Associate Professor Camilo Rosales’ Design sections 7 and 8 will represent the College of Architecture + The Arts in their design of a master plan for Schnebly Redland’s Winery. The architecture students recently met with owners Peter and Denisse Schnebly on October 31st. Separated into four groups, the students presented four different design models for the expansion of the Schnebly property. Schnebly Redland’s Winery goals include the addition of a brewery, wedding chapel, restaurant, banquet facilities, and distillery to their current property, with green and sustainable technology in mind.
The Schneblys decided to team up with the FIU Department of Architecture because of the dedication they see in its students. “People who are competing at the Master’s degree level…are going to work even harder than the person you normally would hire,” said Peter Schnebly. Additionally, the Schneblys feel that they are contributing to the educational community by placing their trust in Rosales’s students. For the owners, it feels especially rewarding to collaborate with FIU students that are in the process of learning their practice. Peter Schnebly said, “It has far greater reaches for me, working with the students[, Professor Rosales,] and the university than [it does] working with an architect…[There are] long lasting relationships…[and t]here’s a [special] atmosphere that a campus has.”
The Design 7 and Design 8 students will finish their design models for Schnebly Redland’s Winery in December 2013.