University of Miami School of Architecture 


August 31 – Pizza With the Dean
Join Dean el-Khoury for news about the semester ahead! 12:15, Glasgow Hall.

August 24, 2016 – Steven Brooke’s Views of Miami Opening Reception
Inspired by the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch and Italian vedutisti (view painters), Steven Brooke emulates rather than imitates his artistic predecessors. His goal is to acknowledge the vedute tradition while reshaping and extending it to accommodate the qualities of the photographer’s art. Many of the vedutisti were associated with one city: Piranesi in Rome, Canaletto in Venice, and deHooch in Delft. The photographs in this exhibition are drawn from Brooke’s more than 35 years of extensive work documenting Miami’s iconic and diverse architecture.

Steven Brooke is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and of the Albright Institute in Jerusalem. He is the winner of the National Institute of Architects Honor Award in Photography. Among Brooke’s over 40 books on architecture and design are the critically acclaimed Views of Rome (Rizzoli), the first collection of its kind on the Eternal City in over 100 years, and Views of Jerusalem and the Holy Land (Rizzoli).

The exhibition will be on display from August 18 to September 9, 2016 in the Korach Gallery. The reception will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m.

September 7, 2016 – John Englander
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. Englander is an oceanographer, consultant and sea level rise expert who lectures widely helping architects, engineers, businesses, urban planners, ports, and national security interests understand, plan, and adapt for much higher sea level over the course of this century. He brings the diverse points of view of a scientist, entrepreneur and CEO. John Englander kicks off the 2016-17 Tecnoglass lecture series with a talk, “The Rising Sea Challenges Miami to Think Boldly” on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall. RSVP here.

September 14, 2016 – David Waggonner
David Waggoner, New Orleans-based architect and urban planner, is president of Waggonner and Ball, an award-winning, internationally active architecture and planning practice located in New Orleans. The firm’s architectural work varies from historic preservation to modern institutional projects. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, David saw an opportunity for New Orleans to reinvent itself as a sustainable city that embraces its lifeblood, water. He championed a process that examines history, soils, biodiversity, infrastructure networks, and urban space, along with the forces of water. This combination serves as a holistic foundation for design, first developed during the Dutch Dialogues and continuing through the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan. He presents a Tecnoglass Lecture on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall.

October 10, 2016 – Juan Roque Urrutia
Juan Roque Urrutia joined ODA in 2012 and has collaborated on select projects such as the National Library of Israel, West 18th Street and Hunter’s Point Parcel C, the major waterfront development in Long Island City. He will present a Currents lecture on Monday, October 10, at 6:30 pm in Glasgow Hall.

October 12, 2016 – Benjamin Kirtman
Benjamin Kirtman is a Professor at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Department of Atmospheric Sciences. He is also Director of the Cooperative Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Studies, as well as, the Director of the Center for Computational Science Climate and Environmental Hazards Program. He will give a High Noon lecture at 12:15 p.m. in Rinker Classroom.

October 19 – 23, 2016
Steven Brooke will be offering the next Seaside Institute Architectural Photography Workshop in Seaside, Florida. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of architectural photography in a small-group setting in the much heralded and highly photogenic town. For details and to register, visit the Seaside Institute.

October 24, 2016 – Jaime Correa’s (RE)thinking URBANISM Opening Reception
How will large numbers of people living together respond to the environmental threats posed by climate change? Will new habitat aspirations and modes of production emerge as a result of critical vulnerabilities in personal property, safety, and general welfare? Should our designer’s imagination be used to raise a new political awareness where inventiveness operates to undermine the complacent convictions of the reasonable and the respectable? Under the current conditions of uncertainty, should we use utopian ideas to generate an allegorical call for innovative design and greater preparedness? Or, should do more of the same while expecting different results? Professor Jaime Correa’s (RE)thinking URBANISM induces the spectator to answer these questions while recomposing, laboriously, a series of utopian fragments for a new urban puzzle. His colorful capricci exalt the capacity of our imagination to create new models of living through an unprecedented typo-morphological catalogue in which the sum is greater than the parts.

The exhibition will be on display from October 21 to November 11, 2016 in the Korach Gallery. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 24 and will feature a short talk from Correa.

October 26, 2016 – Alberto Kalach
Alberto Kalach, a noted architect from Mexico City and designer of Tower 41, presents a Tecnoglass Lecture at 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall on Wednesday, October 26.

October 28, 2016 – Annual UMSoA Golf Tournament
Held at the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, beginning at 1 p.m., the Annual Golf Tournament benefits the Tom Spain Rome Program Endowment, programs and scholarships for the Rome Program at the School of Architecture.The Entry Fee is $200 ($150 non-deductible) for each player and includes box lunch, green fees, golf cart, goody bag, chance at door prizes, awards reception and all activities and refreshments on the course. Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact UMSoA Director of Development Leandra Hayes-Burgess for more information. She can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 305-284-2266. See photos from the 2015 Tournament!

November 9 – Pizza With the Dean
Join Dean el-Khoury for news about the semester ahead! 12:15, Glasgow Hall.

November 4, 2016, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – UM School of Architecture Alumni BBQ
Join us for a family BBQ with the best views on campus! Our annual BBQ is a chance for alumni to reunite while mingling with faculty, staff and students. Enjoy fireworks and the boat burning from the Courtyard!

November 9, 2016 – Juan Domingo Santos
Join Juan Domingo Santos, an architect and a Projects lecturer at the Granada School of Architecture for a Tecnoglass Lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9 in Glasgow Hall. Santos’s work and research focuses on landscapes undergoing transformation and architectural operations involving heritage buildings. He is the designer of The Water Museum.

November 30, 2016 – Aziza Chaouni
Aziza Chaouni is the principal of Aziza Chaouni Projects based in Fez, Morocco and Toronto, Canada. Aziza is trained both as a structural engineer and as an architect, with 8 years working experience in Morocco, France and the USA. Prior to creating ACP, Aziza co-founded and ran Bureau E.A.S.T. with partner Takako Tajima. Aziza is also an Assistant Professor at the Daniels School of Architecture Landscape and Design, where she leads the Designing Ecological Tourism lab. She will present a High Noon lecture at 12:15 p.m. in Rinker Classroom.

February 13, 2017 – Guy Nordenson
Princeton University professor and architect Guy Nordenson will present a Tecnoglass Lecture in a special Monday presentation of the program, on February 13, 2017. Join us in Glasgow Hall at 6:30 p.m. for this exciting talk!

February 20, 2017 – Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss
Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss, of Weiss/Manfredi, have won numerous national and international awards for their work in landscape, urbanism and architecture. The firm’s projects are noted for clarity of vision, bold and iconic forms, and material innovation. Named one of North America’s “Emerging Voices” by the Architectural League of New York, WEISS/MANFREDI’s distinct vision was recognized with the Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Additional honors include the Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal and the New York AIA Gold Medal. Join them for a special Monday edition of the Tecnoglass Lecture Series on Monday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall.

March 1, 2017 – Sanjeev Chatterjee
Sanjeev Chatterjee is a Professor at the University of Miami, School of Communication, Department of Cinema and Interactive Media with a secondary appointment in the Department of Journalism. He will give a High Noon lecture at 12:15 p.m. in Rinker Classroom.

March 8, 2017 – Bradley Cantrell
Bradley Cantrell is an Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is a landscape architect and scholar whose work focuses on the role of computation and media in environmental and ecological design. He will give a High Noon lecture at 12:15 p.m. in Rinker Classroom.

March 22, 2017 – Kunle Adeyemi
Kunlé Adeyemi is a Nigerian architect, urbanist and creative researcher. Adeyemi is founder and principal of NLÉ, an architecture, design and urbanism practice, based in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He will present a Tecnoglass Lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 in Glasgow Hall.

April 7 – 8, 2017 – Symposium: Transformations in Classical Architecture
New Directions in Research and Practice
The conference brings together recent research and practices in classical and traditional architecture that respond to the pressing needs of the present and future fabric of our cities, towns and landscapes. The conference covers a range of themes associated with the question of how classical and traditional architecture can evolve in relation to new paradigms of research and practice (digital media and fabrication, sustainability, ecology, and emerging economies). Based on recent work by leading figures in academia and practice associated with the University of Miami School of Architecture, and with the support of William H. Harrison, the conference will redefine the new classical discourse in terms of popular, professional, and academic appeal. The conference will begin on Friday, April 7, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall. More details coming soon.

April 12, 2017 – Luis Callejas
Luis Callejas is the founding principal architect of LCLA office, a studio focusing on the interaction between buildings and landscapes. Having obtained diverse recognition in multiple public space design competitions, Luis Callejas was awarded with the Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects in 2013 and LCLA office was selected as one of the world’s ten best young practices by the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation in 2010. He is a faculty member at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and associate professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He will present a Tecnoglass Lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 in Glasgow Hall.

Past Events

Building Tradition, April 28 Building Tradition:The making of the University of Miami cathedra chair by furniture maker and adjunct professor, Austin Matheson
Exhibition on Thursday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Reception at 5:00 p.m.

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.

March 16 – April 18 – Miami & The Tropical World Exhibition Nearly 40% of the world is considered tropical. Building in this often extreme climate, which also has a rapidly growing populations, is the most important architectural problem of our time. Explore building in the tropics in this exhibition, which is complimentary to the Tecnoglass Lecture series Miami and the Tropical World. This beautiful exhibition features work by Studio Mumbai, Cure and Penabad, Brillhart Architecture, Churtichaga + Quadra-Salcedo, de la Guardia Victoria, Vo Trong Nghia, Rural Urban Framework, Khoury Levit Fong and more.

April 6 – Bernardo Fort-Brescia Since the firm’s iconic Atlantis was featured in the opening of Miami Vice, few architecture firms are more closely associated with Miami than Arquitectonica, founded by Bernardo Fort-Brescia. Fort-Brescia came to Miami to teach architecture at UM in the 1970s and built the firm at the same time. Today, Arquitectonica is responsible for many transformative buildings in tropical environments, including the Donna E. Shalala Student Center on the UM campus. Part of the Tecnoglass Lecture Series. 6:30 p.m., Glasgow Hall.

April 4 – Massimiliano Fuksas Founder and principal of Massimiliano Fuksas Architecture,, Massimiliano Fuksas has designed award-winning buildings around the globe. He will lecture as part of the Currents series, at 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall. CANCELLED!!! We regret to announce that this lecture has been cancelled. Mr. Fuksas needs to be in London to attend the funeral of Dame Zaha Hadid and will not be able to travel to the U.S.

April 1 – Jose Antonio Sosa and Evelyn Alonso Jose Antonio Sosa and Evelyn Alonso are the principals of Alonso + Sosa Architects. Based in Spain, they work on a variety of residential, institutional, commerical, urbanism, and landscape projects. Join him for a special Friday evening edition of the Currents lecture series! 6:30 p.m., Glasgow Hall.

March 30 – U-Serve This year’s U-Serve will focus on the University Metrorail Station, including installing a mini-Underline style improvement. Sponsored by The Friends of the Underline, Grass River Property and MK Real Estate Group.

March 23 – Teofilo Victoria A member of the UMSoA faculty, Teofilo Victoria is a legend among classical and traditional architects. His firm, de la Guardia Victoria Architects & Urbanists, is responsible for many award-winning homes and built projects in tropical environments. Part of the Tecnoglass Lecture Series. Glasgow Hall, 6:30 p.m. — CANCELLED

March 18 – 2016 UMSoA Global Healthcare Architecture Design Colloquium UMSoA will host the 2016 Global Healthcare Architecture Design Colloquium on Friday, March 18, from noon to 4 pm. All events will take place in the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center at the UM School of Architecture. Click through for full agenda and registration information. Sponsored by Perkins + Will and the Miami AIA.

March 16 – Bijoy Jain Studio Mumbai is headed by Bijoy Jain, an innovative architect who takes a collaborative approach to designing within the limitations of an environment, emphasizing local materials, techniques and builders. Part of the Tecnoglass Lecture Series. 6:30 p.m., Glasgow Hall.

March 14 – Thomas Wong A partner and design principal at Ennead Architects in New York, Thomas Wong has worked on a variety of projects including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Education Center. He will present a Currents lecture at 6:30 pm in Glasgow Hall.

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