The FIU School of Architecture (SOA) emphasizes student-centered education. To achieve this, the FIU SOA combines the best of both worlds: the expansive experience of a large state university, and the more nuanced, personalized education of a smaller university setting. These attributes were well conveyed at the FIU School of Architecture Spring 2014 Graduate Awards ceremony, which took place on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building. On that same day, the Spring 2014 graduates from the School of Architecture walked with their cap and gown and received their degrees at FIU’s U.S. Century Bank Arena.
The ceremony was a celebration for the graduates, as the SOA faculty wished them the best in their professional careers post-academia. The Graduate Awards ceremony, also, recognized graduates of outstanding academic merit and service to the FIU community.
The following students were recognized by the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Department of Landscape Architecture.
Excellence in Service to the Department: Steve Feccia
Excellence in Design Communication: Phillip Byrnes
Excellence in Analysis + Planning: Andrea Sandoval
Outstanding Design Excellence: Amanda Vargas-Love
Excellence in Academic Achievement: Andrea Sandoval
Sigma Lambda Alpha Scholar: Michelle Latte
ASLA Award of Merit: Amanda Vargas-Love
ASLA Award of Honor: Andrea Sandoval