University of Miami School of Architecture 

Building a Resilient South Florida High School Charrette Hosted by UMSoA May 25

High school students from seven Miami-Dade Magnet Programs will participate in a half day charrette to envision innovative responses to the following three themes to contemplate the needs for the neighborhood that hosts schools – while considering the changing demographics and needs of the aging population: Investing in People and Communities for Upward Mobility, Securing Housing Options for All and Responding to Shocks and Building Resilience.

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Six Historic Buildings Revamped by 2016 Capstone Project

Six landmark buildings in the historic Flagler Street area, including the Olympia Theater and the Dade County Courthouse, got virtual facelifts last week, thanks to the UMSoA 2016 Capstone Workshop. UMSoA partnered with the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to focus on key properties that present opportunities to provide a catalyst for the revival of this historic street through adaptive reuse, infill and development.

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Students Urged to Get Involved, Address Social Injustice at 2016 Commencement

In commencement ceremonies May 5 and 6, UM students were told they had the power to change the world – and the obligation to do so. At the graduate ceremony on May 5, Jorge Castaneda, former Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs, called on students to address the hemisphere’s biggest challenges; Stephen Lewis, the Canadian co-founder of AIDS-Free World, urged students to create a more decent, civilized, and humane international society at the undergraduate ceremony on Friday.

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Spring 2016 Final Reviews A Success, On Campus and Off

A fencing academy in Tropical Park, the Hangtown Food Market, sea level rise intervention, a tropical hospital and the architecture of the stage are just a few of the fascinating studios students took this semester. From April 20 through 26, Final Reviews gave them a chance to present their work to juries of faculty and invited guests.

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Honors Day Celebrates the Best of UMSoA

Honors Day is the chance to celebrate all UMSoA graduating students, as well as to present awards and scholarships to a number of outstanding students and faculty. Congratulations to them all!

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Building Tradition: Making the Presidential Chair

Building Tradition will be on exhibition for one day only, Thursday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Korach Gallery, with a reception at 5 p.m. The University of Miami presidential chair, or cathedra, made by furniture maker and adjunct professor, Austin Matheson, is a new official symbol of the Office of the President, a symbol of the seat of learning. The chair will be on display as well as drawings, models, and patterns demonstrating the process of creating the chair from tree to finished object.

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Roberto Behar’s R&R Studios Takes Coachella By Storm

Professor Roberto Behar and his partner, Rosario Marquardt, offered the power and possibility of flowers and kisses at the 2016 Coachella Music Festival.

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