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Coral Gables Museum student exhibit gathers large crowds!
All Buildings Great & Small: New Building Designs for a Better City, an exhibit of projects by FIU Architecture students, saw many guests at its public opening on Friday, September 5th. The exhibition at Coral Gables Museum opened as part of the museum’s Gallery Night.
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Discover the I-CAVE, a new virtual reality system in development at FIU
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 Computing and […]
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NC-Office Ranked Among Top 50 in Sustainability in Architect Magazine!
NC-Office – a firm founded by the College of Architecture + The Arts’ Nikolay Nedev (Department of Architecture Instructor and First-Year Design Coordinator), Peter Nedev, Cristina Canton, and Elizabeth Cardona – has been ranked the 10th best architecture firm in the nation by Architect Magazine in the category of Sustainability. Among the firms listed in the […]
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Nick Gelpi and Roberto Rovira Win First Place in Wynwood Gateway Park Competition!
FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design Chair Roberto Rovira, Assistant Professor of Architecture Nick Gelpi, and Jim Drain (artist and 2005 Bâloise Art Prize recipient) have won first place in the DawnTown Wynwood Gateway Park competition with their design of “Wynwood Greenhouse Park.” Their design was selected from among 238 submissions from 23 […]
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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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Coral Gables Museum student exhibit gathers large crowds!
All Buildings Great & Small: New Building Designs for a Better City, an exhibit of projects by FIU Architecture students, saw many guests at its public opening on Friday, September 5th. The exhibition at Coral Gables Museum opened as part of the museum’s Gallery Night.
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/09/icave_articleheader-e1406840184127.png
Discover the I-CAVE, a new virtual reality system in development at FIU
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 Computing and […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/09/NCOffice_Ranking.png
NC-Office Ranked Among Top 50 in Sustainability in Architect Magazine!
NC-Office – a firm founded by the College of Architecture + The Arts’ Nikolay Nedev (Department of Architecture Instructor and First-Year Design Coordinator), Peter Nedev, Cristina Canton, and Elizabeth Cardona – has been ranked the 10th best architecture firm in the nation by Architect Magazine in the category of Sustainability. Among the firms listed in the […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/09/park2.jpg
Nick Gelpi and Roberto Rovira Win First Place in Wynwood Gateway Park Competition!
FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design Chair Roberto Rovira, Assistant Professor of Architecture Nick Gelpi, and Jim Drain (artist and 2005 Bâloise Art Prize recipient) have won first place in the DawnTown Wynwood Gateway Park competition with their design of “Wynwood Greenhouse Park.” Their design was selected from among 238 submissions from 23 […]
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.

Laptops + Software

Laptop Initiative

The School of Architecture requires all students to own a laptop computer and specific software for use in instructional courses. Equipment purchased within the last two years will generally accommodate the required software. The hardware and software specifications are meant to serve as guides.

 

Hardware Expectations

As an FIU student you are eligible to purchase hardware with educational discounts from University Technology Services. Students are expected to own an updated PC or Mac laptop.  Some suggestions include computers with Intel core i5 or i7 processors, at least 6GB of memory, 1GB dedicated for the graphics card, and at least 500GB of hard drive memory.

 

Software Expectations

As an FIU student you are eligible to purchase software with educational discounts from University Technology Services. All students are expected to acquire the latest version of Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium, SketchUp, Rhino and a video editing program such as Adobe AfterEffects or Final Cut Pro. Additional software may be required for certain courses.

 

Security

It is recommended that students purchase both hardware and software security systems for their laptops. Many computer companies sell both hardware and software security systems for their laptops. You can also check out FIU’s University Technology Services.