FIU Tau Sigma Delta Inducts New Members


The Florida International University Sigma Xi Chapter of Tau Sigma Delta, National Honor Society for Architecture and Allied Arts, held its annual induction ceremony on February 7, 2014 at the Miami Center for Architecture + Design [MCAD].  Landscape architect Raymond Jungles, FASLA, delivered the keynote presentation in the MCAD gallery, amidst an exhibition of architectural drawings co-curated by FIU Assistant Professor Nick Gelpi and incorporating work by eminent designers whose Miami projects have helped to shape our city. Professor Marilys Nepomechie, Faculty Advisor and regional representative to the TSD national board, served as master of ceremonies for the event, whose highlights included the conferring of certificates, followed by celebratory toasts from School of Architecture Chairs Jason Chandler [Architecture], Roberto Rovira [Landscape Architecture] and Janine King [Interior Architecture].

Tau Sigma Delta was founded in 1913 at the University of Michigan to celebrate achievement in the design disciplines. At the Florida International University School of Architecture, invitation and induction to Tau Sigma Delta honor the academic accomplishments of students who are in the final two years of their professional studies, and whose academic records place them in the top 10% of their respective programs.  Thirty-four students became the newest members of the honor society in a ceremony that celebrated the inductees, their families, friends and faculty.

The featured images were taken by Kelly Meyer, Clerk of Events.

This article was written by Professor Marilys Nepomechie and posted by Correspondent Juan Brizuela.

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