Upcoming Events
January 11, 2016

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a wonderful break and is energized for all the exciting things coming this semester! 

Apha Rho Chi  is hosting a Speaker-Panelist series in Glasgow Hall this semester. Thursday, January 14 at 8 p.m., they will host Sasha Kayal, Austin Rico and Camille Cortes, discussing "UMSoA Is Unique." Join Brendan Fagan and Andrew Richter at 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 20, to talk about "Graduate School: What to Consider." The final session at this time is "Leadership in Architecture," scheduled for Thursday, January 28, at 8 p.m. and features Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Carie Penabad and Jaime Correa. 

Our first lecture of the spring semester will be on January 22  at 6:30 pm in Glasgow Hall, a special Friday edition of the Tecnoglass lecture series, featuring Rural Urban Framework from Hong Kong! Joshua Bolchover and John Lin will talk about their work in the Chinese countryside. Read More. 

Michael Murphy of MASS Group will join us at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, January 27 for a Tecnoglass lecture.  

Earl Jackson, a partner at  Cooper Robertson  in New York, will give a Currents lecture in Glasgow Hall on  February 1 at 6:30 p.m.

In 2011, Alexander Josephson left the Architecture Association School (AA) in London, England, to start  PARTISANS . The recipient of numerous awards, he is the only Canadian to have ever received the New York Prize Fellowship from the Van Alen Institute. Alex also lectures at the University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture. Part of the High Noon lecture series. February 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Rinker Classroom.

U-Serve will be March 30!  As last year, all studios will be cancelled so that all students and faculty can participate in this day of service to our community. We are still in the process of choosing a topic, so if you have any suggestions, please email Steve Fett or Sonia Chao.

Top Story
Final Reviews Were a Success! Design Award Winners Announced 
Final Reviews started on December 2 and went through the 12th! Topics included technology-embedded medical furniture, architectural improvements to make the Miller School of Medicine campus more walkable and outdoor-user-friendly, the Biscyane Line, resilience and community centers at several Miami-Dade County Parks, drawing skills, interior design options for a building owned by Pininfarina, proposed changes to the UM Cox Science Center and more! Bravo to all of our students for their hard work and effort! Read More - includes a gallery of images from reviews.  
Student News
Continuing the Student Spotlight series, January's Spotlight features recent graduate Daniel Clavijo.   Read more about him here and see a gallery of images from commencement.

IMPORTANT -  Wood Shop Training Is Mandatory
All UMSoA students must complete wood shop training, even if you completed it last semester. Stop in the wood shop to schedule your session as soon as possible; there are a maximum of eight spots per session and the training takes about one hour. See Jay if you have any questions! 
Faculty News
Adib Cure Addressed Colombian Conference on Balancing Public Housing with Sustainability
Professor Adib Cure spoke at a one-day conference in Bogota, sponsored by  Foros Semana,  the Colombian Ministry of Housing and others on November 23: "Politica Integral de Vivienda y construccion sostenible: retos y oportunidades" (Comprehensive housing policy and sustainable construction: Challenges and Opportunities). The conference focused balancing public housing with sustainabilty concerns. Read More. 

Three of Eric Firley's books -- The Urban Housing Handbook, The Urban Towers Handbook and The Urban Masterplanning Handbook -- were the subject of a review in the Journal of Architectural Education. "Each publication begins with a half-dozen pages of introductory text that outline the editorial decisions of Firley and his partner as well as place their choices within a larger intellectual discourse, both academic and professional. Most of the content in the books is focused on specific case studies organized into a classification system created by the authors. In all cases, the physical qualities of the larger urban context, rather than purely architectural considerations, shape the taxonomies. The focus on contextual relationships provides an opportunity for the authors to link the specific physical characteristics of the case studies to the structure of the development process." Read More.

Jake Brillhart's new book, Voyage Le Corbusier, was reviewed by Wallpaper Magazine. "In Voyage Le Corbusier, Jacob Brillhart, a working architect who teaches his craft at the University of Miami (and who mimicked Jeanneret's travel routes as a student), has compiled more than 140 of Corb's youthful travel drawings and analysed them as a teacher might, studying the artist's evolution in terms of skill level but also subject matter, as he became the man who would help revolutionise 20th century design." Read More. 

Carie Penabad and Adib Cure will present their paper on "Cross Media Imaging of Latin American Informal Cities," for presentation in the "Urban Knowledge in Architecture Education," paper session to be held March 17-19 in Seattle, Washington. The paper focuses on their work in mapping information cities, some of which has been conducted via drone and in conjuction with the UM Center for Computational Science. Read More. 

Emerging Practitioner Teaching Fellowship Begins Fall 2016
We are excited to be launching a new Emerging Practitioner Teaching Fellowship at the School of Architecture beginning Fall 2016.  The fellowship aims to attract emerging individuals engaged in design practice and/or research to engage our academic community and contribute to the intellectual life of the School.  We are currently accepting applications; please email Annette Gallagher to get the full description. If you have more detailed questions, contact Carie Penabad. Please encourage qualified individuals that you may know to apply.  

Deadlines & Opportunities

Scholarship: University of Oxford Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Urban Development 

The Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford is pleased to invite applications for a fully-funded scholarship to undertake the part-time Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Sustainable Urban Development.

This scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by the Prince's Foundation for Building Community and is only tenable at Kellogg College. Further details regarding the scholarship, including a background to the project and eligibility, can be found on the DPhil website. Scholarship application deadline: 
22 January 2016.


Also available at Oxford:


The Sheehan Scholarship

A fully-funded scholarship has been generously donated by the Oxford-based Sheehan Group for the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development. The successful candidate will work closely with the Sheehan Group during the research dissertation phase of their second year of study, undertaking a project related to the recycling of building materials.


The Oxford-Viessmann Scholarship

The Oxford-Viessmann Scholarship is open to all graduate applicants for the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development. The Scholarship covers course fees and college fees, and includes a subsistence grant. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University of Oxford and Viessman UK Ltd. Founded in 1917, Viessmann is one of the leading international manufacturers of heating, cooling and climate control technology.


The MSc Programme Scholarship

A fully-funded scholarship is available to all graduate applicants for the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development.


All of the above have a deadline of January 22, 2016.  To find out more and how to apply for these opportunities please visit www.conted.ox.ac.uk/sud or get in touch via sud@conted.ox.ac.uk or +44 (0)1865 286953.

SoA Director of Communications, Annette Gallagher, ajgallagher1@miami.edu or call (305) 284-5002.
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