spearheaded a capital fundraising campaign that was the second-largest in the history of American higher education at the time, and instituted a series of other reforms that ranged from improved facilities to new academic programs. He created the School of Architecture while President, and was responsible for remaking the campus into the lush tropical landscape that it is today.  Read More.

Deadlines & Opportunities
Applications for the 2016 Linda Latham Scholarships Are Now Open 


ACEEE is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for Linda Latham Scholarships to be used for attendance at the 2016 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Scholarships are sponsored by the Linda Latham Scholarship Fund which was established in memory of Linda Latham who served as ACEEE's Chief Operating Officer until her untimely death in September 2011. Linda believed that students bring talent and creativity to the field of energy efficiency especially if we provide a venue to inspire and educate them.

To be eligible, the applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university whose course work is related to energy/energy efficiency, climate change, environmental science, or a related field of study, and who is considering a career in energy/energy efficiency.

For the 2016 Summer Study, Linda Latham Scholarships will be awarded to students at three different scholarship levels. Level 1 awardees will receive a full conference registration, housing and meals, and up to $500 of their transportation costs. Level II scholars will receive a full conference registration and housing and meals. Level III winners will receive a full registration to the conference. We have more Level III scholarships available than we do for Level II and more Level II scholarships than Level I; therefore, chances of selection will be highest at Level III and lowest at Level I. Find more information here.
SoA Director of Communications, Annette Gallagher, a.gallagher1@umiami.edu or call (305) 284-5002. University of Miami School of Architecture, 1223 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146, www.arc.miami.edu
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