University of Miami School of Architecture 

TODAY: HIGH NOON lunchtime series lecture by Sonia Chao

Sonia Chao, SoA Research Assistant Professor and Director of the UM Center for Urban & Community Design will present recent projects from the CUCD’s portfolio this Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Rinker Classroom at 12:15 p.m. The presentation will highlight the 2014 Haiti Initiative: Arcahaie Vision Plan – Collaborating with Purpose, funded by generous grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Barr Foundation.

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YOUNG ANCIENTS SYMPOSIUM: Wednesday, January 21, Glasgow Hall

Young Ancients, a symposium in the TECNOGLASS Series at the University of Miami School of Architecture, brings together a group of young architects who are re-investing in history, typology and urban morphology. The emerging sensibility rehearses the Neo-Rationalist ethos of the seventies, grounding visions for livable and sustainable cities on reinforced disciplinary foundations.

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The Spring semester kicks off with a Tecnoglass CALL TO ORDER series lecture by Machado & Silvetti

SoA kicks off the Spring semester with the second half of Tecnoglass’s 2014-15 Lecture Series CALL TO ORDER. First to present in this series, is Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti, of the eponymous firm Machado and Silvetti Associates. Machado and Silvetti Associates is an architecture and urban design firm known for distinctive spaces and unique works of architecture in the United States and abroad.

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CUCD submits Arcahaie Vision Report to W.K. Kellogg and Barr Foundations and to Haiti’s leadership

In the summer of 2013, Professor Sonia Chao was awarded two grants, one from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and another from the Barr Foundation to lead the 18-month long "Arcahaie - Haiti Initiative." The grant focused on creating a Vision Plan and roadmap for the sustainable development of the Arcahaie Region in central Haiti. Chao invited peers Jaime Correa, Steven Fett, Armando Montero, John Onyango to join the project.

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Professor Carmen Guerrero and the University of Palermo publish new book

The results of the 'Messengers of Knowledge' grant awarded to Professor Carmen Guerrero in 2013 by the Italian Ministry of Education has been recently published in "Un Percorso del Fare 2: un’ esperienza didattica" by the University of Palermo. The publication includes essays by Professors Carmen Guerrero, Francesco Maggio of the University of Palermo, Salvatore Santuccio of the University of Camerino, and upper level students from University of Palermo.

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SoA faculty work on display at the Meetinghouse exhibition

Meetinghouse collective, which pulls together creative makers of many disciplines and combines results of their efforts was featured in the Miami Herald. Professors Jacob Brillhart, Rocco Ceo, Austin Matheson and Veruska Vasconez (who also curated the exhibit) have their work on display through December 17 at the Huntington Building.

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SoA AGENDA - CALL TO ORDER Fall lecture series concludes with a lecture by Sharon Johnston

This week marks the final lecture in the SoA AGENDA - CALL TO ORDER Fall lecture series, with guest speaker Sharon Johnston of the Los Angeles based firm, Johnston Marklee. Her lecture titled, “Architecture and The Ecology of Objects” will be held this Wednesday, December 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall.

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