Knight Foundation Challenge Grant Awarded to CARTA


The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts has been awarded a 2013 Knight Foundation Challenge Grant. According to CARTA Dean Brian Schriner, the grant will enable the college to partner with the Harvard Graduate School of Design to launch a summer program for Miami high school students at the College of Architecture + The Arts’ Miami Beach Urban Studios on Lincoln Road.

The grant proposal aims to develop the next generation of South Florida creatives through the creation of a program that centers on careers in the arts and design. Formed in collaboration with Harvard University and based in Miami Beach, the program will explore how designers think, solve problems and improve their surroundings. Students will gain a theoretical framework for design in addition to practical experience solving actual local design problems. Students will examine the range of creative design sector careers that are pivotal to Miami’s future as a “creative city.”

The official announcement ceremony will be at 6 pm on Monday, Dec 2, at the New World Symphony. As a member of the FIU College of A + A board and a Harvard alum, Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Miami-based architecture firm Arquitectonica has been invited to attend. Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board Member Paul L.Cejas will be in attendance as well.

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