Department of Architecture
We believe architecture to be a conceptually based intellectual endeavor and a form of critical inquiry that addresses the built and natural environments from the scale of the city to the scale of the detail. The department is committed to producing conceptual thinkers and skilled makers who are versed in the techniques and knowledge of the discipline and who are cognizant of: critical theory, history, science and progressive social values. To realize these objectives, design is taught as a critical, speculative and creative endeavor embracing both the humanities and the sciences.
Current & Prospective Students
Professor and Associate Dean of FIU College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts (CARTA) Marilys Nepomechie and Associate Professor Thomas Spiegelhalter are speaking at the Facade Tectonics Forum: Miami on Friday, March 22, 2019. The forum is hosted by the Facade Tectonics Institute and University of Miami’s School of Architecture. [...]
The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) held its annual conference last week on March 6th through March 9th in Sacramento, California. Professor Ebru Özer from the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design (LAEUD) was invited to present her research on climate resiliency and [...]
What do architecture and photography have in common? “Nothing at all,” would be the answer given by most. Yet for Hai Zhang (M.Arch ’12), both professions spark creativity and an investigative passion. “To me, architecture is much more beyond forms, shapes, technology or any physical presence, but really [...]