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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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JOIN ROBERT ZUCKERMAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT!! MONDAY, 10/23/15 7-8PM
Have something to say, sing, or otherwise express?  Come to Robert Zuckerman’s open mic night and enjoy the company, the comments, and the growth experience!  To find out more about Robert Zuckerman click link here.
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VIOLET CAMACHO INTRODUCES ROBERT ZUCKERMAN, DEAN’S DISTINGUISHED FELLOW AT OPENING OF KINDSIGHT™ 2/27/15–4/10/15
From Robert Zuckerman’s website: “KINDSIGHT® uses images and words together to illuminate and celebrate the richness of everyday life, through random encounters and moments.  It recognizes the extraordinary within the ordinary and shows how any encounter or moment can be a story of life’s richness, which is all around us always, within reach, there for […]
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MASTER CLASS: VIOLIST ROBERT VERNON WORKING WITH CAROLINE BUSE (IN PHOTO) AND OTHER SCHOOL OF MUSIC STRING STUDENTS. 3.2.15
This was the second 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.  The first was with the distinguished violinist, James Ehnes.
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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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MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE: NEW WORLD SYMPHONY + FIU STUDENTS, ALUMNI AND 3D PRINTER (!) STAR, 3.15.15
Thanks to the volunteer work of FIU architecture students Matt Wasala and Patricia Elso, the coordination and vision of FIU CARTA Architecture alumni Olivier Montfort, Alex Lozano, Reynoldo Diaz, Jr., and the invitation of Miami Beach Urban Studios Leadership Advisory Board member Chad Oppenheim with his wife Ilona, the Miami Beach Urban Studios were able […]
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TOM SCICLUNA EXHIBITION: CONCRETE FEET 3/13/15-4/3/15
Come see the this extraordinary and changing exhibition by Tom Scicluna showing for a brief period of time.  To learn more about Tom Scicluna’s work, click here. Updated images taken by Tom Scicluna of the gallery follow:
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JAMES JUDD, BLISS HEBERT, SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ AND JULIAN KREEGER DISCUSSED ISSUES OF VINYL LAST “TUESDAY WITH JULIAN” 2/27/15
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. 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 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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EXHIBITION: LINCOLN ROAD FOLLIES—MORRIS LAPIDUS, 3/24/15–5/15/15
Join us for spectacular series of images and objects created by FIU architecture students that examine the follies designed by Morris Lapidus on Lincoln Road.  Texts by Alastair Gordon accompany the exhibition. Click on this link for more information on the FIU Department of Architecture.
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SUPPORT THE URBAN STUDIOS!! PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 3.23.15 TASTE OF TENNIS MIAMI
We are pleased to announce this exciting new partnership with AYS World to have the upcoming Taste of Tennis Miami, presented by Citi.  This event is on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 7:30-10:30 at the W South Beach and will feature master chefs and tennis masters mixing it up at the W South Beach.  Purchase […]
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NEW VIDEOS UPLOADED! BARITONE THOMAS BUCKNER WITH LOCAL ARTISTS IN CONCERT, 3.5.15. NEW MUSIC MIAMI FESTIVAL
CLICK HERE FOR Robert Ashley “WWIII Just the Highlight” (Tom Buckner at FIU & Subtropics Event) CLICK HERE FOR Robert Ashley “The Producer Speaks” (Tom Buckner at FIU & Subtropics Event) CLICK HERE FOR Robert Ashley “Odalisque” (Tom Buckner at FIU & Subtropics Event) THANK YOU CHEN-HUI JEN for these uploads and links! For more […]
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OPENING: BEAUTIFUL BACKSTREETS MIAMI, AN EXHIBITION OF THE WORK OF ERIKA ANNA SCHUMACHER 2.27.15
Made possible through connections made by Professor of Art, Pip Brandt, Brigitte Krieger of Baustelle-Schaustelle and through the curation of Colette Alhabahbeh-Mello and Brittni Winkler.  Thank you all!!
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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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“COINSPIRE: CONVERSATIONS THAT DECODE SUCCESS” NEW VIDEO SERIES WITH LUCIA LUCIANO HOSTED BY ROKK3R LABS
Click here for more information about this wonderful series produced by Rokk3r Labs.
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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/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/2015/03/FIU-OPEN-MIC-IMAGE-SUPBIMG_1085-as-of-March-8-2015-16x9.jpeg
JOIN ROBERT ZUCKERMAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT!! MONDAY, 10/23/15 7-8PM
Have something to say, sing, or otherwise express?  Come to Robert Zuckerman’s open mic night and enjoy the company, the comments, and the growth experience!  To find out more about Robert Zuckerman click link here.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Violet-Camacho2.png
VIOLET CAMACHO INTRODUCES ROBERT ZUCKERMAN, DEAN’S DISTINGUISHED FELLOW AT OPENING OF KINDSIGHT™ 2/27/15–4/10/15
From Robert Zuckerman’s website: “KINDSIGHT® uses images and words together to illuminate and celebrate the richness of everyday life, through random encounters and moments.  It recognizes the extraordinary within the ordinary and shows how any encounter or moment can be a story of life’s richness, which is all around us always, within reach, there for […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Robert-Vernon.jpeg
MASTER CLASS: VIOLIST ROBERT VERNON WORKING WITH CAROLINE BUSE (IN PHOTO) AND OTHER SCHOOL OF MUSIC STRING STUDENTS. 3.2.15
This was the second 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.  The first was with the distinguished violinist, James Ehnes.
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-World-Symphony-Family-Day-3.15.15.jpeg
MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE: NEW WORLD SYMPHONY + FIU STUDENTS, ALUMNI AND 3D PRINTER (!) STAR, 3.15.15
Thanks to the volunteer work of FIU architecture students Matt Wasala and Patricia Elso, the coordination and vision of FIU CARTA Architecture alumni Olivier Montfort, Alex Lozano, Reynoldo Diaz, Jr., and the invitation of Miami Beach Urban Studios Leadership Advisory Board member Chad Oppenheim with his wife Ilona, the Miami Beach Urban Studios were able […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/TomSciclunaFlyer2.jpg
TOM SCICLUNA EXHIBITION: CONCRETE FEET 3/13/15-4/3/15
Come see the this extraordinary and changing exhibition by Tom Scicluna showing for a brief period of time.  To learn more about Tom Scicluna’s work, click here. Updated images taken by Tom Scicluna of the gallery follow:
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Screen-Shot-2015-02-26-at-5.29.15-PM-3.jpg
JAMES JUDD, BLISS HEBERT, SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ AND JULIAN KREEGER DISCUSSED ISSUES OF VINYL LAST “TUESDAY WITH JULIAN” 2/27/15
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. 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-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/2015/03/Lapidus-Exhibition-Posterupdated.jpg
EXHIBITION: LINCOLN ROAD FOLLIES—MORRIS LAPIDUS, 3/24/15–5/15/15
Join us for spectacular series of images and objects created by FIU architecture students that examine the follies designed by Morris Lapidus on Lincoln Road.  Texts by Alastair Gordon accompany the exhibition. Click on this link for more information on the FIU Department of Architecture.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Screen-Shot-2015-03-15-at-4.13.10-PM.png
SUPPORT THE URBAN STUDIOS!! PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 3.23.15 TASTE OF TENNIS MIAMI
We are pleased to announce this exciting new partnership with AYS World to have the upcoming Taste of Tennis Miami, presented by Citi.  This event is on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 7:30-10:30 at the W South Beach and will feature master chefs and tennis masters mixing it up at the W South Beach.  Purchase […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Buckner.jpeg
NEW VIDEOS UPLOADED! BARITONE THOMAS BUCKNER WITH LOCAL ARTISTS IN CONCERT, 3.5.15. NEW MUSIC MIAMI FESTIVAL
CLICK HERE FOR Robert Ashley “WWIII Just the Highlight” (Tom Buckner at FIU & Subtropics Event) CLICK HERE FOR Robert Ashley “The Producer Speaks” (Tom Buckner at FIU & Subtropics Event) CLICK HERE FOR Robert Ashley “Odalisque” (Tom Buckner at FIU & Subtropics Event) THANK YOU CHEN-HUI JEN for these uploads and links! For more […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Erika-Schumacher.jpeg
OPENING: BEAUTIFUL BACKSTREETS MIAMI, AN EXHIBITION OF THE WORK OF ERIKA ANNA SCHUMACHER 2.27.15
Made possible through connections made by Professor of Art, Pip Brandt, Brigitte Krieger of Baustelle-Schaustelle and through the curation of Colette Alhabahbeh-Mello and Brittni Winkler.  Thank you all!!
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/Lucia-John-Coinspire.jpg
“COINSPIRE: CONVERSATIONS THAT DECODE SUCCESS” NEW VIDEO SERIES WITH LUCIA LUCIANO HOSTED BY ROKK3R LABS
Click here for more information about this wonderful series produced by Rokk3r Labs.
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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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