FIU Students Recognized at AIA Miami Design Awards Gala


On Friday, November 22nd, the American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter held its 59th Annual Design Awards Gala at its recently renovated Miami Center for Architecture and Design. The international architecture and design firm Arquitectonica was awarded the Sustainable Building Award for the FIU School of International & Public Affairs building. Additionally, three students from the College of Architecture + The Arts were awarded for their work through the Department of Architecture. The FIU Department of Architecture congratulates the following students.

Camila Borges, Assoc. AIA, FIU
Student Design Award for her 2013 Netherlands Study Abroad project “River Link Social Housing Complex”

Ana Benatuil, Assoc. AIA, FIU
Student Design Award for Planning for her 2013 Masters Project “Miami 2100 – Cut Fill City”

Gergana Panteva
Student of the Year in the FIU Department of Architecture

Both Borges and Benatuil won recognition for work completed in design research studios directed by Professor Marilys Nepomechie.The same Chicago jury that reviewed the professional entries also juried the student work.  No other architecture program was represented among the student design honorees this year.

This article was written with the help of Professor Marilys Nepomechie.

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