University of Miami School of Architecture 

John Englander kicks off the 2016-17 Tecnoglass Lecture Series: WATER, September 7

John Englander will speak, just days after returning from Greenland, with images and observations from the glaciers and how they affect sea level in South Florida - and elsewhere.

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Living Facades Create Art, Filter Air and Water

Imagine a building’s façade that is able to purify water and air, sequester carbon, serve as biofuel and look cool too! UMSoA Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury’s Responsive Architecture and Design Lab (RAD-UM Lab), housed at UMSoA, is creating exactly that: a bio-reactor integrated into the building envelope to give a strikingly leafy character while enhancing the building’s environmental performance.

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UMSoA, RAD, CCS and CoE To Design Smart City in the Yucatan

In March, the University of Miami announced a hemispheric collaboration between its Center for Computational Sciences and the Yucatan State Government’s Information Technologies Innovation Center and “Heuristic” IT Innovation Center located in the Yucatan Science and Technology Park.

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Summer Studio Focuses on Rehabilitation, Resiliency & Regeneration

Sonia Chao’s summer studio, Rehabilitation, Resiliency & Regeneration, focused on different degrees of intervention on a historic area of Miami Beach. Students worked with Deborah Tackett (B. Arch., ’00), the Preservation and Design Manager for the City of Miami Beach, to provide a virtual makeover to the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in the Flamingo Park area.

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UMSoA Breaks Ground on the B.E. & W.R. Miller BuildLab

On June 10, UMSoA broke ground on a new building for the second time in less than one year. The B.E. & W.R. Miller BuildLab will provide a home for the Design Build program, providing a covered space out of sun and rain for students to work. The BuildLab is slated to open in early 2017.

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Building a Resilient South Florida with UMSoA, HUD and AARP

The University of Miami School of Architecture, the Southeast Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the AARP Foundation collaborated in a day-long symposium about resiliency and sustainability in South Florida on Monday, June 13.

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New Leadership Announced at UMSoA

Carmen Guerrero and Allan Shulman, both long-time UMSoA faculty, have been elevated to new roles at the School. "Guerrero": will be the Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Facilities, while Shulman will take over as the Director of Graduate Architecture Programs.

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