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

1309, 2019

FIU Department of Architecture Students Design Mobile Art Pavilion for South Florida Communities – CARTA News

September 13th, 2019|

Fifteen students from FIU’s Department of Architecture designed concepts for a multi-use, mobile art pavilion to bring the arts to South Florida communities. The 315 square-foot pavilion will serve as an art display and performance venue showcasing popular short plays, pop-up events, and full-length dramas. This partnership between [...]

1109, 2019

$1M Grant Awarded to Train Workforce with AI, AR and VR – CARTA News

September 11th, 2019|

A team of researchers from FIU led by Professor Shahin Vassigh has been awarded a $1 million grant by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Convergence Accelerator Program. Preparing the Future Workforce of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) for Automation and Robotic Processes project will be developed and conducted [...]

509, 2019

My First Job as an Architectural Designer at Arcwerks – CARTA News

September 5th, 2019|

Name:  Kareem Alashi Hometown: Gaza Strip, Palestine Degree/Major: Architecture Where are you working? Job Title? Architectural Designer at Arcwerks Inc. How did you get your job? Through the FIU School of Architecture Career Fair that was held earlier this year. What was your greatest fear going into your [...]

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