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Spring 2014 FIU Architecture Folio Released!
Our issue of FIU Architecture Folio, Spring 2014 highlights some of the semester’s accomplishments made by students, faculty, and alumni of the FIU Department of Architecture.
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Students, semi-finalists for Miami Herald design entrepreneurship challenge
Tom Pupo and Daisy Nodal, Masters of Art in Architecture candidates became semi-finalists in The Miami Herald‘s 16th annual Business Plan Challenge. Their project Moonlighter joined a pool of 29 semi-finalists, after almost 200 projects were submitted.
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Discover Design in SoBe Showcases Talent at MBUS
The Discover Design in South Beach (DD@SoBe) Summer program, led by Associate Professor David Rifkind, saw growth and the demonstration of talent among thirteen students at The College of Architecture + The Arts | Miami Beach Urban Studios.
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FIU Architecture: Let’s Keep our National Ranking!
The design programs of The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts are gaining national reputations for delivering a preeminent education in the disciplines of architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture. From prominent scholars to recognition in national design competitions, and through local and global industry and academic partnerships, the design programs have emerged as […]
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‘nomas_LA’ Masters Project featured on eVolo and SUPER//ARCHITECTS
nomas_LA, the Spring 2014 Masters studio project presented by alumni Patrick O. Soares (M.Arch ’14) and Indra Alam (M.Arch ’14), has been featured on international and reputable media. The project was posted in eVolo, an internationally-renowned architecture and design journal,and on SUPER//ARCHITECTS, a prominent platform for showcasing work and ideas of the academic community.
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Hai Zhang (MArch ’02) Opens First New York Solo Show
On Thursday, June 5th, Hai Zhang (MArch ’02) opened his first New York solo show at the Luise Ross Gallery.Everywhere – Nowhere shows us the world through the lens of Hai Zhang in his first one-man exhibition at Luise Ross Gallery. From New York to Russia, California to China, Zhang works not as documentary photographer […]
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CreativeMornings/Miami: Nick Gelpi, June 6th speaker
On Friday, June 6th, The College of Architecture + The Arts’s Nick Gelpi, Assistant Professor will be the featured speaker of CreativeMornings/Miami. Nick Gelpi is the founder and Design Principal of GELPI PROJECTS, based in Miami Florida. Gelpi’s practice has been actively engaged in a diversity of projects including experimental installations and pavilions, residential architecture, […]
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Villagers Scholarship Given to FIU Architecture Students
The Villagers, Inc. have awarded $3,000 scholarships to both Eileen Nunes Koo and Sarah Malebranche, M.Arch candidates. A total of $28,000 in scholarships were given to nine students by The Villagers, Inc. scholarship selection committee, which included Chairwoman Joann Trombino and Villagers Joan Bounds and Toni Garcia. The students were chosen for their interest in […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/01/FIU-Architecture-Folio_S2014_Cover_Page_01.png
Spring 2014 FIU Architecture Folio Released!
Our issue of FIU Architecture Folio, Spring 2014 highlights some of the semester’s accomplishments made by students, faculty, and alumni of the FIU Department of Architecture.
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/07/Moonlighter.jpg
Students, semi-finalists for Miami Herald design entrepreneurship challenge
Tom Pupo and Daisy Nodal, Masters of Art in Architecture candidates became semi-finalists in The Miami Herald‘s 16th annual Business Plan Challenge. Their project Moonlighter joined a pool of 29 semi-finalists, after almost 200 projects were submitted.
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/07/IMG_5533-e1403803907103.jpg
Discover Design in SoBe Showcases Talent at MBUS
The Discover Design in South Beach (DD@SoBe) Summer program, led by Associate Professor David Rifkind, saw growth and the demonstration of talent among thirteen students at The College of Architecture + The Arts | Miami Beach Urban Studios.
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/07/national_ranking.jpg
FIU Architecture: Let’s Keep our National Ranking!
The design programs of The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts are gaining national reputations for delivering a preeminent education in the disciplines of architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture. From prominent scholars to recognition in national design competitions, and through local and global industry and academic partnerships, the design programs have emerged as […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/07/render4-e1402510525284.jpg
‘nomas_LA’ Masters Project featured on eVolo and SUPER//ARCHITECTS
nomas_LA, the Spring 2014 Masters studio project presented by alumni Patrick O. Soares (M.Arch ’14) and Indra Alam (M.Arch ’14), has been featured on international and reputable media. The project was posted in eVolo, an internationally-renowned architecture and design journal,and on SUPER//ARCHITECTS, a prominent platform for showcasing work and ideas of the academic community.
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/07/HZ8.jpg
Hai Zhang (MArch ’02) Opens First New York Solo Show
On Thursday, June 5th, Hai Zhang (MArch ’02) opened his first New York solo show at the Luise Ross Gallery.Everywhere – Nowhere shows us the world through the lens of Hai Zhang in his first one-man exhibition at Luise Ross Gallery. From New York to Russia, California to China, Zhang works not as documentary photographer […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/07/Gelpi_creativemornings-648x372.jpg
CreativeMornings/Miami: Nick Gelpi, June 6th speaker
On Friday, June 6th, The College of Architecture + The Arts’s Nick Gelpi, Assistant Professor will be the featured speaker of CreativeMornings/Miami. Nick Gelpi is the founder and Design Principal of GELPI PROJECTS, based in Miami Florida. Gelpi’s practice has been actively engaged in a diversity of projects including experimental installations and pavilions, residential architecture, […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/07/Villagers.FIUScholarship14.IMG_3013-648x372.jpg
Villagers Scholarship Given to FIU Architecture Students
The Villagers, Inc. have awarded $3,000 scholarships to both Eileen Nunes Koo and Sarah Malebranche, M.Arch candidates. A total of $28,000 in scholarships were given to nine students by The Villagers, Inc. scholarship selection committee, which included Chairwoman Joann Trombino and Villagers Joan Bounds and Toni Garcia. The students were chosen for their interest in […]

Message from the Chair

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Message from the Chair

 

 

 

When a new work of architecture is introduced into a city, it reshapes the order of that city. It makes us rethink what the city is and what it can be. Architecture can provide solutions for the issues that face society, promote discourse and define and reflect who we are and what we believe. The work of the students and faculty in the Department of Architecture at Florida International University embraces this role of architecture as an active participant in the shaping of our world. We are a diverse group of designers, researchers, makers and historians who work collaboratively to find thoughtful, elegant and sustainable solutions that engage current challenges with new ideas.

Our school is an exciting place for students to gain a broad range of skills and experiences. Students work and study with our talented faculty in many contexts: in the studio and the classroom, in our digital and fabrication labs, in our new Structures and Environment Technologies lab, on our study abroad programs to cities around the world and on funded research and creative projects. At FIU, architecture is an academic pursuit which involves learning by making and by experiencing the tangible realities of building. We offer a vigorous 5- or 6-year Master of Architecture accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) and a post-professional Master of Arts in Architecture. After this robust education, our graduates will have engaged in the rewarding art of architecture and will be exceedingly well prepared to contribute to practice and the profession, teaching or further graduate study.

 

Jason Chandler, AIA
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Architecture
Tel: 305 348 6913
chandler@fiu.edu