DASH High School – Taste of Design at the Moore Building

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To Purchase tickets visit http://www.DASHPTSA.com For More Information: DASHPTSA@gmail.com or 305-759-7423

Honoring Dr. Mancuso’s dedication and impressive legacy in the art and design community, this will be a celebration filled with a collection of art, celebrated cuisine, entertainment, and pure fun! It is also the Kick-off to the Art Basel festivities located in our community.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the historic Moore Building in the heart of the Design District.

Celebrating 25 years of DASH. We continue to be listed as one the nation’s top public schools in the country (US News and World Report). A school that graduates 140 -150 students each year … ART STARTS HERE is an understatement as the graduates accomplishments are truly remarkable!

The evening starts with a “VIP Outdoor Champagne Cocktail Reception” from 6:00 –7:00PM at the Palm Court Plaza, which will include exclusive culinary tastings and champagne. A VIP Stroll to the Moore Building will be a unique experience ushering the guests from 7:00 – 7:30PM.

The 25th Year Celebration continues at the Moore Building from 7:30 – 11:00PM with our own “5 From 5” Art Exhibit, a huge silent auction, a variety of culinary tastings, featuring some of the areas top restaurants and an open bar! A live auction hosted by Deco Drive’s Lynn Martinez, live DJ, dancing and many more surprises. DASH’s Taste of Design is the Parent Teacher Student Association’s premier event, for both increasing community awareness and for fundraising. Consistently attended by nearly 400 of South Florida’s art and design leaders, the celebration will highlight our students and alumni’s work.

Taste of Design is an opportunity to commit to the vital cultivation of our children in the design world. Show your support by honoring Dr. Mancuso and sponsoring this fund-raising event. The proceeds raised from this event make it possible to pay for much needed items and events at our school including smart boards, text books, computers, student agendas, 9th grade pins, teacher appreciation events, Hispanic and Black Heritage events, pre college trips for seniors, art supplies, annual Fashion Show andthe Film Festival.

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Congratulations to James Harris

photo and rights  by James Tauryn Harris.

photo and rights by James Tauryn Harris.

We would like to congratulate James Harris on his graduation from architecture school last week. For the last two years, James has been working with us at DawnTown, providing valuable creative input and hard work on all of our projects. Splitting time between us, school, and an internship Brillhart Architecture​ hasn’t been easy but he’s maintained a professional attitude throughout. As well as being a great student of architecture and an accomplished artist, he also makes for a good photographer. Here is his photograph from his Instagram account (follow him @james2harris) of the much celebrated Brillhart House.  We’ve also included  some of his sample projects from his time during graduate school. Your assistance over the last two years has been invaluable and we wish you great success on your promising career.
*Note: all images on this post are owned by James Harris.  No distribution or alteration should be done without the consent of the author.  

images by James Harris

images by James Harris

images by James Harris

images by James Harris

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The Underline holds Public Meeting in Downtown Miami.


The Underline began its series of public meetings this week, first starting at the University of Miami School of Architecture, followed by one at the Miami Dade County Public Library’s main Downtown branch.  Tomorrow, they’ll be having their last meeting at Villa Vizcaya.

Organizers and volunteers from The Underline organization, as well as James Corner Field Operations, led the public through a quick presentation describing how these types of projects are important to our city centers and can help create dynamic public spaces.  The purpose of these meetings are not to show off a design proposal, but rather, collect data from the local community to gauge their interest and wants.

The presentation ended quickly to allow attendees to interact with the organizers and the different idea stations they had set up.  Visitors were encouraged to write their vision for the project, draw on maps that showed the scope of the 10 mile area, and vote on pre-selected ideas that the team came up with. (ex: art/culture, more restaurants, bike paths, picnic areas, etc..).

Below are a few images from tonight’s event.  Hope you can make it out to tomorrow’s and engage with the organizers.

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Public Meetings to be held for The Underline

Underline, rendering by UMiami SOA

The Underline is Miami’s ambitious project to transform the underused area underneath the Metro-Rail into a 10 mile linear park & urban trail.  The initiative begin under the partnership of local Miami activist Meg Daly, Professor Rocco Ceo of the University of Miami School of Architecture, and Raymond Fort of Arquitectonica (A full list of friends and partners can be found here).  The University of Miami created some possible scenarios of what could be done in the future by uniting these areas as one park space.  With the support of Miami Dade County, a call went out to see what firms could develop a master plan for this area.  Earlier this year, James Corner Field Operations won the commission to create the plan.  You should recognize the name, as they were responsible for Knight Plaza, the beautifully landscaped area between the Perez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM) and the soon to be completed Patricia & Philip Frost Museum of Science.

Starting on April 16th, there will be three different opportunities for the public to attend info sessions and provide comments on the master plan.  Below are the dates, times, and locations.


Thursday, April 16, 2015
Review Coral Gables, South Miami, to Dadeland S. Station areas
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Korach Gallery
Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center
UM School of Architecture
1223 Theo Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Note: For residents/business owners within a mile of the MPath from LeJeune Rd (SW 57 Av.) & US1 to the intersection of Old Dixie Hwy. and Denicke St.
Sign up for meeting here.
Via Metrorail: Exit University of Miami station, cross Ponce de Leon Blvd toward the UM School of Architecture. Korach Gallery is next to the school’s courtyard.
Via Bike: Park your bike right by Korach Gallery.
Via Car: On campus, park at the Pavia garage and walk one block west to Korach Gallery

Friday, April 17, 2015
Review Brickell area
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Miami-Dade Public Library
Main Library auditorium
101 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130
Note: For residents and business owners within a mile of the MPath at the Miami River to SW 26 Ave.
Sign up for meeting here.
Via Metrorail: Exit at Government Center to ground level, head west one block enter Main Library via stairs or elevator on north side of building.
Via Bike: Park your bike at Stephen P. Clark Government Center bike racks on south side of building
Via Car: Park at Courthouse Center Garage, 40 NW 3rd St., Miami, FL 33128 or surface lot next door to parking garage.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Review Vizcaya, Coconut Grove, Douglas Station areas
10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Vizcaya Village and Garage
Frost Museum of Science property
3280 South Miami Ave., Miami FL 33129
Note: For residents and business owners within a mile of the MPath from SW 27th Road to the north side of LeJeune Rd and US1.
Sign up for meeting here.
Via Metrorail: Exit Vizcaya station, cross US1 via the pedestrian flyover, continue south to South Bayshore, head west on South Bayshore, enter Frost Museum of Science and the Vizcaya Garage is on your right.
Via Bike: Park your bike right in front of the Vizcaya Garage.
Via Car: Park at the Frost Museum of Science
You may also take this survey. The results of the survey will be shared with the design consultants.
Please check http://www.theunderline.org for changes in dates/times of meetings.To request material in an accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-755-7848.


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Building 2050: Americas League International Architecture Summit

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With the help of the Cejas Foundation Grant, the FIU Department of Architecture will host the Cejas Symposium Building 2050: Americas League International Architecture Summit (ALIAS) on March 20-21. The summit is co-chaired by Nick Gelpi (Assistant Professor) and Winifred E. Newman (Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Studies).

Rising tides, changing climates, and population growth predict broad change for architecture and its context. The projected population of the Americas by 2050 is 1.3 billion, close to 11% of a projected total world population of 9 billion. The population of Latin America alone will exceed Europe. The United Nations’ population growth estimates also predict a significant influx of net international migration for the Americas.

ALIAS stems from the desire to shape this growth. The symposium’s concept is the beginning of an international coalition of architects, planners, designers, researchers, and educators united to examine the future of our shared interest in the built environments in the North and South American continents, the Caribbean, and Oceania. Miami is the gateway between the North and South Americas and an appropriate juncture for ALIAS. By way of foregrounding current practices in the many countries of South America, this first conference focuses on recent buildings in Latin America.

From deconstruction to fabrication, computing to coding, it is time to consider what new tools, new ways of making, or new modes of thinking (e.g., research, collaborative practice) will shape how we enact architecture by 2050.

The emphasis for the first meeting is on new concepts in building. For the inaugural summit, four significant new buildings built in the Americas in the last twenty years have been selected for examination and discussion.

This one-day summit invites discussion to unfold around the four buildings and the practices they represent.  These projects will act as primers for discussion, allowing us to situate our discourse within concrete examples of building while also giving us a platform from which to question our own tendencies moving into the future.

The conference is specifically focused on buildings themselves, represented by the collaborative teams responsible for their construction. Whenever possible, architects, engineers, consultants, or clients will accompany these buildings to speak to their collaborative models of future possibility.

What are some of the educational, practical and constructive possibilities that will shape how we define, teach and practice architecture by the year 2050, and what are their examples today? What could we do today to take advantage of emerging technologies, ideas, or educational tools? Our best-laid plans can also capsize and pull us under, so we must also ask what could make them turn negatively. The future is now – the question is how.

Building 2050: Americas League International Architecture Summit (ALIAS) will start with a welcome reception on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 5PM at the National YoungArts Foundation (Bacardi Building): 2100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131.

The summit will take place on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 9:30AM at the College of Architecture + The Arts | Miami Beach Urban Studios: 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL.


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Stereotank’s Heartbeat installation in NYC


Our good friend Luis snapped some photographs of this installation up in New York City this past weekend, which just so happen to be Valentine’s Day.  Each year the Times Square Alliance and the The Architecture League of New York City invite designers to come up with the Valentine’s Day Heart installation.  Firms such as BIG, Young Projects, and numerous others have won this competition, but this year’s was won by a young duo called Stereotank.  We’re showing off their work today, because Stereotank was one of our finalists for our second Design / Build competition.  The team is made up of Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, who graduated from the School of Architecture and Urbanism of The Universidad Central de Venezuela in 2005.   After conducting a design studio about the common territories between architecture and music at the same school, they moved to New York to pursue a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University graduating with honors in 2007.  They currently live and work in NYC as architects and simultaneously develop a research about the relationships between space and sound through the design and construction of inhabitable sound instruments and installations.

These photos show off their built work in action, and we were just fortunate enough to catch a wedding happening that day.  We are also showing the video that they turned in for their DawnTown project, check it out.  Great work guys!


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Emerging Voices 2015 practitioners with ties to Miami

Each year the Architectural League of New York selects eight emerging practitioners through a juried, invited portfolio competition. The Emerging Voices award spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work and considers accomplishments within the design and academic communities. The work of each Emerging Voice represents the best of its kind, and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built environment.
This year, we’d like to single out 3 of the Emerging Voices with ties to Miami:

Aranda\Lasch, Palais des Arts | image copyright Aranda\Lasch

Aranda\Lasch, Palais des Arts | image copyright Aranda\Lasch

Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch founded New York- and Tucson-basedAranda\Lasch in 2003. Committed to “experimental research and innovative building,” Aranda\Lasch’s projects are “multiscalar and interdisciplinary,” operating at a wide range of scales from objects, furniture, and installations to buildings and landscapes. Recently  Aranda\Lasch were finalists for the DawnTown – Metro 1 collaboration competition, The Wynwood Gateway Project, and the design of a multi-functional 5,000-square-foot space in the Design District.

ISA, 100K House | photo by Sam Oberter

ISA, 100K House | photo by Sam Oberter

Brian Phillips founded Philadelphia-based ISA in 2004. ISA is committed to “bringing innovative design with a strong environmental agenda to urban environments.” Although a particular focus is housing, the firm works in a wide range of scales and typologies in Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago, as well as speculative projects for cities nation-wide. In 2012, Phillips was a visiting critic teaching design at the University of Miami School of Architecture. In 2013, his firm in collaboration with the Knight Foundation and Townhouse Center, developed housing prototypes for mid-scale urban development.  For more on ISA, click here.

Studio Roberto Rovira, Sky Lounge | photo courtesy of the firm

Studio Roberto Rovira, Sky Lounge | photo courtesy of the firm


Roberto Rovira, a landscape architect with a design, engineering, and fine arts background, founded Studio Roberto Rovira in 2011. Committed to a “process of design development, analysis, and investigation that seeks larger connections to ecology, patterns, history, and time,” the firm produces work in a variety of scales and typologies, including public art, gardens, courtyards, parks, and event pavilions.  Rovira has his practice in Miami and is chair of the Landscape Architecture department at Florida International University.  Along with fellow FIU professor Nick Gelpi and local Miami artist Jim Drain, Rovira won the Wynwood Gateway Park Competition to design and build their proposal, Wynwood Greenhouse.  For more on Studio Roberto Rovira, click here.

We’d also like to congratulate the other designers as nominated by the league. For the full list with biographies and work samples visit the Architectural League’s website by clicking here.



Emerging Voices is generously supported by Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, Maharam, and the Next Generation Fund of The Architectural League. Architectural League programs are additionally made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Young Ancients Symposium at the University Of Miami School of Architecture

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Young Ancients, a symposium in the TECNOGLASS Series at the University of Miami School of Architecture brings together a group of young architects who are re-investing in history, typology and urban morphology. The emerging sensibility rehearses the Neo-Rationalist ethos of the seventies, grounding visions for livable and sustainable cities on reinforced disciplinary foundations.
Moderated by Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury, the architects participating in the symposium are:

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Wonne Ickx is a partner in PRODUCTORA, a Mexico City based architectural studio, integrated by four architects of different nationalities including Abel Perles (Argentina), Carlos Bedoya (Mexico), and Victor Jaime (Mexico). PRODUCTORA´s work is distinguished by an interest in precise geometries, the production of clearly legible projects with limited gestures and the search for timeless buildings in their material and programmatic resolutions.

Adrian PhifferDamiani Ngo Phiffer
Adrian Phiffer is originally from Romania. He received his Master of Architecture from University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” in Bucharest, and a Master of Urban Design from University of Toronto. In 2001-2002 he studied at Ecole d’Architecture de Toulouse under a Socrates-Erasmus Scholarship offered by the European Union. He has worked with Baird Sampson Neuert Architects and Moriyama Teshima Architects in Toronto, and with Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam. In parallel to Office of Adrian Phiffer, he directs The Flat Side of Design and is founding partner of Damiani Ngo Phiffer. He teaches architecture and urbanism at University of Toronto – John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

Carie PenabadCure & Penabad
Carie Penabad received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design degree from Harvard University. Upon graduation she went to work for the office of Machado & Silvetti in Boston, and in 2001 established her own practice in Miami with partner Adib Cure. The work of CURE & PENABADArchitecture and Urban Design has received numerous awards including American Institute of Architects awards, state and local preservation awards, a National Congress for New Urbanism Award, and a Silver Medal prize at the 2010 Miami Biennale. Most recently, the firm was nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Marcus Corporation Foundation Architectural Prize for emerging architectural talent. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami SoA and has taught at Yale University as the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor of Architectural Design, Northeastern University and the Boston architectural Cente

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Future Latin American Art Museum in Miami?

Lets take a small little break from ArtBasel, just for a second.  I call your attention above , to a video from architect Fernando Romero’s office FR-EE.  The video shows a very convincing rendering for a future Latin American Art Museum in Miami  or LAAM. Although it doesn’t state where it will be located, if it will be built, or if the project is purely speculative, it’s interesting to consider this project for Miami considering this city has been referred to as “The Gateway of/to the Americas.”   This story was originally reported on ArchDaily.  Here’s an excerpt from the project:

LAAM is going to be situated within a residential complex, so it will work as the main access to the people living in the 111 apartments, which are going to be built later. The idea behind this conception is to offer something we could call “aesthetical quality life”. Thus the museum going to be a sort of meeting point for the residents and their visits.

In order to translate this context, Fernando Romero has proposed a building generous in terraces and open spaces to transfer the exterior context into the building. The terraces of the different floors can indeed be called “sculptural gardens”, since they will contain the art pieces at open air. This will emphasize the benefits of the tropical architecture, such as natural air circulation, access to open spaces, foliage and the presence of the sea and the sun. The terraces will also spark off the curiosity of the neighbors and the pedestrians strolling in Biscayne Boulevard, so it will also work as an invitation to visit the museum.— Complete ArchDaily Article.

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X-O Beautiful Times – Opening Reception at Shulman + Asscoiates

X-O Beautiful Times Opening reception

Thursday, December 04

7:00-10:00 PM

Shulman + Associates

100 NE 38th Street

Miami, FL 33137

Free and open to the public.

Shulman + Associates values its collaboration with artists on shared projects, and in the design of galleries, art centers, private collections and museums. For the 5th year in a row, the firm has asked an artist to use its Design District office building as a canvas for a site-specific installation during Art Basel Miami Beach in December.

This year, Amsterdam-based artist X-O will bring his ongoing traveling art project Beautiful Times to S+A’s office façade.  A highly site-specific project, he makes “lost object” sculptures from discarded materials found in and around the area where these works find their temporary lives. For this piece, he will collect materials from the many construction sites of the Design District. X-O’s project is in support of the Morgan Adams Foundation and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Read more about the project at beautifultimes.net

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Brillhart Architects named a Finalist in the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

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Every year, MoMA PS1 celebrates the talents of a Young Architect through the design of temporary pavilion in their outdoor courtyard.  This year, we have learned that one of the finalists comes from our very own hometown in Jacob Brillhart of Brillhart Architects.  For those that don’t know, or don’t remember, Brillhart was the first winner of our own Design/Build Competition back in 2013, partnered with Clavel Arquitectos and Manuel Clavel (photos below)

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Currently, he splits time between his own practice and academia as an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture.  He has received various awards in the community, most recently the AIA Miami chapter named him Young Architect of the Year.  We wish Jacob and his team the best of luck in this competition. Below is a release from Bustler regarding MoMA PS1 2015 and the links to all the finalists.

Five finalists have been selected for the MoMA PS1 2015 Young Architects Program. The popular yearly program shines the spotlight on emerging architects and invites them to develop an innovative, temporary outdoor urban installation for the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, New York for summer 2015.

The YAP 2015 finalists are:

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2014 Entrance Pavilion at DesignMiami Announced















Minneapolis-based designer Jonathan Muecke has been commissioned to create the Pavilion for the tenth anniversary of Design Miami/. Muecke studied architecture at Iowa State, interning at the architectural office of Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland before studying design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Muecke has evolved a design practice that resists standard divisions between design, art and architecture, instead focusing on refined forms that investigate notions of positive and negative space, positional relationships to structures and the innate desire to read notions of functionality into objects that relate to human scale.

Centered around a double-layered circular structure with apertures at both poles, Jonathan Muecke’s Design Miami Pavilion (DMP) is designed on a human scale, rejecting monumentality in favor of lightness and variability. Filtered through a translucent canopy that shelters the whole structure, light will bounce off the curved and colored surfaces of the pavilion – complementary tones of red and green within, primary blue and yellow without – creating a shifting topography of reflected color. Seamlessly shaped seating units made from composite will allow visitors a moment of quiet reflection in a space conceived in part as a refuge from the hyper-stimulating environment of the fair itself.

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Architecture Lectures – University of Miami, Fall 2014



The University of Miami School of Architecture has also recently announced it’s Fall 2014 lineup of speakers for their Call to Order series.  This series is thematically centered in the concept of a re-appearence of a larger engagement with history, precedent and typology in the work of many architects practicing around the world.  The first lecturer in the series was Nader Tehrani, principal of Nadaaa.  Upcoming is Matteo Ghidoni, an architect, a professor, and most notably, the editor of the archizine San Rocco.

To find out more about this lecturer, visit UM on Wednesday, October 8th, at 6:30pm.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Architecture Lectures at FIU, Fall 2014


Florida International University’s School of Architecture lecture series is well under way with only 5 lectures left on the schedule.  Events are taking place between the main campus and their satellite location, the Miami Beach Urban Studios.

This week they have a special lecture on architecture and sound by Victoria Meyers of Hanrahan Meyers.  Meyers, author of Shape of Sound, is known for her collaborations in the arts.  Her lecture will focus on her building at Battery Park City, Digital Water i-Pavilion, where Meyers collaborated with composer and sound artist Michael J. Schumacher, who also ​founded Diapason Gallery in New York City.  Meyers and her partner, Thomas Hanrahan, commissioned Schumacher to write a musical score, titled ‘WaTER’, that they inscribed on the glass façade of the building they designed in New York City.  The façade is 550-feet long, and faces East, toward West Street, across from the Freedom Tower and the World Trade Center Memorial site.

This lecture will take place on Thursday, Oct.9th at the FIU Main Campus. 5:00pm.
The official lecture flyer can be downloaded here: Victoria Meyers – lecture flyer

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Wynwood Gateway Park – Meet the Winners Part II

Above is a video that chronicles the winning design, “Wynwood Greenhouse”.  You can get a sense of what the trio were going for in their design proposal. Enjoy!

To follow future news on the Wynwood Greenhouse Park please visit:

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Wynwood Gateway Park Competition – Meet the Winners

Nick GelpiBorn in New Orleans in 1979, Nick Gelpi received his Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from Tulane University, in 2002 and his Masters of Science in Advanced Archtiecture Design from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2003. After graduation, Gelpi joined the offices of Steven Holl Architects where he worked from 2004-2009 as a project architect leading numerous projects including the 11.2 million sq ft masterplan for the Hudson Yards in Manhattan. In 2007 he and Steven Holl were the recipients of ARCHITECT Magazine’s first annual R&D award for their innovative application of Laminate Wood as a series of commercially available furniture. Nick Gelpi taught architecture studio with Steven Holl at the Columbia University School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Ohio State University where he was the Howard E. LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow in 2009, and currently is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Florida International University in Miami Florida, where he resides. Nick Gelpi is the Design Principal and Founder of GELPI Projects, an interdisciplinary design firm, situated in Miami Florida, dedicated to examining the relationships between material experience and the cultural production as it relates to the built environment.

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Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1975, Jim Drain received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998. In 2002 the collaborative performance and music group, Forcefield, of which Drain was a member showed an installation of film and sculpture works at the Whitney Biennial. Drain has been co-director with artist Naomi Fisher of the artist-run not-for-profit space, the Bas Fisher Invitational since 2007, the year Drain moved to Miami.  In the past fifteen years of his practice, Drain’s solo sculpture work has explored the bounds ofsculpture via furniture, garment making and installation work. Typically bright, bold and all-encompassing, Drain uses color and pattern to find a liminal, dream-like place ; it is one where material and form become the starting point for transformation. Drain also makes work collaboratively, first within the collective, Forcefield (1996-2002) and also with artists Elyse Allen, Ara Peterson and Ben Russell, respectively.

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is Chair of the Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design (LA+EUD) Department at Florida International University (FIU) and principal of the interdisciplinary Studio Roberto Rovira. A registered landscape architect, his teaching, research and creative work explore the field of landscape architecture through art and design and often test the concepts of time and transformation and the potential of landscape architecture to play a pivotal role in envisioning and shaping public space.

Roberto has been lead designer in national and international projects and his work ranges from environmental installations and competitions, to art commissions, exhibits, and landscape architectural projects. He obtained a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1990.

Roberto is the recipient of numerous design and teaching awards. He was recognized as one of FIU’s Top Scholars in 2009 and his work has been published and recognized by Princeton Architectural Press, Routlege/Taylor-Francis, Landscape Architecture Magazine, the Journal of Landscape Architecture, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Institute of Architects, the International Federation of Landscape Architects, the Council for Educators in Landscape Architecture, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the Van Alen Institute among others.

Below are some images from their winning design, titled “Wynwood Greenhouse”.  As the weeks go by, we will presenting other materials and images:

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Wynwood Gateway Park Competition Winners Announced!

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Adnan Morshed lectures at Wolfsonian FIU in Miami Beach on Friday

Date:  Friday, September 19, 2014 – 7:00pm
Location:  Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Event Information

Exhibition Talk

Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder
by Adnan Morshed

Adnan Morshed will discuss his forthcoming publication, Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder, which examines how airplanes and the valorization of heights in the 1920s and ‘30s led to a new aesthetic among designers and architects.

Adnan Morshed received his Ph.D. from MIT Architecture’s History, Theory, and Criticism program. He is currently Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Architectural Historians. Adnan Morshed has been awarded highly competitive fellowships, among others, at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the National Gallery of Art; the Smithsonian Institution; Wolfsonian-Florida International University; and the Society of Architectural Historians. His work has garnered prestigious research grants from the Graham Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and MIT. He has lectured around the world on the history and theory of modern architecture and urbanism, urban ecology and gender justice, and sustainable urban planning in Third-World countries. His articles appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Thresholds (MIT), Center (National Gallery of Art), Constructs (Yale), New Geographies (Harvard), and Architectural Design. He is the author of Oculus: A Decade of Insights into Bangladeshi Affairs (2012). Recently, he led the Society of Architectural Historians’ study tour to three South Asian cities: Dhaka, Delhi, and Chandigarh. Currently he serves on the Board of the $1M Mellon Foundation Grant to MIT’s Global Architecture History Teaching Collaborative, led by Professor Mark Jarzombek. A practicing architect and urbanist, Adnan Morshed has designed buildings in the U.S., Lebanon, Malaysia, and Bangladesh.

Free and open to the public.

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Call to Order Lecture Series: Nader Tehrani at UM


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Oh Snap! (Miami) – Reception on Photography in Downtown

Snap! Miami  p r e s e n t s  ‘ALL ABOUT WARHOL’
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 7:00-10:00 PM
A personal vision of The Hilton Brothers,’ a collaboration between photographers Christopher Makos + Paul Solberg as seen in their celebrity portraits of Andy Warhol, along with Ai Weiwei, Tom Ford, Debbie Harry, Lou Reed, Georgia O’Keefe & others. The exhibit also features select intimate photographs of Warhol from William John Kennedy: The Warhol Museum Edition.The first floor of the gallery will showcase ALL ABOUT WARHOL, the mezzanine will include works by renowned artists represented by Snap! including Richard Tuschman, Tom Chambers, Wendy Sacks,Patricia Van de CampHeather Evans Smith, Thomas Dodd, Jason Mitchell and Luis Lazo/L’atelier Alejandro Lazo.

Sponsored by KIWI Arts Group and CU-1 Gallery.

Cocktails by The Courtesy Bar, soft drinks by ONLI Beverages, food by JUICE LAB.Snap! Miami and Snap! Orlando are programs of Snap! Cultural Events, a 501(c) 3 charitable foundation with the mission to celebrate and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide

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