Department of Architecture2019-05-29T20:58:51+00:00

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.

Current & Prospective Students

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CARTA News

1510, 2019

Nicolas Quintana’s FIU Legacy was Already Immortalised; Now His Scholarship Fund is Too – CARTA News

October 15th, 2019|

The now fully-endowed Nicolas Quintana Scholarship Fund benefits students in the Department of Architecture at Florida International University in the memory of architect and educator Nicolas Quintana. Architecture students now have one more source of support thanks to the Nicolas Quintana Scholarship Fund, which was recently fully endowed [...]

2709, 2019

Charlotte Raynaud, Senior Special Events Manager, School of Architecture – CARTA News

September 27th, 2019|

Born in Panama of Bolivian and French decent raised in Miami, Charlotte is the Senior Special Events Manager at the School of Architecture at FIU. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management and has been in the events industry managing high-end catering events for 10 [...]

2609, 2019

Carly Gallo – Bridging Architecture and Humanitarianism – CARTA News

September 26th, 2019|

FIU Architecture Alumna, Carly Gallo, has always had a deep passion for human rights and the sustainability of mankind. This has led to her developing a truly unique path for herself, as she combines her architectural and humanitarian skills to provide safe havens and hubs for several marginalized [...]

Department of Architecture
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building
11200 SW 8th Street PCA - 280 Miami, Florida 33199
Contact
PH: 305-348-1323 | Fx: 305-348-2650
E-Mail: garciamd@fiu.edu
E-Mail: architecture@fiu.edu