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 [...]

Resources to help fund next semester’s tuition – CARTA News

Are you facing an unexpected financial emergency that is getting in the way of focusing on your education? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The recent financial impacts of job losses and reduced work hours caused by the coronavirus pandemic has quickly taken its toll on many FIU students.  According to the Office of Scholarships, [...]

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

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 was a student in my [...]


During the week of February 3rd-7th, CARTA alumni from across all 8 departments visited the classrooms to participate in FIU’s seventh annual Panther Alumni Week (PAW). PAW is held annually at both the MMC and BBC campuses during the first week in February. CARTA invited its graduates to return as guest speakers in [...]


Christopher Vierbergen (’21) is not only a Landscape Architecture, Environmental and Urban Design master’s student, he is also a newly published author. Vierbergen celebrated his first book launch Friday, Jan. 10 for his novel Carolina, A Slave’s Tale. Carolina, is a two-time short story award winner and Vierbergen’s first publication for general readership. [...]