Upcoming Events
    March 14, 2016
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 on Expanding Global Culture at 6:30 pm on March 14 in Glasgow Hall. Read More.

Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai will speak via video conference in a Tecnoglass lecture on Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m., in Glasgow Hall. Jain is an innovative architect who takes a collaborative approach to designing within the limitations of an environment. Alpha Rho Chi will have a fundraising bake sale before the event, so get there early to grab some goodies to enjoy during the lecture! Read More. 

Also on March 16, the exhibition Miami & The Tropical World will open in the Korach Gallery. Complimenting the Tecnoglass lecture series of the same name, the exhibition will address the unique challenges and opportunities of building in the tropics, home to 40% of the world's population. The exhibition will run through the end of April, and include a formal opening reception on March 23. Read More. 

U-Serve is Wednesday, March 30! As last year, all studios will be cancelled and students and faculty are asked to participate in this day of service to our community. U-Serve will focus on the Underline, a transformative project which began here at UMSoA! Students will be divided into groups that will take on tasks such as physical works at the University Metrorail Station, conducting surveys of Metrorail patrons and design projects. Stay tuned for details! 

Jose Antonio Sosa and Evelyn Alonso Rohner of Alonso + Sosa Architects will present a special Friday edition of the Currents lecture series on April 1, at 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall. Based in Spain, they work on a variety of residential, institutional, commercial, urbanism, and landscape projects.

Founder and principal of Massimiliano Fuksas Architecture, Massimiliano Fuksas has designed award-winning buildings around the globe. He will lecture as part of the Currents series, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4, in Glasgow Hall. 
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UMSoA 2015 Global Healthcare Architecture Design Colloquium is Friday, March 18
UMSoA will host the 2016 Global Healthcare Architecture Design Colloquium on Friday, March 18, from noon to 4 pm. All events will take place in the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center at the UM School of Architecture. The keynote speaker, Pat Bosch, Design Director from Perkins + Will in Miami, will share her views on how healthcare design can improve the human experience around the globe and how to incorporate innovative design solutions. Upali Nanda, Associate Principal and Director of Research at HKS and Jonathan Borrell, Associate Principal at HKS, will present the latest trends concerning the integration of research and design in global healthcare architecture. Eduardo S. Egea-Fernandez, market leader at NBBJ, will share his long-standing experience in conducting health business in Latin America and the Caribbean and new trends in healthcare technology. Free to all UM faculty and students. Registration closes Wednesday at noon!   Read More.  Register Now. 
Student News
AMMC Teams Up With UMSoA to Assess Historic Commissioner's Residence In Dunmore Town 
  Last month, a team of undergraduate and graduate architecture students and faculty members from the University of Miami's School of Architecture headed to historic Harbour Island to evaluate the Commissioner's residence in Dunmore Town.  The project is a direct result of a newly formed partnership between the Antiquities, Monuments & Museums Corporation (AMMC) and the university. In February, the team conducted their initial assessment in Harbour Island and will spend the remainder of the semester working with researchers at AMMC to compile their findings. 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. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students. 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
Cure & Penabad's MAG Headquarters Featured in Domus 
In the Guatemalan countryside Cúre & Penabad shaped a building able to create a collaborative working environment that minimizes the current hierarchy, inspired by both vernacular and industrial building typologies seen throughout the country. Can a building change the culture of a company? Can the design of the physical environment impact the way in which we communicate? These are but a few of the questions that the project for the new MAG headquarters analyzed and attempted to address. Read More. 

CUCD-Written Guidelines for Financing of Affordable Housing Implemented by Miami-Dade County March 1
Under the auspices of the UMSoA Center for Urban and Community Design, professor Jaime Correa wrote new guidelines for the evaluation of any and all projects looking for Federal and State funding in Miami-Dade County as Affordable Housing projects. Those guidelines went into effect on March 1.

Sonia Chao, director of the CUCD, and Robin Bachin, UM Assistant Provost for Civic and Community Engagement, served as editors of the project and UMSoA professor Richard John also consulted on it. The work was funded through grants obtained by Chao and Bachin as co-primary investigators, including one from the Miami Dade Housing Finance Authority and one from the Jesse P. DuPont Fund. Read More.
Imagining a New School in Opa-Locka, Florida's Moorish Revival Wonderland
Opa Locka now boasts 20 buildings on the national historic register and an increasing number of community development efforts, many of which focus on historic restoration and public art-and some of which have been spearheaded by urban planner, Curbed Young Gun, and Opa Locka CDC designer-in-residence Germane Barnes.

Here, Barnes teams up with Miami-based architect Joachim Perez to propose a creative re-imagining of the Hurt Building-or, as Barnes calls it, "the runner up to the main attraction of the city, the historic city hall." Graced with a distinctive, Moorish exterior and flexible, open interior, the building has, in the years since its construction, been a bit of a chameleon. "Every twenty to thirty years, the building becomes something new," explains Barnes. "Initially it was a hotel, then a gas station, a hotel, a health center, offices for the local Community Development Corporation, and now it again has a health center." Read More.
R&R Studios Featured in Major Latin American Publications
Art Critic Carolina Muzi wrote about R&R's show Instant Happiness at Monoambiente, the first architecture and design gallery in South America in the Argentine art journal  Arte al Dia. The article is titled "Ceci n'est pas happening." Read via PDF. The second article is 18 pages of coverage in BARZON, by editor Tomas Powell.   Read via PDF.  Congratulations to Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt on this important recognition! 

Jim Adamson's Jersey Devils and Their Influence on Design/Build Chronicled in Curbed
The Devils's first few projects defined the process and philosophy that would guide them for decades to come, channeling their belief in practical, site-specific design into an itinerant, craftsman-like approach to architecture. The group would live and work on site, setting up temporary campsites or renting housing near a project, and would build, and often improvise, off plans they drew up themselves. Part of Badanes' thesis project on mobile housing for migrant workers included designing a trailer, which the Devil's used as housing and officespace. According to Adamson, they literally dived in: he remembers ordering books on plumbing, carpentry, and masonry and following along as he worked on early projects. He would hire electricians for gigs, and have them supervise and teach him as he figured out how to wire homes. They would often draw plans just specific enough to get building approval, and then change and improvise during construction. 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.
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