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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.

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DEGREES

The Department of Architecture prepares students for professional practice in the discipline of architecture with emphasis placed upon six thematic areas: architectural design, history/theory, building technologies, digital technology, ethics and professional business practice, and general education. We offer a NAAB accredited Master of Architecture (M. Arch) and the advanced post-professional Master of Arts in Architecture (MAA).

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FACILITIES

The Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building is a state-of-the-art facility designed by renowned architect Bernard Tschumi specifically to meet the needs of the School of Architecture. Students work at dedicated desks in the spacious design studios, conduct design reviews in the critique rooms, build models and prototypes in the digital fabrication labs (which include state-of-the-art robotic arms and 3D printers), and exhibit their work in the gallery.

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IPAL LICENSURE

Florida International University has been accepted to participate in the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL). This initiative provides students the opportunity to complete requirements for licensure while earning their degree. Spearheaded by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the initiative enables accredited programs to incorporate professional experience and examination into curricula.

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STUDY ABROAD

The Department of Architecture design curriculum includes a number of study abroad options. Our students are encouraged to participate in our programs abroad in Genoa, Italy, Dessau, Germany and Tokyo, Japan. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to study in a foreign city, visit iconic landmarks and experience diverse cultures.

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

FIU School of Architecture offers students an opportunity to learn more about their respective fields of study, network, and serve the community through chapters of local, national and international student organizations and honor societies.

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ADVISING

FIU Department of Architecture offers two full-time, advising professionals to aid and guide students through their academic career and goals.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Department of Architecture, together with the Departments of Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture host a variety of events, exhibitions, and lectures throughout the year. Click below to view our upcoming events.

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CAREER FAIR

Each year the School of Architecture hosts a Career Fair to provide career opportunities and internships for our students. This year, FIU School of Architecture has over 150 students graduating from the three Master’s programs in 2019.

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INTERNSHIPS

FIU Career & Talent Development has partnered with Handshake – a modern career development platform that uses cutting edge technology to help our FIU students and alumni more easily connect with employers and source jobs and internships, event information, and On-Campus Recruiting opportunities.

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E-FOLIO

Since 2013, the Department of Architecture compiles a digital E-Folio each semester highlighting news stories, accomplishments and achievements of our students, faculty and alumni.Click below to view our issues.

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Architecture News

2109, 2020

City of Miami Beach partners with FIU to develop a resilience vision campaign

September 21st, 2020|

The City of Miami Beach is excited to announce its partnership withFlorida International University (FIU) to develop an inspirational resilience visioncampaign that imagines what the tropical-metropolis would like in the year 2070 as thecity plans and adapts to sea level rise. “Creating innovative adaptations was a key part [...]

809, 2020

Planning for a carbon-neutral future with Miami Beach’s crunch chapter – CARTA News

September 8th, 2020|

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, with scientists and researchers all over the world working non-stop to help us get a better handle on the situation. Seeing that the City of Miami Beach is one of the most climate-vulnerable cities in the world, [...]

209, 2020

Architecture’s Jaime Canavés awarded FAIA 2020 Gold Medal Award – CARTA News

September 2nd, 2020|

Jaime Canavés, professor from the Department of Architecture, was awarded the Gold Medal Award at the 2020 AIA Florida/Caribbean Design & Honors Awards in August. The FAIA Gold Medal is one of eight Honor Awards and the highest Honor Award AIA Florida confers upon recipients. The Gold Medal [...]

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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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PH: 305-348-1323 | Fx: 305-348-2650
E-Mail: garciamd@fiu.edu
E-Mail: architecture@fiu.edu