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FIU STUDENT HOUSING

Given the long hours and often intensive working conditions in the design studio, we encourage students to live on or near the Modesto Maidique Campus, if at all possible.  While there are many small and reasonably priced apartments to be found in the surrounding areas, the offerings on campus are considered to be some of the best around. For more information, please visit the website of the FIU Office of Housing and Residential Life by clicking here.

LAPTOP + SOFTWARE INFORMATION

Laptop Initiative

The School of Architecture requires all students to own a laptop computer and specific software for use in instructional courses. Equipment purchased within the last two years will generally accommodate the required software. The hardware and software specifications are meant to serve as guides.

Hardware Expectations
As an FIU student, you are eligible to purchase hardware with educational discounts from UTS. Students are expected to own an updated PC (Windows 10 x 64)  or Mac laptop (MacBook Pro).  Some suggestions for 2020-21 include computers with Intel Core i7 or i9 (Quad Core) processor, 16 GB of RAM or more, Dedicated video processor should be one of the following or greater: (Nvidia Quadro (P or T)1000, Nvidia® Geforce 950 M, 1050 M, 2060 M, AMD  Radeon Pro 5300M/5500M, AMD FirePro M4000 Mobility Pro), Wireless networking adapter (for internet), Three-year warranty (recommended)

Software Expectations
As an FIU student, you are eligible to purchase software with educational discounts from UTS Shop Software. All students are expected to acquire the latest version of Autodesk Revit, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium, SketchUp, Rhino6 (for Windows), and a video editing program such as Adobe AfterEffects or Final Cut Pro. Additional software may be required for certain courses.

Accessories

USB thumb drive (32 GB), USB storage hard drive/backup (500 GB–1 TB), A mouse of your choice

Security
It is recommended that students purchase both hardware and software security systems for their laptops. Many computer companies sell both hardware and software security systems for their laptops. You can also check out FIU’s University Technology Services.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

 

American Institute of Architecture Students – AIAS

The American Institute of Architecture Students is a grassroots student-led organization; nationally-recognized and dedicated to helping

architecture students across the United States succeed in their academic studies and upcoming careers.

Want to learn more, check out: aias.org

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote excellence in architecture education, training and practice for all students. We are dedicated to helping all

Architecture, Landscape and Interior Architecture students succeed during their time at FIU! By coordinating various social and

academic events throughout the year, AIAS aims to:

Provide students with the essential tools and resources to better their skills inside the classroom.

Prepare students for the professional workplace outside of the classroom.

Connect students with networking opportunities amongst the local, national, and international architecture community.

Our Team

President: Megan Suarez

Vice President: Hunter Rego

Treasurer: Alyssa Tazoe

Event Coordinator: Nicole Hawkins

Social Media Manager: Jonathan Chang

Secretary: Raquel Martinez

Chapter Email: aias.fiuchapter@gmail.com

Chapter Instagram: @aias_fiu

Chapter Facebook: AIAS FIU Chapter

Nicon Chapter of Alpha Rho Chi (APX)

Coed, professional fraternity available to anyone in any field of the allied arts. Find out more information on their website, http://www.alpharhochi.org. Membership is acquired through the traditional fraternity template, rush, pledge, initiation. Alpha Rho Chi is a brotherhood, we work very closely together and recently we have emerged as a strong force in the School of Architecture.They also have a national chapter Facebook.

Established at Florida International University on July 11, 2004.

President: Elaine Navarro, enava038@fiu.edu

Vice President: Maria Paglia, mpagl003@fiu.edu

Email: apxnicon.fiu@gmail.com

mage courtesy of the Tau Sigma Delta National Chapter.

Sigma Xi Chapter of Tau Sigma Delta

Tau Sigma Delta was founded in 1913 at the University of Michigan to celebrate achievement in the design disciplines. At the Florida International University School of Architecture, invitation and induction to Tau Sigma Delta honor the academic accomplishments of students who are in the final two years of their professional studies, and whose academic records place them in the top 10% of their respective programs. Thirty-four students became the newest members of the honor society in a ceremony that celebrated the inductees, their families, friends and faculty.

2017-18 TSD Officers

President: Cindy Rodriguez, MArch, crodr108@fiu.edu

Vice President: Jaleesa Aponte, MArch, japon004@fiu.edu

Treasurer: Ayman Mansour, MArch, amans022@fiu.edu

Contact Professor Marilys Nepomechie for more information on this organization: nepomech@fiu.edu.

NOMAS-LOGO

National Organization of Minority Architect Students (NOMAS) – FIU

The National Organization of Minority Architect Students at FIU is here to provide students with another avenue that will allow various cultures within a specific career to unite. We give students an opportunity to create relationships with both architect students and professionals throughout the nation. We participate mostly in social gatherings, informational seminars, and competitions. The ultimate goal in having this organization, is to inspire students to continue pursuing their career goals while simultaneously allowing their culture to influence their work in an innovative way.

For more information, visit the National Organization of Minority Architects at www.noma.net, and visit the NOMAS-FIU Chapter on Facebook and Twitter.

President:

Vice President:

Chapter e-mail: nomas@fiu.edu