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We are very pleased to announce a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to installed a MakerBot Innovation Lab at the Miami Beach Urban Studios.  To learn more, please see this article in the Miami Herald.
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Twitter co-founder and Square Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey with FIU CARTA students Adan Quesada, Monica Cordera, Erika Olson at MBUS
Wonderful conversation event hosted by our friends Rokk3R Labs and Square Inc. on small business entrepreneurship with SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet held at the Urban Studios on 6.25.15.  Great event!
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LAPIDARIJS: JACEK KOLASINSKI EXHIBITS IN RIGA, LATVIA WORKS MADE AT THE URBAN STUDIOS
Check out the exhibition (and test your Latvian!) here.  Or try google translate.  It’s still difficult…but it’s all about memories and sketches.  
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MOUNIR FATMI: MODERN TIMES 6/5–8/28/15
This exhibition in the main gallery consists of a trio of video works by Paris-based and Morrocan-born mounir fatmi. Modern Times, the centerpiece, was made in 2010 as a response to the accelerated construction of the metropolis in Arab countries that he felt mirrored the dynamism of the Western industrial revolution of the early 1900s. […]
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THANK YOU, PABLO (AND LAGUNITAS)!! PIZZA MIXER HOSTED BY PABLO DE RITIS 2.26.15
Joined by members of the MBUS Leadership Advisory Board members Adelee Cabrera, Carlos Touzet and Michael Larkin, we had a very interesting opportunity to learn from Pablo’s experiences and have an informal discussion with him about professional opportunities and options.
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COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION: PHOTO51 BY MISHA FRIEDMAN 8/18–11/13/15
A collaboration between the FIU School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and FIU’s College of Architecture + the Arts brings this exhibition to the Miami Beach Urban Studios. “Photo 51: Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?” Like threads of DNA spiraling in ladder formation, Russia’s reliance on corruption for its basic functioning is both commonplace […]
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Follow the lives, works, and passions of the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Dean’s Distinguished Fellows.  Alastair Gordon, Bruce Carter and Robert Zuckerman.  Click here for the blog.   
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NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE LEADERSHIP ADVISORY BOARD FOR 2015–2017
For more information on Deborah Briggs, Vice President for Marketing, Philanthropy, and Programs at the Betsy South Beach, click here. For more information on Jeff Weinstein of UAI Management at 1111 Lincoln Road and a Curbed “Young Gun,” click here.  
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CRITICS HAIL WORK! “…plenty of active rhythmic figures…and crucially, a sense of contemplative space…” “it’s music [that] generates its own texture rather more than following the dictates of architecture…”
Click here for THE NEW Music Web International Review. For Marc Medwin’s review in Fanfare Magazine, click the bold link. Download PDF of Grammophone review here:  TOCC 0239 review Gramophone November 2014. One new review may be found on this RECORDS INTERNATIONAL POST.  A glowing review touching on the way in which Garcia paints with […]
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LEADERSHIP ADVISORY BOARD
The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios is proud to present the outstanding members of the 2015–16 Leadership Advisory Board.  Thank you for your service to the FIU CARTA students! Ongoing links to member bios: Asi Cymbal, Vanessa Grout, Alfred Karram, Jr., Chair, Michael Larkin, Germán Montoya, Chad Oppenheim,  
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CONGRATULATIONS! PROF. THOMAS SPIEGELHALTER WINS BEST ARTICLE AWARD!
The editors and the International Advisory Board announced that Professor Spiegelhalter was selected as the winner of the International Award for Excellence for Volume 3 of The International Journal of the Constructed Environment. His article, “New Design Protocols for Industrial-scaled Modes of Production for Carbon Neutral Buildings,” was selected for the award from among the […]
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BENJAMIN DE LA PENA, FELICE GRODIN, LEYDEN RODRIGUEZ CASSANOVA, AND MAURICIO ZAPATA DISCUSSING THE DESIGN DISTRICT
We are pleased to partner with FIU’s Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment to create this exciting new partnership with Buildworks and DACRA on a panel discussion exploring what we can learn about the Design District.  Save the date and please plan to join us! An outline of the initial intentions of inviting […]
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HUGE SUCCESS: KARIM RASHID AND FIU INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE’S BLURRED LINES SYMPOSIUM. FRI 4.10.15
CLICK HERE for more information on this symposium.
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EXHIBITION: DIANA MARGARITA MFA (’17) DEPICTIONS OF MEMORY AND IDENTITY 7/24-10/26/15.
Made possible through the curation of MFA in Curatorial Practice students, Colette Alhabahbeh-Mello and Meg Kaplan-Noach.  Thank you!!
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AMAZING NEW VIDEO! AMERNET STRING QUARTET PERFORMING BERNARD RANDS
To see the complete video on YouTube, CLICK HERE! Also CLICK HERE for the Amernet performing the Cuatro by Orlando Jacinto Garcia.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/FIU-Innovation-Lab-Fall-2015-Invitation-Updated-8.19.15a.jpg
We are very pleased to announce a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to installed a MakerBot Innovation Lab at the Miami Beach Urban Studios.  To learn more, please see this article in the Miami Herald.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Adan-Quesada-Monica-Cordera-Erika-Olson.jpg
Twitter co-founder and Square Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey with FIU CARTA students Adan Quesada, Monica Cordera, Erika Olson at MBUS
Wonderful conversation event hosted by our friends Rokk3R Labs and Square Inc. on small business entrepreneurship with SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet held at the Urban Studios on 6.25.15.  Great event!
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Jacek-in-Latvia.jpeg
LAPIDARIJS: JACEK KOLASINSKI EXHIBITS IN RIGA, LATVIA WORKS MADE AT THE URBAN STUDIOS
Check out the exhibition (and test your Latvian!) here.  Or try google translate.  It’s still difficult…but it’s all about memories and sketches.  
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Modern-Times.jpg
MOUNIR FATMI: MODERN TIMES 6/5–8/28/15
This exhibition in the main gallery consists of a trio of video works by Paris-based and Morrocan-born mounir fatmi. Modern Times, the centerpiece, was made in 2010 as a response to the accelerated construction of the metropolis in Arab countries that he felt mirrored the dynamism of the Western industrial revolution of the early 1900s. […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Pablo-De-Ritis-Pizza-Mixer.jpg
THANK YOU, PABLO (AND LAGUNITAS)!! PIZZA MIXER HOSTED BY PABLO DE RITIS 2.26.15
Joined by members of the MBUS Leadership Advisory Board members Adelee Cabrera, Carlos Touzet and Michael Larkin, we had a very interesting opportunity to learn from Pablo’s experiences and have an informal discussion with him about professional opportunities and options.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Mish-Friedman-Flyer.jpg
COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION: PHOTO51 BY MISHA FRIEDMAN 8/18–11/13/15
A collaboration between the FIU School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and FIU’s College of Architecture + the Arts brings this exhibition to the Miami Beach Urban Studios. “Photo 51: Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?” Like threads of DNA spiraling in ladder formation, Russia’s reliance on corruption for its basic functioning is both commonplace […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Outdoor-Cats-Blog.png
Follow the lives, works, and passions of the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Dean’s Distinguished Fellows.  Alastair Gordon, Bruce Carter and Robert Zuckerman.  Click here for the blog.   
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/New-Board-Members-2015.jpg
NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE LEADERSHIP ADVISORY BOARD FOR 2015–2017
For more information on Deborah Briggs, Vice President for Marketing, Philanthropy, and Programs at the Betsy South Beach, click here. For more information on Jeff Weinstein of UAI Management at 1111 Lincoln Road and a Curbed “Young Gun,” click here.  
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Screen-Shot-2014-08-27-at-7.04.50-PM.png
CRITICS HAIL WORK! “…plenty of active rhythmic figures…and crucially, a sense of contemplative space…” “it’s music [that] generates its own texture rather more than following the dictates of architecture…”
Click here for THE NEW Music Web International Review. For Marc Medwin’s review in Fanfare Magazine, click the bold link. Download PDF of Grammophone review here:  TOCC 0239 review Gramophone November 2014. One new review may be found on this RECORDS INTERNATIONAL POST.  A glowing review touching on the way in which Garcia paints with […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MBUS-LAB-2015-16.jpg
LEADERSHIP ADVISORY BOARD
The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios is proud to present the outstanding members of the 2015–16 Leadership Advisory Board.  Thank you for your service to the FIU CARTA students! Ongoing links to member bios: Asi Cymbal, Vanessa Grout, Alfred Karram, Jr., Chair, Michael Larkin, Germán Montoya, Chad Oppenheim,  
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Thomas-News-Draft-Spieg-6.jpeg
CONGRATULATIONS! PROF. THOMAS SPIEGELHALTER WINS BEST ARTICLE AWARD!
The editors and the International Advisory Board announced that Professor Spiegelhalter was selected as the winner of the International Award for Excellence for Volume 3 of The International Journal of the Constructed Environment. His article, “New Design Protocols for Industrial-scaled Modes of Production for Carbon Neutral Buildings,” was selected for the award from among the […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/IMG_4976-e1434415083786.jpg
BENJAMIN DE LA PENA, FELICE GRODIN, LEYDEN RODRIGUEZ CASSANOVA, AND MAURICIO ZAPATA DISCUSSING THE DESIGN DISTRICT
We are pleased to partner with FIU’s Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment to create this exciting new partnership with Buildworks and DACRA on a panel discussion exploring what we can learn about the Design District.  Save the date and please plan to join us! An outline of the initial intentions of inviting […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Janine-King-Karim-Rashid-MBUS-4.10.15-15.png
HUGE SUCCESS: KARIM RASHID AND FIU INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE’S BLURRED LINES SYMPOSIUM. FRI 4.10.15
CLICK HERE for more information on this symposium.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/DIANA-MARGARITA-IMAGE.jpg
EXHIBITION: DIANA MARGARITA MFA (’17) DEPICTIONS OF MEMORY AND IDENTITY 7/24-10/26/15.
Made possible through the curation of MFA in Curatorial Practice students, Colette Alhabahbeh-Mello and Meg Kaplan-Noach.  Thank you!!
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Screen-Shot-2015-01-11-at-12.22.35-PM.jpg
AMAZING NEW VIDEO! AMERNET STRING QUARTET PERFORMING BERNARD RANDS
To see the complete video on YouTube, CLICK HERE! Also CLICK HERE for the Amernet performing the Cuatro by Orlando Jacinto Garcia.

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FIU Innovation Lab Opens soon. See Video that shows Lab being prepared for Fall classes. For more info click here.

Miami Beach Urban Studios

Mission:  The Miami Beach Urban Studios build upon the mission of the College of Architecture + The Arts by taking advantage of location, facilities, and resources in the heart of Miami Beach to use the power of architecture and the arts to engage local and global communities to create, innovate, and inspire solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems.

Vision:  To build upon the vision of the College of Architecture + The Arts by utilizing the innovation, community engagement, and expertise afforded by its participating faculty members, facilities, and location to be at the forefront of teaching, research, and service in art, design, performance, and communication.

The Miami Beach Urban Studios offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to study in one of the most vibrant, artistic urban centers in the world for one semester, while gaining valuable professional experience at design firms, and by working with innovative public, private, and non-profit arts organizations throughout the city.

Located in the iconic Art Deco 420 Lincoln Road building, the Miami Beach Urban Studios give students and faculty access to Miami Beach’s burgeoning arts and design culture. For a brief, early, and growing history of the building click here: 420 Lincoln Road Building History.

The Urban Studios provide expansive space for design and fine arts students, practice and performance spaces for music and theatre students as well expansive gallery/exhibition spaces and classroom space for use by the entire College.  The location is an ideal base for the study in arts, design and performance, for museum and gallery visits, and for exposure to the wealth of arts organizations located in Miami Beach.

The Miami Beach Urban Studios offer a full roster of courses enriched by Miami Beach’s unique artistic, historical, and cultural resources and by the extensive network of noted professionals, artists and performers who serve as visiting critics and mentors.

FIU | College of Architecture + The Arts
The College of Architecture + The Arts engages our local and global communities by deploying the power of architecture + the arts to create, innovate, and inspire solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems. Offering 9 graduate and 8 undergraduate degrees within 7 academic departments, our more than 2,500 majors have the unique experience working with our award-winning faculty, in nationally ranked programs, in the heart of Miami — one of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities!

LINK TO A BRIEF TIMELINE OF THE MIAMI BEACH URBAN STUDIOS