Summer 2018 - ARC+
Comprehensive Design Studio - The development of an architectural project with an emphasis on comprehensive building design: advanced site development, spatial relationships between interior and exterior landscape, zoning and code analysis, programming, and fully integrated building systems. The study focuses on environmental concerns in building design. Studio work includes a comprehensive set of architectural documents, an articulated model, and architectural details representative of the building's concepts.
“True affordable housing is one that is sustainable, high quality materials and low maintenance. This must all be incorporated into the design by the architectural and engineering team and not depend in the owner or builder to try to piece it together.”
"The consistent guiding value for all who work for a more sustainable housing future should be to make the voices of the most affected people the most elevated and heard."
"I think it is ultimately a question of living up to the standard of being a global city. Increasingly, the most functional global cities have opportunities for people at all ends of the economic spectrum."
"Cites have the capability of providing something for everybody only because, and only when they are created by everyone for anyone" Jane Jacobs
Sustainable urbanism is not regarded as a priority for those who make its policies, and subsequently, it's not met with the level of urgency. The conversations held at the kitchen table about the financial and sociological struggle to obtain and maintaining affordable living is drowned out by the decisions made by policymakers…
We would like to cordially invite you to join us for a community discussion at the FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios
ARC+ Nextgen Housing Panel Discussion
Panel to include:
Marcelo Fernandes - Grove Properties / Oxford Universal
Avra Jain - The Vagabond Group
Hernan Guerrero - Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida
Dirk Spiers - Spiers New Technologies
James Carras - Carras Community Investment
Margi Nothard - President/Design Director - Glavovic Studio
Conversation & Cocktails @ the MBUS. Thank you to everyone who came out in support of a more sustainable Miami and our ARC+ Community event.
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