We are thrilled to share this ARC+ FIU publication which focuses on our collaboration with (SMASH) the Struggle for Miami’s Affordable and Sustainable Housing. It is our sincerest hope that the concepts presented in this study will help in generating support for the SMASH crowdfunding campaign, vision and future projects.


The first project is a potential public-private partnership with the City of Miami to create an Affordable Housing Innovation District.

The project, located at 6200 - 6201 NW 17th Ave in Liberty City, would provide both affordable housing units and an adjacent location to be used as a testing ground for affordable housing strategies and technologies.


The second is an affordable, eco-friendly 3-Unit Building with LGBTQ transitional housing programs, mixed with market-rate rentals on a Community Land Trust also located in Liberty City. The CLT model is a viable and growing strategy for the creation of affordable housing.



Acknowledgements: Our sincerest thanks and gratitude go out to all those individuals who were integral in making this collaboration a reality:

Carlos Bravo, Urvanx Architects, Marcelo Fernandes, Grove Properties, John Stuart, Executive Director, Miami Beach Urban Studios, Brian Schriner, Dean, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Florida International University, Jason Chandler, Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Henry Rueda, Assistant Professor, FIU School of Architecture, Assistant Maria Ruiz, Director of Housing and Community Services for the City of Miami Beach, Steven J. Alexander, City Manager for the City of South Miami, Hernan Guerrero, Community Development Director for NHSSF. 

Peter Licavoli - Executive Director- ARC+ / Architecture Research Collaborative, Inc

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Thank You

To all our sponsors and collaborating organizations!!


We would like to thank our sponsor Procore for their support of these studies. Additionally, we would like to applaud the Procore.org team for all the hard work they do in providing the resources and the platform and that makes our work possible. Procore.org works with universities to educate the future construction workforce, support the advancement of the trades and skilled labor, and provide free access to Procore products for nonprofit organizations that are helping to build and rebuild within local communities. Darryl Kysar, Director, Procore.org, Tanya Yorks, Social Impact Specialist at Procore.org, Miles Anderson, Social Impact Strategic Advisor at Procore Technologies, Jessie Davidson, Educational Content Developer for Procore.org, Caroline Beightol Social Impact Specialist at Procore.org