Upcoming Events
June 27, 2016
Orientation for international students begins  August 17 ; for all other students, orientation starts August 18 . Classes begin  August 22 . 

Steven Brooke's Views of Miami opening reception is at 
6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24.  Inspired by the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch and Italian vedutisti (view painters), Steven Brooke emulates rather than imitates his artistic predecessors. His goal is to acknowledge the vedute tradition while reshaping and extending it to accommodate the qualities of the photographer's art. Many of the vedutisti were associated with one city: Piranesi in Rome, Canaletto in Venice, and deHooch in Delft. The photographs in this exhibition are drawn from Brooke's more than 35 years of extensive work documenting Miami's iconic and diverse architecture. Steven Brooke is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and of the Albright Institute in Jerusalem. He is the winner of the National Institute of Architects Honor Award in Photography. Among Brooke's over 40 books on architecture and design are the critically acclaimed Views of Rome, the first collection of its kind on the Eternal City in over 100 years, and Views of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The exhibition will run through  September 9, 2016.  Both the exhibition and reception are in the Korach Gallery. 

New Orleans-based architect and urban planner David Waggonner will kick off the 2016-17 Tecnoglass lecture series with a talk in Glasgow Hall at 
6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14.  David Waggonner is president of Waggonner and Ball, an award-winning, internationally active architecture and planning practice located in New Orleans. The firm's architectural work varies from historic preservation to modern institutional projects. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, David saw an opportunity for New Orleans to reinvent itself as a sustainable city that embraces its lifeblood, water. He championed a process that examines history, soils, biodiversity, infrastructure networks, and urban space, along with the forces of water. This combination serves as a holistic foundation for design, first developed during the Dutch Dialogues and continuing through the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan.
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UMSoA Breaks Ground on the B.E. & W.R. Miller BuildLab
On June 10, UMSoA broke ground on a new building for the second time in less than one year. The B.E. & W.R. Miller BuildLab will provide a home for the Design Build program, providing a covered space out of sun and rain for students to work. The building is named for First Florida founder B.E. Miller and his son, W. Robert Miller, via a gift made by W. Robert (Bob) Miller and his wife, Cathy.  Read more.

Student News
2016 Capstone Workshop Focuses on Historic Flagler Street District
Six landmark buildings in the historic Flagler Street area, including the Olympia Theater and the Dade County Courthouse, got virtual facelifts last week, thanks to the UMSoA 2016 Capstone Workshop. Each year, the Capstone Workshop brings together faculty and students from every discipline at the School to tackle one big project in just one week. For 2016, UMSoA partnered with the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to focus on key properties that present opportunities to provide a catalyst for the revival of this historic street through adaptive reuse, infill and development. Read More.

Women in Real Estate Build Neighborhoods, Revitalize Cities
Three of the most accomplished women in South Florida real estate joined forces to speak to a standing-room only crowd at the first Women in Real Estate Luncheon. Avra Jain and Kim Briesemeister talked about their latest projects, followed by a discussion moderated by Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, on June 3. The luncheon was presented by the University of Miami School of Architecture's Master of Real Estate Development and Urbanism (MRED+U) program and was attended by students from that program, as well as real estate professionals and community members. Read More.
Summer Studio Focuses on Rehabilitation, Resiliency & Regeneration
Sonia Chao's summer studio, Rehabilitation, Resiliency & Regeneration, focused on different degrees of intervention on a historic area of Miami Beach. Students worked with Deborah Tackett (B. Arch., '00), the Preservation and Design Manager for the City of Miami Beach and students, to provide a virtual makeover to the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in the Flamingo Park area. Each student was assigned one parcel to work on, beginning the semester by producing a 'documentation set' of the historic buildings, and composite street elevations. Read More.
Faculty News
New Leadership Announced at UMSoA
Carmen Guerrero and Allan Shulman, both long-time UMSoA faculty, have been elevated to new roles at the School. Guerrero will be the Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Facilities, while Shulman will take over as the Director of Graduate Architecture Programs. Rodolphe el-Khoury, Dean of UMSoA, announced the new appointments at the end of May. Read More. 

UMSoA Faculty, Alumni To Be Honored with Driehaus Form-Based Code Award
Faculty member Steven Fett and a small group of urban designers led by project manager Anthea Gianniotes (BArch '92), Marcela Camblor (MArch, S&T '93) Jose Venegas (MArch '03) and Bill Spikowski of Spikowski Planning Associates, collaborated on behalf of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) to produce a new code and architectural guidelines for the Central Business District of Delray Beach. The code was awarded the Driehaus Award by the Washington D.C. based, Form-Based Codes Institute. Read More. 

UMSoA Faculty and Students Work on Building a Resilient South Florida 
On May 25, h igh school students from seven Miami-Dade Magnet Programs participated in a half day charrette to envision innovative responses to three themes related to resiliency in their neighborhoods, led by students in Sonia Chao's summer studio. The MDCPS students presented some of their ideas to a larger assembly of community members and professionals at the day-long symposium about resiliency and sustainability in South Florida. The symposium took Monday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Jorge Perez Architecture Center at the UM School of Architecture (1223 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL). Topics covered included Responding to Change and Building Resilience, Securing Housing Options for All, Investing in People and Communities for Upward Mobility, and Turning High School Neighborhoods into Resilient Communities. That symposium, a collaboration of the Southeast Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, the AARP Foundation and UMSoA, was a preliminary event meant to create ideas to be presented at the U.N. Habitat III summit in Ecuador this coming fall. Read More   

Alumni News   
Class Notes: Stuart M. Debowsky, BARCH '95
Stuart Debowsky, who founded Debowsky Design Group during the "height of the recession" was recently featured in a story in Media Group lifestyle.  Read More. 

Class Notes: Andrew B. Cogar, BARCH '96
Award-winning architecture firm Historical Concepts has named Andrew Cogar, AIA, as their new President. Cogar graduated with his Bachelor of Architecture degree and is currently an adjunct faculty member teaching studio classes through the School of Architecture. Cogar began his architectural career with Historical Concepts in 1999, after serving three years of active duty as a Combat Engineer Officer with the United States Army and was promoted to Principal in 2007. He has successfully led design studios in Atlanta and New York, providing architecture, land planning and place-making services to residential, civic and developer clients. Today, Cogar and his team focus on the design of large family estates, with significant commissions in the Hamptons and the greater Tri-State area, as well as continued work in the Southeast. Cogar is a member of the American Institutes of Architects, a National Board member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and Trustee Emeritus of the Southeast Chapter, and a member of the Design Leadership Network. He recently spearheaded the firm's new Manhattan office and currently splits his time between New York City and Atlanta. Historical Concepts founder James Strickland has praised Cogar's contributions to the firm and notes, "Great leadership is a critical part of great architecture. Cogar's talent and creativity, combined with his vision and tenacity, embody what we care about most at Historical Concepts. We not only build homes, we build a way of life. Cogar's willingness to serve-his family, his country, his clients, his associates, his company-is at the highest level and is evident in everything he does. I speak for the entire firm when I say it's an honor to be able to work with him in this new role."

Class Notes: Dale J. Diener, MARCH '01  
Class Notes: Dale J. Diener, AIA, LEED AP/Associate, has joined WRNS Studio in their San Francisco office. A project architect with 20 years of experience, Dale translates designs into building solutions that stand the test of time. His portfolio includes a new integrated medical office building at El Camino Hospital and the Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School. 
M. Arch. Alumna Chloe Johnson Offers Relocation Services to International Students 
Yi Jiang (Chloe) Johnson (M. Arch., '15) is a global real estate advisor and architect with ISG International. After seeing firsthand the challenges that international students can face when relocating to a new area, Johnson decided to make that her work. She and ISG offer information about residences for students close to campus and much more.  Visit Their Website.
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