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John Englander kicks off the 2016-17 Tecnoglass Lecture Series: WATER, September 7

August 5th, 2016

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.

Living Facades Create Art, Filter Air and Water

July 18th, 2016

Imagine a building’s façade that is able to purify water and air, sequester carbon, serve as biofuel and look cool too! UMSoA Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury’s Responsive Architecture and Design Lab (RAD-UM Lab), housed at UMSoA, is creating exactly that: a bio-reactor integrated into the building envelope to give a strikingly leafy character while enhancing the building’s environmental performance.

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Urban Design Students Spend Summer in Rome, Sicily

July 15th, 2016

Professors Jaime Correa and Carmen Guerrero completed successfully their Open-city Rome/Sicily program this summer – an urban design studio program with graduate and undergraduate students from the School of Architecture. Their rigorous academic program focused on the role of urban design and architecture in the re-configuration of historic sites and/or derelict areas.

UMSoA, RAD, CCS and CoE To Design Smart City in the Yucatan

July 12th, 2016

In March, the University of Miami announced a hemispheric collaboration between its Center for Computational Science and the Yucatan State Government’s Information Technologies Innovation Center, located in the Yucatan Science and Technology Park. Taking that collaboration a step further, the UM School of Architecture, the Responsive Architecture and Design Lab (RAD-UM Lab) and the CCS will come together to design Zenciti, a smart city next to the science park.

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.

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