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CARTA 2020 year-in-review – CARTA News

Amidst a year filled with uncertainty, and one many could not have predicted, one thing remained consistent – the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts’ (CARTA) ability to create, design, collaborate and inspire. Here is a look at some of CARTA’s top moments in 2020: 1. Communication expert Aileen Izquierdo shares what [...]

By |2020-12-16T16:12:39+00:00December 16th, 2020|News|Comments Off on CARTA 2020 year-in-review – CARTA News

Congratulations CARTA class of Fall 2020!

Dear CARTA Graduating Class of 2020, On behalf of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, I’d like to congratulate each and every one of you on your great accomplishments! Your last semester on campus was a time I know you and your families had been anticipating for many years. For some, [...]

By |2020-12-08T20:14:13+00:00December 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Congratulations CARTA class of Fall 2020!

FIU Architecture’s Marilys Nepomechie elected as President of the National Architectural Accrediting Board

CARTA’s faculty members are not only innovators in the classroom, but trailblazers of the subject matter they teach, having a direct impact on professional standards. Marilys R. Nepomechie, CARTA’s associate dean of faculty and program development and architecture professor, has been named president of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The board accredits [...]

By |2020-10-30T16:29:19+00:00October 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on FIU Architecture’s Marilys Nepomechie elected as President of the National Architectural Accrediting Board

FIU Architecture faculty and students honored at 2020 AIA Miami Design Awards

Students and faculty from FIU’s Department of Architecture shined bright at the annual American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter (AIA Miami) Design Awards Gala on Oct. 3, 2020.   This year, AIA Miami held its annual design awards ceremony for outstanding design projects to architects and architecture students via Zoom. Like many organizations and institutions, AIA Miami found a way to adapt its annual gala and host it virtually to adhere to social distancing and [...]

By |2020-10-19T14:36:44+00:00October 19th, 2020|News|Comments Off on FIU Architecture faculty and students honored at 2020 AIA Miami Design Awards

School of Architecture reinvents curriculum amidst COVID-19

The past year has brought about immense change to the curriculum at FIU’s School of Architecture (SOA). A discipline often rooted in collaboration and connectivity has had to find new ways to provide this same structure remotely. But the process for both the students and professors – while at times bittersweet – has [...]

By |2020-10-13T18:36:18+00:00October 13th, 2020|News|Comments Off on School of Architecture reinvents curriculum amidst COVID-19

Architecture students envision Miami-Dade bus stops to provide shelter

If you have ever had to use Miami’s Metrobus system, there’s a good chance you were either beaten down by the sun or soaked through with rainwater as you stood waiting for your bus to arrive. This is because many of the bus stops in Miami-Dade have no shelter – a startling fact [...]

By |2020-10-12T17:46:42+00:00October 12th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Architecture students envision Miami-Dade bus stops to provide shelter

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

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 of the 2018 Urban Land [...]

By |2020-09-21T13:27:40+00:00September 21st, 2020|News|Comments Off on City of Miami Beach partners with FIU to develop a resilience vision campaign

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

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, it’s no surprise that some [...]

By |2020-09-08T18:48:00+00:00September 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Planning for a carbon-neutral future with Miami Beach’s crunch chapter – CARTA News

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

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 Award recognizes an individual architect [...]

By |2020-09-02T13:15:45+00:00September 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Architecture’s Jaime Canavés awarded FAIA 2020 Gold Medal Award – CARTA News

In memory of William G. McMinn, founding dean of the School of Architecture – CARTA News

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of William G. McMinn, founding dean of the FIU School of Architecture, now part of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts. McMinn passed away on Friday, August 21 in Asheville, North Carolina at the age of 88.   William McMinn’s influence on our School of [...]

By |2020-08-27T19:25:58+00:00August 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on In memory of William G. McMinn, founding dean of the School of Architecture – CARTA News