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Building a Resilient South Florida - High School Charrette

May 24th, 2016

High school students from seven Miami-Dade Magnet Programs will participate in a half day charrette to envision innovative responses to the following three themes to contemplate the needs for the neighborhood that hosts schools.

2016 Capstone Workshop Focuses on Historic Flagler Street District

May 18th, 2016

Six landmark buildings in the historic Flagler Street area, including the Olympia Theater and the Dade County Courthouse, got virtual facelifts last week, thanks to the UMSoA 2016 Capstone Workshop. Each year, the Capstone Workshop brings together faculty and students from every discipline at the School to tackle one big project in just one week. For 2016, UMSoA partnered with the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to focus on key properties that present opportunities to provide a catalyst for the revival of this historic street through adaptive reuse, infill and development.

UMSoA Students Compete As Part of First UM Team in Race To Zero

May 9th, 2016

UMSoA Master of Science students Abhirajika Agrawal and Ariela Cassinelli, both of whom focus on sustainable building, were part of the first team from the University of Miami to enter the United States Department of Energy’s Race to Zero Student Design Competition. The Race to Zero is an annual competition, open to students and faculty from any interested collegiate institution. The competition is based upon a real-world scenario where a builder is developing a new high performance home product line or needs to update an existing product line (house plan) to a high-performance house design.

Students Urged to Get Involved, Address Social Injustice at 2016 Commencement

May 9th, 2016

In commencement ceremonies May 5 and 6, UM students were told they had the power to change the world – and the obligation to do so. At the graduate ceremony on May 5, former Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Castaneda, called on students to address the hemisphere’s biggest challenges, while Stephen Lewis, the Canadian co-founder of AIDS-Free World who served the United Nations for two decades, urged students to see the “constant panorama of injustice and struggle” and create a more decent, civilized, and humane international society at the undergraduate ceremony on Friday.

Spring Final Reviews Were a Success, On Campus and Off

May 9th, 2016

A fencing academy in Tropical Park, the Hangtown Food Market, sea level rise intervention, a tropical hospital and the architecture of the stage are just a few of the fascinating studios students took this semester. From April 20 through 26, Final Reviews gave them a chance to present their work to juries of faculty and invited guests.

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