Students recognized at FIU School of Architecture Graduate Awards


The FIU Interior Architecture Department emphasizes student-centered education. To achieve this, the FIU SOA combines the best of both worlds: the expansive experience of a large state university, and the more nuanced, personalized education of a smaller university setting. These attributes were well conveyed at the FIU School of Architecture Spring 2014 Graduate Awards ceremony, which took place on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building. Later that same day, the Spring 2014 graduates from the School of Architecture walked with their cap and gown and received their degrees at FIU’s U.S. Century Bank Arena.

The SOA ceremony was a celebration for the graduates, as the faculty wished them the best in their professional careers post-academia. The Graduate Awards ceremony, also, recognized graduates of outstanding academic merit and service to the FIU community.

The following students were recognized by the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Department of Interior Architecture.

Design Excellence, for sustained distinction in design
Mary Basile
Ilanit Cohen
Luisa Lashman
Andrea Moreno

Scholarship, for the highest grade point averages
Ilanit Cohen
Luisa Lashman

Application of Research, for demonstration of scholarship and exceptional use of environment and behavior research for a Masters project
Mary Basile
Victoria Heredia
Luisa Lashman
Rania Salem

Cruise Ship and Super Yacht Design Certificate Program
Mary Basile
Kemo Duddle
Jacqueline Esteban
Carmen Ferrer
Shayan Khalilahmadi
Luisa Lashman
Mitzy Molina
Leilani Orosa

We would also like to thank mentors and jurors that participated in the Department of Interior Architecture Master Project Super Jury!


Jennifer Benjamin-Castineira, Zyscovich
Lorraine Bragg, Heery / S&G
Jenifer Briley, jenifer briley + associates
Marisol Creed, Creed Fushion
Vera Fernandez-Villegas, Gensler
Kate Healy, Touzet Studio
Bondeson John, RTKL
Liliana Korn Custy, Korn Interior Design, Inc.
Claudia Machado, RTKL
Yaprak Markeset, Assemblage Collective

Kenzie Perry, Hospitality Purveyors, Inc. / Sandals


Nic Baker, Studio nb3
Tim Blair, HOK
Robert Blakeslee, Blakeslee Design

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