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(L TO R: BRIAN SCHRINER, JERRY LIBBIN, MICHAEL GOLDBERG, JOHN STUART, MARK ROSENBERG, MATT HAGGMAN, GERMAN MONTOYA, PAUL CEJAS, NABYL CHARANIA, KENNETH FURTON, JIMMY MORALES)
We are very pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the CARTA Innovation Lab, a result of a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation at the Miami Beach Urban Studios. To learn more, please see this article in the Miami Herald.
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CREATIVE FUTURES: THE URBAN PUBLIC ENVIRONMENT MAKER CHALLENGE WINNERS! (L TO R: POPPY LYTTLE, MATT WASALA, PATRICIA ELSO, DAVID NEW, AND JOHN STUART) FRI 10/9/15
The winning team from the CREATIVE FUTURES: THE URBAN PUBLIC ENVIRONMENT MAKER CHALLENGE grew out of a 3D printing collaboration on the groundbreaking Exile Books/MCAD Listen to this Building exhibition. The exciting team—comprised of CARTA Architecture student Patricia Elso and Ability Explosion founder, David New—created innovative 3D printed Braille marker prototypes to be attached to […]
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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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“BREAD WORK” AN EXHIBITION BY MARIA LINO FIU MFA ’08 THROUGH 2/17/16
Bread Work springs from an interest in the rhythm and repetition of manual labor and from the love of bread, not only as food, but as a social and cultural identifier, as well as an ephemeral object of visual beauty. During various times of my artistic practice, I have used bread as the subject of […]
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KINDSIGHT® by Robert Zuckerman Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015 SAND SPIDER by Alastair Gordon — Monday, March 16, 2015 Dean’s Distinguished Fellow Alastair Gordon, Visiting Instructor Henry Rueda and CARTA grad student Manuel Perez-Trujillo, set out on an FIU road trip to Sanibel Island last week to see Paul Rudolph’s iconic Walker Guest House (1952) […]
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MBUS LAB VICE CHAIR, ADRIANO SALUCCI WITH MBUS STUDENTS AT THE FESTIVAL OF TREES 11/19/15
MBUS Leadership Advisory Board Members stepped up to the plate and purchased coveted tickets to the famed Festival of Trees, an event supporting the Department of Interior Architecture.  Adriano Salucci, MBUS Leadership Advisory Board Vice Chair, is shown here with MBUS students Patricia Elso and Matt Wasala.
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EXHIBITION: PHOTOS FROM THE MIAMI BEACH ARCHIVES THROUGH 1/29/163/15
Culled from the City Archives of the City of Miami Beach as part of the centennial celebrations in 2015, these photos depict the birth, growth, and amazing life of the city and its inhabitants through historic photographs scanned by FIU History Students.  For more information about the Centennial photography project, CLICK HERE.
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STANDING ROOM ONLY!! ALASTAIR GORDON LECTURED ON MOTHERWELL/CHAREAU 11/17/15
For more information on the “Accidental Architect” lecture and Alastair Gordon, CLICK HERE.  
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CRITICS HAIL WORK! “…PLENTY OF ACTIVE RHYTHMIC FIGURES…AND CRUCIALLY, A SENSE OF CONTEMPLATIVE SPACE…”
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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DREAM TEAM!! MBUS 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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ART WORLD SET ABLAZE BY PROF. NICK GELPI’S PAVILION WITH MARKUS LINNENBRINK AT WASSERMAN GALLERY IN DETROIT!
Designed in GELPI PROJECTS, Professor Nick Gelpi’s research lab at the Urban Studios in collaboration with Markus Linnenbrink, this pavilion was constructed for Wasserman Projects in Detroit and explores the possibilities of a collaboration of an architect and artist for a space used by musicians, actors, artists, and the public!  Congratulations!  For more information in […]
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EXHIBITION: “LEADERS OF DESIGN” THROUGH 2/8/16
A Panther Alumni Week event. FOR MORE INFORMATION  CLICK HERE.    
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WELCOME MATT HAGGMAN (KNIGHT), DAWN DICKSON (FLAT OUT HEELS) AND MICHAEL HALL (DIGITAL GRASS) FOR THE C.I.T.E.E. SUMMIT. 11.20.15
C.I.T.E.E. (Continuing Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship Education) Summit brought 8 interactive lectures covering vital topics impacting entrepreneurs such as raising capital and building a dream team. Sponsorship funds will be applied to W3RTECH Launch Event, CITEE Summit and the W3RTECH Fellowship & Scholarship programs. CLICK HERE for more information on this exciting summit supporting diversity in […]
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EXHIBITION: CARLOS SPARTACUS MFA ’15 : “EARTHBOUND MUSINGS.” THROUGH FEB. 12, 2016
Made possible through the curation of MFA in Curatorial Practice students, Colette Alhabahbeh-Mello and Meg Kaplan-Noach.  For more information on Carlos Spartacus, CLICK HERE.
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THE AMERNET STRING QUARTET REHEARSES WITH MILWAUKEE CONCERTMASTER FRANK ALMOND AND STUDENTS 2.1.16.
Left to right facing the camera: Megan Chartier, Jason Calloway, Caroline Buse, and Michael Klotz Left to right with backs to camera: Siobhan Cronmin, Tomas Crotik, Frank Almond, and Misha Vitenson. CLICK HERE for more information on the Amernet String Quartet. And CLICK HERE for more information on the concert they were rehearsing for!  

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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 theater 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