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CARTA has a new department!
As of July 2014, the FIU Department of Landscape Architecture will be known the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design (LA+EUD). “The words ‘Environment’ and ‘Urbanism’ communicate our focus and our program’s recognized body of work, curriculum, scholarship, research and creative activity,” said Roberto Rovira, Chair.
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Department of Architecture’s I-CAVE
The Department of Architecture’s Dr. Winifred Newman (Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Studies) is leading a team of seven FIU faculty members designing and developing a new Virtual Reality (VR) system on campus. The new instrument is called the I-CAVE (Integrated – Computer Augmented Virtual Environment). The FIU School of Architecture and School of […]
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Festival of the Trees Kickoff on Wednesday, August 20th!
The Festival of the Trees Kickoff event will take place next Wednesday, August 20th! Join us at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and meet-up with FIU Interior Architecture’s extended family of designers, students, alumni, and industry representatives.
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Orlando Garcia Joins Miami Beach Urban Studios
Miami Beach Urban Studios is thrilled to announce that former Director of the School of Music, Dr. Orlando Garcia, is moving out to Miami Beach to join the Urban Studios as our Composer-in-Residence!
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CARTA featured in Miami Today
To help them take advantage of opportunities in Miami’s film industry, local universities are increasingly surviving to give students real-world experience.
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CARTA has a new department!
As of July 2014, the FIU Department of Landscape Architecture will be known the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design (LA+EUD). “The words ‘Environment’ and ‘Urbanism’ communicate our focus and our program’s recognized body of work, curriculum, scholarship, research and creative activity,” said Roberto Rovira, Chair.
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Department of Architecture’s I-CAVE
The Department of Architecture’s Dr. Winifred Newman (Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Studies) is leading a team of seven FIU faculty members designing and developing a new Virtual Reality (VR) system on campus. The new instrument is called the I-CAVE (Integrated – Computer Augmented Virtual Environment). The FIU School of Architecture and School of […]
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Festival of the Trees Kickoff on Wednesday, August 20th!
The Festival of the Trees Kickoff event will take place next Wednesday, August 20th! Join us at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and meet-up with FIU Interior Architecture’s extended family of designers, students, alumni, and industry representatives.
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Orlando Garcia Joins Miami Beach Urban Studios
Miami Beach Urban Studios is thrilled to announce that former Director of the School of Music, Dr. Orlando Garcia, is moving out to Miami Beach to join the Urban Studios as our Composer-in-Residence!
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CARTA featured in Miami Today
To help them take advantage of opportunities in Miami’s film industry, local universities are increasingly surviving to give students real-world experience.
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FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Names Miami Beach Urban Studios Leadership Advisory Board
MIAMI – July 16, 2014 – John Stuart, AIA, Associate Dean for Cultural and Community Engagement and Executive Director of the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios, is proud to announce the members of the inaugural 2014–15 Miami Beach Urban Studios Leadership Advisory Board.
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In the Key of the Sea – A life aquatic with Be-bob Grabowski
Before he started playing jazz in the smoky dives of South Florida, Robert “Be-bob” Grabowski was leading dives off the tranquil waters of Key Largo. In fact, the genial, bearded bassist and educator has spent a good deal of his life on or under the ocean waves. The “life aquatic” has influenced Grabowski’s aesthetic as […]
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FIU on South Beach
FIU is making a splash in South Beach with an expanding collection of educational and art spaces along Washington Avenue. Read more at magazine.fiu.edu
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Liliana Korn Custy ’09 Spoke at 2014 NAHB International Builders Show in Las Vegas
Korn Interior Design award winning principal, and the co-chair to Florida Atlantic Building Association Luxury Council, Liliana Korn Custy, will be a guest speaker for the third year in a row at this year’s International National Homebuilders Association (NAHB) Builder Show (IBS) during the International Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas NV, February 4, […]
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FIU Research
As South Florida’s only public research university, we are proud of our record of service to the South Florida community and to our students. Our 2010-2015 Worlds Ahead strategic plan calls for us to build on our faculty’s research and creative energies to form a strong foundation for competitiveness in the twenty-first century knowledge economy, […]
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Six Components (and a handful of screws) Design Challenge
The Wolfsonian-FIU would like to congratulate Gelpi Projects (Nick Gelpi, Julia Sarduy, Claudia Fernandez, and Monica Cordera) on the winning design as part of our Six Components Table Design Challenge! The challenge was to design a table for the Wolfsonian lobby that would foster community engagement, while allowing visitors to spend time with and enjoy […]
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FIU & Miami-Dade County Lease Coconut Grove Playhouse From Fla.
COCONUT GROVE (CBSMiami) — Florida International University and Miami-Dade County  have leased the Coconut Grove Playhouse from the state of Florida in a move to help renew the site. The 50-year lease agreement allows the county and FIU to move ahead with plans to return great theater to Coconut Grove.
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YoungArts Week brings top teen talent to Miami for world-class mentoring
Melanie Ramos has just finished a technically flawless run-through of the dance solo she’ll perform for an audience of arts world luminaries when she finds herself locked in an unexpected struggle with her mentor: Determined to elicit more expressiveness from the 18-year-old, former Alvin Ailey dancer Aubrey Lynch II grabs her wrists and shoves.
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Royal Caribbean to train, house performers at FIU
Aerialists, dancers and other performers for Royal Caribbean Cruises ships will train — and live — at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay campus as part of a partnership announced Wednesday by the university and cruise ship company.
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Knight Foundation Challenge Grant
The College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) and CARTA Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Adam Drisin have been awarded a 2013 Knight Foundation Challenge Grant
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CARTA Sweeps AIA-Miami Awards!
Winning awards for Best Student Design Project with a focus on Planning & Urban Design, Student of The Year, and Best Student Design Project
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Architecture + Interior Architecture Nationally Ranked
The College of Architecture + The Arts just received national rankings for two of its graduate programs: Architecture and Interior Architecture.dd
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School of Music Receives $20,000 Grant to Start String Project
FIU’s School of Music has just been awarded a $20,000 grant in order to provide crucial start-up funds to develop teacher-training and much needed instruction for Miami-Dade’s under-served youth through the String Project. Founded in 1998 at a handful of universities, the National String Project Consortium (NSPC) was created to address the nationwide shortage of […]
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MBUS
The College of Architecture + The Arts’ Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to study in one of the most vibrant, artistic urban centers in the world for one semester
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Full STEAM Ahead in DC
With another round of sequestration looming, FIU advocates including Dean Brian Schriner and CARTA Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada

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Create. Innovate. Inspire.

Imagine a College that is as creative, innovative, and inspiring as Miami; one that utilizes the power of the arts and design to generate solutions to social problems. With more than 2,000 majors in seven academic departments-Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Art + Art History, Communication Arts, Music, and Theatre, The College of Architecture + The Arts is proud to offer undergraduate and graduate students an intimate and nurturing atmosphere. While pursuing your degree, you will grow culturally as well as academically in a College that successfully blends theory, practice, and experiential learning into an array of course offerings in design, communication, visual arts, and the performing arts. You will have the unique experience of interacting with your highly recruited peers and our award-winning faculty in the College’s state-of-the art facilities.

We are FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts, but our friends like to call us, “CARTA.” (Take the C from College, the AR from Architecture, and the TA from The Arts.) Our College was formed in 2006 with one central vision: to be at the forefront of teaching, research, and service in art, design, performance, and communication.

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