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: 


Grove Properties 

Urvanx Architecture 

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.

Our mission is to build collaborative communities dedicated to creating a sustainable and resilient future.  We encourage collaborations, foster engagement, create relationships and develop new business models that are sustainable and measured by their ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet the needs of their own.

This collaborative ARC+ effort provides a unique opportunity for companies and community stakeholders alike to take a proactive role in producing a sustainable urban environment and retaining the most highly skilled graduates for South Florida.