For the fall 2018 semester ARC+ Cheoff, Levy and Fishman Architects will be leading a group of FIU Architecture students in an exploration of two vital local issues on Miami Beach, workforce housing, and sea level rise adaptation. With the guidance of Professor's Henry Rueda, Juan J. Alayo, and Elite Kedan, students are creating architectural visions for the proposed Collins Park Artist Housing Project. See below for more information from the City of Miami Beach….
“Clearly, as in all of South Florida, housing – or rather the lack of affordable housing across the income spectrum – is a major community concern. My job is to leverage what I have to make something better for those looking to live here.”
"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…
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.
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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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."
"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
As part of the ARC+ Buildgreen program, Grove Properties is hosting a series site visits to the 4045 Bonita project for a discussion about the LEED process and the design challenges taking place:
Joey Woodworth, President of Buildworks, Inc., leads FIU CARTA (FIU College of Architecture & The Arts-link) student site visit to the Venetian Causeway on Miami Beach. The discussion covered planning and zoning issues, design changes, site plan review and the need for open lines of communication between the owner, builder, and architect.
Avra Jain, hosted students from the FIU School of Architecture & the Arts to an informative site visit exploring MiMo Architecture and the historic renovation of The Royal / Knoxon.