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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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  • ARC 203: ARCHITECTURE DESIGN III - G. BARNES (C)

    ARC 203 Gray Burke

    Image by Gray Burke.

    Description: Library+ Proposal
    A solo project, second year students will reimagine the public library. Starting with a critical mapping of the project site and surroundings, students are tasked with proposing a complimentary social service to pair with a traditional library program to create the Library+.  This project will emphasize materiality, spatial organization, community advocacy and environmental impact.

    Coordinator/Faculty
    Germane Barnes (C)
    Juan Alayo
    Alice Cimring
    Maria Flores
    Cynthia Gunadi
    Joanna Lombard
    Florian Sauter von Moos
    Mikhaile Solomon
    Sara Velasquez
    Yasmine Zeghar Hammoudi

    Time
    Morning (Approx. 9am-12pm)

    Locations
    Korach Gallery
    Lakeside Village Training Room
    Building 48, Room 330
    Murphy Wall Exterior 
    Murphy Curved Wall Interior + Cafeteria Wall 
    Murphy Patio Windows 

    Student Names
    Germane Barnes' Section

    Khalil Justice Bland
    Lara Anne Connolly
    Alexandra Ducas
    George William Elliott
    Sophia Grace Emanuel
    Lares Monge
    Tate Bradley Nowell
    Emma Catherine Przybylo
    Hailey Lee Scarantino
    Sebastian Serrano
    Angela Lee Wilk

    Juan Alayo's Section
    Adeline Francesca Angelino
    Andrea Baussan
    Ahmad A A M A Jamal
    Julian Karam
    Bryson Alexander Leonard
    Meghan Christina Mahoney
    Andrew Harris Rosenberg
    Michelle Gabrielle Saguinsin
    Montse Saldivar Sandoval
    Elisabeth Anais Schnell

    Alice Cimring's Section
    Franco Ferreira De Melo
    Daniel Jose Ferrer
    Diego Orlando Horta
    Rim Khayata
    Malachi Elijah Matthews
    Samantha Elizabeth Nowak
    Laura Michelle Petrillo
    Melanie Plutsky
    Andrew Thomas Price
    Che Ramsubhag
    Cindy Ye

    Maria Flores' Section
    Raghad Alqertas
    Farhan Ali Imran Ahmed Barmare
    Jesper Jie Brenner
    Samuel Randy Carter
    Tatiana Soledad Gaviria Cardenas
    Andrea Isabel Hernandez
    Katherine Elizabeth Lindsey
    Alex Joel Miller
    William Beretta Perik
    Vivian Adele Smith
    Olivia Catherine Speaks

    Cynthia Gunadi's Section
    Ellie Taite Koeppen
    Vanessa Maria Lopez-Trujillo
    Yamaris Barbara Martinez
    Anna Paula Puente
    Mason Alfred Rape
    Cailley Price Slaten
    Roland Thomas Stafford
    Christopher Trent Stinson
    Yanitza Gisselle Velez
    Benito Antonio Zapata

    Joanna Lombard's Section
    Julio Andres Brea
    Jacob Davis
    Adriana Guerra DeCastro
    Antonio Del Toro
    Matthew Jaramillo
    Ana Jouvin
    Daniel Noah Kurland
    Danielle Natale
    Elise Marie Palenzuela
    Mykayla Na'im Pauls
    Hamza Waris

    Florian Sauter von Moos' Section
    Roee Nissim Aviv
    Christina Marie Gallarello
    Alyssa Garcia
    Liam Orion Green
    Mariam Maria Khadr
    Santiago Maria Krossler
    Defne Oezdursun
    Sofia Paniagua Posca
    Aiden Surman
    Sophia Kristina Tosti

    Mikhaile Solomon's Section
    Carlos Ignacio Arrinda Uliv
    Daniella Sofia Bueso
    Ben Francis Callanan
    Leah Naomi Culbert
    Peter Dominic De Leon
    Paris Rene James
    Celeste Jelyn Landry
    Chailin Alexis Lewis
    Carlo Manuel Paz
    Jillian Faith Tarini
    Dani de Sola

    Sara Velasquez's Section
    Yousif Abulhasan
    Maggie Barrow
    Aaron Michael Baxt
    Mary Elyce Gorski
    Sebas Hernandez
    Ciara Joseph
    Nicole Kertznus
    Angela Marie Mesaros
    Matthew Ryan Trebra
    Blake Charles Weldon

    Yasmine Zeghar Hammoudi's Section
    Latifa F A H Alfalah
    Catalina Cabral-Framinan
    Josefina Caceres
    Ashley Christina Collins
    Benjamin Lee Darby
    Aidan Michael Don Davis
    Carolina Alicia Gonzalez
    Jacob Nussbaum
    Isha Snehal Patel
    Bennett Kyle Resnick
    Michael Guillermo Roldan Pico

  • ARC 305: ARCHITECTURE DESIGN V - R. BEHAR (C)

    behar 305 venezia

    Description: VENEZIA - A New Residential Neighborhood
    The historical City of Venice in northeastern Italy is the site of our studies this semester. Venezia’s unique urban and architectural history is the point of departure ofour analysis of place as the basis for a new residential neighborhood in the Island of Santa Helena. A city state and world capital for several centuries,Venice has exported its architecture and image around the world. Today, the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is currently celebrating its 1600’ anniversary.

    Coordinator/Faculty
    Roberto Behar (C)
    Giorgio Antoniazzi
    Adib Cure
    Steven Fett
    Eric Firley
    Patirki Hernandez Astigarraga
    Jean-Francois Lejeune
    Shawna Meyer

    Time
    Afternoon (Approx. 1-6pm)

    Locations
    Korach Gallery 
    Lakeside Village Training Room 
    Building 48, Room 330
    Murphy Wall Exterior
    Murphy Curved Wall Interior + Cafeteria Wall 
    Rinker Classroom

    Student Names
    Roberto Behar's Section

    Alex Jermaine Adams
    Isabella Adelsohn
    Sophia Maria Benitez
    Alana Jasmin Bernard
    Jack Kenneth Chazotte
    Nathan Ben Yishai Dankner
    Andrea Maria Lira
    Manuela Marulanda Bedoya
    Daniela Morales Gonzalez
    Benny Rebecca
    Brandon Rourke Soto
    Kailyn Wee

    Giorgio Antoniazzi's Section
    Ryan Jacob Berman
    Juan Jose Chinchilla
    Gabriela De Camarero Perez
    Brianna Marie Frank
    Rosana Galban
    Tarynn Kaelin
    Diego Alejandro Macias
    Douglas Eduardo Noriega
    Maria E Solis
    Rebecca Mason Stewart
    Jaclyn Faye Torn
    Sam Tsirulnikov
    Sara Khalid Tufail
    Leanne Vera

    Adib Cure's Section
    Salome Arango
    Gray Covington Burke
    Luiza De Almeida Rego
    Tyler James Dowd
    Didem Macey Erbilen
    Mariana Fleites
    Nicole Cristina Garcia-Tunon,
    Benjamin James Martin
    Kean Ferrel O'Connor
    Erika Melissa Orellana
    Nandha Ravi
    Kayla Marie Rembold

    Steven Fett's Section
    Keely Rae Brunkow
    Teodoro Julian Bueres
    Zachary Cronin
    Meghan Angela Dombroski
    Ayca Erturk
    Blaise Lowen
    Fabiana Maria Macedo Rodriguez
    Steffi Dyan Rangel
    Carolina Rodriguez
    Francisco Alejandro Sanabria
    Emmaus Yonas
    Isabella Alejandra Zayas

    Eric Firley's Section
    Salem Rakan Alsalmi
    Ethan Blatt
    Dario F Gonzalez Bautista
    Ashley Lee
    Yuhang Liu
    Hannah Meyer
    Erik Olliges
    Quinn Palmer Riesch
    Mikayla Rose Riselli
    Maria Elisa Rosiles
    Chi Yen Ta
    Nicole Alana Trujillo

    Patirki Hernandez Astigarraga's Section
    Lilly Acosta
    Julia Borges Reis
    Josie Ann Duran
    Lauren Elia
    Justin Alec Heitner
    Yuxin Hong
    Nico Elliot Machado Rusconi
    Carlos Enrique Santos Ortiz
    Daniel Sicorsky-Brener
    Connor Stevens
    Robert Ireland Upton
    April Vasquez
    Kevan Michael Washington

    Jean-Francois Lejeune's Section
    Nicholas M Amadori
    Annsley Montgomery Barton
    Sean Christopher Festa
    Daley Sprintz Hall
    Brandon Alejandro Hernandez
    Daniela Jalfon
    Grace Levey
    Sidney Marques
    Teagan Connelly Polizzi
    William Edward Redding
    Emel Yilmaz
    AJ Zegans

    Shawna Meyer's Section
    Nicolas Alvarez
    Sacha Aina Braggs
    Emily Anne Dietzko
    Alexis Emmanuel Ebue
    Emma Simone Friderici
    Jake Trueman Gawrych
    Alexandria Elizabeth Jones
    John Kovacic
    Andrea Martinez
    Shea Elizabeth Stuyvesant
    Abbas J J A Yaqoub

Thursday, December 2, 2021

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  • RED 601: INTRO TO REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND URBANISM - C. BOHL / T. HERNANDEZ / A. PRADO / V. TORRE

    Sponsored Studio Collaboration / Hyde Park, NY on Culinary Institute site
    This project is a collaboration with an architecture studio led by Professor Jorge Hernandez and sponsored by a MRED+U board member. The students explored scenarios for a site in Hyde Park, NY being developed in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America to create a destination resort. The program will include a hotel, luxury residential (for sale and rental), and other uses such as one or more signature restaurants and programming for the resort concept. Students met with the development team and participated in a site visit to Hyde Park, NY.

    mredu final reviews

    Description
    RED 601 represents one of the most interdisciplinary course offerings for graduate students at the University of Miami. The fall 2021 course includes 75 students from eight difference graduate programs in five different schools and colleges, including MRED+U, Urban Design, Architecture, Construction Management from the School of Architecture, LLM Real Property Development from the School of Law, MBA-Real Estate from the Miami Herbert Business School, MS Construction Management from the College of Engineering, and MPS in Urban Sustainability and Resilience from Arts & Sciences and Architecture.

    The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the real estate development process. The course covers the many challenges of the development process including: analyzing market sectors and development opportunities; conducting a site analysis; understanding the local social, economic, cultural and political context of a neighborhood; interpreting land use regulations and policies; researching the environmental and resiliency strategies and techniques for development; evaluating the financial feasibility of scenarios; identifying and securing land suitable for development; formulating a development program; identifying appropriate building types; raising investment capital; basic time, cost and contractual considerations for construction; marketing and sales, property management and exit strategies for developers. The course emphasizes the ability of livable community design practices to create value for developers, investors, existing and new residents while creating sustainable communities.

    At the two days of final reviews for the course all 17 interdisciplinary teams of students will present the results of their collaborative work on development proposals that encompass a site analysis, design concept, market analysis, development program, and financial feasibility analysis.

    Project Descriptions
    Small Scale Development
    These projects focus on a variety of smaller urban infill lots of less than an acre in Allapattah, the Design District, and Downtown Doral.

    Medium Scale Commercial Mixed-Use Sites
    These are sites consisting of one or more acres, typically under single ownership, that are prime redevelopment sites in Coral Gables (Lejeune Road Publix) and Miami (Douglas Road Sears).

    Mixed-Income Development / Affordable Housing Sites for "Impact Investing"
    These are sites in urban neighborhoods where mixed income housing, including affordable and workforce housing, and commercial uses are all possible depending on zoning. Housing can include a mix of for sale and rental products in single-family houses, townhomes and apartments. These will be sites and projects appropriate to enter in the Business School's Impact Investing Competition at the end of the semester. Sites include a large Winn-Dixie site in Liberty City, a YWCA site in Miami Gardens, and transitional religious properties in North Miami and Brownsville.

    Studio Collaboration / Extension of Town Center in Dallas metro area
    These teams explored development scenarios for the extension of a town center on a large site in Westlake, Texas in conjunction with Professor Plater-Zyberk's urban design studio.

    Faculty
    Dr. Charles Bohl, Professor and Director (MRED+U)
    Tim Hernandez, Lecturer, Co-Instructor (MRED+U)
    Antonio Prado, Developer-in-Residence (Law-RPD)
    Venny Torre, Developer-in-Residence (MRED+U)
    Mark Troen, Lecturer, Co-Instructor (MRED+U)

    Time
    9am-2pm

    Location
    Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center
    Glasgow Hall

    Student Names
    Leen Hisham Abdel-Majid Maraqa, see 12/3 reviews
    Miriam Alanzi, see 12/3 reviews
    Rodolfo Emilio Alba, see 12/3 reviews
    Sultan K. Albarq, see 12/3 reviews
    Stephen Berniker, see 12/3 reviews
    Bradley Iglehart Booker, see 12/3 reviews
    Peter Burt, see 12/3 reviews
    Anastasia Butacova (MRED+U), 10:10am, Team 3: NRI/CIA site
    Ziyi Chen, see 12/3 reviews
    Jeremy Chosnek (MRED+U), 11:55am, Team 16: Westlake Tx TC
    Logan Avery Crabb (MBA), 12:30pm, Team 15: Westlake Tx TC
    Aarti Narsih Dobariya, see 12/3 reviews
    Garrick Donnelly, see 12/3 reviews
    Myles Watson Eaddy, see 12/3 reviews
    Sebastian Echeverri (MRED+U), 10:45am, Team 4: NRI/CIA site
    Samuel Bernard Edelstein, see 12/3 reviews
    Isaac Ellstein Kracer (MRED+U), 11:20am, Team 5: NRI/CIA site
    Nataly Guevara, see 12/3 reviews
    Neyza Guzman (LAW), 9am, Team 1: NRI/CIA site
    Michael Hamuicka (LAW), 9:35am, Team 2: NRI/CIA site
    Bouldin Armstrong Heistand, see 12/3 reviews
    Michael Hayden Holdship, see 12/3 reviews
    Matthew Jackson, see 12/3 reviews
    Paul Jakobson (MRED+U), 12:30pm, Team 15: Westlake Tx TC
    Bojan Jankulovski, see 12/3 reviews
    Jeffrey Jinks (LAW), 10:45am, Team 4: NRI/CIA site
    Taylor Jobson, see 12/3 reviews
    Olajuwon Letrell Jones (MRED+U), 11:55am, Team 16: Westlake Tx TC
    Patrick Aaron Jones, see 12/3 reviews
    Alexander Kantor, see 12/3 reviews
    Hyang Sook Kwon, see 12/3 reviews
    Jack Labianca (MRED+U), 9am, Team 1: NRI/CIA site
    Chang Li, see 12/3 reviews
    Kevin Patrick Logue, see 12/3 reviews
    Anthony Loyacona (LAW), 11:55am, Team 16: Westlake Tx TC
    Sara Madady (MRED+U), 9:35am, Team 2: NRI/CIA site
    Daniel Angel Manzi (MRED+U), 10:10am, Team 3: NRI/CIA site
    Leen Maraqa (ENGINEERING/MCM), 10:45am, Team 4: NRI/CIA site
    Benjamin Mashaal, see 12/3 reviews

    Omar Mehany, see 12/3 reviews
    Christopher Alexander Montoya-Redlich (MRED+U), 9am, Team 1: NRI/CIA site
    Oscar Nicolas Moreno Mendivelso, see 12/3 reviews
    Emily Abigail Morgan, see 12/3 reviews
    Alvaro Otero Rodriguez (MRED+U), 9:35am, Team 2: NRI/CIA site
    Michael Reid Parrott (MRED+U), 10:45am, Team 4: NRI/CIA site
    Jonathan Schai Pascheles, see 12/3 reviews
    Andreina Felicia Pepe-Rodriguez, see 12/3 reviews
    Jesitt M. Perez, see 12/3 reviews
    Donovan James Perry (MRED+U), 11:55am, Team 16: Westlake Tx TC
    Marcos Puente, see 12/3 reviews
    Maria Josefina Quezada-Liriano, see 12/3 reviews
    Juan Robledo, see 12/3 reviews
    Santiago Jose Rodriguez-Florez (MRED+U), 11:20am, Team 5: NRI/CIA site
    Cameron Dwyer Schoeb (MRED+U), 12:30pm, Team 15: Westlake Tx TC
    Jordan Shayne (LAW), 10:10am, Team 3: NRI/CIA site
    Tomas Socolsky, see 12/3 reviews
    Gabriel Asher Stolar, see 12/3 reviews
    Jonathan Sutton Hanfling, see 12/3 reviews
    David J. Udine, see 12/3 reviews
    Paula Christina Viala, see 12/3 reviews
    Dionysios Constantine Vlachos, see 12/3 reviews
    John Wong (MPS), 11:55am, Team 16: Westlake Tx TC
    Xinyu Zhang, see 12/3 reviews

Friday, December 3, 2021

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  • ARC 101: ARCHITECTURE DESIGN I - F. MARTINEZ (C)

    martinez

    Image: La casa de la palmera, oil on linen “House with Palm Tree”, Joan Miró, 1918, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Photo by F. Martinez.

    Description: The Guest House - A Place for Dwelling, Thinking and Making
    PROJECT 5 THE GUEST HOUSE: A Place for Dwelling, Thinking and Making shall be the final Project of the semester. Students will be asked to draw upon the knowledge gathered up to this point in the semester by taking on the challenge of designing of a small Guest House. Having explored the discipline of Architecture through rigorous precedent analysis and exemplary models of works of architecture capable of imparting knowledge on conventions in architectural composition in response to a culture, climate, materiality, technology, use and form, students will engage in questions of convention, tradition, repetitive paradigms and invention. The setting for the new design shall be within a historical site of cultural importance in the City of Coral Gables. The design shall provide a place for an invited guest artist/scholar (painter, sculptor, musician, poet, writer, dancer, researcher…) to be in residence while completing hers/his creative work. There will be a virtual tour of the site, with City of Coral Gables officials, to aid in understanding the physical attributes and history of the place. The goal of embellishment and completion within an existing valued context shall be explored using principles of architectural composition studied in the preceding projects of the semester.

    Coordinator/Faculty
    Frank Martinez (C)
    Carolina Calzada
    Najeeb Campbell
    Cristina Canton
    Wendy Caraballo
    Ricardo Lopez
    Oscar Machado
    Melodie Sanchez

    Time
    Morning (Approx. 9am-12pm)

    Locations
    Korach Gallery 
    Lakeside Village Training Room 
    Building 48, Room 330 
    Rinker Classroom 
    Murphy Wall Exterior + Patio Windows 
    Murphy Curved Wall Interior + Cafeteria Wall 

    Student Names
    Frank Martinez's Section

    Shelby Leigh Anderson
    Andrea Abigail Benhamron
    Kate Marie Camphausen
    Katerina Marie Del Canal
    Abdulwahab Eisa
    Jalen L Gilliard
    Sarah Elba Hernandez
    Giancarlo Kai Joyner
    Aaron Cooper Parks
    Ryan Phelps
    Nicholas Ryan Tournour
    Naz Usman
    Maxim William Waters

    Carolina Calzada's Section
    Josh Scott Carlson
    Eliana Lelah Cortes Schiffbauer
    Jennifer Beatriz Damian Ramos
    Taylor Dutil
    Matthew Evan Gaynor
    Tyson Nicholas Hanning
    Joshua Logan Izen
    Katherine Kuang
    Connor Hyunsoo Lee
    Jennifer Mae Mitchell
    Ana Montes
    Jillian Faith Saloma
    Henry Wilson

    Najeeb Campbell's Section
    Yash Agarwal
    Noah Matthew Cassius
    Brennan James Cook
    Bianca Alexandra Del Valle
    Karla Fidalgo
    Alina Alejandra Guzman Azocar
    Jessica Michelle Hutchinson
    Alana R Kerr
    Jayson Manuel Moron
    Gabriela Andrea Paredes
    Alec Michael Rodriguez

    Cristina Canton's Section
    Liz Victoria Agurto
    Ali H Y H Alnejadah
    Payton Dean Broadwell
    Catherine Sue Calhoun
    Lisa Chen
    Alexa Helen Domash
    Matthew Ryan Jarmon
    Gianna Novello Belle Novello
    Cade Cassidy Odom
    Lorenzo Rosso-Mai
    Carolyn Ruth Simmons
    Ben Philip Skavnak
    Emy Solis
    Vero Maria Vilato

    Wendy Caraballo's Section
    Jaylin Elise Cole
    Christopher Fischer-Hylton
    Justin Andrew Jayne
    Emery Ann Medlock
    Grace Ann Mikrut
    Deirdre Niamh Nash
    Sophia Palomino
    Ben Landau Pollak
    Kasey Anette Ruiz
    Matt Allan Sebiri
    Kendal Elaine Wellbrook
    Wai Yuen Zheng
    Diego Zubillaga Chavez

    Ricardo Lopez's Section
    Justin Ammaturo
    Cam Simone Cathey
    Fabio Cesaroni
    Lu Maria Hernandez Arboleda
    Carlos Alberto Hernandez
    Nisan Korkmaz
    Henry Matthew Lewiston
    William Andres Minchala
    William Bee Nicholson
    Courtney Taylor Pappas
    Kylie Michelle Spakausky
    Ashley Lauren Ward
    Caitlin Helen Westring

    Oscar Machado's Section
    Diego Enrique Ascanio
    Bianca Vanessa Bernstein
    Valentina Gomez Camarillo Jr.
    Will Joesph Hammer
    Tomas Hudson
    Giovanna Brum Imperiale
    Isabella Alisa Matos
    Madeline Grace Meyer
    Elba Natalia Mota
    Samantha Haley Schwartz
    Robert Boyd Sims Dubon
    Gabby Standfield
    Nefele Olga Talavera
    Tina Urbicain

    Melodie Sanchez's Section
    Danny Albert Alvarez
    Nouf F A A A A Behbehani
    Aj Hanif Juma
    Nathan Larabee
    Lucas Lowder
    Lucy Christina Miller
    Isaiah Andrew Morales
    Shari Kathleen Soavi
    Patrick Joseph Talento
    Sofia Andrea Urday
    Gardner Leigh Wilburn
    Sage Zheng
    Lilyana M Zuniga-Hernandez

  • RED 601: INTRO TO REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND URBANISM - C. BOHL / T. HERNANDEZ / A. PRADO / V. TORRE

    Sponsored Studio Collaboration / Hyde Park, NY on Culinary Institute site
    This project is a collaboration with an architecture studio led by Professor Jorge Hernandez and sponsored by a MRED+U board member. The students explored scenarios for a site in Hyde Park, NY being developed in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America to create a destination resort. The program will include a hotel, luxury residential (for sale and rental), and other uses such as one or more signature restaurants and programming for the resort concept. Students met with the development team and participated in a site visit to Hyde Park, NY.

    mredu final reviews

    Description
    RED 601 represents one of the most interdisciplinary course offerings for graduate students at the University of Miami. The fall 2021 course includes 75 students from eight difference graduate programs in five different schools and colleges, including MRED+U, Urban Design, Architecture, Construction Management from the School of Architecture, LLM Real Property Development from the School of Law, MBA-Real Estate from the Miami Herbert Business School, MS Construction Management from the College of Engineering, and MPS in Urban Sustainability and Resilience from Arts & Sciences and Architecture.

    The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the real estate development process. The course covers the many challenges of the development process including: analyzing market sectors and development opportunities; conducting a site analysis; understanding the local social, economic, cultural and political context of a neighborhood; interpreting land use regulations and policies; researching the environmental and resiliency strategies and techniques for development; evaluating the financial feasibility of scenarios; identifying and securing land suitable for development; formulating a development program; identifying appropriate building types; raising investment capital; basic time, cost and contractual considerations for construction; marketing and sales, property management and exit strategies for developers. The course emphasizes the ability of livable community design practices to create value for developers, investors, existing and new residents while creating sustainable communities.

    At the two days of final reviews for the course all 17 interdisciplinary teams of students will present the results of their collaborative work on development proposals that encompass a site analysis, design concept, market analysis, development program, and financial feasibility analysis.

    Project Descriptions
    Small Scale Development
    These projects focus on a variety of smaller urban infill lots of less than an acre in Allapattah, the Design District, and Downtown Doral.

    Medium Scale Commercial Mixed-Use Sites
    These are sites consisting of one or more acres, typically under single ownership, that are prime redevelopment sites in Coral Gables (Lejeune Road Publix) and Miami (Douglas Road Sears).

    Mixed-Income Development / Affordable Housing Sites for "Impact Investing"
    These are sites in urban neighborhoods where mixed income housing, including affordable and workforce housing, and commercial uses are all possible depending on zoning. Housing can include a mix of for sale and rental products in single-family houses, townhomes and apartments. These will be sites and projects appropriate to enter in the Business School's Impact Investing Competition at the end of the semester. Sites include a large Winn-Dixie site in Liberty City, a YWCA site in Miami Gardens, and transitional religious properties in North Miami and Brownsville.

    Studio Collaboration / Extension of Town Center in Dallas metro area
    These teams explored development scenarios for the extension of a town center on a large site in Westlake, Texas in conjunction with Professor Plater-Zyberk's urban design studio.

    Faculty
    Dr. Charles Bohl, Professor and Director (MRED+U)
    Tim Hernandez, Lecturer, Co-Instructor (MRED+U)
    Antonio Prado, Developer-in-Residence (Law-RPD)
    Venny Torre, Developer-in-Residence (MRED+U)
    Mark Troen, Lecturer, Co-Instructor (MRED+U)

    Time
    9am-3:30pm

    Location
    Communications Classroom

    Student Names
    Leen Hisham Abdel-Majid Maraqa, see 12/2 reviews
    Miriam Alanzi (M.ARCH), 10:45am, Team 10: Lejeune Publix site
    Rodolfo Emilio Alba (MCM), 1:50pm, Team 13: Liberty City site
    Arif Amirali (LAW), 1:15pm, Team 12: Liberty City site
    Sultan K. Albarq (MBA/MRED+U), 1:15pm, Team 12: Liberty City site
    Stephen Berniker (MBA), 10:45am, Team 10: Lejeune Publix site
    Bradley Iglehart Booker (MBA/MRED+U), 10:45am, Team 10: Lejeune Publix site
    Peter Burt (MBA/MRED+U), 12:40pm, Team 11: YMCA site
    Anastasia Butacova, see 12/2 reviews
    Ziyi Chen (MUD), 9am, Team 7: Allapatah site
    Jeremy Chosnek, see 12/2 reviews
    Logan Avery Crabb, see 12/2 reviews
    Olivia Cypher (LAW), 10:45am, Team 10: Lejeune Publix site
    Aarti Narsih Dobariya (MUD), 11:20am, Team 17: Doral TC site
    Garrick Donnelly (MRED+U), 9am, Team 7: Allapatah site
    Myles Watson Eaddy (M.ARCH), 1:15pm, Team 12: Liberty City site
    Sebastian Echeverri, see 12/2 reviews
    Samuel Bernard Edelstein (MRED+U), 1:50pm, Team 13: Liberty City site
    Paige Fairman (LAW), 9:35am, Team 8: Design District site
    Jake Fleischer (MRED+U), 10:10am, Team 9: Sears site
    Isaac Ellstein Kracer, see 12/2 reviews
    Lara Giray (LAW), 12:05pm, Team 6: Brownsville site
    Nataly Guevara (MRED+U), 12:40pm, Team 11: YMCA site
    Neyza Guzman, see 12/2 reviews
    Michael Hamuicka, see 12/2 reviews
    Bouldin Armstrong Heistand (MBA/MRED+U), 9:35am, Team 8: Design District site
    Michael Hayden Holdship (MBA/MRED+U), 12:40pm, Team 11: YMCA site
    Nicole Haidar (LAW), 12:40pm, Team 11: YMCA site
    Matthew Jackson (MBA/MRED+U), 2:25pm, Team 14: Bethel Apostolic site
    Paul Jakobson, see 12/2 reviews
    Bojan Jankulovski (MRED+U), 2:25pm, Team 14: Bethel Apostolic site
    Jeffrey Jinks, see 12/2 reviews
    Taylor Jobson (MRED+U), 10:45am, Team 10: Lejeune Publix site
    Olajuwon Letrell Jones, see 12/2 reviews
    Patrick Aaron Jones (MRED+U), 9:35am, Team 8: Design District site
    Alexander Kantor (MRED+U), 10:10am, Team 9: Sears site
    Kevin Koushel (LAW), 9am, Team 7: Allapatah site
    Hyang Sook Kwon (MRED+U), 9:35am, Team 8: Design District site
    Jack Labianca, see 12/2 reviews
    Chang Li (MUD), 12:05pm, Team 6: Brownsville site
    Melissa Lipnick (LAW), 2:25pm, Team 14: Bethel Apostolic site
    Kevin Patrick Logue (MRED+U), 12:05pm, Team 6: Brownsville site
    Anthony Loyacona, see 12/2 reviews
    Sara Madady, see 12/2 reviews
    Daniel Angel Manzi, see 12/2 reviews
    Leen Maraqa, see 12/2 reviews
    Benjamin Mashaal (MRED+U), 9:35am, Team 8: Design District site
    Omar Mehany (MRED+U), 12:40pm, Team 11: YMCA site
    Christopher Alexander Montoya-Redlich, see 12/2 reviews
    Oscar Nicolas Moreno Mendivelso (MRED+U), 10:10am, Team 9: Sears site
    Emily Abigail Morgan (MRED+U), 12:05pm, Team 6: Brownsville site
    Jacob Nunez (LAW), 11:20am, Team 17: Doral TC site
    Alvaro Otero Rodriguez, see 12/2 reviews
    Michael Reid Parrott, see 12/2 reviews
    Jonathan Schai Pascheles (MRED+U), 11:20am, Team 17: Doral TC site
    Andreina Felicia Pepe-Rodriguez (MRED+U), 10:10am, Team 9: Sears site
    Jesitt M. Perez (MRED+U), 1:15pm, Team 12: Liberty City site
    Donovan James Perry, see 12/2 reviews
    Marcos Puente (MBA/MRED+U), 1:50pm, Team 13: Liberty City site
    Maria Josefina Quezada-Liriano (ENGINEERING, MCM), 11:20am, Team 17: Doral TC site
    Daniel Rayon (LAW), 1:15pm, Team 12: Liberty City site
    Juan Robledo (MRED+U), 2:25pm, Team 14: Bethel Apostolic site
    Santiago Jose Rodriguez-Florez, see 12/2 reviews
    Cameron Dwyer Schoeb, see 12/2 reviews
    Jordan Shayne, see 12/2 reviews
    Tomas Socolsky (MBA/MRED+U), 9am, Team 7: Allapatah site
    Gabriel Asher Stolar (MBA/MRED+U), 12:05pm, Team 6: Brownsville site
    Jonathan Sutton Hanfling (MRED+U), 11:20am, Team 17: Doral TC
    David J. Udine (MBA/MRED+U), 10:10am, Team 9: Sears site
    Paula Christina Viala (MPS), 1:50pm, Team 13: Liberty City site
    Dionysios Constantine Vlachos (MRED+U), 2:25pm, Team 14: Bethel Apostolic site
    John Wong, see 12/2 reviews
    Robert Yazbek (LAW), 1:50pm, Team 13: Liberty City site
    Xinyu Zhang (MPS), 9am, Team 7: Allapatah site

Saturday, December 4, 2021

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  • UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - E. VALLE

    SPONSORED BY: City of Cutler Bay

    Valle Community as a Hub

    Description: The City Hall Building of the Future is a Community Hub 
    This design studio will have three components: 1) Interactive sessions with the public and staff of the Town of Cutler Bay; 2) Exploration of the notion of making civic architecture into the communal living room of the future; and 3) Developing augmented reality (AR) model of the design and making them available on-line to the public;

    1) The Town of Cutler Bay is proposing to build a Municipal Complex and Community Park on 16 acres. This design studio will consider appropriate environmental strategies for taking a 16-acre brownfi eld and converting it into a signature community center. To accomplish this, the studio will participate in a series of public workshops with the Town of Cutler Bay staff and its citizens to envision what it will take for it to become the pride and joy of Cutler Bay. This project will include designing a new city hall, police station, parks & recreation facilities, a community civic center, and a green resiliency community park.

    2) In stark contrast to just designing another monumental city hall in another city, this project will explore the design of a city hall that becomes the communal living room of the future. This design studio will explore design ideas that are a stark departure from the intimidating civic design of the past. We will be breaking down symbols of authority and making them into places that invite people to hang around.

    3) Utilizing the latest technology, the students will be producing an augmented reality (AR) model of their design that can be seen over any iPad, iPhone, or Computer. We will be exploring the future of AR as a new tool for architects to communicate their designs.

    Faculty
    Eric Valle, Visiting Critic

    Time
    1-5pm

    Location
    Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center
    Glasgow Hall

    Student Names
    Chuchen Liu
    Vincent Christelle
    Sarah Ercia
    Amanda Guerrero
    Heber Hernandez
    Ashanni McClam
    Ian Ondek
    Miranda Posey
    Julia Teig
    Anna Valdes Zauner
    Han Wang
    Zeyu Zhang

Monday, December 6, 2021

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  • UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - D. HENNING BRAUN

    SPONSORED BY: Perkins & Will

    dirk braun

    Description: Ephemere Highrise
    In addition to dealing with high-end techologies, it is therefore necessary to create an environment that is optimally adapted to people and their social needs, which is inspired above all by natural phenomena and thus brings the anthropogenic performance capacity of our society closer to its natural environment again.

    The focus therefore on the design of an ultra-modern high-rise concept in the field of tension between the natural and built environment at a high design and, above all, conceptual level.  

    The ephemeral, the non-permanent, and fleeting are explored in the design studio from different angles and refractions.

    Faculty
    Dirk Henning Braun, Visiting Critic

    Time
    3-5pm

    Location
    Jorge M. Perez Architecture Building
    Korach Gallery

    Student Names
    Sarah Alturkait
    Ckiara Condezo
    Johanela Hinz
    Mahlia Jenkins
    Joshua Kaufman
    Benjamin Klinger
    Herman Lui
    James Schmidt
    Shifan Wang
    Stephen Matthew Wisniew
    Abdallah Zaidan
    Harrison Zaye

  • ARC 607: ARCHITECTURE DESIGN AND THEORY IV - D. HECTOR

    sutro baths

    Image: Billington, W. C. Sutro Baths, looking south, San Francisco, CA, 1897 May 01, U. S. National Park Service

    Description: The Natatorium @ Sutro Baths

    The Sutro baths and casino out on the beach, just north of Sutro Heights, are rapidly nearing completion. There is no bathing establishment in this country as large, as complete, as convenient or as luxuriously appointed. Once there was a huge depression on the north side of the road that runs to Sutro Heights, and in the depression or gully was a sea of sand, and rock, and seaweed and spray, and the gulls went there to roost. The Sutro baths and casino will be enclosed, and one of the most desolate and forlorn spots in the world will have been converted into one of the finest structures in the world—if not the finest. Inside these green, glass-covered walls there will be an amphitheater capable of seating 5000 people comfortably. Here all manner of aquatic entertainments will be provided. Sham naval battles will be held. There will be trapezes without number, springboards galore, and all the athletic appointments that can possibly be employed in aquatic sports.
    -- Excerpted from The Morning Call, San Francisco Sunday August 27, 1893

    The Natatorium @ Sutro Baths in San Francisco contemplates the social, cultural and architectural context of a contemporary aquatics center on the site of Adolf Sutro’s Baths & Casino.

    Faculty
    Denis Hector

    Time
    9:30am-2:30pm

    Location
    Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building
    Murphy Jury Room with Digital Display

    Digital/Remote Modality
    https://miami.zoom.us/j/92146220263?pwd=SnhDd093SEFEMHdhdnF6bzRFekZzZz09
    Meeting ID: 921 4622 0263
    Passcode: 620306

    Student Names
    Tiffany Agam
    Isacio Javier Albir
    Megan Ray Barrett
    Estefania Bourgy
    Andrea Camere
    Kari Ellen Grindel
    Tais Hamilton
    Amber Elizabeth Kountz
    Kathleen Joanna Lockwood
    Harrison Mark Neuman
    Flint R. Porter
    Soran Rostami
    Benjamin Alex Smith
    Nina Tatiana Voith
    Michelle Arina Wright

  • UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - L. HEERY / D. GARCIA-NAVARRO / M. ELAM

    SPONSORED BY: The Live/Work/Walk Foundation

    heery garcia elam

    Image from short film: Charles and Ray Eames, Powers of Ten, 1977

    Description: Architectural Explorations
    With an architect's eye, this studio will harvest recent resilience and public health learnings from COVID to weather and cyber disruptions. The studio includes a study trip to Atlanta, an historically diverse city, with local micro-burst storms to population growth affecting intown neighborhoods. Workshops with special experts will be integrated, to assist students with interdisciplinary data and insights. The studio is organized in three modules and scales to discover, define, and design at the scale of the neighborhood, the block, the building. Depopulated for decades, many neighborhoods thrived before and during COVID-19, with green corridors, biking lanes, dog parks, newly re-activated outdoor public spaces and creative live/work adaptation. Taking public health and resilience learnings, observing neighborhood patterns, how will new design thinking enhance daily life for longstanding and new residents, young to old, and side-by-side enhance preparedness for disruptions, such as freezes, power outages and storms? How will technologies assist or influence designs that enhance the neighborhood-scale projects, yet integrate regional networks, from storm corridors, to transit and bike routes? In both design process and product, this studio will tap methods of design study to enhance resilience and healthiness at a neighborhood scale, from new live/ work infill, to pop-up outdoor structures, from solar trees to water collection, and other forms of neighborhood-based preparedness yet to be discovered.

    Faculty
    Merrill Elam, Visiting Critic
    Donnie Garcia-Navarro
    Laura Heery, Adjunct Professor

    Time
    1pm-5:30pm

    Location
    Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center
    Korach Gallery

    Student Names
    Marina Alicia Colon
    Runyu Da
    Isaiah Holmes
    Diana Juarez-Montano
    Guang Liang
    Flavia Macchiavello
    Conor Quigley
    Farha Reshamwala
    Joao Ribeiro
    Anthony Venant
    Anan Yu

  • UPPER LEVEL DESIGN: PRESERVATION STUDIO - J. HERNANDEZ

    SPONSORED BY: NR International

     hernandez

    Description: Culinary Institute in the Hudson River Valley
    This is a sponsored Studio which will include the collaboration of graduate students and upper level undergraduate students with the students from the real estate program. The purpose of the Studio is to explore ideas for a culinary institute in the Hudson River Valley. Students will be working with NRI, the developer of the project and Genler, NY.

    The Program is for a culinary Institute in the pastureal and historic River Valley area. The Studio will involve sponsored travel and contacts with varied professionals and experts in the design of the Hotels and culinary institutes. The goal is to make a place unique to the landscape and history of the Hudson River Valley.

    Faculty
    Jorge Hernandez

    Time
    12:30-6:30pm

    Location
    Thesis Miami Hotel, Paseo de la Riviera complex

    Student Names
    Alexandra Dreybus
    Livia Brodie
    Jackeline Del Arca Argueta
    Katya Garcia
    Kevin Johnson
    Olha Khymytsia
    Emily Kopke
    Elliot Saeidy
    Max Speziani
    Shannon Stack

  • UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - E. PLATER-ZYBERK

    lizz

    Description: An Introduction to Urban Design, Sustainability, Wellness, and Equity
    Urban design is guided by social, economic and environmental goals.

    Social goals include community connectedness, embodied in appealing shared spaces and gathering places that welcome a diversity of people and activities.

    Environmental goals include sustainability and resilience, supporting the health of natural resources and systems, and human well-being. Economic goals include the balancing of benefit and cost, for the community and the implementors, in terms of investment, operations, and growth in value.

    To achieve these goals, urban design deploys knowledge across disciplines, including planning, architecture, landscape architecture, traffic engineering, sociology, real estate development and finance. All of these will inform the studio, guided by the methods and techniques of the New Urbanism.

    A sequence of projects will introduce the principles and methods of urban design:

    1. design analysis of an urban site of the student’s experience;
    2. design of a small urban infill site;
    3. presentation drawing of an internationally admired public space; and
    4. design of a neighborhood or district of specific context and program.
    Students learn how to design places that: encourage pedestrian use of public space, provide a sense of place, promote a sense of community, and are functional and beautiful.

    Faculty
    Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

    Time
    Morning (Approx. 9am-12pm)

    Location
    Lakeside Village Training Room 

    Student Names
    Amy Agne
    Miriam Alanzi
    Salah Alsharari
    Ziyi Chen
    Alexandra Czaja
    Aarti Dobariya
    Hope Kenny
    Peter Kiliddjian
    Dominic Lanctot
    Winston Lee
    Behzad Tavakol

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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  • ARC 512: ADVANCED VISUAL ANALYSIS (EXHIBITION) - G. FUENMAYOR

    Fuenmayor Exhibit

    Description: Thinking Lines. Drawing Thoughts.
    The focus of this course is to teach students skills to successfully develop and communicate thought processes. We will start exploring "the line" as a mode of expression and carrier of meaning. Through "the line", students will be guided through didactic and challenging exercises exploring eye-hand coordination, gesture, space and composition. A wide range of drawing methods will be covered, allowing students to experiment and incorporate traditional and non-traditional approaches. Subject matter will alternate between figurative and still life, we will draw outside and inside the classroom, shift from dry to wet medium, as well as vary the size and scale of drawings. The course will focus on each student's personal development, with the sole purpose of enriching their own creative explorations.

    Faculty
    Gonzalo Fuenmayor

    Time
    9:40am-11am

    Location
    Gallery 48/Old Gallery

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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  • ARC 607: INAUGURAL DESIGN STUDIO - J. CALVO / J. GELABERT-NAVIA

    calvo gelabert

    Description: The NOBE West Lots Plan
    The North Beach Master Plan (Plan NoBe) was adopted by the City of Miami Beach in 2016 following an extensive public process and has served as a catalyst for numerous initiatives in the North Beach area. An initial plan for the West Lots was a part of this larger planning effort. This detailed planning for the West Lots follows from this initial planning process that laid out numerous possibilities for this public asset. The West Lots are eight city owned development parcels fronting Collins Avenue between 79th Street and 87th Street. The lots lie between the North Shore Historic District which was adopted in January 2018 and the North Beach Oceanside Park which fronts the ocean. The lots currently hold three parking lots, Ocean Rescue services, and a new skate park. There are certain considerations for whatever these lots become due to their proximity to these assets. The Graduate Design Studio is proposing a series of alternate development proposals for the lots that will help the City in their ultimate planning and zoning designation into accounts issues of urban planning, mixed use programming and resiliency.

    Faculty
    Juan Calvo
    Jose Gelabert-Navia

    Jurors
    Alejandro Branger
    Allan Shulman
    Debbie Tackett

    Time
    Morning (Approx. 9am-12pm)

    Location
    Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building
    Murphy Jury Room with Digital Display 
    Cafeteria Wall

    Student Names
    Caterina Cafferata
    Wentai Cui
    Myles Watson Eaddy
    Gianell Marie Gonzalez
    Ana Mavi Gutierrez
    Carson Hessler
    Carolina Illera Barberi
    Alexis Payton Pagano
    Yara Mohammad Ali A Quteineh
    Peiyang Sang
    Zara Izabella Silva-Landry
    Allison Dorothy Thiel
    Michaela Jeann Urteaga
    Krista Wise

  • UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - T. GIVENS

    SPONSORED BY: Fortune International Group

    ted givens fortune

    Description: Beach Club Studio
    Students will focus on architectural and landscape design, with a focus on sustainable concepts.  Designs will define a new lifestyle experience for a beach club in Key Biscayne, Florida.

    Faculty
    Ted Givens

    Time
    1-5:30pm

    Location
    Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center
    Korach Gallery

    Student Names
    Olawumi Akinniyi
    Valentina Alfonzo
    Abdullah AlYahya
    Ciana Bello
    Natalia Cure
    Gianna Florio
    Caitlin Garner
    Michael Kundin
    Maha Malik
    Alexia Marotta
    Lucas Rosen
    Jayna Schack

  • UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO: WOOD CITY - C. MEYER

    wood city meyer

    Description: Wood City - Developing Miami’s Wood Utilization Centre

    Architecture is essentially an extension of nature into the man-made realm, providing the ground for perception and the horizon of experiencing and understanding the world. It is not an isolated and self-sufficient artifact; it directs our attention and existential experience to wider horizons. Architecture also gives a conceptual and material structure to societal institutions, as well as to the conditions of daily life. It concretises the cycle of the year, the course of the sun and the passing of the hours of the day.”
    -- Juhani Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses

    The act of building without question is a territorial act, requiring the pushing and pulling of matter until a building materializes. Consciously or unconsciously, the design process is responsible for the reorganization of these often forgotten remote territories into construction ecologies, a binding of the natural and built environment. Global conversations of architecture and urbanism, whether through the lens of political, economical or social interests have been precariously balanced upon these environmental alterations. For the United States these discussions have applied pressure on the exploration of alternative processes aiming to reduce the impacts to the natural environment both domestic and foreign. The studio Wood City: Developing Miami’s Wood Utilization Centre will posit investigations within an active development team to interrogate the construction ecologies of wood in the southeast region, engaging the question how does innovation inform architecture’s role in a material agenda?

    Faculty
    Christopher Meyer

    Time
    Morning session: 9-12:30pm
    Afternoon session: 1pm-5:30pm

    Digital/Remote Modality
    Morning Zoom Meeting (9am):
    https://miami.zoom.us/j/96106975566?pwd=UE9HTWJvOGFQcG5WK0dpeG5LMEJWdz09
    Meeting ID: 961 0697 5566
    Passcode: 067076

    Afternoon Zoom Meeting (1pm):
    https://miami.zoom.us/j/94256510928?pwd=bDBDei9DeHlFRHNMOFVPRWowN21ldz09
    Meeting ID: 942 5651 0928
    Passcode: 347407

    Student Names
    Ethan Anderson
    Maria Cadena
    Gabriel Figueroa
    Nicholas Ingold
    Shane Jezowski
    Hali Keller
    Teymour Khoury
    Katherine Lesh
    Maia Marshall
    Otto Mastrapa
    Blake Oliver
    Megan Sheehan
    Reid Yenor

  • UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - C. VON MOOS

    von moos

    Description: Old School New School
    The proposed studio, another in-depth investigation into Miami’s ‘social infrastructure’— the physical places and organizations that shape the way people interact — will take the current administration’s Infrastructure Plan as a positive impulse and starting point to challenge the mindset of contemporary American school design. Not just highways, bridges, ports, airports and transit systems, but also more mundane public structures like schools are crumbling after decades of chronic disinvestment. More so, educational architecture seems to have deteriorated to mere equipment facilities, without any design or civic ambition beyond keeping children safely confined. The project — a middle school in Miami-Dade, the fourth-largest school district in the United States — will be approached through research-based learning and typological experimentation: precise observations of the contemporary condition of Miami’s schools, analysis of international model projects, and the construction of large-scale models will be fundamental tools in this process. Working with common sense and logic, we will search for ways of (re)interpreting infrastructure as an open and dynamic system that adapts to changing social circumstances and enriches its urban and natural environment, fosters new forms of collectivity and raises the architectural impact in the public realm.

    Faculty
    Charlotte Von Moos

    Time
    Morning session: 10am-12pm
    Afternoon session: 1:30-3:30pm

    Location
    Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center
    Korach Gallery

    Digital/Remote Modality
    Morning Zoom Meeting (10am):
    https://miami.zoom.us/j/98177584153?pwd=emFwdDQvdVRnb0NnNkpFUzlYN24rZz09
    Meeting ID: 981 7758 4153
    Passcode: 616519

    Afternoon Zoom Meeting (1:30pm):
    https://miami.zoom.us/j/98611740951?pwd=b294a1NIQ0srZTRiaDZPdmJzb3JBZz09
    Meeting ID: 986 1174 0951
    Passcode: 970922

    Student Names
    Mohammad Alramadan
    Fahad Alzaid
    Vanessa Crespo
    Andre De Mathis
    Sophia Elwaw
    Paul Fischel
    Emma Gerlach
    Alexia Lohken
    Christopher Muchow
    Andrey Nash
    Morgan Rapp
    Nathan Sullivan
    Christelle Vincent

Thursday, December 9, 2021

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  • ARC 604: GRADUATE DESIGN STUDIO - S. JUNEAU / V. VASCONEZ

    juneau vasconez 604

    Description

    “A walk through a forest is invigorating and healing due to the constant interaction of all sense modalities; Bachelard speaks of ‘the polyphony of the senses’. The eye collaborates with the body and the other senses. One’s sense of reality is strengthened and articulated by this constant interaction. Architecture is essentially an extension of nature into the man-made realm, providing the ground for perception and the horizon of experiencing and understanding the world. It is not an isolated and self-sufficient artifact; it directs our attention and existential experience to wider horizons.”
    -- Juhani Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses, p.41

    The inaugural design studio focuses on the role of architectural design as an integrative discipline. Using Miami as a laboratory and drawing from natural specimens, the studio will examine the relationship between nature, landscape, and the built environment. It will use research and analysis, design thinking skills, ordering systems, site design, materials, methods, structure, light, space, and tectonics as a means of developing a meaningful design process.

    As a conceptual lens, this class takes Pallasmaa’s words as a starting point. As the theorist puts it, architecture is not an “isolated and self-sufficient artifact”. It is situated somewhere at the intersection of a an existing landscape, a pile of materials and our bodies. As such, the task of architecture then is to generate a spatial device through which we can perceive ongoing conversations between materials and sites. In order to emphasize the importance of this ongoing back and forth, the class will focus on elemental architectures and architecture types usually found away from urban settings, nestled in nature: a shelter, an outdoor amenity, a pavilion.

    Architecture within Landscapes
    The tropical climate and landscape of South Florida will serve as a context for design. Two of the three assignments will explore the different site conditions that exist within two parks located in Miami. Miami has, over the last century, sought to strengthen its ties to its unique landscapes through the establishment of a robust Parks Department. Miami-Dade County is now home to one of the country’s largest park registry. The Miami-Dade parks system includes over 250 parks comprising 12,727 acres and has 2 National Parks within its boundaries. In recent years, the Department has invested a considerable of efforts in putting together the Open Space Master Plan which, during the next decades, will give direction to future investments. Students are invited to get familiar with this vision: https://www.miamidade.gov/parksmasterplan/library/OSMP_FINAL_REPORT_entiredocument.pdf

    Architecture as a Landscape of Affects
    As an extension of the idea that architectural design must be in conversation with the existing site, is the idea that the architecture itself can integrate the qualities and experiences found in nature and therefore become its own landscape of affects. As students will be introduced to elemental methods of form-making in our discipline, they will also be assigned (or tasked to identify) a specific affect to address with their design proposal. Therefore, beyond the formal gestures and functional requirements, the proposals must be able to convey a range of experiences that emphasize the given affect.

    Architecture within an Ecology of Ideas
    Finally, the studio will initiate students to a given set of the ecology of ideas within which the disciplines of architecture and design function. In order be able to communicate spatial ideas and architectural arguments effectively through their design proposals, students will need to become familiar with the lexicon and core concepts that define the design of architecture. Design proposals should go beyond the mere resolution of the program to include larger concepts that set into motion this ecology of ideas. Students should expect to be evaluated on their ability to translate this lexicon both through written text and through drawings. A series of readings will help to further this conceptual framework and guide the larger implications of specific design decisions.

    Faculty
    Sophie Juneau
    Veruska Vasconez

    Time
    9:30am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-4:30pm

    Location
    Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center
    Korach Gallery

    Student Names
    Andrea Jahell Aguilar Ruiz
    Sebastian Alberto Alarcon
    Yusef Audeh
    Felix Banuelos Sainz
    Dagmar Paola Barron Nava
    Maryam Basti
    Maria Adalgisa Cannavo Violante
    Lais De Lima Weba
    Eugenio Janeiro
    Isabella Pedrosa
    Sophia Dae Rocha
    Tatiana Alexa Rosello
    Caroline Rebecca Rothschild
    Romi Sofi
    Alexandra Marie Wise

Monday, December 13, 2021

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  • UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - R. CEO / J. ADAMSON

    design build

    Image: Recently donated antique hand tools for the BuildLab.

    Description: The Design/Build Studio
    At the onset of his book; ‘The Craftsman’ Richard Sennett mentions “a basic human impulse: the desire to do a job well for its own sake.” A Professor of Sociology, Sennett is interested in connecting people back to their work by finding meaning in craft. Working with one’s hands, developing skill, had meaning and instilled not only pride in making, but a profound knowledge of self. In this studio we hope to extend your knowledge of design through thoughtful consideration of building problems through hands-on learning. And like Sennett we will explore dimensions of skill, commitment and judgement, through concrete practice and thinking. We will work with a variety of tools; hand and machine, and learn the value of overcoming the limits of materials or the opportunity that may arise from finding new solutions to old problems. Connecting head and hand, design and building, will expand your understanding of architecture and better prepare you for the profession. The semester will involve a series of projects related to the B.E & W.R. Miller BuildLab with a focus on finish carpentry, tight tolerances and a high level of craft. This is a studio about doing and learning through action. No previous experience in building is required. However, we are looking for students with unbridled enthusiasm and a passionate commitment to making great things. In the end you will achieve experience, skill, resilience and self-reliance.

    Faculty
    Rocco Ceo
    James Adamson

    Time
    1-5:30pm (Open House)

    Location
    B.E & W.R. Miller BuildLab

    Student Names
    Naser Alkandari
    Nora Alkhalaf
    Alixandra Fleming
    Jake Leonardi
    Emad Munshi
    Connor Murray
    Spencer Richardson
    Crawford Suarez
    Junren Tan
    James Tirado