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Students Tour Faena Collaboratory and Faena House Miami Beach

On Thursday, March 19th, FIU Interior Architecture students in Luxury Residential Interior Architecture and Design (taught by Adjunct Faculty Liliana Korn Custy) visited the Faena Collaboratory and toured Faena House Miami Beach.

The Faena Collaboratory is a showroom ensuing from the work and philosophy of a creative group which includes architect Brandon Haw, the lead architect of Faena House Miami Beach. The Collaboratory is “a creative think-tank, a laboratory of true collaboration consisting of a group of individuals of genius who interact, play with concepts, and transform [Faena’s] projects into the most imaginative reality.” (Source: Faena)

FIU Interior Architecture students toured the Faena Collaboratory, where Pablo de Ritis (Vice President of Faena Rose, Culture and Community Relations for Faena Group) talked to the students about the Faena District and Faena’s cultural philosophy.

Afterwards, the students enjoyed a presentation by Brandon Haw which touched on his background, career, projects, and design theories, and included a discussion on design and architectural history, theory, and practice. Then, the students experienced a hard hat tour by Haw of the Faena House Miami Beach. The students had the opportunity to examine all elements included in a luxury residential project, and through their exposure to Faena’s values and project details, learned how to understand a client and provide high-class services.

All photographs in this article are provided courtesy of Faena.

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