College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts | Alumni Update | November 30th, 2016
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The holidays are here, and we want to thank you for sharing this exciting year with your CARTA family. We strive to make your life a little easier by keeping you posted with all the great events and news happening in your FIU community.

This month, our signature events were more successful than ever thanks to the support of our students, alumni, sponsors, faculty, staff and friends. Nearly 900 people participated at this year’s 30th annual Festival of the Trees by the Department of Interior Architecture in the Miami Design District. Also, environmental photographer Clyde Butcher unveiled a months-long exhibit of his work from Cuba as part of the School of Communication + Journalism’s Hearst Distinguished Lecture Series.

To make an end-of-year gift pushes our efforts to provide future grads a chance to impact their communities with ingenuity and innovation. Help us reach our goal by Dec. 31 of $10,000 to grant 10 scholarships. Support a student today and win a great prize!
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Lachmee Chin, '04 | Interior Design

At the head of ODP Architecture & Design, FIU alumna Lachmee Chin uses her diverse cultural upbringing to lead in today’s design world.

Chin, who graduated with a bachelor’s in interior design in 2004, is Director of Design at ODP Architecture & Design where she established the firm’s design division. Raised with an Indian background in Guyana, South America, she adds a richness of culture to her choice of materials, textures and colors, designing some of the most exclusive residences, like luxury penthouse suites in the Four Seasons Hotel.

To read more, click here.

Meet Our Student: Matthew Pastor (Theatre)
Now that you've heard Matthew's testimony, help by making a contribution today to support other students like him.

If you have any questions about your contribution, please contact Maria Claverie at 305-348-1805.
You're invited to the FIU CARTA holiday reception
‘Tis the season! Get your calendars ready for a CARTA holiday reception Thursday, Dec. 8 at Earls Kitchen + Bar at Dadeland Mall from 6 – 8 p.m.  You will also get a chance to view the Festival of the Trees exhibition by the Department of Interior Architecture on the second floor dining terrace. Click here to RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 1. Cheers!

Dr. Susan Jacobson selected as inductee to the CLEO Leadership Circle
Dr. Susan Jacobson, Associate Professor in the School of Communication + Journalism’s Department of Journalism + Media, has been selected as an inductee to the CLEO Leadership Circle. CLEO, Climate Leadership Engagement Opportunities, is one of the largest climate engagement organizations in South Florida, reaching more than 40,000 citizens with their initiatives. To read more, click here.
27th Annual Walk on Water 
Spectators, faculty and family members gathered near the Green Lake by FIU’s Dorothea Green Library on Nov. 10th, 2016 to watch architecture students do the impossible – ‘Walk on Water’. This year, the event hosted by the Department of Architecture, celebrated its 27th year of its inception and has become a staple event for FIU. To read more, click here. To view pictures, click here.
FIU Theatre Alumni Reception
Michelle Antelo, an FIU Theatre alumna, said FIU helped her become who she is today.

Antelo, who graduated in 2012, was one of about 20 Theatre alumni who came to CARTA’s first Theatre Alumni Reception Night on Friday, Nov. 18. The event was then followed by a showing of "A Mid (winter) Night's Dream" directed by... To read more, click here. To view pictures, click here.

30th Annual Festival of The Trees
Most Elegant: Adache Group Architects sponsored by Formas Inc./Prodema
Most Colorful: Hospitality Purveyors, Inc. sponsored by Frameworks
Most Sustainable: FIU Student Team Interior Architecture sponsored by Sherwin Williams
Most Creative: Synalovski Romanik Saye, LLC. sponsored by Global Furniture Group
Most illuminating: M.C. Harry & Associates sponsored by Haworth/J.C. White
Most Progressive: Miami-Dade County-ISD-DCS sponsored by Bentley Mills
Most Whimsical: Leo Daly sponsored by Compass Office Solutions/All Steel 
Most Thematic: Edge of Architecture sponsored by MDC Wallcovering/Brintons/Legrand 
Most Animated: Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc. sponsored by Landscape Forms, Inc. 
People's Choice: FIU Student Team Interior Architecture sponsored by Rick Tonkinson & Associates, Inc.  

To read more, click here. To view more pictures, click here.
Digital Media Professor hosts first screening of Liberty Square: History, Power and Race in Miami
Dr. Moses Shumow, digital media faculty in the School of Communication and Journalism was awarded a Restorative Narrative fellowship last year to produce a documentary film on the rich history of Liberty Square. The film will premiere Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. at Liberty Square Community Center. For more information, click here.
Inspicio: Remembering Zaha Hadid
Architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016), who died in Miami in March, was a complex woman who made complex designs and introduced a sometimes baffling disregard for gravity and everyday conventions of Euclidean space.
In many ways, she was just starting to find her rhythm as a designer while simultaneously balancing her role as global design diva… To read more, click here.
FIU Music Series: Handel's Messiah
Ring in the holiday season the right way with the FIU Symphony Orchestra and Choirs performing Handel’s classic “Hallelujah Chorus” under the direction of Kathryn Longo.
When: Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. 
For more information on tickets, click here


FIU Theatre family mourns loss of Dr. Therald Todd
Dr. Therald Todd, retired faculty member and long-time chairperson of the Florida International University Department of Theatre passed away in Port Townsend, Washington last week at the age of 80. Dr. Todd joined the FIU Theatre faculty in 1978 and served for 25 years before retiring in 2003... To read more, click here.

FIU alumna honored for news reporting in Rio Grande Valley
FIU alumna and KGBT-TV reporter Tiffany Huertas, ‘11 received the Lone Star Flag and a senate proclamation for her work in the Rio Grande Valley on Monday, Oct. 17. Huertas has also been awarded by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for her coverage on cartel smugglers and a new task force by the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office and San Benito Police Department. To read more, click here.

MFA candidate, Victor Golden captures the poverty and beauty of Haiti
In the summer of 2015, Victor Golden (MFA Candidate) visited Port Au Prince, Haiti to photograph and capture the geo-political landscape of what is known as the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. As a volunteer for COHEF (Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation), he was able to shoot a series of photographs that depicted the cultural adversities... To read more, click here.


Environmental photographer Clyde Butcher gives Hearst Lecture
Environmental photographer Clyde Butcher spoke to crowds of about 100 at two public events Nov. 1, 2016 at the Biscayne Bay Campus as part of the School of Communication + Journalism’s Hearst Distinguished Lecture Series.

Butcher appeared to unveil a months-long exhibit of his work from Cuba... To read more, click here.

School of Architecture hosts 12th year of study abroad to Genoa, Italy
This year marks the 12th consecutive year that FIU's School of Architecture hosts their Study Abroad Program in the maritime Italian city of Genoa. The program directed by Manager Matthew Rice and Senior Lead Instructor, Eric Peterson, offers its students an opportunity... To read more, click here.
FIU faculty and student, recipients at 2016 AIA Miami Design Awards Gala
On Oct. 28, 2016 the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Design Awards Gala was held to celebrate architecture and design. Faculty member, Nick Gelpi along with his design firm, Gelpi Projects + STA Architects received by Merit Award for Divine Detail for design of the Exotic Concrete House and Gelpi Residence. Also, students part of the AIAS FIU Chapter 
received design awards... To read more, click here.
FIU Alumni Association hosts Panther Alumni Week 2017
Panther Alumni Week 2017 is FIU’s fourth annual alumni week of service during which alumni are invited to return as guest speakers to inspire our students and share career advice. PAW is scheduled for the week of February 6-10 and is taking place at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Biscayne Bay Campus and the Engineering Center. Register now!
Ramah Darom, Inc. seeks Marketing and Communications Specialist
Responsibilities include creating and implementing the organization’s marketing strategies, communications and public relations efforts and developing collateral materials to support the organization’s services and programs. Qualifications include proficiency in WordPress, Google AdWords, In Design and Illustrator; 2 years of experience in marketing, communications or public relations; familiarity with Jewish organization in the Southeast preferred and ability to read Hebrew letters. To apply,
click here.
Submissions for the 42nd annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival now open
OOB is looking for playwrights across the country for a week-long celebration of short plays in New York City in summer 2017. Each summer, short plays are selected through a submissions process and are performed during the festival. A winning selection of plays is chosen by the Samuel French staff to be licensed for future productions and published in a short play anthology. For information on how to apply, click here. Submissions close Thursday, Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m.
Local Retail Company based in Doral seeks a part-time, temporary graphic designer 
Designer has to be dominant in industry-standard design software such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop for Mac platform. Qualities include detailed-oriented, able to work in a fast-paced environment and fast learner. Candidate will work on-site Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from date of hire to the end of December. Compensation: $25-$30 an hour. To apply, contact Felix Castro at Interviews will be held at WOW Factor Marketing at 800 S Douglas Rd., La Puerta del Sol, Suite 105, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Seeks Associate II, Architectural Design & 3D Systems
Job includes supporting architectural design work for newbuild, revitalization or refurbishment projects. Also, further managing architectural coordination and building of extensive 3D simulation experiences. Qualities include a minimum of 4 years of experience in the architectural design industry. For more information, click here.
Luminaire seeks Sales Assistant
Responsibilities include coordinating materials such as images, samples and pricing information for client presentations, maintaining library of vendor products and updating client records when necessary. Qualifications include an A.A. or equivalent from two-year or technical school, or six months to one year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Email your resume to

Ramah Darom, Inc. seeks Marketing and Communications Specialist
Responsibilities include creating and implementing the organization’s marketing strategies, communications and public relations efforts and develops collateral materials to support the organization’s services and programs. Also, manages the organization’s online presence, including web content and updates, social media and online advertising. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major in communications, graphic design, marketing, public relations or a related field preferred and two years of experience. For more information, click here.
CBS 4/WFOR-TV seeks Producer
Responsibilities include creating, leading and organizing content for the station using strong editorial, journalistic, communication and organizational skills. Qualifications include at least 3-4 years of newscast producing experience and able to enhance the content of the rundown with originality, exceptional writing, graphics, video research and station branding. To apply, click here.
Telemundo Stations seeks Digital Research Analyst in Miramar
Responsibilities include leveraging multiple reporting tools to communicate and help optimize the performance of the Local Media division’s digital properties and providing strategic and analytical guidance in support of platform performance. Qualifications include a minimum of two years of experience in the media research field, has advanced knowledge of Adobe Analytics and comScore and a bachelor’s degree. To apply, click here.
Sydell Group seeks Junior Interior Designer in New York
Responsibilities include assisting with sourcing, sampling and budgeting FF&E designs, assisting with selection, coordination and documentation of interior architectural finishes and managing and tracking submittals and RFI process. Qualifications include a college-level degree in interior design or related field, a minimum of 2-3 of experience in interior design and computer skills in AutoCAD or Revit. To apply, click here.
Genesis Communications seeks Landscape Designer/Graduate Landscape in Tampa
Responsibilities include assisting with all phases of a project from field review through design development, constructions plans and post-design services. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, proficiency in AutoCAD and graphic skills, both computer and hand drawn. To apply, click here.
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