FIU Campus ProjectsMiami, USA

FIU School of Architecture. Planned for a young and growing regional public university in a city that feels the pulse of the Caribbean and Latin America, the School of Architecture focuses on designing communal spaces to activate the student body and promote discussions and interactions beyond the classrooms and studios. Designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, the award-winning project is organized around a central courtyard housing approximately 480 students and 70 faculty members. It includes undergrad and graduate studio spaces, offices, a lecture hall, a gallery, a rooftop terrace, small review rooms, computer labs, and flexible classrooms. Mr.Berenblum was the executive architect while principal at another firm. The project received the Miami AIA Award and was featured in several publications.

FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business. The forward-looking academic building is organized around two interlocking courtyards to foster interaction between students, faculty, and administrators while supporting the independence required by the educational programs. Classrooms are accessed through an open-air arcade that takes advantage of the sub-tropical climate. The 92,000-sf building includes a 300-seat auditorium, student support spaces, classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, an executive board room, a stock trading room, lockers, and administrative and faculty offices. KPF designed the project; Mr. Berenblum was the executive architect while principal at another firm. The Graduate Business School received the Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture and Design American Architecture Award (2008) and the Construction Association of South Florida Craftmanship Award (2008)—a project characterized by its intelligent adaptive reuse that elevates the passenger experience.

 

*Project by G. Berenblum as Principal of another firm.

Project Details
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Miami, USA
  • Status: Complete
  • Client: Florida International University
  • Team: Gustavo Berenblum
  • Image Credits: ESTO
BBAMiami - FIU Campus Projects Graduate School of Business
BBAMiami - FIU Campus Projects
BBAMiami - FIU Campus Projects
BBAMiami - FIU Campus Projects

Both projects focus on designing communal spaces to activate the student body and promote discussions and interactions beyond the classrooms and studios.

BBAMiami - FIU Campus ProjectsGround and 2nd floor plan

The courtyard as an appropriate strategy to foster interaction between students, faculty and administrators

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