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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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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).

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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

2105, 2020

FIU’s Marilys Nepomechie and Gensler join forces to help combat rising sea levels in coastal cities – CARTA News

May 21st, 2020|

Rising seas have left coastal cities facing a harsh reality – new city design strategies may need to be implemented to combat the effects of climate change and the challenges of sea-level rise.   Marilys Nepomechie, associate dean for faculty and program development and professor of architecture in the College [...]

904, 2020

Fifth annual international CRUNCH workshop hosted on Zoom – CARTA News

April 9th, 2020|

Thomas Spiegelhalter, associate professor from FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts and co-director of the Structural and Environmental Technologies Laboratory (SET Lab), hosted the fifth international conference of the collaborative E.U. Belmont/Horizon 2020 and NSF Climate Resilient Urban Nexus Choices (CRUNCH) workshop via Zoom on April 2. [...]

1902, 2020

Architecture alumnus inspires students to blur the line between architecture and film – CARTA News

February 19th, 2020|

A well-known creative director and visual effects designer, Architecture alumnus, Carlos Fueyo (’08), has cultivated a widely successful career blending the two things he loves most – architecture and film. Even before graduating from FIU, Fueyo and his mentors knew he had knack for digital designs. “When Carlos [...]

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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