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November 3, 2016 through February 26, 2017 - Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile: The Modernist Generation Exhibit on Display at the Coral Gables Museum

The University of Miami School of Architecture presents the exhibition, Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile: The Modernist Generation co-curated by Professors Victor Deupi and Jean-François Lejeune at The Coral Gables Museum. The project launches a partnership with the museum and explores how modernity and modernism impacted the architecture in Cuba and how it has survived in the island. The aim of the exhibition is to understand 20th-century Cuban architectural culture in its widest context. Indeed, this project is not just about Cuba, as the architects under consideration spread Cuban culture beyond the confines of the island to countries such as the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, France, Spain and many more. The exhibit will focus on several Cuban architects and artists whose work represents the challenges that their generation had to face to establish themselves in a country on the verge of dramatic change, and then as expatriates in various foreign countries. The exhibit will be on display from November 3, 2016 through February 26, 2017.

February 10, 2017 – Real Estate Impact Conference

The UM School of Architecture and School of Business Administration brought together the nation’s most prominent real estate experts to share perspectives and insights for adapting to rapidly changing industry trends.The MRED+U program, Advisory Board, Board of Trustees, sponsors, and iconic speakers, collaborated with the two UM schools, to make the annual conference a continued success. More than 550 attended the conference, highlighting local and national trends in a dynamically evolving industry. It was headlined by Lennar Corp. CEO Stuart Miller and David Simon, CEO of mall owner Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG). For more information click here.

February 23, 2017 – SMART CITIES MIAMI

University of Miami’s School of Architecture and the Center for Computational Science bring cutting-edge research in urban planning, architecture, and engineering-in alignment with computational resources and analytical expertise-to aid in the design and development of more sustainable, livable, and resilient cities. SMART CITIES MIAMI gathers leaders in academia, professional practice, and industry to examine the Smart Cities phenomenon in relation to emerging trends and technology. The focus is on infrastructure and the built environment, as well as new potentials for business and governance.

Join us for panel discussions and networking opportunities, February 23 from 1 to 5 PM (A networking reception follows the event beginning at 5:00 p.m.) and February 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Download program.

This Conference is jointly organized by the Center for Computational Science and the School of Architecture, and will be hosted in the Design District at the Moore Building, 191 NE 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137.

Register now ($30 USD pp) at http://www.ccs.miami.edu/smartcities.

February 24, 2017 - FitCity 4 Conference: Designing and Building for Health

FitCity is about the relationship between design and health. The FitCity Miami 4 Conference explores the opportunities for physical activity that the built environment presents in our communities. This event will be held on February 24, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE2nd Avenue, Building 2, Floor 1, Room 2106 in Downtown Miami. Breakfast and lunch provided. Attendees can receive 4 HSW, FBPE & AICP credits.

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For more info, visit www.miamicad.org or call 305-488-7488.

March 2, 2017 - Plan Z for Miami: Cycology, Bike Planning for Health and Wellness Panel Discussion

The concept for PLAN Z FOR MIAMI was generated in response to the continuing deaths of cyclists on the Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami-Dade County. PLAN Z's goal is to help minimize cycling risks while providing uninhibited access to clean air and exercise in a safe, scenic environment and also take into account a needed bridge replacement and address the potential impact of sea-level rise. For more information, visit www.planzmiami.com. Panel Discussion with:

  • Mikael Colville-Andersen, CEO, Copenhagenize
  • Tatiana Perrino, PsyD, UM Public Health Sciences, Associate Dean of the UM Graduate School 
  • Bernard Zyscovich, FAIA, Zyscovich Architects, Plan Z for Miami 
  • Joanna Lombard, AIA, LEED AP, Professor, UM School of Architecture
Register here.

This event will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the, University of Miami School of Architecture, Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146.

March 2, 2017 - Post-Election: Healthcare Design Colloquium
Changing demographics, advancements in technology, and the 2017 American political administration are influencing factors that will transform Healthcare Facility Design. This colloquium showcases thought leaders from distinguished firms that will share their views on post-election healthcare trends and the unprecedented boom in South Florida healthcare construction.

The keynote speaker is Sarah Bader, Managing Director & Principal at Gensler, Chicago. Ms. Bader will present a post-election forecast including meta-trends shaping the world of 2025. Robert Bostwick, President & Director of Design at Bostwick Design Partnership, will share the latest trends in project delivery systems. Our closing speaker, Mari Lopez, Director of Facilities, Design, & Construction at Jackson Health Systems, will present the evolution of Jackson Memorial Campus, one of the largest Healthcare Design and Construction endeavors in South Florida. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on emerging areas of opportunity influenced by these new trends.

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The colloquium will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Donna Shalala Student Center, Grand Ballroom East. 
March 2, 2017 - Italian Design Day with special guest architect Massimo Iosa Ghini

The consulate General of Italy and the Italian Trade Agency, in collaboration with the University of Miami School of Architecture, cordially invite you to the worldwide celebration of the ITALIAN DESIGN DAY with special guest architect Massimo Iosa Ghini on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall, 1223 Theo Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33146.

April 3, 2017- AGA Khan Award Night

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Comes to U-SoA on Monday, April 3rd.

The Aga Khan Council for Florida, in partnership with The University of Miami School of Architecture, presents the AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE with a presentation, exhibition and reception on Monday, April 3, 2017. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established in 1977 and is presented every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. The current prize fund totals $1,000,000 and the winners for the current cycle were announced on October 3, 2016.

Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury will lead the discussion with guest presenter, Brigitte Shim. Brigitte Shim, a Steering Committee Member of AKAA 2016 Cycle, is a principal in the Toronto-based design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects and, since 1988, a Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Brigitte Shim and her partner A. Howard Sutcliffe, founded their firm in 1994, and it reflects their shared interest and passion for the integration and interrelated scales of architecture, landscape and interior and industrial design.

The event will begin at 6:30PM in Glasgow Lecture Hall with a reception and exhibition (of the AKAA award finalists) at 7:45PM at the Korach Gallery at the U-SoA campus.