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FIU School of Architecture | Miami Beach Urban Studios

MBUS Grand Opening 9.20.11 lg

(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.


The Miami Beach Urban Studios serves its students in the FIU School of Architecture, in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts more broadly, and the diverse population of South Florida. We are committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with our local and global communities.


To support the FIU School of Architecture, and programs in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts more broadly, to achieve exceptional student-centered learning and upward economic mobility, produce meaningful research and creative activities, and lead transformative innovations locally and globally, resulting in recognition as a Top-50 public university.


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: stuartj@fiu.edu.

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.

College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
PH: 305-535-1463 |
E-Mail: janthomp@fiu.edu