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FIU School of Architecture | Miami Beach Urban Studios

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(September 20, 2011 MBUS Grand Opening. Click the image to see larger image with names of many participants.)

What are we?

The Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) is a unique 7,500sf facility in the 420 Lincoln Road Building that hosts an interdisciplinary array of innovative exhibitions, classes, research laboratories, and events for the following FIU School of Architecture departments: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture. MBUS houses the 3,500sf Knight-sponsored SOA Innovation Lab, which, with over 62 3D printers, is one of the largest 3D printing laboratories of its kind in the United States. The lab is proud to have been selected to be a participant in the HP/EDUCAUSE Building the Campus of the Future Project.

Our Massive Transformative Purpose: To investigate what it means to be human in an ever more digitized age.


To support the FIU School of Architecture through our teaching, engagement, research, and creative activities to drive the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond.


To support the FIU School of Architecture to be recognized as highly ranked programs operating at the forefront of innovative teaching, learning, engagement, research, and creative activities. 


Support research in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture that furthers our understanding of and enhances our understanding of these disciplines.

To join our email list for IN THE MIX, please contact John Stuart:

For more on the MBUS Leadership Advisory Board initiative, MBUS LEADS (Leadership Engagement and Development Students) Program, click here.

Engagement Activities

The Miami Beach Urban Studios engages in many activities that serve to bring together members of the design and creative communities with the FIU SOA family on Miami Beach.

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