Architecture Students Awarded by Pinnacle Housing Group Jury


FIU Architecture students in the FIU Architectural Design Studio of Professors Olivia Ramos and Associate Dean John Stuart were awarded prizes by a jury of professionals from the Pinnacle Housing Group for their designs for affordable housing near “The Roads” in Miami.  Prizes were awarded to the following students:

Santiago Arroyave (First Prize-$500)

Matt Barnard (Second Prize-$300)

Francesca Tagliabue-Ellerbe (Third Prize-$200)

Renate Paris (Honorable Mention-$100)

Audrey Reyes (Honorable Mention-$100)

Nicolle Urbano (Honorable Mention-$100)

On behalf of Pinnacle Housing Group, Louis Wolfson, III, Founding Partner, generously donated a total of $5,300, which will be used to support students pursuing their studies of architecture at FIU.  The students worked on the project at the Miami Beach Urban Studios under the generously volunteered mentorship of Doris Meltzer of DM Art Enterprises,Inc., art consultant to Pinnacle Housing.

The featured image includes (from left to right) Lauren Levrant, Francesca Tagliabue-Ellerbe (student), Louis Wolfson, III, Nicole Urbano (student), Renate Paris (student).

This article was written with the help of Professor John Stuart and Doris Meltzer of DM Art Enterprises, Inc.

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