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Summer Studio Focuses on Rehabilitation, Resiliency & Regeneration

June 27th, 2016

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. Each student was assigned one parcel to work on, beginning the semester by producing a ‘documentation set’ of the historic buildings, and composite street elevations.

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

June 14th, 2016

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.

Build a Resilient South Florida with UMSoA, HUD and AARP

June 8th, 2016

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. Experts in housing, urban planning, sustainability, health, and architecture discussed the future of South Florida.

Women in Real Estate Build Neighborhoods, Revitalize Cities

June 7th, 2016

Three of the most accomplished women in South Florida real estate joined forces to speak to a standing-room only crowd at the first Women in Real Estate Luncheon. Avra Jain and Kim Briesemeister talked about their latest projects, followed by a discussion moderated by Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, on June 3. The luncheon was presented by the University of Miami School of Architecture’s Master of Real Estate Development and Urbanism (MRED+U) program.

UMSoA Faculty, Alumni To Be Honored with Driehaus Form-Based Code Award

June 3rd, 2016

SOA Faculty member Steven Fett and a small group of urban designers led by project manager Anthea Gianniotes (BArch ’92), Marcela Camblor (MArch, S&T ’93) Jose Venegas (MArch ’03) and Bill Spikowski of Spikowski Planning Associates, collaborated on behalf of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) to produce a new code and architectural guidelines for the Central Business District of Delray Beach. The code was awarded the Driehaus Award by the Washington D.C. based, Form-Based Codes Institute.

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