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Florida International University

November 1, 2013
Professors Marilys Nepomechie, Marta Canaves, Gray Read, Nick Gelpi and Thomas Spiegelhalter gave the following peer-reviewed research project presentations at the 2013 ACSA Regional Conference: Subtropical Cities 2013 - Design Interventions for Changing Climates at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale

1. 'The Unflat Pavilion: Responsive Materialism + Adaptive Fabrication' and 'Compelling Evidence of Premeditation - Mocking The Museum' by Nick Gelpi
2. 'Mitigate, Adapt, Sustain: Emerging Workflows and Design Protocols for Carbon Neutral Subtropical H2 Cities' by Thomas Spiegelhalter
3. 'Miami 2100: Envisioning our Second Century', by Marta Canaves and Marilys R. Nepomechie
4. 'Birds of Lincoln Road', by Gray Read

The conference was co-chaired by Anthony Abbate, Florida Atlantic University and Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

The Department of Architecture at Florida International University announces that Professor John Stuart has been promoted as the founding Associate Dean of Cultural and Community Engagement | Executive Director for the College of Architecture + the Arts' Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS). With a primary focus of cultivating engaged scholarship, creative activities, and service learning partnerships within the College, with other University units, and with community partners, John will oversee the daily operations of MBUS. John has recently served as Chair of the Department of Architecture and Faculty Fellow in the Office of the Provost.  His research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Graham Foundation for Advanced Research in the Fine Arts, Van Alen Institute, and the National Science Foundation.  As a practicing architect, researcher, and educator, he sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education and will co-chair the 102nd annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture on Miami Beach in 2014. 

Associate Professor Jason Chandler was elected Department Chair by the faculty, and assumes his new role after serving as Associate Chair for the past two years. Jason's research has been supported by grants and fellowships from The National Institute for Architectural Education, The International Hurricane Center, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, The United States Department of Education and The Metropolitan Center at FIU. He also served as the architecture faculty advisor for FIU's award-wining 2005 Solar Decathlon Home. Jason is a licensed architect in the State of Florida. In addition to his extensive portfolio of built work, he has earned recognition in several international design competitions. He received Second Prize in the 81st Paris Prize Architectural Design Competition, Honorable Mention in the 2001 the Scattered Housing Competition, First Prize in the 2004 Miami Beach Design Life Competition and Honorable Mention in the 2008 Miami Waterworks competition. His entry for the 2005 Parachute Pavilion Competition has won both Miami and Florida A.I.A. awards. 

Associate Professor Camilo Rosales was awarded the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Grant by the U.S. Department of State. Rosales, along with a team of researchers that he led, received a total award amount of $791, 531. Through this grant, Rosales and his team will work to create programs that support energy reduction with three Latin American Universities and the three cities of Valdivia (Chile), Goiania (Brazil), and Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago). 

David Rifkind was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor. His house, co-designed with Holly Zickler, was published in the September-October issue of Residential Architect.

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