University of Miami School of Architecture 


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 run through September 9, 2016 in the Korach Gallery.

September 14, 2016 — David Waggonner New Orleans-based architect and urban planner David Waggonner will kick off the 2016-17 Tecnoglass lecture series with a talk in Glasgow Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14. David Waggonner 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.

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 run through 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 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, designer of The Water Museum, for a Tecnoglass Lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. November 9 in Glasgow Hall.

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 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.

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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