Chair’s Message

//Chair’s Message
Chair’s Message 2018-01-02T20:06:36+00:00

In Fall 2017, we began with the excellent news that our program has received an eight-year accreditation term – the longest possible. Please visit our NAAB page for more information.

We also have been designated as an Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) program by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Please visit our IPAL page for more information.

In addition, the 2017-2018 academic year also marks the beginning of our year-round Genoa program. Please visit our Genoa Study abroad webpage.

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, in 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.

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.

Jason Chandler, AIA
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Architecture

Department of Architecture
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building
11200 SW 8th Street PCA - 280 Miami, Florida 33199
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