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Fall 2020 Studio Access Hours

All studio buildings on campus (Thomas P. Murpy Design Studio Building, Pentland, and Buildings 35 and 49) can be accessed from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, 7 days a week.  For Facilities emergencies, please call 305-284-8282.

The University of Miami School of Architecture is recognized for educating students for success in a range of professional opportunities.
Initiated in 1989, the current Graduate Programs at the University of Miami - School of Architecture  have expanded to five areas.

Research is central to the U-SoA mission to advance knowledge in the discipline. Several “areas of research” provide a framework for a multi-disciplinary efforts.

U-SoA sponsors Fall and Spring semester programs in Rome, Italy. Founded in 1991, the program unites a select group of upper level students and faculty for an intensive experience.


U-SoA’s modeling and fabrication facilities provide students the opportunity to turn their design projects into 3D models, allowing them to elaborate on the techniques learned.
The core mission of Design/Build is to give students hands-on experience of architecture, engaging them with the underserved or not-for-profit community with prototypical solutions.


Community outreach is a cornerstone of U-SoA's curriculum. In 2015, Dean el-Khoury initiated U-Serve, a day of service, dedicated to the community.
The Placement Division of the Academic Services Office serves as a link between students and employers. It provides students with the tools required for a comprehensive approach.


The Center for Urban and Community Design coordinates the School’s outreach interfacing community and project needs, with the core educational philosophy by integrating research, teaching, and service.

The Master of Construction Management program is fast-forwarding into the next era of design, integrating modern-day architecture with the digital world.

The Master of Real Estate Development + Urbanism is an interdisciplinary one-year graduate program combining U-SoA, Business Administration, and Law by blending the fundamentals of a livable community planning and design.
The Master of Architecture is an accredited, professional degree program promoting a creative, open and supportive environment, with advanced and personalized instruction through small class and studio courses.

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We are pleased to announce that Carie Penabad, Associate Dean and Director of the Bachelor of Architecture Program was honored with the 2020 Leadership in Education Award by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Miami. 

For a complete list of honors and awards visit the AIA website.

carie penabad 2020 aia leadership in education award
Photo by Stephan Goettlicher.
Kerianne Matre Places

Student Highlight

U-SoA graduate student Kerianne Taylor Matre's essay Beyond the Charrette: The Post-Pandemic Office, produced in the inaugural Places Summer Writing + Editorial Workshop, was published in the August issue of Places Journal.  Read more

Photo by Jill de Pol.

Kerianne Matre Places

Faculty Highlight

The Washington Post Magazine published a feature on architects Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, also U-SoA's Director of the Master in Urban Design program and fomer Dean. "What Duany and Plater-Zyberk want to see ... is a tougher, more urgent type of green architecture that works to ensure our built environment can stand up to the next century of climatic assaults," wrote David WalterRead more of a "A New Gold Standard for Green Architecture" here.

Alumni Highlight

Recent U-SoA graduate, Konstantina Kritharidou's thesis project, The Transformable Skyscraper: An Evolving Structural Mechanism That Adapts To The Environment was published in the August issue of eVolo, an architecture and design journal focused on technological advances, sustainability, and innovative design for the 21st Century. Professor Jean-François Lejeune served as Konstantina's faculty advisor.  The project won the 2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition and the 2020 Skycraper Competition. Read more.