Architecture Month Miami


Nov. 2 – Free – Miami Dade College lecture by Mikael Kaul, AIA, Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104 Street, Room K-413, 7 p.m.

Nov. 5 – Free – Coral Gables Museum Preservation Education Workshop Series – “Historic Designation Demystified” Panel Discussion, Coral Gables Commission Chambers, 7 p.m. Reception to follow. Reservations required. Contact Christine Rupp at 305.910.3996 or

Nov. 6 – Free – AIA Miami Photo Competition Gallery Night Exhibition, Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Avenue, 6:00 p.m.

Nov. 6 – Free – University of Miami School of Architecture Canstruction design/build competition event in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum. 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. in the UM School of Architecture Courtyard and at the Coral Gables Museum 275 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables. The charitable event allows the donation of cans of food and then the creation of structures made of cans. For more complete information, please contact Brian Lemmerman, University of Miami,, 305-284-3439; or Christine Rupp at the Coral Gables Museum,, 305-910-3996.

Nov. 6 – Design and Architecture Senior High Taste of Design and Creative Minds Event

Nov. 6 – UM School of Architecture homecoming reunion and barbecue, 7:00 -10:00 p.m.

Nov. 7 – Free – Bienal Miami + Beach opening reception, Miami Design Preservation League, 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 9 – Free – Miami Dade College lecture by Rene Gonzalez, AIA, Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104th Street, Rm. K-413, 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 9 – Free – Walk on Water, Florida International University student design competition, 11:30 a.m. FIU-University Park, at the lake north of the library.

Nov. 10 – Free – Florida International University lecture by Christine Dunn, PCA135, 5 p.m.

Nov. 10 – Historic Preservation: Challenges and Rewards, panel discussion Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. panel discussion and AIA Miami continuing education event. Speakers include John Fullerton, AIA, and Richard Heisenbottle, FAIA, award-winning Miami architects; Barbara Stein, producing executive director, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre; Mayor Don Slesnick of Coral Gables; and Jorge Hernandez, architect, UM professor and trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Fee $10, $35 to all non-members. Contact AIA Miami at 305-448-7488 or Limited seating.

Nov. 11 – Free – University of Miami lecture by Robert Davis, New Urbanist, 6:00 p.m.

Nov. 12 – Free – Coral Gables Museum lecture by Hal Wanless, UM geology professor, 285 Aragon Avenue,7:00 p.m.

Nov. 12 – Opening of Festival of the Trees competition and display, Coverings Showroom, 7610 NE 4th CT, 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 – AIA Emerging Professionals/YAF Monthly social event and mentoring mixer, 7:00 p.m. “Toast a Ghost” following the AIA Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery Twilight Walking Tour led by Historian Dr. Paul George. Location: Bin 18, 275 NE 18 Street, Miami. RSVP

Nov. 14 – Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables 2009 Coral Gables Homes Tour. Tickets for the noon to 4:00 p.m. tour only are $30.00, but add refreshments and a 10:45 a.m. to noon lecture about the homes by Miami architect, UM Professor and National Trust for Historic Preservation Trustee Jorge Hernandez, and the price jumps to $50.00.

Nov. 14 – Free – Kay Witte New Green Lecture, MBM Showroom, 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. lecture.

Nov. 14 – Free – AIA Miami International Photography Competition Exhibit, Miami Art Cinema Nov. 16 – AIA Emerging Professionals/YAF intern development/mentoring seminar, 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 17 – Lecture by Max Strang, AIA, on environmental modernism, University of Miami Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center, 6:00 p.m.

Nov. 18 – Miami Dade College Lunchtime Lecture by Luis E. Trelles, AIA, Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104 Street, Room 2114, Noon.

Nov. 18 – University of Miami/U.S. Green Building Council of Miami/Keys lecture and meeting, Eco-labeling for LEED Projects, 6:00 p.m.

Nov. 19 – Architecture for Humanity/Committee on the Environment Happy Hour at Greenstreet’s, Coconut Grove, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Nov. 19 – Free – University of Miami lecture: Allan T. Shulman, FAIA and Faculty Contributors Launch Book at the Glasgow Hall, University of Miami School of Architecture. 6:00 p.m.

Nov. 20 – Free – Coral Gables Museum hard hat tour, 7:00 p.m. RSVP required. RSVP Christine Rupp at 305.910.3996 or

Nov. 20-21 – Deans of the Americas Conference.

Nov. 21 – 55th Annual AIA Miami Architecture + Design Gala Design Awards & Student Exhibition at Miami Event Space in the historic MiMo District. 7610 NE 4th Court, Purchase tickets through AIA Miami.

Nov. 22 – Free – Marine architecture guided tour of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Oasis of the Seas, Port Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale, pre-registration required. SOLD OUT

Nov. 23 – Free – Miami Dade College lecture by Roney Mateu, AIA, Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104 Street, Room K-413, 7:00 p.m.

And to wrap up the month, on Friday, December 4, from 8:30 to 10 AM, the DawnTown award ceremony!


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