The following are publications by the Department of Architecture:
Marilys R. Nepomechie | FAIA
Professor of Architecture || Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
perFORM[D]ance House By Marilys Nepomechie
For the building industry, adopting practices that conserve, protect, and limit the burden placed on our ecosystems has become a matter of urgent necessity. In the fall of 2009, a multi-disciplinary team of faculty and students at Florida International University applied to the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for an opportunity to compete in the 2011 US DOE Solar Decathlon. This would be the final edition of the international competition to be held on the National Mall Grounds in Washington DC. For the fifth biannual edition of Decathlon, FIU sought to create a shapeshifting, solar-powered house that visibly performed in real time: The FIU perFORM[D]ance House noticeably registered and responded to the generation and acquisition of energy, as well as to its expenditure through daily use. Today, perFORM[D]ance House serves as the FIU Office of University Sustainability.
FIU Architecture | Design 7 & 8, Spring 2015
Directed by || Prof. Claudia Busch and Prof. Alfredo Andia
Architectural Visions For Mana Wynwood by FIU Architecture | Design Studio 7 & 8
Architectural vision for MANA Wynwood created by Florida International University Architecture students design Studio 7 & 8 directed by Prof. Claudia Busch and Prof. Alfredo Andia.
FIU Architecture | Graduate Design 5 & Formative Studio 2, Spring 2017
Coordinated/Edited by || Prof. Jason Chandler
Infill Housing 5 by FIU Architecture | Graduate Design 5 & Formative 2
In this studio, existing buildings in Savannah were used as precedence for understanding infill urbanism. Students documented entire wards in Savannah to understand how the public and private realms of a city were organized. For the past several years, this semester has been devoted to the study of housing. This study continues with new focus on urban adaptable housing typologies. The semester was divided in to three projects: a design for a carriage house, Savannah ward documentation and a design for an infill live-work structure.
Peter Licavoli | ARC+
Architectural Research Collaboration
a moveable collaboration by Peter Licavoli
ARC+ Buildgreen is our flagship initiative on sustainable urbanism. We provide enriched educational opportunities for students by facilitating on site experience and direct interaction with architectural firms, real estate developers and construction companies. It is an educational program that promotes partnerships on green building initiatives and sustainable architecture. Students gain valuable insight and experience by understanding how sustainable solutions are incorporated into real world projects. This collaborative ARC+ effort provides a unique opportunity for companies and community stakeholders alike to take a proactive role in producing a sustainable urban environment and retaining the most highly skilled graduates for South Florida