For the 25th year in a row, FIU Department of Architecture Professor Jaime Canaves challenged his students to create floating shoes and race across a 175-foot-wide campus lake on the north side of the Steve and Dorothea Green Library. The result was Walk on Water, the university tradition that comprised more than 40 students scrambling to cross without getting wet.
The first student to cross the lake was Anibal Herrera (pictured above), who won a $500 scholarship from FIU Architecture. All other students who crossed the lake received an “A” grade for the project and the opportunity to drop their lowest grade.
In addition to being a class assignment, Walk on Water was hosted by FIU in commemoration of Architecture and Design Month. This year, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Dean Brian Schriner attended the event and supported the participants.