College of Architecture + The Arts | Alumni Update | April 29, 2016
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On behalf of the College of Architecture + The Arts, we would like to congratulate the Class of Spring 2016! We know you have worked hard to make it this far, and now we welcome you into the world-wide network of the FIU Alumni family. We look forward to supporting and learning from you as you connect and contribute as part of the FIU Alumni Association. We want to wish you the best in your professional careers. Please don't forget to keep us updated with your contact information; we want to make sure the College can continue to inform you of all the news and events happening at your alma mater. Go Panthers! 

Alumni and community partners are instrumental in supporting our annual campaign and the CARTA mission.
 This academic year, your generosity has helped establish student scholarships and study abroad opportunities, bring distinguished guests to lecture at the College, and fund innovative programs. If you haven't made a contribution, please do so before June 30th clicking here. Once again, thank you, and we look forward to your continued support. 
CARTA Website: Alumni
Jose Leonardo Leon '05 | Music

Trombonist Jose Leonardo Leon has come a long way after moving from Venezuela to South Florida at the age of 20.
Leon, who graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s in music, has worked with professional organizations and artists across different countries. Organizations include the Florida Grand Opera; the Miami Symphony Orchestra; the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra in Spain; the Orquesta Filarmonica UNAM and the Jalisco Philharmonic in Mexico. ... to read more,
click here.


Alumna Marlene Liriano, 89' is elected President of IIDA International Board of Directors
Liriano, an FIU 2014 Torch Award recipient, was announced President of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term. She has focused on creating innovative design solutions for her clients. Liriano has also been awarded the 2012 Best of Miami Architects and Designers from Miami Today and the 2006 Interior Designer of the Year from the AIA Miami Chapter. To read more,
click here.
Alumnus Hai Zhang, 02' features China in nineteensixtyeight
As one of the first of 17 artists to be represented by nineteensixtyeight, Hai Zhang joins a new curated platform dedicated to the exploration of contemporary photography. Nineteensixtyeight is based in London and founded by seasoned Italian gallerist, Isabella Brancolini. Zhang's photographs are exhibited on the nineteensixtyeight website as part of its series, "Unintended Homecoming," which are available to buy online. Hai Zhang was born in Kunming, China in 1976. In 2000. . . to read more, click here.
Third Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show A Success!
This year’s Eco Couture garnered more than 1,000 attendees! From architecture to business students, 38 designs were entered for a chance at a $1,000 scholarship prize. Media coverage by PBS features the show. We hope that you will stop by the second floor dining terrace at Dadeland Mall to view a few of the outfits from this year's show. If you plan to see the outfits on display, or would like to share your Eco Couture ideas, be sure to post your message or photo on social media and hashtag #eco_couture!

Eco Couture Exhibition
Dadeland Mall, Second Floor Terrace
April 15 - May 15
Design Gallery Exhibition: FIU Architecture Rooftop Competition 
The FIU Emerging Architects Initiative program provides architects who have graduated within 15 years from an architecture school an opportunity to design and build a $16,000 innovative installation at the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building. Please join us at the CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios to view student designs for a rooftop structure. 

Design Gallery Exhibition
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road 4th Floor, Design Gallery

May 10 - June 17
Magazine Inspicio releases new spring edition
Last year's launch of a new media platform called Inspicio ( provides insight into all arts disciplines with an emphasis in Miami. Inspicio is now offered on the iPad App Store. The app for download is free. Please check out the latest spring edition. 
FIU Alumni Association hosts tournament for scholarship fund
To help benefit the FIU Alumni Association’s Scholarship Fund, the Alumni Association is hosting a fishing tournament Saturday, June 11. Funds are raised through sponsorships and boat registrations. It features fishing for Dolphin, as well as Wahoo, Tuna or Kingfish.  There will also be a Dock Party opened to the public and features food, music and activities. Join us for a good cause! For more information,
click here.
FIU School of Architecture and FIU By Design propose expansion of City of Parkland library
The City of Parkland asked the FIU School of Architecture and FIU By Design to create conceptual plans and drawings that depict different solutions for the library. The current state of the library is about 13,000 square feet. The proposal created by FIU increases the area to 19,500 square feet. Students and faculty developed ideas into a series of schematic design proposals that were presented to City officials and staff. read more,
click here.
Associate Professor and Studio partner featured on Intel's social media
Associate Professor Eric Goldemberg and MONAD Studio partner Veronica Zalcberg have been featured on Intel’s social media for the firm’s work in 3D-printed musical instruments. Intel featured the 3D-printed two-strong piezoelectric violin on its
Instagram feed. The post has received more than 5,000 likes and more than 40 comments by viewers. The company also featured the 3D-printed travel bass guitar on its Twitter feed, which garnered the global retweet by Intel France, Intel Spain, Intel Suisse, Intel Kenya and others. To read more, click here.
Click here for a full list of School of Music performances
Richardson Sadeki offers Junior Architect and Architect Intern positions in Miami
The studio is looking for assistance in design and production work. A junior architect must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Architecture or Interior Architecture and have up to 4 years of experience in either fields. The ideal intern candidate should have moderate CAD knowledge, model-making skills, both digital and 3-D. It is a part-time or full-time, paid internship. For more information on how to apply, please contact Carolina Romero at:

Applications for the ARTSail Residency & Research Program now available
ARTSail selects artists and curators to live and/or work on board a vessel for 4-6 weeks with a $40,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The project provides an opportunity to research and explore the extensive coastlines and waterways that surround Miami. Deadline for application Thursday, June 30. For more information, click here.

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers Coordinator and Music Instructor position
Miami Lighthouse is looking for a Coordinator and Music Instructor. The selected candidate would be responsible for providing organizational support, coordination and music instruction for its Music Program. Miami Lighthouse is located on 601 SW 8th Avenue, and it is the largest private agency in Florida to serve of all ages who are blind and visually impaired. For more information on the job position, click here.
YellowTelescope offers part-time position near Urban Studios
YellowTelescope, the nation's premier staffing and medical practice training company, and sister company, SEOversite, the digital marketing industry's matchmaker for business, based on Miami Beach, is seeking a part-time administrative assistant. The selected candidate would assist with online marketing, social media, content creation, and event planning. If you're interested, please contact Jill Peeling, Director at email:
Career Savvy Workshop: Effective Tactics for Elevator Pitches, Interviews & Salary Negotiations
Join nationally recognized career coaches Emily Kapit and Michelle Dempsey for an interactive workshop to enhance your career savviness and job readiness skills. Interviewing, salary negotiation and a solid elevator pitch are essential parts of your overall job search strategy. Let Emily and Michelle show you the way to success! Saturday, May 14 from 10-12pm in MARC 125.
RSVP required, space is limited
Power Up! Women’s Leadership Summit
Join women leaders around South Florida for a day of empowerment, networking, and professional development. The FIU Business Women’s Summit will bring together leaders across diverse industries for a half-day seminar that will focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, health and financial wellness. Friday, May 27. 
Register here.
Orlando University of Central Florida Statewide Job Fair
The Florida Career Centers are pleased to announce the Annual Statewide Job Fair. The Statewide Job Fair provides employers the unique opportunity to recruit graduates and alumni from Florida’s ten state universities. This job fair typically attracts over 150 employers and over 1,500 students and alumni seeking full-time career opportunities. Thursday, May 12. For
more information, click here
Looking to Hire a CARTA Grad?
What better way to honor your alma mater than by helping your fellow classmates land their dream job? If you have an opening in your company, or know of someone who has a great opportunity available, please feel free to send all relevant information to Maria Claverie at

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