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FIU UNTITLED Art Talks launch new lecture series: Art Talks Miami
The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts has partnered with Helmut Schuster (owner of Gallery Schuster in Berlin, Miami, and Potsdam), and Jeff Lawson of UNTITLED Art Fair, to provide a four-part, community-based lecture series called Art Talks Miami. The lecture series – which will occur on the third Mondays of the months from […]
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RepYourCup 3D Drinking Vessel Competition
The competition is open to FIU MBUS students only.  How to Participate: 3D print an original 8oz (exactly) drinking vessel for cold beverages. Cups must be made in gray PLA filament provided by MBUS (ask ME for filament). Faculty and Friends of MBUS will jury the competition.  Jury date: Tuesday, September 23, 6:30PM Studios. There […]
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Community Design Charrettes
Working with community partners, the Miami Beach Urban Studios offer a unique opportunity for local institutions and CARTA faculty and students to work together to solve local problems.  The flexible spaces at the Urban Studios allow for creative discussion and interaction among a variety of stakeholders.
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New MBUS T-Shirts Available!
Support student scholarships and programs at the Miami Beach Urban Studios by purchasing for $20 a beautifully designed 100% cotton t-shirt celebrating the Miami Beach Urban Studios.  Available in multiple sizes—but only in cool, urban, b/w.  Get them for your friends and families!  Support the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Miami Beach Urban […]
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Monday, October 13th, 11AM. Discussion with global architect, urbanist, and leader Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil.
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 Lerner talks about his new book, Urban Acupuncture:  Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life.  Read a […]
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Check out News Story and Video of Abyecto Performance Reception on 8.28.14!
This extraordinary piece includes sound environments and performances by Jacob Sudol, FIU School of Music and Scott F. Hall, UCF School of Visual Arts & Design.  For the news article click here. 
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“Fall Semester” OCT 9-10: International Discussion featuring Professors Gelpi and Read!
OCT. 9-10, 2014 4-9PM, 175 NE 41st St., Miami.  CARTA Architecture Professors Nick Gelpi and Gray Read participate in the international discussion on society and culture with organizers of Fall Semester. Link to FALL SEMESTER WEBSITE HERE!
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Check out NEW CD Release by Composer in Residence, Orlando Jacinto Garcia!
Purchase the new album or sample portions of it on the toccataclassics.com website.   Click here for Booklet texts   (PDF).
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2014–16 Miami Beach Urban Studios Leadership Advisory Leadership Selected.
          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 […]
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Engagement: Louis Wolfson, III and Pinnacle Housing Group
One of the most exciting aspects of the Miami Beach Urban Studios is the potential for meaningful and extended project-based engagement with the professionals in the community.  Whether this occurs in the context of a musical ensemble, or, as in the example shown here, in that with students working with housing experts Louis Wolfson, III […]
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Welcome to the Dean’s Distinguished Fellows and Friends of CARTA
We are delighted to have such an outstanding group working at the Miami Beach Urban Studios in 2014-15.  For more on President Obama’s nomination of Dean’s Distinguished Fellow Bruce Carter to the National Council on the Arts click here.  For Ray Elman’s website, click here. For Dean’s Distinguished Fellow Alastair Gordon’s website, click here. And […]
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FIRST MONTHLY DIRECTOR’S DINNER: (left to right) Mark Miglionico (M.Arch student); Brittni Winkler (MFA student); Matt Wasala (M.Arch Student); Carlos Prio Touzet (MBUS LAB); John Stuart (Director); Alastair Gordon (Fellow); Robert Zuckerman (Fellow). Not in photo: Zoe Russian (M.Arch student); Jacek Kolasinski (Chair, AAH)..
The Director’s Dinners were established by Associate Dean and Executive Director, John Stuart, as an informal space for members of the Miami Beach Urban Studio family and their friends to share ideas and opinions about architecture and the arts over a dinner cooked by the director at the Urban Studios.  Dinners are held in the […]
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Exhibition: Domestic Landscapes: A Tropical Notebook. Henry Rueda, Architect.
Find link to exhibition event schedule here.
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Performance: Amernet String Quartet
Students attending classes and faculty undertaking creative endeavors at the Miami Beach Urban Studios tend follow the vision of “the urban experience” as that defined by our FIU colleague, Associate Professor of Architecture, Gray Read, as an experience of performance.  Performance at the Miami Beach Urban Studios is, by definition, in a continuous discourse with […]
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Landscape architect Gianno Feoli is utilizing the MBUS reference libraries.
The Miami Beach Urban Studios are proud to hold personal book collections of Terence Riley, former Director of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art and of Nicholas Patricios, retired professor from the University of Miami’s School of Architecture.  Here, landscape architect and FIU adjunct professor of Landscape Architecture Gianno Feoli utilizes the […]
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GALLERY WALK AND TALK: Curator Amy Cancelmo spoke to a large audience about her exhibition Strange Bedfellows, ON NOW
For more information, see event calendar.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Art-Talks-October-Invite-Draft-update.png
FIU UNTITLED Art Talks launch new lecture series: Art Talks Miami
The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts has partnered with Helmut Schuster (owner of Gallery Schuster in Berlin, Miami, and Potsdam), and Jeff Lawson of UNTITLED Art Fair, to provide a four-part, community-based lecture series called Art Talks Miami. The lecture series – which will occur on the third Mondays of the months from […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/3D-Printed-Cups-2014-announcement-9.21.14.jpg
RepYourCup 3D Drinking Vessel Competition
The competition is open to FIU MBUS students only.  How to Participate: 3D print an original 8oz (exactly) drinking vessel for cold beverages. Cups must be made in gray PLA filament provided by MBUS (ask ME for filament). Faculty and Friends of MBUS will jury the competition.  Jury date: Tuesday, September 23, 6:30PM Studios. There […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Charrette-MBUS.jpg
Community Design Charrettes
Working with community partners, the Miami Beach Urban Studios offer a unique opportunity for local institutions and CARTA faculty and students to work together to solve local problems.  The flexible spaces at the Urban Studios allow for creative discussion and interaction among a variety of stakeholders.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/MBUS-Tshirts.jpg
New MBUS T-Shirts Available!
Support student scholarships and programs at the Miami Beach Urban Studios by purchasing for $20 a beautifully designed 100% cotton t-shirt celebrating the Miami Beach Urban Studios.  Available in multiple sizes—but only in cool, urban, b/w.  Get them for your friends and families!  Support the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Miami Beach Urban […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Jaime-Lerner.jpg
Monday, October 13th, 11AM. Discussion with global architect, urbanist, and leader Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil.
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 Lerner talks about his new book, Urban Acupuncture:  Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life.  Read a […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Goldemberg-Abyecto.jpeg
Check out News Story and Video of Abyecto Performance Reception on 8.28.14!
This extraordinary piece includes sound environments and performances by Jacob Sudol, FIU School of Music and Scott F. Hall, UCF School of Visual Arts & Design.  For the news article click here. 
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Fall-Semester.png
“Fall Semester” OCT 9-10: International Discussion featuring Professors Gelpi and Read!
OCT. 9-10, 2014 4-9PM, 175 NE 41st St., Miami.  CARTA Architecture Professors Nick Gelpi and Gray Read participate in the international discussion on society and culture with organizers of Fall Semester. Link to FALL SEMESTER WEBSITE HERE!
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Screen-Shot-2014-08-27-at-7.04.50-PM.png
Check out NEW CD Release by Composer in Residence, Orlando Jacinto Garcia!
Purchase the new album or sample portions of it on the toccataclassics.com website.   Click here for Booklet texts   (PDF).
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MBUS-LAB-2014-chair-vice-chair.jpg
2014–16 Miami Beach Urban Studios Leadership Advisory Leadership Selected.
          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 […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Pinnacle-Housing.jpg
Engagement: Louis Wolfson, III and Pinnacle Housing Group
One of the most exciting aspects of the Miami Beach Urban Studios is the potential for meaningful and extended project-based engagement with the professionals in the community.  Whether this occurs in the context of a musical ensemble, or, as in the example shown here, in that with students working with housing experts Louis Wolfson, III […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Fellows-and-Friends-monitor-slide-2014.jpg
Welcome to the Dean’s Distinguished Fellows and Friends of CARTA
We are delighted to have such an outstanding group working at the Miami Beach Urban Studios in 2014-15.  For more on President Obama’s nomination of Dean’s Distinguished Fellow Bruce Carter to the National Council on the Arts click here.  For Ray Elman’s website, click here. For Dean’s Distinguished Fellow Alastair Gordon’s website, click here. And […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/directors-dinner-9.24.14.jpg
FIRST MONTHLY DIRECTOR’S DINNER: (left to right) Mark Miglionico (M.Arch student); Brittni Winkler (MFA student); Matt Wasala (M.Arch Student); Carlos Prio Touzet (MBUS LAB); John Stuart (Director); Alastair Gordon (Fellow); Robert Zuckerman (Fellow). Not in photo: Zoe Russian (M.Arch student); Jacek Kolasinski (Chair, AAH)..
The Director’s Dinners were established by Associate Dean and Executive Director, John Stuart, as an informal space for members of the Miami Beach Urban Studio family and their friends to share ideas and opinions about architecture and the arts over a dinner cooked by the director at the Urban Studios.  Dinners are held in the […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Rueda-exhibition-photo.jpg
Exhibition: Domestic Landscapes: A Tropical Notebook. Henry Rueda, Architect.
Find link to exhibition event schedule here.
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Jews-of-Shanghai-Amernet.jpg
Performance: Amernet String Quartet
Students attending classes and faculty undertaking creative endeavors at the Miami Beach Urban Studios tend follow the vision of “the urban experience” as that defined by our FIU colleague, Associate Professor of Architecture, Gray Read, as an experience of performance.  Performance at the Miami Beach Urban Studios is, by definition, in a continuous discourse with […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Gianno-Feoli2.jpg
Landscape architect Gianno Feoli is utilizing the MBUS reference libraries.
The Miami Beach Urban Studios are proud to hold personal book collections of Terence Riley, former Director of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art and of Nicholas Patricios, retired professor from the University of Miami’s School of Architecture.  Here, landscape architect and FIU adjunct professor of Landscape Architecture Gianno Feoli utilizes the […]
http://mbus.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Amy-Cancelmo.jpg
GALLERY WALK AND TALK: Curator Amy Cancelmo spoke to a large audience about her exhibition Strange Bedfellows, ON NOW
For more information, see event calendar.

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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.

LINK TO A BRIEF TIMELINE OF THE MIAMI BEACH URBAN STUDIOS