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Friday, December 2, 2022

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

    arc203Atelier Bow-Wow, NIKE Miyashita Park, Tokyo, Axonometric drawing       

    Description
    Currently, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities.  It is projected that by 2050 an additional 2.5 billion people will migrate to urban areas across the globe.  How we build new cities and adapt the current patterns of those that exist, will be at the forefront of the critical questions facing our society.  Additionally, the environment is a complex collection of intricacies that are shaped by policy. These policies impact the architecture, urbanism and communities upon which they are enacted.

    The challenge of building smarter and more sustainable cities is a complex endeavor; and yet several key issues rise to the surface including: race and ethnicity, the understanding and preservation of the natural environment and its ecological patterns; the creation of equitable transportation networks that provide a multiplicity of experiences such as walking, biking, and public transportation; the adaptive re-use of existing buildings and infrastructure; and the integration of mixed-use and mixed-income environments capable of supporting more dynamic and vibrant societies.  

    ARC 203, the third in a sequence of ten design studios at the University of Miami School of Architecture, focuses on the relationship between architecture and the built environment.  The studio stressed the topics of equitable design, regulatory contexts, urban resilience, building adaptation, and the impacts of climate change and sea-level-rise on our communities. 

    Assignments and workshops were designed to build an understanding of what this might mean at both a personal and communal level.  A series of site visits, analytical drawings, and workshops provided a platform for the exploration and acquisition of knowledge in this field. 

    Faculty
    Germane Barnes, Coordinator
    Juan Alayo
    Claudia Ansorena
    Rogelio Cadena
    Alice Cimring
    Maria Flores
    Larissa Sherbakova
    Sara Velasquez
    Yasmine Zeghar

    Time
    9:05 am-12:00 pm

    Locations
    Barnes - Murphy A
    Ansorena - Building 48 Third Floor
    Alayo - Murphy Exterior Patio
    Cadena – Murphy C Interior
    Cimring – Murphy D Interior
    Flores – Murphy E Interior 
    Sherbakova – Murphy B Interior 
    Zeghar – Building 49 Interior

    Student Names
    Germane Barnes' Section
    Yash Agarwal
    Justin Ammaturo
    Bianca Bernstein
    Tyson Hanning
    Carlos Hernandez
    Katherine Kuang
    Gianna Novello
    Riley Oram
    Grace Paliseno
    Sophia Palomino
    Nefele Talavera
    Nicholas Tournour

    Juan Alayo's Section
    Josh Carlson
    Cameron Cathey
    Lisa Chen
    Grace Mikrut            
    Courtney Pappas
    Benjamin Pollak
    Lorenzo Rosso-Mai
    Samantha Schwartz
    Maxim Waters
    Caitlin Westring
    Diego Zubillaga-Chavez        

    Claudia Asorena's Section
    Karla Fidalgo
    Luisa Hernandez-Arboleda
    Giovanna Imperiale
    Nisan Korkmaz
    Nathan Larabee
    Jayson Moron
    William Nicholson
    Cade Odom
    Kasey Ruiz
    Jillian Saloma
    Ashley Ward

    Rogelio Cadena's Section  
    Elizabeth Agurto
    Ali Alnejadah
    Catherine Calhoun
    Eliana Cortes-Schiffbauer
    Christopher Fischer-Hylton
    Joshua Izen
    Matthew Jarmon
    Henry Lewiston
    Pablo Vera
    Sage Zheng
    Harry Zurcher

    Alice Cimring's Section
    Diego Ascanio
    Noah Cassius
    Jessica Hutchinson
    Emery Medlock
    Madeline Meyer
    Lucia "Lucy" Miller
    Robert Sims-Dubon
    Gabrielle Standfield
    Patrick Talento
    Sofia Urday

    Maria Flores's Section
    Behbehani "Nouf" Behbehani
    Andrea Benhamron
    Payton Broadwell
    Jaylin Cole
    Brennan Cook
    Christiana Domosaru
    Alina Guzman-Azocar
    Justin Jayne
    William Minchala
    Deirdre Nash
    Aaron Parks

    Larissa Sherbakova's Section
    Katerina del Canal 
    Bianca Del Valle          
    Matthew Gaynor
    William Hammer
    Giancarlo Joyner
    Lucas Lowder
    Elba Mota
    Alec Rodriguez
    Shari Soavi
    Emily Solis
    Kylie Spakausky

    Sara Velasquez's Section
    Kate Camphausen
    Taylor Dutil 
    Abdulwahab Eisa
    Jennifer Mitchell
    Gabriela Paredes
    Ryan Phelps
    Matthew Sebiri
    Ben Skavnak
    Valentina Urbicain
    Naz Usman
    Gardner Wilburn

    Yasmine Zeghar's Section
    Fabio Cesaroni
    Nelson Fernandez
    Sarah Hernandez
    Tomas Hudson
    Ana Montes
    Carolyn Simmons
    Vero Vilato
    Kendal Wellbrook
    Lilyana Zuniga-Hernandez

Saturday, December 3, 2022

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  • ARC 501/604: ARCHITECTURE DESIGN & THEORY I - C. GUNADI

    arc 501 and 604

    Environments of Exchange: Architecture as Process
    The introduction to the M.Arch. 3-yr core sequence, this studio is concerned with the relationships between context, various publics, and the collective experience within an environment, natural or built. Tasked with the design of a new facility that aims to increase community-building programming and educational offerings at Miami’s Alice Wainwright Park, students were asked to consider how their design both limits and facilitates exchange—between people, of material goods, and of knowledge. Lastly, the studio interrogates design agency and how architecture can operate as a conceptual apparatus that carries and expresses meaningful ideas that affect how we live in and perceive the world. 

    Faculty
    Cynthia Gunadi

    Time
    9:05 am-6:20 pm

    Location
    Murphy B

    Student Names
    Noelle Benae Davis
    Wren Parkhill Ferris
    Elizabeth Maria Gabriele
    Vassilios Georgakopoulos
    Arie Nathan Haddad
    Naomie Najsia Payen
    Nicolas Pinzon Granados
    Jadian Antonique Ricketts
    Allyson Marie Smith
    Caroline Eaton Turino

  • ARC 607: ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO (2-YR.) - S. MEYER/M. GRABOSKI

    arc 607 fall 2022

    Design Literacy: Assembling Building Language

    “Architecture has a complex character, because on the one hand it creates the physical world we live in. It’s an undeniable part of reality, manifests a physical presence, and shapes urban spaces. On the other hand, architecture, just like art, literature and cinema, has a strongly narrative character. As designers, we tell stories through space and material.” -- Christ and Gantenbein, Interview 23.11.16

    The design studio ARC 607_Design Literacy: Assembling Building Language serves as the first course and single core studio, one advanced elective studio, and a thesis project in the U-SoA Advanced Placement M.Arch I AP program. As such, this course serves as an in-depth investigation into the application of material languages and material assemblies into the construction of buildings-but, above all, a critical discourse on the interactions of the building and building processes to people, climate, resources and culture. Within this discourse, a range of architectural conventions and typologies will be introduced, explored, and confronted. The studio will serve as a call to awareness; a heightened and focused sense of observation, experimentation and provocation will be nurtured. The pedagogical objective is the continued, individual development of architectural process and provocation fostered through conceptual and critical conversations, and implemented through the application of fundamental tools of the architect’s craft in relation to tectonic strategies, building assemblies and material languages.

    The course is composed of two project prompts: Operative Surfaces + Domesticity+

    The first design prompt, Operative Surfaces is an urban intervention situated at the edge of Miami’s Coconut Grove and Biscayne Bay and focuses on the activation of an isolated public node through programmatic interventions of public play, swim, learn, and recreate. Projects will engage the ground topography + bathymetry plane through techniques of: anchoring, floating, carving, stilting, and/or expanding to activate the site. 

    The second design prompt, Domesticity+ addresses the interrelationships of a building, its context, and the defined program of domesticity. Through independent precedent studies, students will research an assigned urban and housing conditions, learning through the evaluation of other architectures and architects. These analyses will serve as the point of departure for students to design a domestic intervention that addresses local contexts, cultural complexities, and academic rigors at the Northwest quadrant of Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology.

    Faculty
    Shawna Meyer
    Morgan Graboski

    Time
    9:05 am-6:20 pm

    Locations
    Meyer – Murphy A 
    Graboski – Murphy E
    Glasgow, (in the event Murphy is unavailable)

    Student Names
    Paria Bahmani
    Roberto Borberg
    John Edward Carlisle
    Drew Gordon Dunphy
    Adriana Garcia
    Alexander Joshua Glass
    Soraya Maria Hasbun Zamora
    Quan Le
    Mia Mackowski
    Maritere Rodriguez
    Delaney Skelly
    Kiera M Tucker
    McKenzie Higgins Waldron
    Alexa Jill White
    Kevin Harrison Wright
    Jacqueline Hope Zuckerbrod

Monday, December 5, 2022

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  • ARC 101: ARCHITECTURE DESIGN I - J. CORREA (C)

    ARC 101 FALL 2022

    Calle Ocho Project - Assignment #3
    TRANSFORMATIONS: each studio section was managed as a professional atelier. Under the direction of faculty, each student produced one distinctive retrofit proposal for a segment of Miami-Dade County. These “acupunctural proposals” ranged from civic/domestic architectural interventions to urban design master plans. The eight unique segments followed Tamiami Trail | 8th Street | Calle Ocho from the Atlantic Ocean to the Everglades. The combination of student projects in each section became the master plan for that portion of territory; collectively, the eight master plans generated the general master plan for that section of Miami-Dade County. Students and Faculty assumed a sea-level-rise factor of six feet (6’).

    Faculty
    Jaime Correa, Coordinator
    Christopher D'Amico
    Cristina Canton
    Rocco Ceo
    Oscar Machado
    Carie Penabad
    Haleh Moghaddasi

    Time
    9:05 pm-12:00 pm

    Locations
    Correa/Penabad – Murphy A
    D’Amico/Ceo – Murphy B
    Victoria/Moghaddasi – Murphy E 
    Canton/Machado – Murphy Exterior Walls/Design 195 A/B

    Student Names
    Jaime Correa’s Section
    Daniela Abuchaibe
    Mohammed Altawari
    Lexine Arambulo
    Gabriela Colado
    Alana Cowan
    Isabel Endara Motta
    Sebastian Guerrero
    Levi Hinkson
    Josh Labrado
    Bennett Miller
    Sam Reisfeld
    Dia Sorrentino
    Judah Tahan

    Christopher D'Amico’s Section
    Carolina Abboud
    Abdullah Al Najjar
    Deyana Bonardi
    Bailey Byers
    Valeria Fernandez Guillen
    Zion Hodge
    Denise Huang
    Smitty McKee
    Mirna Obeid
    AJ Ricco
    Adriana Villela

    Teofilo Victoria’s Section
    Batool Alhazeem
    Alyssa Alli-shaw
    Mariam Bataineh
    Luc Bennett
    Lukas Brown
    Nic Depasquale
    Galina Dumov
    Jordan Kekst
    Jalen Reece
    Layla Sapirstein
    Tammy Trinh
    Tyreke Walker

    Cristina Canton’s Section
    Jackson Bryant
    Caro Caceres
    Kamari Dawn
    Adam D'Oliveira
    Sophia Dominguez
    Kolleen Ebert
    Venaisa Hampton
    Griffin Sharpe
    Louis Siero
    Rance Sopko
    Marcos Tobi Recondo
    Mercan Yanyali

    Rocco Ceo’s Section
    Brooke Bradford
    Aidan Burke
    Robbie Darling
    Jessie Doleman
    David Elias
    Christopher Forwood
    Dylan Hasler
    Eva Klovatskiy
    Robert Ohebshalom
    Jiqing Sun
    Gaberiel Tejada

    Oscar Machado’s Section
    Luciano Abadie
    Marie Begley
    Modjyana Dorcin
    Darian Gomez
    Owen Kellerman
    Nicole Knopfholz Daitschman
    Ainsley McMillan
    Keira Risser
    Lucas Slowik
    Samantha Temple
    Allie Twardowski
    Matthew Vargas-Mejia

    Carie Penabad’s Section
    Brooke Benn
    Kelly Carroll
    Harrison Dunbar
    Toby Faller
    Matthew Justin
    Facundo Macolini
    Frankie Ottimo
    Eduardo Pinto
    Tamir Shazo
    Divyashree Shrestha
    Scott Wortman

    Haleh Moghaddasi’s Section
    Catalina Badilla
    Tyler Cahill
    Elif Erkoc
    Taylor Ferrarone
    Charlie Gaudette
    Jesse Jones
    Julia Kelly
    Conrad Ontimara
    Marielle Povinelli
    Cooper Sharpe
    Tyler Williams

  • ARC 407/408/509/510/608/609: UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - L.SPEAR

    upper level fall 2022 spear

    Resilient Landscapes - ArquitectonicaGEO
    This is an introductory course in landscape architectural design. Its primary goal is to challenge students to learn the fundamentals of landscape architecture and to develop sensitivity for outdoor environments.

    This studio course offers a unique opportunity to learn from ArquitectonicaGEO, a Miami-based award-winning design firm specializing in landscape architecture, planning, and urban design.

    Attributed to the climate change/sea level rise phenomenon and to respond to the need for developments to become resilient, ArquitectonicaGEO has had the opportunity in the last decade to develop the unique expertise in the design of resilient outdoor environments for a wide range of project typologies and scales. Some of the most notable projects that have been recently completed and that students may be familiar with include: University of Miami – Lakeside Village; Perez Art Museum Miami; Canopy Park Miami Beach; Brickell City Centre; and the PortMiami Tunnel.

    Faculty
    Laurinda Spear

    Time
    1:25 pm-6:20 pm

    Location
    Murphy B

    Student Names
    Tiffany Agam
    Julia Borges Reis
    Andrea Camere
    Ckiara Ann Condezo
    Myles Watson Eaddy
    Gabriel Figueroa
    Paul Fishel
    Emma Alexandria Gerlach
    Gianell Marie Gonzalez
    Amanda Marie Guerrero
    Kathleen Joanna Lockwood
    Conor Leo Quigley
    Shannon Carmin Stack
    Juan Francisco Uria
    AJ Zegans

  • ARC 407/408/509/510/609: UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - F. MARTINEZ/M. MCGRATTAN

    upper level fall 2022 martinez ramsa
    Paramount Theater & Shops, Palm Beach Florida, Image: HABS

    Traditional & Classical Design Studio
    Paramount: Urban Dwellings within a Historic Core; Palm Beach, FL
    The studio’s focus on innovative practice methods, aimed at improving the built environment while safeguarding human scale, health and cultural heritage with architectural and urban revitalization, shall be explored in proposals for the Redevelopment of the Paramount Theater & Shops Historic Building Site.  The design challenge is to replace the existing surface parking with urban dwellings that grow out of the history and urban fabric of Palm Beach; Strategies for Site Planning, Infrastructure and Varied Building Types based on evolving program requirements. Topics emphasized shall be programming, setting, site planning, typology and research methods and applications. Course goals and objectives include the integration of Traditional & Classical Architecture & Urban Design, in Theory and Practice, in order to examine architectural issues rationally and coherently, along with gathering and analyzing information about human needs and behavior in order to inform the design process. The studio project site is located at 139 N. County Road in Palm Beach Florida; on the site of the historic landmarked Paramount Theatre designed by Joseph Urban in 1926. To the south of the Theatre proper and on the street corner is an existing parking lot which will be the site for the studio.

    Faculty
    Frank Martinez
    Michael McGrattan

    Time
    1:25 pm-6:20 pm

    Locations
    Murphy A/E

    Student Names
    Amy Margaret Agne
    Iscio Javier Albir
    Ziyi Chen
    Ayca Erturk
    Carson P. Hessler
    Joshua Kaufman
    Hope Elizabeth Kenny
    Amber Elizabeth Kountz
    Grace Levey
    Ian Xavier Ondek
    Carlos Enrique Santos Ortiz
    Megan Eleanor Sheehan
    Nina Tatiana Voith
    Abdallah Ayman Ahmad Mohammed Zaidan
    Harrison Phan Hieu Zaye

  • ARC 407/408/509/510/601/609: URBAN DESIGN STUDIO - E. PLATER-ZYBERK

    upper level fall 2022 plater-zyberk

    Introduction to Urban Design
    Urban design combines the knowledge of a variety of disciplines, including planning, architecture, landscape architecture, traffic engineering, real estate development, finance, and political science. All of these informed the semester’s projects with site-specific concerns of environment, society, and economics, including climate and health. The studio introduced the principles, processes and practice of urban design through an iterative sequence of analysis and design.

    Guided by classic texts, including the Charter of the the New Urbanism, students learned about place-making in neighborhood design, public space that invites pedestrian use, street sections and building types, along with the transect, the regulating plan and guidelines, and character illustrations.

    Faculty
    Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

    Time
    1:25 pm-6:20 pm

    Location
    Murphy C

    Student Names
    Sophia Maria Benitez
    Kelly Rae Brunkow
    Teodoro Julian Bueres
    Nathan Ben Yishai Dankner
    Dario F. Gonzalez Bautista
    Yuxin Hong
    Andrey Alexander Nash
    Jayvil Patel
    Mikayla Rose Riselli
    James Tyler Schmidt
    John Wong

  • ARC 407/408/509/510/609: UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - E. FIRLEY

    upper level fall 2022 firley

    Design for Heroes
    For the final project of this upper-level studio, the students have been asked to fully immerse themselves in a fictional world of their choice, based on specific movies, books, computer games or art pieces. Their task comprised of the creation or transformation of a built structure into a residential or mixed-use facility. Though presented also in the form of conventional 2D drawings, special emphasis was given to the ability to create visualizations that connect to the visual language and narrative of the chosen reference. This final project, developed over six weeks, follows an analytic phase, during which the students investigated the role of space and architecture in cinematographic work, including movies such as “Parasite”, “The Passenger”, “Blade Runner” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. 

    Faculty
    Eric Firley

    Time
    1:25 pm-6:20 pm

    Location
    Cosford Cinema B

    Student Names
    Megan Ray Barrett
    Ryan Jacob Berman
    Livia Brodie
    Zachary Cronin
    Runyu Da
    Kari Ellen Grindel
    Daley Sprintz Hall
    Mahlia Jenkins
    Dominic Andrew Lanctot
    Katherine Grace Lesh
    Guang Liang
    Yuhang Liu
    Farha Jalal Reshamwala
    Daniel Sicorsky-Brener
    Zeyu Zhang

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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  • ARC 101: ARCHITECTURE DESIGN I - J. CORREA (C)

    ARC 101 FALL 2022

    Calle Ocho Project - Assignment #3
    TRANSFORMATIONS: each studio section was managed as a professional atelier. Under the direction of faculty, each student produced one distinctive retrofit proposal for a segment of Miami-Dade County. These “acupunctural proposals” ranged from civic/domestic architectural interventions to urban design master plans. The eight unique segments followed Tamiami Trail | 8th Street | Calle Ocho from the Atlantic Ocean to the Everglades. The combination of student projects in each section became the master plan for that portion of territory; collectively, the eight master plans generated the general master plan for that section of Miami-Dade County. Students and Faculty assumed a sea-level-rise factor of six feet (6’).

    Faculty
    Jaime Correa, Coordinator
    Christopher D'Amico
    Cristina Canton
    Rocco Ceo
    Oscar Machado
    Carie Penabad
    Haleh Moghaddasi

    Time
    9:05 pm-12:00 pm

    Location
    Glasgow Hall

    Student Names
    Jaime Correa’s Section
    Daniela Abuchaibe
    Mohammed Altawari
    Lexine Arambulo
    Gabriela Colado
    Alana Cowan
    Isabel Endara Motta
    Sebastian Guerrero
    Levi Hinkson
    Josh Labrado
    Bennett Miller
    Sam Reisfeld
    Dia Sorrentino
    Judah Tahan

    Christopher D'Amico’s Section
    Carolina Abboud
    Abdullah Al Najjar
    Deyana Bonardi
    Bailey Byers
    Valeria Fernandez Guillen
    Zion Hodge
    Denise Huang
    Smitty McKee
    Mirna Obeid
    AJ Ricco
    Adriana Villela

    Teofilo Victoria’s Section
    Batool Alhazeem
    Alyssa Alli-shaw
    Mariam Bataineh
    Luc Bennett
    Lukas Brown
    Nic Depasquale
    Galina Dumov
    Jordan Kekst
    Jalen Reece
    Layla Sapirstein
    Tammy Trinh
    Tyreke Walker

    Cristina Canton’s Section
    Jackson Bryant
    Caro Caceres
    Kamari Dawn
    Adam D'Oliveira
    Sophia Dominguez
    Kolleen Ebert
    Venaisa Hampton
    Griffin Sharpe
    Louis Siero
    Rance Sopko
    Marcos Tobi Recondo
    Mercan Yanyali

    Rocco Ceo’s Section
    Brooke Bradford
    Aidan Burke
    Robbie Darling
    Jessie Doleman
    David Elias
    Christopher Forwood
    Dylan Hasler
    Eva Klovatskiy
    Robert Ohebshalom
    Jiqing Sun
    Gaberiel Tejada

    Oscar Machado’s Section
    Luciano Abadie
    Marie Begley
    Modjyana Dorcin
    Darian Gomez
    Owen Kellerman
    Nicole Knopfholz Daitschman
    Ainsley McMillan
    Keira Risser
    Lucas Slowik
    Samantha Temple
    Allie Twardowski
    Matthew Vargas-Mejia

    Carie Penabad’s Section
    Brooke Benn
    Kelly Carroll
    Harrison Dunbar
    Toby Faller
    Matthew Justin
    Facundo Macolini
    Frankie Ottimo
    Eduardo Pinto
    Tamir Shazo
    Divyashree Shrestha
    Scott Wortman

    Haleh Moghaddasi’s Section
    Catalina Badilla
    Tyler Cahill
    Elif Erkoc
    Taylor Ferrarone
    Charlie Gaudette
    Jesse Jones
    Julia Kelly
    Conrad Ontimara
    Marielle Povinelli
    Cooper Sharpe
    Tyler Williams

  • ARC 305: ARCHITECTURE DESIGN V - S. FETT (C)

    arc305 fall 2022 brasilia fett

    Project #3: Brasilia –  The Modernist Superblock Reconsidered
    ARC 305 expands the scope and scale of design from previous studios to consider how buildings are placed in relationship to one another within the framework of a city.  Students will acquire knowledge through lectures, workshops, exercises and projects that focus on the fundamental elements that constitute cities such as streets, blocks, public spaces, and transportation.  Furthermore, students will research and apply relevant regulatory zoning information such as building placement, density, parking and massing restrictions to their design projects. The final project of the semester, and the project featured during the final review period, is an examination of the Brasilia Superblock.

    An analysis of Brasilia leads to many remarkable observations.  It is simultaneously memorable yet incapable of producing any sense of urbanity.  The current development of the superblock in Brasilia has produced a city without blocks, a city without corners, and a city without intersections.  Brasilia is the most complete example of the Modern City in the world with a unique balance of monument and fabric.  Although seemingly conceived of by an entirely different set of principles from lively pre-industrial cities, including the country’s former capital, Rio de Janeiro, it nonetheless similarly establishes the “neighborhood,” as the repetitive unit of growth upon which the city is built.  The Brasilia superblock is complete with commercial and residential uses juxtaposed with strategically placed public buildings expressing individual creatively in the form of Civic Art.  However, the vitality felt at the ubiquitous street-level cafeteria or “Boteco” in Rio de Janeiro is noticeably missing, causing Brasilia to have developed the reputation as being lifeless and dull.  The limited variety of housing options and relatively low density within the “Plano Piloto” has made living within the city unattainable for most and therefore necessitating the manifestation of supporting satellite cities with modest housing prices.  The study of Brasilia is a unique opportunity to reassess the theoretical construct of the “Modernist City” by introducing a typological vocabulary of building, or “kit of parts,” compatible with the existing.  A subsequent platting of unbuilt land which reinforces a logical block layout will allow development to occur at all scales and give rise to Brasilia’s original intention as the classless city. 

    In this exercise, students will endeavor to analyze the urban morphology of the Brasilia superblock, and the associated building typologies found within, and reinterpret these forms into the design of a compatible multi-use, multi-income neighborhood.  Diagrams, plans, models and three-dimensional graphics will be the minimum project requirements.

    Faculty
    Steven Fett, Coordinator
    Patirki Astirraga
    Alejandro Branger
    Juan Calvo
    Carolina Calzada
    Maria de Leon Fleites
    Pedro Munarriz
    Ramon Trias
    Veruska Vasconez

    Time
    9:05 am-12:00 pm

    Locations
    Fett – Pentland
    Calzada/Fleites – Murphy Exterior Walls/Design Studio 195 A/B 
    Munarriz/Calvo – John Hochstim Commons at Murphy
    Jorge Hernandez – Pentland
    Branger/Astigarraga – Murphy B
    Vasconez/Trias– Murphy A/E

    Student Names
    Steven Fett’s Section
    Aaron Baxt
    Julio Brea
    Alyssa Garcia
    Sebas Hernandez
    Abdulaziz Jawher
    Mariam Khadr
    Meghan Mahoney
    Isha Patel
    Anna Puente
    Olivia Speaks
    Matthew Trebra
    Yanitza Velez
    Angela Wilk

    Patirki Astirraga’s Section
    Latifa Alfalah
    Raghad Alqertas
    Khalil Bland
    Leah Culbert
    Benjamin Darby
    Antonio Del Toro
    Carolina Gonzalez
    Andrea Hernandez
    Nicole Kertznus
    Vanessa Lopez-Trujillo
    Emma Catherine Przybylo
    Blake Weldon

    Alejandro Branger’s Section
    Michelle Akl
    Margaret Barrow
    Sophia Emanuel
    Mary Gorski
    Liam Green
    Jacob Nussbaum
    Carlo Paz
    Michelle Saguinsin
    Hailey Scarantino
    Vivian Smith
    Roland Stafford
    Aiden Surman

    Juan Calvo’s Section
    Samuel Carter
    Michelle Ceballo
    Paris James
    Bryson Leonard
    Angela Mesaros
    Danielle Natale
    Sofia Paniagua
    Shariq Ramsubhag
    Andrew Rosenberg
    Elisabeth Schnell
    Sebastian Serrano
    Cailley Slaten 

    Carolina Calzada’s Section
    Roee Aviv
    Josefina Caceres
    Benjamin Callanan
    Alexandra Ducas
    Ana Jouvin
    Marielle Koeppen
    Celeste Landry
    Defne Oezdursun
    Mason Rape
    Maria Saldivar Sandoval
    Christopher Stinson
    Benito Zapata

    Maria de Leon Fleites’s Section
    Daniella Bueso Flefil
    Ashley Collins
    Peter De Leon
    Tatiana Gaviria Cardenas
    Ciara Joseph
    Julian Karam
    Rim Khayata
    Luiggi Landetta
    Malachi Matthews
    Andrew Price
    Bennet Resnick
    Jillian Tarini

    Pedro Munarriz’s Section
    Adeline Angelino
    Dilianis Arenas
    Carlos Arrinda Ulivi
    George Elliott
    Daniel Ferrer
    Christina Gallarello
    Ahmad Jamal
    Daniel Kurland
    Yamaris Martinez
    Samantha Nowak
    Tate Nowell
    Melanie Plutsky

    Ramon Trias’s Section
    Yousif Abdulhasan
    Farhan Ali Barmare
    Andrea Baussan
    Jesper Brenner
    Lara Connolly
    Alex Miller
    Lares Monge
    William Perik
    Laura Petrillo
    Michael Roldan Pico
    Thomas Tierney
    Sophia Tosti

    Veruska Vasconez’s Section
    Karla Alarcon Lacayo
    Catalina Cabral-Framinan
    Aidan Davis
    Jacob Davis
    Franco Ferreira De Melo
    Diego Horta
    Matthew Jaramillo
    Santiago Krossler
    Katherine Lindsey
    Elise Palenzuela
    Mykayla Pauls
    Hamza Waris
    Xinrong "Cindy" Ye

     

     

  • ARC 407/408/509/510: UPPER LEVEL PRESERVATION STUDIO - J. HERNANDEZ

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    Aerial map of Biscayne National Park. Photo credit: earthobservatory.nasa.gov 

    Preservation Studio: Constellations of Interpretation and Stewardship – The Boundaries of Biscayne Bay National Park 
    This studio explored the role that architecture plays in the interpretation and stewardship of natural and cultural resources. It focused on whole place preservation, where the line between edifice and environment is effaced. Our site is the very shoreline of Biscayne Bay National Park, which includes the third largest coral reef on Earth. The Park’s boundary is graced with a constellation of historic sites that are either National Landmarks or listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Together, these sites define a perimeter of cultural resources that will be envisioned as entry points to the Park. These places are public and of extraordinary significance to the region: the Miami Circle, Miami Marine Stadium, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the Lighthouse at Bill Baggs State Park, the Deering Estate, Matheson Hammock State Park, and the Biscayne National Park Welcome Center.

    The studio program designed a series of interpretive and educational gateways to the Park. The very architecture of these thresholds will comment on the role of the cultural-natural unity of this larger environmental heritage of South Florida. The Studio visited all of the boundary sites and a coral reef restoration facility in the Florida Keys. Students collectively engaged in research and work in teams on one of the above-mentioned sites. The projects were brought together into a series of comprehensive drawings that illustrate the thesis of this studio. Should the existing Park boundary be re-drawn? Is the National Marine Sanctuary of the Florida Keys the appropriate level of protection and categorization? Could the entire ecosystem from Miami to Dry Tortugas be considered for protection?

    Faculty
    Jorge Hernandez

    Time
    9:05 am-12:00 pm

    Location
    Pentland

    Student Names
    Lilly Acosta
    Annsley Montgomery Barton
    Tyler James Dowd
    Lauren Elia
    Mariana Fleites
    Tais Hamilton
    Blaise Lowen
    Erika Melissa Orellana
    Kayla Marie Rembold
    Connor Stevens
    Jaclyn Faye Tom
    Nicole Alana Trujillo
    April Vasquez
    Kevan Michael Washington
    Isabella Alejandra Zayas

  • ARC 407/408/509/510/609: UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - D. TRAUTMAN/A. JAIN

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    Innovative Design Towards Affordable Housing
    This design studio focused on new construction methods in order to reduce construction costs in an effort to lower the deficiency in affordable housing.  The studio collaborated with Avra Jain’s Vagaband Group, renowned developers in the South Florida Market. Five lots granted by the county may be potentially developed using student designs. Students would be given design credit, as a part of the overall team. 

    According to a new research report by Apartment List, a rental listing company, Florida leads the nation in housing unaffordability with the percentage of renters — 56.5% — who spend 30 percent or more of their income on housing. The high cost-burden rate is worse in the state’s major metropolitan areas. For example, 62.7% of renters in Miami are spending half of their income or more on housing, the highest percentage of the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, the report found. 

    Faculty
    David Trautman
    Avra Jain

    Time
    1:25 pm-6:20 pm

    Location
    Murphy B

    Student Names
    Nicholas M. Amadori
    Daniela Barbano
    Estefania Bourgy
    Sacha Aina Braggs
    Vanessa De Los Angeles Crespo
    Wentai Cui
    Nicole Cristina Garcia-Tunon
    Ana Mavi Gutierrez
    Olha Khymytsia
    Flint R. Porter
    Morgan Isabel Rapp
    Quinn Palmer Riesch
    Shea Elizabeth Stuyvesant
    Emmaus Yonas

  • ARC 407/408/509/510/609: UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - F. SAUTER VON MOOS/C. VON MOOS

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    ARCHIVO BARRAGÁN
    Studio Sauter von Moos
    Luis Barragán is widely recognized as the most significant Mexican architect of the 20th century, having had profound influence upon generations of architects throughout the world. His work has been called minimalist but is nonetheless sumptuous in color and texture; it carries an air of timeless secrecy and magical enchantment. Pure planes, be they vertical walls of stucco or horizontal surfaces of water, are his main compositional elements to dissolve the limits between the built and the unbuilt, the room and the garden.

    Although he was laureated with the Pritzker Price in 1980, Mexican magnates and institutions showed no interest in maintaining his archives after his death in 1988. Thus, in 1994, New York art dealer Max Protetch sold the estate’s massive collection and copyrights to Rolf Fehlbaum, the head of Vitra, a Swiss furniture company. Consequently, Barragán’s work moved from what many believe is its rightful home in Mexico to Basel, Switzerland, making it difficult for scholars, both Mexican and international, to access the material. We will take this narrative of the ‘lost archive’ as a starting point to propose an alternative design to house the Archivo Barragán in Mexico City.

    Beyond using this project as an opportunity to deeply engage with Barragán’s work and more broadly Mexico’s highly sophisticated building culture, this will also be a chance to fundamentally investigate the themes of storing, documenting, and exhibiting architecture.

    Faculty
    Florian Sauter Von Moos
    Charlotte Von Moos

    Time
    1:25 pm-6:20 pm

    Locations
    Murphy A/E

    Student Names
    Mohammad A A A Alramadan
    Jack Kenneth Chazotte
    Juan Jose Chinchilla
    Gabriela De Camarero Perez
    Sophia Elwaw
    Didem Macey Erbilen
    Emma Simone Friderici
    Heber Jared Hernandez
    John Kovacic
    Andrea Maria Lira
    Diego Alejandro Macia
    Maia Jade Marshall
    Benjamin James Martin
    Andrea Martinez
    Hannah Meyer
    Harrison Mark Neuman
    Erik Olliges
    Joao Eduardo Llano Ribeiro
    Carolina Rodriguez
    Maria Elisa Rosiles
    Benjamin Alex Smith
    Brandon Rourke Soto
    Rebecca Mason Stewart
    Allison Dorothy Thiel
    Michaela Jeann Urteaga
    Anthony Louis Venant
    Leanne Vera
    Krista Wise

  • ARC 407/408/509/510/609: UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - A. CURE

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    Mercado de Frutas, Noe Leon, 1969

    COMMON GROUND: A Public Building for Barranquilla
    The Vernacularology Studio is preocupied with the extent to which the ordinary and the coloquial resonate in architecture and the construction of the city today. Seen through the broader lens of history, the formal and the informal city have always been inextricably linked, sharing many of the salient characteristics that have defined urban patterns for millennia. The splendor of contemporary Venice began with a series of wooden shacks built upon a desolate expanse of water, reed and marsh that the first Venetians chose as their own to protect its inhabitants from the fury of Attila the Hun’s attack. New York City, the greatest American modern metropolis, was once a small commercial outpost of irregularly shaped streets facing the harbor; and London, one of the world’s most beautiful cities and leading industrial centers was once a conglomeration of primitive wood huts adjacent to the great Thames River.  These cities are examples of “negotiated, ever-changing designs” richly layered and emblematic of the shared cultural values of a given people. The premise of this studio’s research will be focused on the notion that the urban composition of contemporary informal cities, reveal amongst other things the permanent characteristics that have defined cities throughout the centuries including: the neighborhood, the street, the dwelling, the block, public open space etc. Suggesting that in time, our present day, impoverished, informal cities may become the great cities of the future. If one accepts this reality, what is then the role of the architect in the building of the contemporary informal city?

    This semester is part of a compendium of studios that have analyzed Latin American informal cities through empirical, on- the-ground investigations. This research has revealed that one of the most valuable contributions the architect can make in the development of contemporary informal cities is the development of public buildings and the design of of the public realm. These projects are beyond the scale of an individual dwelling and the capacities of local dwellers to build incrementally. Rather, these larger projects require greater orchestration (both physically and economically) and are suited to both the expertise and training of the architect. To this end, students will be asked to design a Public Buildingr’ for an informal settlement in Barranquilla, Colombia. While the building is intended to provide vital services for the community, the ultimate goal will be to provide a structure of meaning that is capable of expressing the shared values of this community.

    Faculty
    Adib Cure

    Time
    1:25 pm-6:20 pm

    Location
    Pentland

    Student Names
    Alana Jasmin Bernard
    Gray Covington Burke
    Brianna Marie Frank
    Afomia Tekalgne Hunde
    Nicholas Cameron Ingold
    Daniela Jalfon
    Kevin Edward Johnson
    Diana Lissette Juarez-Montano
    Teymour Khoury
    Teagan Connelly Polizzi
    Yara Mohammad Ali A Quteineh
    Peiyang Sang
    Julia Teig
    Anna Isabel Vales Zauner
    Christelle Genevieve Vincent

  • ARC 407/408/509/510/609: UPPER LEVEL DESIGN STUDIO - E. SARLI/J. GELABERT-NAVIA

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    IN SEARCH OF AN ICONIC SOLUTION
    to the problems of infrastructure, heat island effect, and sun energy collection
    FOR MIAMI
    The emphasis of the studio is to tackle the long existing problem in Miami of urban infrastructure understood as outside of the realm of architecture. Students will re-design the public transportation hub at the Omni Station Bus Loop, to provide the necessary amenities and comfort levels according to 21st century standards. The importance of the station, as the connector of the metro rail, via metro mover to the bus lines servicing a vast area of the city, offers an opportunity to critically assess the programmatic requirements of such an infrastructural intervention.

    In addition, the need to provide a comfortable setting for urban travelers, would require a sensitive solution to the growing problem of heat island effect. The cause is not the sun, but the vast amount of exposed asphalt and concrete. Because the sun rays will inexorably continue to illuminate our planet, they are an endless source of energy. Each project will be required to search for inventive solutions to the plausible generation of energy on site while protecting the urban realm from direct exposure to the sun.

    Miami is a prominent tropical metropolis that has built its character on the exuberant natural and geographical setting, as well as imported building traditions  compatible with existing climatic conditions. At the scale of the new metropolis, one could argue that Miami has not yet been able to articulate its distinguishing image. This public infrastructure intervention will give students an opportunity to reflect upon what that is, and to propose an iconic solution.

    Faculty
    Edgar Sarli
    Jose Gelabert-Navia

    Time
    1:25 pm-6:20 pm

    Location
    Old Gallery

    Student Names
    Fahad O A S Alzaid
    Crispin Michael Blamphin
    Emily Anne Dietzko
    Meghan Angela Dombroski
    Sean Christopher Festa
    Rosana Galban
    Justin Alec Heitner
    Nico Elliot Machado Rusconi
    Sidney Marques
    Christopher Scott Muchow
    Isabella Pedrosa
    Nandha Ravi
    Fransisco Alejandro Sanabria
    Sam Tsirulnikov
    Emel Yilmaz

Thursday, December 8, 2022

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  • ARC 607: ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO (3-YR.) - D. HECTOR

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    An Aquatics Center @ Sutro’s Baths, Point Lobos, San Francisco 

    “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.”
    -- Excerpted from The Morning Call, San Francisco, Sunday, August 27, 1893

    Adjacent to Point Lobos the northwestern headland of the San Francisco peninsula, is a bowl-shaped site of beguiling and captivating character, which cascades steeply down to the Pacific Ocean. In March 1896, Adolf Sutro, the former mayor, and wealthy real-estate entrepreneur opened a 150,000 SQ FT public bath, the largest since the Baths of Caracalla. Sutro’s included six saltwater pools with a capacity of 1.8 million gallons, a 2700-seat amphitheater and a 35,000 SQ FT museum of curios.  in 1966, after 80 years of variously successful service, Sutro’s fell to arson.  Since then, the ruins of the Bath’s foundations have inspired visitors.  The goal of the project is to recreate a public bathing facility at Point Lobos which recalls the essential experience of swimming at the site and makes visible the lasting historical significance of the ruins of Sutro’s expansive vision.

    Faculty
    Denis Hector

    Time
    11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Location
    Pentland

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

Thursday, December 15, 2022

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  • ARC 699: PRE-THESIS - J. PEREZ (C)

    Description
    This course presents design research processes fundamental to defining clear problems and architectural proposals. Through a series of exercises, presentations and conversations, students will learn to articulate and defend their interests and positions. Exercises will include literature research, precedent analysis, statement writing, site documentation, programming and diagramming. These avenues of inquiry will serve to provide both historical and critical context to students’ interests, connect them to relevant discourse, and help them clarify their own visions.

    Faculty
    Joachim Perez, Coordinator
    Glenda Puente
    Ruth Ron
    Max Jarosz
    Victor Deupi
    Veruska Vasconez
    Sophie Juneau
    Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
    Ricardo Lopez

    Time
    All Day

    Location
    Pentland
    Murphy/Korach (in the event Pentland is unavailable)

    Student Names
    Tiffany Agam
    Isacio Javier Albir
    Megan Ray Barrett
    Estefania Bourgy
    Caterina Cafferata
    Andrea Camere
    Wentai Cui
    Myles Watson Eaddy
    Gianell Marie Gonzalez
    Kari Ellen Grindel
    Ana Mavi Gutierrez
    Tais Hamilton
    Carson P. Hessler
    Carolina Illera Barberi
    Amber Elizabeth Kountz
    Winston Lee
    Kathleen Joanna Lockwood
    Harrison Mark Neuman
    Alexis Payton Pagano
    Isabella Pedrosa
    Flint R. Porter
    Yara Mohammad Ali A Quteineh
    Peiyang Sang
    Zara Isabella Silva-Landry
    Benjamin Alex Smith
    Allison Dorothy Thiel
    Juan Francisco Uria
    Michaela Jeann Urteaga
    Nina Tatiana Voith
    Krista Wise
    Michelle Arina Wright