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American Social Bar & Kitchen Inaugurates Interior Architecture Student Work

Through FIU by Design initiative of the School of Architecture, The Department of Interior Architecture collaborated with Red Bull and American Social Bar and Kitchen to create hospitality solutions which came to fruition on Friday, April 19th, at the American Social Bar in Brickell.

The RedBull Team was led by Quinn Ross, Director of the Southeast Region for Red Bull, who sponsored the studio to design an interior build-out opportunity for a selected Red Bull account. American Social was led by Managing Partners Paul Greenberg and Rick Mijares. Interior Architecture faculty Esperanza Muino led the effort with Professor Katie Rothfield.

This charrette provided the beginning studio in our graduate sequence, an opportunity to rethink the interior and exterior bars at American Social Bar and Kitchen’s location in Brickell, Miami. As one of the students put it “We all clicked together and automatically bonded together on the design. It was such an amazing experience to see the final project come to life while still being a student.”

Student proposals were intended to catalyze possibilities for future construction. Working in seven teams of four students each, the three-week Design Charrette led to a design development scheme for construction.  The student winning team included Mirtes Araujo, Melissa Briceno, Maria Leon and Carolina Cardona.  Professor Muino then worked with two students Angelo Garcia and David Azan to do the build-out drawings.

Below are images of the winning project designed by student team: Mirtes Araujo, Melissa Briceno, Maria Leon and Carolina Cardona

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