For over 30 years Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) has worked to strengthen communities in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties by:
- Empowering individuals
- Creating affordable housing opportunities
- Revitalizing neighborhoods in South Florida
- To collaborate with residents and other stakeholders to stabilize neighborhoods and develop sustainable housing.
- We are committed to the following outcomes:
- Residents who are educated consumers in their housing choices.
- Residents who have access to appropriate financial products for buying and maintaining their homes.
- Housing that is environmentally safe, decent, and financially affordable for homeowners.
- Stakeholder and resident driven revitalized neighborhoods where residents, businesses and local government choose to invest their time, money and energy.
ARC+ FIU CARTA students exploring affordable housing solutions for local artists with Miami Beach Housing and Community Services Director Maria Ruiz
Conversation & Cocktails @ the MBUS. Thank you to everyone who came out in support of a more sustainable Miami and our ARC+ Community event.
Visit our co-collaborators below:
We would like to thank the cities of Miami Beach and South Miami, along with the Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, for their collaboration on a series of design studios on affordable housing solutions led by Jason Chandler and the FIU School of Communications, Architecture + the Arts.
ARC+ Community will continue to explore design solutions next semester as we plan to host a series of public policy dialogues with community stakeholders on a host of sustainable socio-economic solutions related to affordable housing.
We are very pleased to share the digital version of our first publication:
“A Moveable Collaboration, Exploring the Space Between Academia and Industry.”
We are grateful to the many people who made the ARC+ Buildgreen collaboration possible.
We would like to thank FIU CARTA faculty and administration, the students who participated, and most importantly our founding sponsors:
A special thanks goes out to Henry Rueda, Assistant Professor and Alan Campos, Graduate Assistant for their tireless work in the design of the book.
The book captures our site visits over the course of three semesters and is focused on three specific courses: Materials and Methods of Construction, Integrated Comprehensive Design and Integrated Building Systems.
Students in these courses learn about design and building construction with assignments based on their Studio Projects. The interaction on real construction sites is the perfect platform to meet with developers, contractors, consultants and clients.
It is the space for discussions, questions and collaborations.
Inspired by the brownstones of New York, the townhouses of Boston, the terrace houses of London, and the culture and style of Miami, Tecela proudly presents its latest development 769 NW 1 St, comprising two terrazas each with four apartments featuring flexible floorplans, high ceilings, and energy efficiency.
In collaboration with FIU CARTA and OIKOS paints, ARC+ Buildgreen hosted a workshop for FIU students entitled: Color, Light and Texture...Solutions for Projecting an Environmentally Safe Decoration for Interiors.
We would like to thank Vicky Syriopoulou for sharing her knowledge and expertise and the OIKOS commitment to building a more sustainable future.
"Even when the word sustainability was not particularly fashionable for OIKOS it was a fundamental and unwavering condition of our productive processes. For three decades we have been producing color and matter for architecture and we do it by paying maximum attention to the lives of the people that work with us as well as the lives of those who purchase our products."
“I view this as a natural extension of our constant commitment to building a better Miami and our continued support of FIU and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. As a builder with an Architectural background, I understand the challenges students face and know the importance of real world experience. Buildworks and South Florida are both beneficiaries of a highly skilled work force, and we are thrilled to be a founding sponsor of the Architectural Research Collaborative.”
"As a builder and developer I have the ability to make a small dent in this effort with the products I produce. I have committed to making ALL my new projects LEED certified. But even as a builder with over 30 years of experience, it is still extremely difficult, and more expensive, to build green. There are very few architects, vendors and manufacturers that are committed to being green since it requires much more effort and time investment to make it happen." Marcelo Fernandes - Grove Properties