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Janine King Participates in CIDA Future Vision 2014

The Department of Interior Architecture continues to contribute to national dialogs about interior design, its current strengths, and its future contributions. Janine King, Chair of FIU Interior Architecture and Associate Professor, recently joined the Council for Interior Design Accreditation’s (CIDA) Future Vision 2014 as a designee, during the weekend November 6th-8th.

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation Board of Directors invited visionaries such as Professor King to partner in establishing priorities for the future of interior design higher education. Chosen for their well-informed, broad perspective, a diverse group of nominated thought leaders joined the Board of Directors at CIDA’s Future Vision 2014 session. Hosted by Steelcase, the goal of this year’s Future Vision event was to describe factors that will have the greatest influence on interior design in order to establish educational priorities for entry-level practitioners in 2017 and beyond. (Source: CIDA)

Future Vision 2014 focused on trends in interior design discovered through CIDA’s Future of Interior Design National Survey, and invited designees like Professor King to analyze this discovery. The trends found in survey results are: Expanding Professional Reach, Impact of Globalization, Worldwide Urbanization, Enhanced Building Performance, Human-Centered Design, Professional Challenge, and Deep Design Process.

The following individuals participated in Future Vision 2014:

Interior design practice
Collin Burry, Principal, Gensler, San Francisco, CA (CIDA Board)
Julianna Catlin, Principal, Catlin Design, Jacksonville, FL
Heather Robertson Corrigan, President, Robertson MacLean Design Limited, Dartmouth, NS (CIDA Board)
Raphael Paul diTommaso, Principal, diTommaso & Colaku, New York, NY
Benjamin Fuglevand, Associate, Callison Architects, Seattle, WA
Sari Graven, Principal, J&S Collaborative, Seattle, WA (CIDA Board)
Carol Jones, Principal, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd., Vancouver, BC (CIDA Board)
Melissa Mizell, Senior Associate Designer, Gensler, San Francisco, CA
Christina Oliver, Principal, Oliver Interiors, LLC, Newton, MA
Heidi Painchaud, Managing Principal, B+H Architects, Toronto, ON
Adam Stover, Principal, Populous, Kansas City, MO

Interior design education
Katherine Ankerson, Department Head, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Tilanka Chandrasekera, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Pamela Evans, Interior Design Director, Kent State University, Kent, OH (CIDA Board)
Janine King, Interior Architecture Department Chair, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Thomas Kong, Associate Professor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Jane Kucko, Associate Dean for University Programs, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX (CIDA Board)
Carl Matthews, Interior Design Program Director, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (CIDA Board)
Dorothy Stern, Professor, Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON

Industry and related disciplines
Tom Carlisle, Apple Campus 2 Design, Apple, Cupertino, CA
Michael R. Gibson, Associate Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX (AIGA Design Education Council)
Jan Johnson, Vice President Design and Workplace Resources, Allsteel, Chicago, IL (CIDA Board)
Alex Serriere, Principal, CTO, Director of Research, TEECOM, Oakland, CA
Mark Strauss, President, Interior Design Media, New York, NY (CIDA Board)

Professor King has over fifteen years experience in teaching and administration, and has headed FIU’s Interior Architecture Department since 2003. She is a licensed Interior Designer in the state of Florida and holds an NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certificate. She earned her Master of Interior Architecture Degree from the University of Oregon and has won numerous awards for her teaching, research, and service. Her research is motivated by a desire to enhance the quality of people’s lives through the production of safe, healthy, useful, and inspirational interior environments.  Aimed at improving the depth and quality of the design process, her work focuses on developing and evaluating new procedures and methods that improve designers’ ability to solve complex problems. This work ranges from a series of funded projects developing, implementing, and evaluating participatory design methods to projects involving innovative instructional methods directed toward complex problem solving. Her work has resulted in book chapters, journal articles, and conference presentations.

The featured image is provided by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

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Roberto Rovira Moderates Harvard GSD Coastlines Symposium Panel

On Monday, December 8th, Chair Roberto Rovira moderated the “Territories” discussion at the Coastlines: Architecture, Landscape, and the Construction of Waterscapes Design Symposium by Harvard Graduate School of Design, in Miami’s Design District. The session speakers were Pierre Bélanger, Guy Nordenson, and Justine Kwiatkowski Vélez.

Leading architects, landscape architects, engineers, developers, and planners took part in discussions grounded in the exciting research being conducted by members of the GSD community in Cambridge and worldwide. Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi engaged participants in discussions related to designing on, in, or near water and the unique challenges related to these environments in this era of unprecedented climate change. (Source: Harvard GSD)

Roberto Rovira is Chair of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design at Florida International University (FIU) and principal of the interdisciplinary Studio Roberto Rovira, recognized for its creative approach in the fields of landscape architecture, public art, and design.  He completed a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1990, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1998, where he was Dean’s Scholar, recipient of the Award of Merit from the ASLA,  and founder of the installation group Guerrilla Gardens. Rovira has lived in Latin America, Europe, and Japan and is a former U. S. Naval Officer, having served primarily in Asia and the Persian Gulf from 1990 to 1994.

Rovira has been a lead designer in national and international projects in the U. S., Latin America, and the Middle East, and his work ranges from installations to urban projects. He has been a guest critic at Harvard, UC Berkeley, RISD, California College of the Arts, and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, among others, and his research and creative work have been supported by grants from the Van Alen Institute, the US Department of Transportation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Broward, to name a few.

Rovira’s work has been published by the Journal of Landscape Architecture, Princeton Architectural Press, Routledge/Taylor-Francis, HarperCollins, Landscape Architecture Magazine, ACSA, CELA, Univision, the Miami Herald, Fairchild Tropical & Botanical Garden Magazine, Design Book Magazine, Curbed, Miami Today, South Florida Business Journal, Trama, El Nuevo Herald, and others.  He was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as Landscape Architect of the Year in 2007, as one of FIU’s Top Scholars in 2009,  and in over 10 open and public international competitions including First Place in the Miami Monument Competition in 2005 and an Award of Distinction at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Circle competition in 2009.

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28th Annual Festival of the Trees Gets More than 800 Guests!

The 28th annual Festival of the Trees at the Coral Gables Country Club on November 20, 2014 was a tremendous success! More than 800 people attended the event, which is a fundraiser coordinated by the FIU Department of Interior Architecture and its advisory board to raise scholarships for the department and its talented students.

With close to 100 students in our Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accredited Master of Interior Architecture program, the Interior Architecture Department at FIU is one of the premiere professional interior design programs in South Florida. The department is recognized as being the 9th best interior design program in the United States, the 4th best undergraduate program in the southern U.S., and the 2nd best Interior Design graduate program in the southern U.S. The department is known for the quality of its students, its excellent faculty, and its strong relationship with Miami design professionals. It provides its students with cutting edge award-winning facilities that house studios, galleries, labs, and workshops, and fosters a dynamic community of creative and ardent lifelong learners investigating design and its countless contributions to society.

Each year, Festival of the Trees Sponsors underwrite designers who design and build unique holiday creations and donate them to the event. The ‘trees’ are then displayed and auctioned at the gala opening, held for the first time this year at the Coral Gables Country Club. The lucky winning bidders enjoy having these extraordinary creations adorn their homes or offices during the holiday season. South Florida’s architecture and design community demonstrates its support for the department through both their participation in the creation of the trees and their attendance at the event. This holiday extravaganza has raised over $100,000 in funds that benefit FIU’s Interior Architecture Department and its students.

The 28th Annual Festival of the Trees was made possible by Janine King, Chair of FIU Interior Architecture and the following Advisory Board members, led by Committee Chair Lisette Boosooboy, M.C. Harry & Associates:

Lorraine Bragg, Heery-S&G
Raquel Salvato, Corporate Design Choice
Eve Cater, Sun Flooring Systems
Paula Hesch, Paula Hesch Design
Lucille McKey, Business Interiors, Inc
Dawn Starling, Starling & Associates
Julia Melhauser, Steelcase, Inc.
Monica Estrada, Artemide
Dwayne Boyce, Haworth
Anna Maria Valle, MGE
Cynthia Stehman, Alterna Corp
Kenzie Perry, Sandals Corp
Betty Mestre, Global Commercial Furnishings
Hector Ruiz, AECom
Peta Walker, CPD Design

Listed below are the highly-esteemed judges for the 28th Annual Festival of the Trees, along with the awarded designs and honorable mentions.

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Judges

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Nathalie Cadet-James

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Susan Cumins

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 Sir Alan T.P. Duddle

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  Kalyn James

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 Steve Rothaus

Award Winners

Most Creative: Gensler, sponsored by Knoll, Knoll Textiles, Spinneybeck and Filzfelt
Most Illuminating: TSAO, sponsored by 3M
Most Progressive: Strang Architecture, sponsored by FLOS USA
Most Elegant and People’s Choice: ADD Inc, sponsored by Workscapes and Herman Miller

Honorable Mentions

VIA Design Studio, sponsored by Global Commercial Furnishings
G Alvarez Studio, sponsored by Shaw Contact Group
Studio 5 Design and Architecture, sponsored by Keys Granite Dal Tile
NBWW & Associates Inc., sponsored by AGC
FIU Architecture, sponsored by FIU Alumni Association

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Raymond Jungles and Roberto Rovira Present at Perez Art Museum Miami

On Wednesday, December 3rd, Chair Roberto Rovira and Raymond Jungles presented their work as part of the “Art in the Urban Landscape” panel during the Citi Collector’s Dinner event at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

Accompanying Rovira and Jungles were Thom Collins, the Executive Director of PAMM and panel moderator Christian Larsen, Curator of The Wolfsonian-FIU.

Roberto Rovira is Chair of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design at Florida International University (FIU) and principal of the interdisciplinary Studio Roberto Rovira, recognized for its creative approach in the fields of landscape architecture, public art, and design.  He completed a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1990, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1998, where he was Dean’s Scholar, recipient of the Award of Merit from the ASLA,  and founder of the installation group Guerrilla Gardens. Rovira has lived in Latin America, Europe, and Japan and is a former U. S. Naval Officer, having served primarily in Asia and the Persian Gulf from 1990 to 1994.

Rovira has been a lead designer in national and international projects in the U. S., Latin America, and the Middle East, and his work ranges from installations to urban projects. He has been a guest critic at Harvard, UC Berkeley, RISD, California College of the Arts, and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, among others, and his research and creative work have been supported by grants from the Van Alen Institute, the US Department of Transportation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Broward, to name a few.

Rovira’s work has been published by the Journal of Landscape Architecture, Princeton Architectural Press, Routledge/Taylor-Francis, HarperCollins, Landscape Architecture Magazine, ACSA, CELA, Univision, the Miami Herald, Fairchild Tropical & Botanical Garden Magazine, Design Book Magazine, Curbed, Miami Today, South Florida Business Journal, Trama, El Nuevo Herald, and others.  He was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as Landscape Architect of the Year in 2007, as one of FIU’s Top Scholars in 2009,  and in over 10 open and public international competitions including First Place in the Miami Monument Competition in 2005 and an Award of Distinction at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Circle competition in 2009.

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Eric Goldemberg Does Mini-tour of Lectures, Critique Session, and Design Workshop in Northern Italy

Eric Goldemberg, Associate Professor has been invited to do a mini-tour of lectures, a critique session, and a design workshop in Northern Italy from Monday, December 15th to Tuesday, December 16th. He will participate in these events at the prestigious universities of Politecnico di Milano and the University of Engineering & Architecture of Bologna.

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Goldembeg is an architect, with a professional degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, New York. He worked for Peter Eisenman as Senior Designer for the City of Culture of Galicia, Spain as well as heading design teams in several competitions. He was also Project Architect for Asymptote Architecture (Hani Rashid & Lise Anne Couture) on projects in Malaysia, The Netherlands and the Guggenheim Museum in Guadalajara, Mexico. In Buenos Aires he collaborated with Clorindo Testa and Estudio STAFF – the latter founded by his parents Jorge Jose Goldemberg and Teresa Bielus, with over 20,000,000 sf of social housing projects built in South America.

Goldemberg is currently the Digital Design Coordinator and Associate Professor at the Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts, where he teaches graduate studios and advanced digital design and fabrication courses. Previously, he taught at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, New York Institute of Technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Buenos Aires, and IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona. He is the author of the book Pulsation in Architecture, which highlights the range and complexity of sensations involved in constructing rhythmic ensembles. He lectured about his design research at Cooper Union New York, Architectural Association London, Die Angewandte Kunst Wien, Politecnico di Milano, Studio-X Columbia University, ETSAB Barcelona, Iaac Barcelona, MIT Boston, University of Puerto Rico, MOCA Miami, Wolfsonian Museum Miami, University of Miami, University of Buenos Aires, Di Tella University. (Source: MONAD Studio)

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Jordan Trachtenberg, Curbed Young Gun 2014 Finalist as a Multitasker!

The College of Architecture + The Arts’s Jordan Trachtenberg (Adjunct Faculty of Architecture and FIU Bachelors in Design and Architecture ’04) has been named a Curbed Young Guns 2014 finalist by Curbed.

Curbed Young Guns is an annual search for the next wave of up-and-coming architects and interior designers. Curbed Young Guns wants to find these individuals, showcase them, and celebrate them. To qualify, nominees must be under the age of 35 or have been in the profession for under five years, and they must be based in the United States. Once nominations are in, Curbed Magazine shows the work of nominees to a panel of industry leaders, which includes top architects, interior designers, and design thinkers and who help pick the best of the nominees. (Source: Curbed)

Trachtenberg, as a Curbed Young Gun Multitasker, became a finalist because of his overarching roles as architect, developer, and patron of the arts.

To view the biographies of the Curbed Young Gun 2014 finalists, including Trachtenberg, click here.

 

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Student Malone Matson Is Winner for Miami Public Space Challenge

Malone Matson (MLA ’17) began the FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design program in the Fall of 2014 and is already making marks both at FIU and in the community beyond the classroom.

As a finalist for the Miami Public Space Challenge, sponsored by The Miami Foundation, Matson put forward the idea of improving bicycle infrastructure and connectivity throughout the city by proposing the installation of bike repair and pump stations throughout Miami. The Miami Foundation and its partners created the Our Miami Public Space Challenge to discover the best ideas for improving, creating and activating local public spaces. In conjunction with the Health Foundation of South Florida, The Miami Foundation awarded $130,000 to the top ideas, one of which was submitted by Matson. (Source: The Miami Foundation)

Matson explained in her submission that she wants to make Miami more bike-friendly. “People can bike anxiety-free knowing that if they get a flat tire, a public bike pump will be nearby, or if their seat gets loose, they can tighten it at a repair station,” she stated.

One station has already been installed along the M-Path at Paciencia Park in South Miami and at the South Miami Metrorail Station.

When I first moved back to Miami from New York,” said Matson, “I was struck by something I had never noticed while growing up because it had always been such a deeply embedded reality: Miami has a huge car-dependency problem, and it’s crippling the city. So I actually submitted multiple entries to the Miami Public Space Challenge that all in some way or another promoted pedestrianism and/or cycling.”

Malone Matson was born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida, where she spent a large portion of her childhood exploring Biscayne Bay and the Everglades. She took a non-traditional educational path by dropping out of Ransom Everglades when she was 15 to move to Wyoming to live on a working ranch. After a year and a half of working the land, she returned to Miami, where she got her GED and then transferred to Skidmore College in upstate New York at 17. At Skidmore, Matson majored in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on social and cultural perspectives. After she graduated, she backpacked alone across southeast Asia for four months. She has since lived in and traveled to many different places while mainly being anchored in New York City. She worked for a handful of landscape design firms in Brooklyn before getting hired to work on a highly unique development project in Costa Rica where every structure and system is aimed at enhancing environmental, social, and economic sustainability for the community. Matson continues to work on this project as she pursues her degree in Landscape Architecture at FIU.

Matson explained why she chose the city of Miami as a base to study her Masters in Landscape Architecture. “Miami is my home. It’s my family’s home. We’ve been here for five generations on both my mom and dad’s sides. Over the past few years, however, I’ve lived in New York and briefly in Boston and San Francisco, and I’ve traveled pretty extensively across the U.S. and around the world. I’ve found that there’s really no place like Miami and that it has so much potential. But in a lot of ways, our city is still far behind. At a time when Miami is in one of the biggest booms ever, I think there is no better opportunity than now to get on track. I want help steer Miami in the right direction and I think landscape architecture is my best tool.”

Matson also explained why she chose FIU as a hub to study landscape architecture. “I’m passionate about Landscape Architecture for many reasons,” she said, “but to sum it up: this is how I’m going to help save the world. Studying at FIU allows me to work in my city and on my city. Almost everything we learn is in context to South Florida, so of course there is no other place that could prepare me to work in Miami like FIU.”

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CARTA Dean’s Fellow Robert Zuckerman Conducts Workshop at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High

Braddock’s LAMP students sponsored a workshop for parents, faculty, students, and staff members on Thursday, November 20th with celebrated photographer Robert Zuckerman, Dean’s Distinguished Fellow at the College of Architecture + The Arts.

Zuckerman captivated a room full of 44 participants, speaking about his career and life experiences with photography and film. He engaged the students with methods and techniques that they could apply to their own personal photographs; afterwards participants were able to apply those methods, capturing photographs of one another.

Cynthia Camacho and photographer Robert Zuckerman take time to
pose for a photo opportunity
Senior Marcos Rodriguez
Students moving about the space for photo opportunities
Zuckerman speaking to participants involved in workshop
Taking a photo, of a photo?
BTV, Sabrina Angel-Bello
Junior Stephanie Jorge
Junior Kassandra Fallon preparing her camera

This article was reposted from Braddock Visual & Performing Arts. All photography in this article is the property of Braddock Visual & Performing Arts.

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MFA Student Leandra Arvazzetti Collaborates with Chris Bosh on New Tie Line

Leandra Arvazzetti, Master of Fine Arts candidate at the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts, and two other artists have collaborated with Miami Heat player Chris Bosh on launching his new fall collection of neckties and bowties, called Mr. Nice Tie. The unveiling of the tie line and Arvazzetti’s work will take place on Wednesday, December 3rd.

Bosh will be at Little Haiti’s Yeelen Gallery to present works by artists Jerome Soimaud, Tim Okamura, and Leandra Arvazzetti. Arvazzetti has made two pieces out of Bosh’s ties, one being a dress and the other an installation. Okamura’s “Love, Strength and Soul” exhibition features large-scale portraits of empowered African-American women in urban settings. Soimaud’s painting “I Am a Man” is a nod to relationships between fathers and sons. (Source: SouthFlorida.com)

The unveiling event will occur on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 from 9PM-Midnight at Yeelen Galler: 294 NW 54th St., Miami, Florida. Free and open to the public. There will be live music, a photo booth, food by Smoothies Candy and cocktails by Premier Beverage.

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Catch FIU Art + Art History at Art Basel week!

The FIU Art + Art History Department will be heavily involved in Art Basel week yet again! Please see our listing below of Department students, faculty, and staff and their corresponding events. We hope you enjoy the most exciting week of the year in Miami art and culture!

 A+AH Activities – Art Basel 2014

MFA Grad Seminar I
Jacek J. Kolasinski, Chair of FIU Art + Art History Department
Vizcaya-fy or Bust!
Contemporary Art Project
Opening hour: From 8pm To 11pm
Admission:
With invitation or Art Basel VIP card; RSVP

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ Contemporary Arts Program (CAP) has commissioned seven local artists – Felecia Carlisle, Adler Guerrier, Brookhart Jonquil, Jillian Mayer, Emmett Moore, Christina Pettersson and Magnus Sigurdarson – to develop artwork inspired by Vizcaya for onsite installations and to mentor Florida International University’s College of Architecture and the Arts Master of Fine Arts students. Students will work collaboratively with each other throughout the fall semester to create site specific artwork to be staged at Vizcaya and on display alongside the works of commissioned artists on December 6, 2014, in an exhibition titled Vizcaya-fy or Bust!

Vizcaya-fy becomes a verb for the notion of rewriting history. Vizcaya’s creators liberally appropriated during the creation of the estate resulting in themes of originality, authorship, authenticity, pastiche, eclecticism and identity. The artists’ and students’ artwork will reflect the theme of appropriation and adaptation. These themes are also integral to Miami, begging the question: is Vizcaya so Miami or is Miami so Vizcaya?

MFA Thesis Show
Bill Burke, Professor
MFA Thesis Show  – Egress
Miami Beach Urban Studios
MFA candidate: Nick Gilmore, Andrew Horton, Joe Locke, and Gardner Cole Miller
December 1st, 2014, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Special Art Basel Reception: December 5th, 2014, 6:00PM-9:00PM

An exhibition of our Master of Fine Arts candidates Nick Gilmore, Andrew Horton, Gardner Cole Miller, and Joe Locke, who are all in their 3rd year in the program at the Department of Art + Art History.

Pip Brant, Associate Professor
Zones Art Fair – Goat Mountain Tango
Little Haiti Arts District 8325 NE 2nd ave, Miami FL (Performance on Saturday, Dec 6, 7:00pm  – Flux Functioning

“Zones Art Fair is concerned with the limits of visual and living arts and the performance space.  Zones Art Fair is an opportunity for the public to come face-to-face with the breadth and depth of performance art and offers visceral and challenging performance works. This annual event evokes  innovation, critical thinking, and social engagement in Miami. Events are free. The Festival offers the public an opportunity to discover a realm at the edge of artistic disciplines.” http://www.zonesartfair.com/

Pip Brant, Associate Professor and alumni John Bailly and Ralph Provisero
Meeting House
Meeting House, Huntington Building, 168 NE 1st Street, PH Floor
December 4-6 Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00PM
Reception: Thursday,  December 4th 5:00 PM- 8:00PM

Peggy Nolan, Adjunct Faculty
Miami Projects Art Fair
Dina Mitrani Gallery
Event sponsored by Rutgers University Institute for Women and Art entitled The Importance of Women Artists I Today’s Market.
December 5th Time: 11:30AM – 1:00PM

Peggy Nolan, Adjunct Faculty
American Scene Photography: Martin Z. Margulies Collection
Museum of Art Ft Lauderdale exhibition, Director’s brunch – invitational
December 6th  Time: 11:00AM -3:00PM

Andrew Nigon, Visiting  Assistant Professor
Primary Projects
Primary Projects – “International Friendship Exhibition,” a group show of 19 artists
Reception Wednesday, December 3 at 5:00 PM

“Primary Projects (“PRIMARY”), in association with FAMILY, presents “International Friendship Exhibition,” a group show of 19 artists—including Autumn Casey, Jim Drain, Gavin Perry, Asif Farooq, Magnus Sodamin, Cole Sternberg, Cody Hudson, and Michael Vasquez—titled in reference to Kim Jong-il’s gift pavilion of the same name. On view during Art Basel Miami, with an opening reception on Wednesday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m., the exhibition pays homage to the nature of contradiction, a concept ironically exemplified in the aforementioned kitsch-and-propaganda-filled pavilion in North Korea.” http://www.familyartists.com/posts/international-friendship-museum

Andrew Nigon, Visiting  Assistant Professor
Rigina Rex Pop Up Exhibition.
Rigina Rex Pop Up Exhibition. (Emerson Dorsch Front Lawn)
Curated by Regina Rex Project Space
Dec 2 – Dec 7

Andrew Horton, MFA Candidate
Primary Projects
Primary Projects – “International Friendship Exhibition,” a group show of 19 artists
Reception Wednesday, December 3 at 5:00 PM

Lissette Schaeffer, Adjunct Faculty
Studio Crawl
ArtCenter/South Florida | 800-810 & 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Saturday, December 6, 2014 | 7-10pm

Leandra Arvazzetti, MFA candidate
Mr. Nice Tie / Chris Bosh
Arvazzetti will unveil a Mr. Nice Tie-inspired piece. he Yeelen Gallery on Dec. 3 from 7-12
Yeelen Gallery, 294 NW 54th St., Miami

Brittni Winkler, MFA: Curatorial Practice Major candidate
Unestablished
Friday, December 5th / 6-10pm
7212 NW 35 Ave

“Unestablished is a space where students can come explore, create, network, and exhibit their work without standard industry settings involved. The project was created in 2013 by Ashley Suarez-Burgos and Ian Duffy. The two saw a need of a new support system for our local Miami Artists to grow and flourish.” http://unestablished.co/about

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Artist Leonel Matheu Talks with Interiors Students About Art in Healthcare Environments

On Tuesday, November 4th, Graduate Design 5 students from FIU Interior Architecture visited The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum for a lecture by local artist Leonel Matheu, who discussed the integration of art in healthcare environments.

FIU Interior Architecture Graduate Design 5 studio and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care have partnered this semester to advance the standard for healthcare design. As part of their design requirements, the students were tasked with selecting art for the in-patient hospice they are designing in the course. Thus, Matheu’s visit was a significant way to learn and understand the value of integrating art in a healthcare environment. Matheu discussed the artwork he created at Jackson South Community Hospital, which was based on the Everglades flora. He provided examples for students of how art can be used not only to evoke interest and positive distraction, but also functionally for wayfinding and as interior objects, such as lights and flooring. By the end of Matheu’s lecture, the FIU Interior Architecture students understood more fully how to begin to appropriately select art that enhances the patient, staff, and family experience in their hospice projects.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum recently exhibited Leonel Matheu’s work in the exhibition Leonel Matheu: Crossroads of the Dystopia, which included over twenty years of his work and works that ranged from pencil and ink drawings to oil on canvas, video and installations.

To learn more about the Graduate Design 5 healthcare studio, click here.

This article was written with the help of Sarah Boehm, Assistant Professor.

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John Bailly, Pip Brant, and Ralph Provisero Involved in Meetinghouse, A New Miami Collective and Exhibition

College of Architecture + The Arts alumnus John Bailly (FIU BFA ’90), Pip Brant (Associate Professor at FIU Art + Art History), and Ralph Provisero (Adjunct Faculty at FIU Art + Art History) will be featured in a new collective project and exhibition called Meetinghouse.

Meetinghouse is a collective project and exhibition driven to create a visual dialog based on an appreciation of objects and object-making in several disciplines of the arts, architecture and design. Meetinghouse stresses the appreciation of time with an object and its inherent poetic narrative both as a viewer and as maker. Meetinghouse looks to past collectives such as Roycroft, Bauhaus and Shaker communities for context, guidance, and inspiration. (Source: Meetinghouse)

The artists participating in Meetinghouse are:

Moira Holohan
Stuart Sheldon
John Bailly
Pip Brant
Kathleen Hudspeth
Frances Trombly
Robert Thiele
Austin Matheson
Jacob Brillhart
Molly McGreevy
Tamara Gubernat
Carolina Moscoso
Jenny Brillhart
Sebastian Gray
Ralph Provisero
Kristen Thiele
Alice Raymond
Juana Valdes
Tom Virgin
Jeff Brillhart
Chris Page
Veruska Vasconez
Philip Bonnery
Alexandra Katzman
Rocco Ceo
Benji Cospolite

Meetinghouse will open on Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6PM at The Huntington Building: 168 SE 1 Street, PH Floor, Miami, Florida 33131.

An Art Basel Party for Meetinghouse will take place on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 from 5PM-8PM at The Huntington Building.

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Nick Gelpi, Curbed Young Gun 2014 Finalist as a Technopioneer!

The College of Architecture + The Arts’s Nick Gelpi (Assistant Professor of Architecture) has been named a Curbed Young Guns 2014 finalist by Curbed.

Curbed Young Guns is an annual search for the next wave of up-and-coming architects and interior designers. Curbed Young Guns wants to find these individuals, showcase them, and celebrate them. To qualify, nominees must be under the age of 35 or have been in the profession for under five years, and they must be based in the United States. Once nominations are in, Curbed shows the work of nominees to a panel of industry leaders, which includes top architects, interior designers, and design thinkers and who help pick the best of the nominees. (Source: Curbed)

Gelpi, has been named a Curbed Young Gun Technopioneer finalist based on how he works technology into his passion for material analysis and innovation.

To view the biographies of the Curbed Young Gun 2014 finalists, including Gelpi, click here.

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Peggy Levison Nolan Featured in Girls’ Club Exhibition and Panel Discussion at Broward College

The College of Architecture + The Arts’s Peggy Levison Nolan, Adjunct Professor, is featured in a new exhibition by Girls’ Club called Making Space: Beyond a Room at Broward College’s Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery. Nolan was also a participant in a a panel discussion for the exhibition that took place on Thursday, November 20th.

The following information about the exhibition is provided by The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery.

Making Space: Beyond a Room is a multi-media exhibition that builds upon the discussion of women’s creative practice and access presented in Virginia Woolf’s 1929 feminist essay, “A Room of One’s Own.”  This exhibition examines the current status of creative space for female artists today and how this space is constructed and defended by both male and female artists. The works in the exhibition incorporate solutions that are abstracted, actual, invented and psychological, demonstrating the myriad ways that artists make space, and the diversity ultimately produced by them.

Curated from the private collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, Making Space features contemporary work from internationally and nationally renowned artists as well as prominent local artists, including: Tracey Emin, Mickalene Thomas and Rania Matar, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Scott Daniel Ellison, Kate Gilmore, Peggy Levison Nolan, Teresa Diehl and Julie Davidow.

Public programming accompanying the exhibition includes a panel discussion and a poetry reading.

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery is located at 3501 SW Davie Rd Building 6, Davie, FL 3331 and is free and open to public. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday from 9am – 3pm, with extended hours on Wednesday from 9am – 8pm, or by appointment.

For more information please contact Angel Clyman, Gallery Director, via phone (954-201-6984) or email (aclyman@broward.edu).

About the Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery
Since 1965, Broward College Central Campus Fine Arts Gallery has exhibited art works from over 150 regional, national and international artists such as Carl Andre, Hernan Bas, Judy Chicago, Angi Curreri, Yuri Dojc, Duane Hanson, Kenneth Huff, Nam June Paik, Pilar Tobin and Pablo Picasso. In 2012, Broward College opened the Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, located in the state-of-the-art Visual & Performing Arts Building. The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery is a non-profit institution serving BC student, faculty and the greater south Florida arts community.

About Broward College
The Visual & Performing Arts Department at Broward College has been presenting works of exceptional artistic quality to the viewing public since 1960. Productions in Dance, Theatre and Music along with Visual Art Exhibitions have thrilled and educated thousands of satisfied patrons.

Join us on the web at www.mybrowardvpa.com for information about our faculty, classes, programs of study and our performance and exhibition calendar.

Making Space: Beyond a Room runs from November 20th, 2014 to January 21st, 2015, with an opening reception on November 20th from 6PM-9pm and a panel discussion at 6:30pm, and a closing reception and poetry reading on January 21st, 2015 from 6PM-7:30pm.

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Behind the ‘Miami 2100′ Model at Coral Gables Museum

If you’ve visited the Coral Gables Museum recently, you might have seen a new exhibition by students from FIU Architecture and FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design. Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century is co-curated by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts faculty Marta Canavés, FIU LAEUD Associate in Design and Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, FIU Professor of Architecture. The exhibit takes a comprehensive look at the topic of climate change and sea level rise, with a focus on our region and the history of research on the topic.  (For more information, click here.)

The city model in the exhibition is perhaps the most obvious part of Miami 2100. Measuring 25-feet-long and 17-feet-wide, the model fills up a whole gallery room at the Museum and incorporates lighting and sophisticated design. FIU Architecture Instructor  and Fabrication Lab Manager Eric Peterson, working with a team of architecture and landscape architecture students, configured the exhibition galleries and constructed this large-scale model of Miami, depicting the predicted effects of sea level rise on the city. Peterson offered a background on the making of the model.

Teams Behind the Miami 2100 Model

The team of students and faculty began working on the Model in June 2014. The initial study models were produced over the summer by Tom Pupo and Daisy Nodal under the direction of Eric Peterson. In the fall, Peterson and four fabricators developed the final design of the model. The team consisted of student team leader Julia Sarduy and Erika Olson, Monica Cordera, and Claudia Fernandez. A team of 3D modelers developed files for 3D printing the buildings and laser cutting the land masses, roads, and infrastructure. This team, lead by MAA student Marny Pareda consisted of Dontavious Pittman, Bobbi Walker, Miguel Pio, and Branko Micic. This team was equally instrumental in developing the final design of the model. All teams met regularly with Professor Nepomechie and Professor Canavés to review the design and ensure that we were able to produce a model that demonstrated the information and ideas that they wished to convey.

The Design of the Miami 2100 Model

It was important for the teams to find a way to show how close to sea level Miami lies. Professor Canavés and Professor Nepomechie were clear in their desire to show as much of the city as they could, from Miami Beach to the airport. The teams chose to work at 1 inch = 200 feet, as it was the best compromise that allowed them to show the city, the infrastructure, and the buildings in a way that a viewer could easily understand. This resulted in a model that is 25-feet-long and 17-feet-wide. Because Miami is so flat and ground elevations vary so little, it is nearly impossible to depict variations in height in a model of this scale in a way that has any meaning for the viewer. To show how close to the water Miami lies, the teams chose to use sanded clear acrylic for the ground. They raised this acrylic surface an inch above the base of the model and then cut out shapes of land masses, rivers, bays, roads, and other infrastructure elements in clear and colored acrylic. 3D printed buildings were then placed on top of the translucent ground. The result is that the city appears to lie low to the water and hover gently above the sea.

To show variations in sea level, the teams used a Geographic Information Systems Map that relied on LIDAR data to plot elevations of the city of Miami that corresponded to the area of our model. From this data they produced a computer model that displayed a grid of points depicting the areas of the city that would be submerged due to various levels of sea level rise: 3 feet, 4 feet, and 6 feet. Teams used these points to drill holes using a CNC machine and inserted over six thousand LED lights wired in three separate electrical circuits. By pressing a series of buttons on a wireless remote, visitors to the museum can see which areas of the city will be inundated by 3 feet, by 4 feet, and finally by 6 feet of sea level rise. The lights shine from below the sanded clear acrylic, giving the impression of a rising force that becomes quite dramatically overwhelming when the final button is pushed, showing six feet of sea level rise. At this point, all of South Beach is inundated as well as much of downtown Miami. The Miami River widens considerably and the airport is almost completely submerged.

Despite the overwhelming aspect of the city model, the work, along with the rest of the Miami 2100 exhibition, “is met with scientifically grounded optimism,” as noted in the exhibition narrative. Miami 2100 provides a solution grounded in “architecture, landscape architecture and urban design strategies that can support the adaptation and transformation of existing infrastructure, neighborhoods, structures and regulations to ensure resilient future development.”

The Miami 2100 model was produced entirely by FIU students using funds from the Cejas Family Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

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CARTA Dean’s Fellows Alastair Gordon and Bruce Carter Lecture at FIU

College of Architecture + The Arts Dean’s Fellows Alastair Gordon and Bruce Carter hosted special events at the Miami Beach Urban Studios and at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 12th. Both events were attended by enthusiastic crowds.

Alastair Gordon (author, curator, critic, filmmaker, publisher, and public speaker) held a talk at the College of Architecture + The Arts | Miami Beach Urban Studios called Infinity Machines and other Radical Environments of the Psychedelic Sixties. Gordon discussed the “revolutionary and alternative ways to live, love, and entertain” that started in the sixties, and the radical spaces constructed to house these lifestyles. He has written a book about this subject, as well, entitled Spaced Out: Radical Environments of the Psychedelic Sixties:

Stimulated by the psychedelic drug culture, rebel designers and architects distorted space to create womblike coves and isolation chambers, forging a spatial vocabulary that still reverberates today. At the same time, the tune-in-turn-on-drop-out message lured youths into far-flung communes, often under the roofs of brightly painted geodesic domes draped and tie-dyed fabric. Idealistic and anarchic enclaves with names like Drop City and Morning Star redefined the concept of community, inventing a wildly spontaneous way of building and dwelling. For the first time, these ephemeral spaces are brought together in Spaced Out. The many never-before-published photographs and an inventive text by acclaimed author Alastair Gordon show in detail the spirit and ideas of this radical period. (Source: Amazon)

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‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding the Creative Experience’ moderated by CARTA Dean’s Fellow Bruce Carter and including architect and FIU Professor of Architecture Eric Goldemberg, artist Michael Scoggins (on-screen), and composer Carson Kieveman.

Bruce Carter (arts educator, researcher, and National Council on the Arts Member) moderated the panel discussion Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding the Creative Experience at the FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center. The participants in the discussion included architect and FIU Professor of Architecture Eric Goldemberg, artist Michael Scoggins, and composer Carson Kieveman. Each participant expressed the interdisciplinary aspects of his own creative process within his field. To add to the exciting topic of discussion was the technology involved in the event: Scoggins joined the panel from Brooklyn with the help of Google+ Hangouts.

For more information on the College of Architecture + The Arts Dean’s Fellows for 2014-2015, click here.

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Peggy Levison Nolan and Alumnus Augusto Mendoza Host Discussion at Miami Book Fair International

PLN-BTOn Saturday, November 22nd, Peggy Levison Nolan, Adjunct Professor, will host a discussion at Miami Book Fair International about “words and pictures, pictures with words, words with pictures, words, and pictures.” Nolan will hold the discussion at the fair’s EXILE Book Lounge. Books Are Nice!, a publishing and graphic design organization founded by Augusto Mendoza (FIU BFA ’12) in 2011, is co-hosting this event with Nolan.

EXILE Books is presenting the first Artist’s Book Lounge at Miami Book Fair International this year. EXILE Books is a pop-up artist’s bookstore that migrates throughout Miami. At every venue EXILE evolves, presenting a thematically-curated selection of titles and public programing, including lectures, performances, workshops, and events. At the Artist’s Book Lounge, EXILE surveys the radical history and legacy of artists’ publications. In addition to interactive happenings exploring print culture, EXILE will showcase an accessible cross-section of independent and self-published books, monographs, periodicals, zines, ephemera, editions, and other printed matter. (Source: Miami Book Fair International)

Peggy Levison Nolan’s discussion will take place on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 2PM, at the Exile Book Lounge of Miami Book Fair International: Miami Dade College, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132, Room 2103 (Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 2103).

The featured image above is “Untitled (stickers), 2011″ by Peggy Levison Nolan.

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FIU Shines at AIA Miami Awards!

FIU’s School of Architecture was recognized for various achievements at the 60th Annual AIA Miami Design Awards Gala on Friday, November 7th, which was held at the historic Alfred I. DuPont Building in Downtown Miami.

The following awards were given to students and faculty of the FIU School of Architecture:

AIA Miami Student of the Year (FIU)
Ksenia Kosykh

Student Design – Merit Award (FIU)
Darius Bounds

Leadership in Education
Jason Chandler, AIA, Chair of the FIU Department of Architecture

Divine Detail-Merit Award
FIU Deuxième Maison Sky Lounge, Studio Roberto Rovira
Led by Roberto Rovira, Chair of FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design


 

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Ksenia Kosykh, AIA Miami Student of the Year at FIU for 2014 and FIU Master of Architecture candidate

Ksenia Kosykh, the AIA Miami Student of the Year at FIU for 2014, is a Master of Architecture candidate at Florida International University. Born in Moscow, Russia, Ksenia received her Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture in 2013 at Moscow Architectural Institute, where she received a full-tuition scholarship. Ksenia chose FIU for her further architectural education because of her desire to bring the diversity into her qualifications through graduate studies in a recognized university abroad.

Keeping her academic scores high, Ksenia manages to stay involved in school and community activities. She was a participant in the FIU Eco-Couture fashion show, for which she received an Honorable Mention for her paper dress design. During her Summer semester, Ksenia traveled to Tokyo as a part of the FIU Tokyo Study Abroad program with the Department of Architecture. This trip gave her a fresh look at contemporary architecture and inspired her successful studio project that was exhibited at the BEA International Gallery at the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building. She was chosen as a Graduate Assistant for the next Tokyo Study Abroad program.

Ksenia is now interning at Moss Architecture and Design, where she is currently working on an Architectural Competition organized by the World Health Organization.

“I value my FIU architecture education as a tool, more specifically as a key,” said Ksenia. “I believe that putting . . . time and effort into my education will not only give me a job of my dreams, but will also open many doors throughout my life. FIU education teaches a way of thinking, a way of shaping the mind, a way to look at the world that’s not just about buildings. It is an education that tends to transform me into an illustrator, a drafter, a model-maker, a graphic designer, a photographer, [and] a critic of every painting and sculpture I see. Thus, an architecture degree from FIU will give me passion and appreciation for the visual beauty around.”


 

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The Sky Lounge at FIU’s Deuxième Maison (DM). Photograph by Manuel Perez-Trujillo.

The Sky Lounge, the recipient of the Award of Merit for “Divine Detail,” is a redesign of the FIU Deuxième Maison (DM) courtyard. The Sky Lounge transforms one of Florida International University’s earlier buildings and takes advantage of the courtyard’s dramatic height, while being mindful of the constraints of maintenance and existing infrastructure underground. It creates a protected and flexible space that can serve for quiet study, conversation, contemplation, gathering, and occasional presentations. The minimum maintenance design solution provides users and passersby a destination unlike any other on campus. Over 3,000 air plants hang from light stainless steel braided shapes overhead and large circular benches, custom-designed for this project, provide a place to sit back, relax and take in the sky above, the blue glass underfoot, and the vines that will eventually cover the surrounding walls. Read the coverage in Landscape Architecture Magazine here. (Source: Studio Roberto Rovira)

“It’s a great honor to be a part of this year’s AIA awards and to be recognized among colleagues whose work and leadership I respect and admire,” said Roberto Rovira. “FIU had a great showing this year and I’m happy to have been a part of it. The Sky Lounge is the kind of project that bridges across disciplines, and I feel privileged that it is being recognized with an Award of Merit by the AIA.”

Sky Lounge Project Team:
Roberto Rovira, Lead Designer and Chair of FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design
José Álvarez, Martina González, Mario Menéndez & Luis Jiménez, Studio Associates
Sylvia Berenguer, Director Of Construction, FIU Facilities
Jim Piersol, Architect Of Record, Principal, MCHarry Associates
Barry Stevenson, Project Manager, Stobs Brothers Construction

Sky Lounge Air Plant Installation Team:
Alejandro Rovira, Andrea Sandoval, Brian Vazquez, Chris Cabezas, Christine Garcia, Corky The Dog, Daniela Menendez, Dava Thompson, Giovanni Guadarrama, Joel Bohorquez, Jose Alvarez, Kevin Arrieta, Kurt Schubert, Lola Bellaflores, Martina Gonzalez, Odette Barrientos, Roberto Rovira, Rafael Santos, Rodrigo Rovira, Santiago Arroyave, Sergio Pantoja, Vanessa Salcedo, Vicente Rovira, Yemail Sanchez

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‘Miami 2100′ Exhibit on Sea-Level Rise Opens at Coral Gables Museum

Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century — an exhibition co-curated by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts faculty Marta Canavés, FIU LAEUD Associate in Design and Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, FIU Professor of Architecture — has opened at the Coral Gables Museum. FIU Architecture Instructor Eric Peterson, working with a team of architecture and landscape architecture students, configured the exhibition galleries, and constructed a large-scale model of Miami, depicting the predicted effects of sea level rise on the city – if no corrective action is taken.

The College of Architecture + The Arts own Dean’s Distinguished Fellow Alastair Gordon has taken part in this project, by participating in a video work that comments on the subject emphasized by the exhibition.

The following is a statement about the exhibition:

Experts predict that over the next 100 years, significant portions of our city will be substantively affected by rising sea levels. Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century is an exhibition about planning for climate change and sea level rise in Greater Miami presented by the Florida International University School of Architecture. A topic that hits close to home is met with scientifically grounded optimism in this solution-oriented exhibit of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design strategies that can support the adaptation and transformation of existing infrastructure, neighborhoods, structures and regulations to ensure resilient future development.

Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Cejas Family Foundation, and the CINTAS Foundation, the multi-media exhibition integrates broad expert and community voices as it poses key questions regarding climate science, while presenting both the challenges and the opportunities created by changing environmental conditions and rising sea levels. The exhibit incorporates student projects completed over a 3-year period through graduate research studios and seminars in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Florida International University….[E]xhibit curators Marta Canavés and Marilys Nepomechie directed academic explorations that can inform the important community planning that will allow Miami to remain a vibrant and increasingly desirable place to live for years to come. (Source: Coral Gables Museum)

Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century opened to the general public on Friday 7 November 2014, at the Coral Gables Museum: 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134.  It will remain on view until March 1, 2015.  For admission fees, visit the Coral Gables Museum online.

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FIU Sky Lounge by Roberto Rovira Receives AIA Miami Award of Merit!

The Sky Lounge, the redesign of FIU’s Deuxième Maison (DM) courtyard, has been awarded the Award of Merit for “Divine Detail” at the AIA Miami 60th Annual Design Awards Gala! This year’s gala was held at the historic Alfred I. DuPont Building in Downtown Miami.

“It’s a great honor to be a part of this year’s AIA awards and to be recognized among colleagues whose work and leadership I respect and admire,” said Roberto Rovira, Lead Designer of the Sky Lounge and Principal of Studio Roberto Rovira, which led the project. “FIU had a great showing at the awards this year and I’m happy to have been a part of it. The Sky Lounge is the kind of project that bridges across disciplines, and I feel privileged that it is being recognized with an Award of Merit by the AIA.”

The DM courtyard redesign transforms one of Florida International University’s earlier buildings and takes advantage of the courtyard’s dramatic height, while being mindful of the constraints of maintenance and existing infrastructure underground. It creates a protected and flexible space that can serve for quiet study, conversation, contemplation, gathering, and occasional presentations. The minimum maintenance design solution provides users and passersby a destination unlike any other on campus. Over 3,000 air plants hang from light stainless steel braided shapes overhead, and large circular benches, custom-designed for this project, provide a place to sit back, relax, and take in the sky above, the blue glass underfoot, and the vines that will eventually cover the surrounding walls. Read the coverage in Landscape Architecture Magazine here. (Source: Studio Roberto Rovira)

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Sky Lounge Project Team:
Roberto Rovira, Lead Designer and Chair of FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design
José Álvarez, Martina González, Mario Menéndez & Luis Jiménez, Studio Associates
Sylvia Berenguer, Director Of Construction, FIU Facilities
Jim Piersol, Architect Of Record, Principal, MCHarry Associates
Barry Stevenson, Project Manager, Stobs Brothers Construction

Sky Lounge Air Plant Installation Team:
Alejandro Rovira, Andrea Sandoval, Brian Vazquez, Chris Cabezas, Christine Garcia, Corky The Dog, Daniela Menendez, Dava Thompson, Giovanni Guadarrama, Joel Bohorquez, Jose Alvarez, Kevin Arrieta, Kurt Schubert, Lola Bellaflores, Martina Gonzalez, Odette Barrientos, Roberto Rovira, Rafael Santos, Rodrigo Rovira, Santiago Arroyave, Sergio Pantoja, Vanessa Salcedo, Vicente Rovira, Yemail Sanchez

Both photographs in this article were taken by Manuel Perez-Trujillo.

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