Department of Architecture2022-07-21T16:28:16+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.

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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

How Miami Can Survive Climate Change

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How Miami Can Survive Climate Change

This article is part of a series from Future Tense and New America’s Future of Land and Housing Program on managed retreat and other adaptations to climate change.

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1305, 2022

Spring Semester Highlight: ARCC-EAAE Conference – RESILIENT CITY

May 13th, 2022|

Environmental, climate, social, financial, and technological changes are among the catalysts that raise the question: How will our cities and landscapes adapt and thrive? This past Spring semester, the FIU School of Architecture hosted the 2022 Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) and the European Association for Architectural Education [...]

2904, 2022

Nine Questions with Fernando Arana – CARTA REAL Triumph Graduate Spring 2022

April 29th, 2022|

Fernando was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a condition that limits his physical abilities, but in no way has it affected his ability and drive to succeed. Fernando has become a major leader in the FIU Architecture community in every way. Excelling in computer and digital skills, developing an outstanding portfolio, [...]

1404, 2022

CARTA School of Architecture ranked no. 16 among public universities in the U.S. by QS World Rankings 2022 

April 14th, 2022|

CARTA’s School of Architecture programs were ranked among U.S. public institutions as one of the best, according to the 2022 QS World Rankings by Subject report. It is one of only two schools in Florida to be ranked.   Architecture ranked #16 in their category among public universities, climbing [...]

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