University of Miami School of Architecture 

Wei Liu Wins APA New Urbanism Division Scholarship

Wei Liu, a student in the School of Architecture Master of Urban Design program, is the 2015 winner of the Gina Tirinnanzi, AICP, Memorial Scholarship from the American Planning Association’s New Urbanism Division. Liu will be sponsored by the SoA to travel to the APA conference in Seattle, April 18 through 21, to accept the scholarship and present his paper titled “To Develop New Urbanism with Chinese Characteristics.”

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UMSoA to Propel Neighborhood Revitalization with $650,000 from Knight Foundation

The University of Miami School of Architecture today announced a plan to bring “third places” – community spaces, marketplaces, incubators and training centers – into two underserved Miami neighborhoods with $650,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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Duany to Speak on “Heterodoxia Architectonica” April 22

Will this generation bore deeper into refinement and elitism, or will it endeavor to spread classical architecture outwards to abroad, democratic, indeed populist, future? Will they continue reprinting ever more esoteric treatises, or will they write new ones conceived to serve, not the 16th or even the 20th century, but the future which is upon us?

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Harvard Dean Named UM’s Sixth President

The University of Miami announced that Dr. Julio Frenk, current Dean of Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Mexico’s former Minister of Health, will be the University’s next president. Dr. Frenk will succeed Donna E. Shalala, who has led the University of Miami since 2001 and served under President Bill Clinton as the longest-serving U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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Final Reviews Begin April 24; Upper Level and Thesis Will be in the Design District April 27-28

This year’s final reviews have a twist: core program (first three years of students) reviews will be held within the School, as traditional, but the upper level and thesis student reviews will take place off campus, hosted by the Miami Design District at the Garden Building.

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SoA Student Leticia Gallego Cruz Wins the Phyllis Garvett Undergraduate Drawing Award

Leticia Gallego Cruz has always been fascinated with the human body and deciphering what she sees as the mystery of it through drawing. At the suggestion of one of her art professors, Gerardo Olhovich, she submitted one of her drawings of the human body for inclusion in the Department of Art and Art History Annual Juried Student Exhibition.

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CALL TO ORDER Exhibition Debuts April 8

This is an exhibition that is simultaneously a brief history of some of the early influential voices of the School of Architecture at UM, and a collection of works by emerging, noteworthy architects from around the world. All of the work in the exhibition can be related through their approaches to drawing and instructional method.

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