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#FaenaArt $10K POINT-SHOOT-SHARE CHALLENGE TO BENEFIT FIU CARTA STUDENTS
Faena celebrated 10 years of success in Buenos Aires in October. During the anniversary, they asked the community to POINT, SHOOT and SHARE their favorite memories with #Faena10 on a social channel of their choosing. They received over 10,000 images and reached their goal of donating 100,000 pesos to the Special Olympics of Argentina.  CLICK […]
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MASTER CLASS: ROBERT ZUCKERMAN AND MAYOR LEVINE, TUESDAY, 10/28/14 5PM
Robert Zuckerman tells the story of how, even though he’s paraplegic with a fatal genetic disease and a likely very limited time clock, he remains one of the world’s top ranked photographers on IMDB – the gold standard of the entertainment universe – and how, while he is giving his all to teaching and to […]
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XAVIER CORTADA, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: JUST BELOW THE SURFACE, 100 YEARS OF MIAMI BEACH HISTORY
Working with FIU scientist Evelyn Gaiser, FIU College of Architecture + The Arts artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada will capture images of diatoms (glass-encased algae) that have lived in the bay at different points during the last 100 years to create digital works.  Each diatom species has a different salinity preference, so changes in the mixture of […]
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MASTER CLASS VIOLINIST JAMES EHNES AND SCHOOL OF MUSIC STRING STUDENTS. 1.7.15
This was the first of a series of master classes organized by FIU Senior Instructor, violist, and member of the Amernet String Quartet, Michael Klotz to provide special educational opportunities with outstanding professionals for FIU students.  A full house, including members of the community, FIU students, members of the Amernet, along with Julian Kreeger, President […]
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URBAN STUDIOS SHINE ON MIAMI BEACH TV!
This edition of MB Culture features host Ileana Bravo as she takes viewers inside THE MIAMI BEACH URBAN STUDIOS, a “hidden gem on Miami Beach where FIU students are creating art and perhaps even architectural designs of the future!” Click here to see the whole show, most of which was filmed at the Urban Studios! […]
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JAIME LERNER WITH FIU STUDENTS SUPPORTED BY KNIGHT FOUNDATION’S BENJAMIN DE LA PENA AND MATT HAGGMAN 10/13/14
Monday, October 13th, 11AM. Discussion with global architect, urbanist, and leader Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Bra The Miami Beach Urban Studios are a place for collaborative thinking and discussion towards new and innovative solutions.  In an informal conversation with MBUS Leadership Advisory Board member Benjamin de la Peña of the Knight Foundation, Jaime […]
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EXHIBITION RECEPTION: “SHALLOW DEPTH” 1/15/15 6:30PM. JASON CHANDLER, JACEK KOLASINKI, ROBERTO ROVIRA
Join us for the reception to celebrate this extraordinary opportunity to look at the works of the chairs of FIU College of Architecture + The Arts’ chairs of the departments of Architecture, Art + Art History, and Landscape Architecture and Environmental + Urban Design!  For more information click here!
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TUESDAYS WITH JULIAN KREEGER: 1/27/15 7-8:30. TOPIC: INTERNATIONAL CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION
Please join us for what will certainly be an informational and informal listening event that will engage our wonderful refurbished Wilson Sophia speakers made available to us through the generous assistance of sound consultant Peter McGrath, and Martin Ferrari and Ron Kinnear of Music Systems by Martin Ferrari.  
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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. 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 sound may be FOUND HERE by Italian music critic Ettore Garzia […]
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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 2014–15 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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PAMM UNDER CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS BY DANIEL AZOULAY, 11/6/14–1/31/15
Join us for a spectacular series of photographs of the PAMM building under construction taken by Photographer Daniel Azoulay.  For more information about Daniel Azoulay see link here.
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ROSALIE ROSENBERG, WIFE OF FIU PRESIDENT MARK B. ROSENBERG, AT “EGRESS,” IN FRONT OF NICK GILMORE’S PIECE.
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A RISING TIDE: NEW PIECE FOR VIOLIN AND STRING ORCHESTRA BY ORLANDO JACINTO GARCIA COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE
ABOUT THE WORK una marea creciente (a rising tide) was written for virtuoso violinist Jennifer Choi for premiere in the spring of 2015 at the New Music Miami Festival being held at Florida International University. The title of the work was suggested by the sonorities that are heard ascending in register at different moments throughout […]
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TORO FAMILY CELEBRATES GIFT OF PRE-COLOMBIAN ART
Left to right: John Stuart, Brian Schriner, Clara Toro, Juan Toro, Diane Ashley, Lisa Merritt, and Jacek Kolasinski
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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.
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FERNANDO OSORIO AT THE ASCAP/FIU WORKSHOP FOR SONGWRITERS 11/3–4, 2014
This amazing experience was available to FIU students only!  Information on the application process found here!
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“NAKED AIPORTS” A LECTURE BY ALASTAIR GORDON, DEAN’S DISTINGUISHED FELLOW, 1/22/15
For more information on Alastair Gordon, click here.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/FAENA-thank-you.png
#FaenaArt $10K POINT-SHOOT-SHARE CHALLENGE TO BENEFIT FIU CARTA STUDENTS
Faena celebrated 10 years of success in Buenos Aires in October. During the anniversary, they asked the community to POINT, SHOOT and SHARE their favorite memories with #Faena10 on a social channel of their choosing. They received over 10,000 images and reached their goal of donating 100,000 pesos to the Special Olympics of Argentina.  CLICK […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/FIU-RZ-MASTER-CLASS-MAYOR-LEVINE-OCTOBER-28-2014-lp-P1040010-SM.png
MASTER CLASS: ROBERT ZUCKERMAN AND MAYOR LEVINE, TUESDAY, 10/28/14 5PM
Robert Zuckerman tells the story of how, even though he’s paraplegic with a fatal genetic disease and a likely very limited time clock, he remains one of the world’s top ranked photographers on IMDB – the gold standard of the entertainment universe – and how, while he is giving his all to teaching and to […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/diatom-A-m.jpg
XAVIER CORTADA, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: JUST BELOW THE SURFACE, 100 YEARS OF MIAMI BEACH HISTORY
Working with FIU scientist Evelyn Gaiser, FIU College of Architecture + The Arts artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada will capture images of diatoms (glass-encased algae) that have lived in the bay at different points during the last 100 years to create digital works.  Each diatom species has a different salinity preference, so changes in the mixture of […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/James-Ehnes-Master-Class.jpg
MASTER CLASS VIOLINIST JAMES EHNES AND SCHOOL OF MUSIC STRING STUDENTS. 1.7.15
This was the first of a series of master classes organized by FIU Senior Instructor, violist, and member of the Amernet String Quartet, Michael Klotz to provide special educational opportunities with outstanding professionals for FIU students.  A full house, including members of the community, FIU students, members of the Amernet, along with Julian Kreeger, President […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Screen-Shot-2015-01-10-at-11.27.55-AM.png
URBAN STUDIOS SHINE ON MIAMI BEACH TV!
This edition of MB Culture features host Ileana Bravo as she takes viewers inside THE MIAMI BEACH URBAN STUDIOS, a “hidden gem on Miami Beach where FIU students are creating art and perhaps even architectural designs of the future!” Click here to see the whole show, most of which was filmed at the Urban Studios! […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Lerner-with-students.png
JAIME LERNER WITH FIU STUDENTS SUPPORTED BY KNIGHT FOUNDATION’S BENJAMIN DE LA PENA AND MATT HAGGMAN 10/13/14
Monday, October 13th, 11AM. Discussion with global architect, urbanist, and leader Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Bra The Miami Beach Urban Studios are a place for collaborative thinking and discussion towards new and innovative solutions.  In an informal conversation with MBUS Leadership Advisory Board member Benjamin de la Peña of the Knight Foundation, Jaime […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Chairs-flyer4.png
EXHIBITION RECEPTION: “SHALLOW DEPTH” 1/15/15 6:30PM. JASON CHANDLER, JACEK KOLASINKI, ROBERTO ROVIRA
Join us for the reception to celebrate this extraordinary opportunity to look at the works of the chairs of FIU College of Architecture + The Arts’ chairs of the departments of Architecture, Art + Art History, and Landscape Architecture and Environmental + Urban Design!  For more information click here!
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/julian-kreeger.png
TUESDAYS WITH JULIAN KREEGER: 1/27/15 7-8:30. TOPIC: INTERNATIONAL CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION
Please join us for what will certainly be an informational and informal listening event that will engage our wonderful refurbished Wilson Sophia speakers made available to us through the generous assistance of sound consultant Peter McGrath, and Martin Ferrari and Ron Kinnear of Music Systems by Martin Ferrari.  
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. 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 sound may be FOUND HERE by Italian music critic Ettore Garzia […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MBUS-LAB-2014-15d.png
LEADERSHIP ADVISORY BOARD
The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios is proud to present the outstanding members of the 2014–15 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/2014/06/PAMM-Under-Construction-Final-Poster.jpeg
PAMM UNDER CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS BY DANIEL AZOULAY, 11/6/14–1/31/15
Join us for a spectacular series of photographs of the PAMM building under construction taken by Photographer Daniel Azoulay.  For more information about Daniel Azoulay see link here.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Rosalie-Rosenberg.png
ROSALIE ROSENBERG, WIFE OF FIU PRESIDENT MARK B. ROSENBERG, AT “EGRESS,” IN FRONT OF NICK GILMORE’S PIECE.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Orlando-Rising-Tide-Made-in-MBUS.png
A RISING TIDE: NEW PIECE FOR VIOLIN AND STRING ORCHESTRA BY ORLANDO JACINTO GARCIA COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE
ABOUT THE WORK una marea creciente (a rising tide) was written for virtuoso violinist Jennifer Choi for premiere in the spring of 2015 at the New Music Miami Festival being held at Florida International University. The title of the work was suggested by the sonorities that are heard ascending in register at different moments throughout […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Toro-Family.jpg
TORO FAMILY CELEBRATES GIFT OF PRE-COLOMBIAN ART
Left to right: John Stuart, Brian Schriner, Clara Toro, Juan Toro, Diane Ashley, Lisa Merritt, and Jacek Kolasinski
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.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Osorio-sm.jpg
FERNANDO OSORIO AT THE ASCAP/FIU WORKSHOP FOR SONGWRITERS 11/3–4, 2014
This amazing experience was available to FIU students only!  Information on the application process found here!
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Alastair-Gordon-Naked-Airports-75.png
“NAKED AIPORTS” A LECTURE BY ALASTAIR GORDON, DEAN’S DISTINGUISHED FELLOW, 1/22/15
For more information on Alastair Gordon, click here.

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WINNING THE WYNWOOD GATEWAY PARK COMPETITION.

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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