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 [...]

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, [...]

Landscape Architecture Chair Roberto Rovira appointed as LAF VP of leadership

It may be hard to imagine how a former mechanical engineer and U.S. naval officer would eventually pursue landscape architecture as a career. In the 25 years since he began his professional journey in this field, chair of the FIU Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design, Roberto Rovira, discovered that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

FIU’s Roberto Rovira and LAEUD alumni spearhead landscape residential oasis project – CARTA News

Set in the heart of the Redlands, FL is a five-acre site that’s being transformed into a private residence and spiritual oasis known as the Hummingbird House.    The Hummingbird House is one of a long list of projects FIU’s chair for the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design (LAEUD), Roberto Rovira, has undertaken along with Bruno Sanabria, ‘08 and Jasbir Singh, MLA ’13, two LAEUD alumni [...]

COVID-19 training and guidelines for the upcoming semester – CARTA News

As the start of the fall term approaches, the university has implemented new procedures and guidelines to keep Panthers safe. Read on to learn about the student-specific updates coming to FIU and the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts this fall.    Panthers Protecting Panthers   Panthers Protecting Panthers is FIU’s repopulation plan for Fall 2020. It is meant [...]

Three CARTA faculty members honored as 2019-2020 Top Scholars – CARTA News

Each year, President Mark B. Rosenberg and Provost Kenneth G. Furton recognize faculty members who, over the past year, had significant achievements in research and teaching. They are commended through the annual FIU Top Scholar Awards. This year, three outstanding faculty members from the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts were honorees. [...]

From Dean Brian Schriner – CARTA News

Dear FIU CARTA graduating class of Summer 2020, As we move forward in this time of uncertainty, I want to congratulate you on successfully completing this semester and your college career while overcoming the challenges presented to you. The 2019-2020 academic year has yielded many points of pride and has given the College of Communication, Architecture [...]

Tonkinson Foundation to enhance students’ experience through new CARTA Medallion award – CARTA News

Imagine learning musical techniques first-hand from a Grammy Award winner, or getting acting tips from a renowned Hollywood actor as part of the curriculum. Wouldn’t it be great, if while earning a degree, students had the opportunity to learn directly from the leading actors, musicians, designers or architects in the field? That’s exactly [...]