Assistant Professor Malik Benjamin has been named a Miami Fellow by The Miami Foundation, which seeks to build a Greater Miami through leadership and philanthropy initiatives that invest in creating more informed, thoughtful and effective leaders in the community. Benjamin is one of eighteen members of the Miami Fellows Class VI, and was cited for his innovative leadership in the community. Fellows develop a deeper understanding of Greater Miami and its critical community issues. They will learn from established leaders, develop their own abilities and engage in efforts to increase their community impact individually and as a class. Miami Fellows Class VI builds on the legacy of the program that began in 1999.
Associate Professors Shahin Vassigh and Jason Chandler published the outcome of their collaboration in a book entitled Building Systems Integration for Enhanced Environmental Performance. The book examines work of architectural practices that produce exemplary models of integrated design that engage climate and context. There are a total of twenty-one buildings discussed and analyzed with graphical detail.