Off-Campus Programs

  • Aerial view of the Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg


    Join students from multiple majors in this immersive, semester-long, studio-based residency program at the Miami University Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg. Multiple opportunities are available to travel to countries throughout Europe.

  • Students wearing hard hats pose near the exterior of a building in Over-the-Rhine


    Participate in one or more, hands-on, immersive residency programs in the inner-city Cincinnati neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine.

  • A student poses with two village children on his shoulders

    Ghana Design Build

    Participate directly with local residents in the design and construction of new community buildings for the village of Abrafo-Odumase, Ghana West Africa.

  • Students mill about in an arched stone walkway in Turkey


    Explore history and tradition, identity and culture, through this traveling workshop in the country of Turkey. The workshop culminates in a final on-site project in the city of Istanbul.

  • Exterior scene at Fallingwater

    Fallingwater Design Build

    Live and work with nationally recognized design professionals while exploring sustainable design and architectural craft practices at Frank Lloyd Wright's world-renowned Fallingwater.

  • A view from a body of water looking toward distant buildings along the shore of Malta


    Learn about energy efficient design by attending the International Passiv Haus Conference in Germany and then traveling to the island of Malta to explore traditional Maltese construction methods.

  • A cityscape in London


    This studio-based experience located in the heart of London emphasizes energy efficient design and exposes students to world renowned architects and architecture.

  • People walk along a street near shopping areas and buildings in Rosenheim, Germany

    Rosenheim Exchange Program

    Study architecture and design at the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany through this semester-long student exchange program.

  • A female model wearing a stylish dress stands on a runway

    Czech Republic

    Students will travel to the Czech Republic for an immersive sequence of 3 applied design courses offered through the Czech Fashion Design Program of the University of West Bohemia. Taught by Czech and other international faculty in English, the workshop will be followed by an intensive study tour of design and culture in Prague. Through this intensive studio program, students will gain technical and cultural insight into European and Eastern European aesthetics for contemporary arts and fashion design.

  • Nightime view of the city of Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in the distance


    Explore architecture, art, music, theatre, fashion, dance, and the culinary arts in this immersive arts program in Paris. Workshop is designed for both non-arts and arts majors.


Lecture Series

  • Mahesh DaasMahesh Daas

    Monday, April 18, 6:00 pm, Room 1 Alumni Hall

    "The Vitruvian Leader: Leadership in the Age of Design"

    Dr. Mahesh Daas, EdD, DPACSA, is known for innovation in design, design computing, architectural robotics, design theory, and leadership studies. Daas is currently the dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning at the University of Kansas, and national ACSA Distinguished Professor of Architecture. Daas received a master's in architecture from Kansas State University and an executive doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also received executive education in management from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School. Read more...

  • Log Atheneum

    Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor of Architecture,
    Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago

    Monday, February 29, 4:00 pm, Room 1 Alumni Hall

    "NEW HARMONY: Avant-Garde in the Cornfields"

    Michelangelo Sabatino is an architect and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology, and design in the built environment. From his research on preindustrial vernacular traditions and their influence on modern architectures of the Mediterranean region, to his current project, which looks at the transnational forces that have shaped the architecture, infrastructure, and landscape of the Americas over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has trained new light on larger patterns of architectural discourse and production. Sabatino is professor and director of the  PhD Program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago. Read more...

  • several people sitting and climbing in a treeElisa Serra, Berlin, Emanuele Braga, Milan

    Friday, March 11, 4:00 pm, Room 1 Alumni Hall

    "Landscape Choreography"

    Elisa Serra, architect (Berlin) and Emanuele Braga, artist, researcher, choreographer, and activist (Milan), co-founders of Landscape Choreography, visit the Institute for Food (IF) Design Studio in the Department of Architecture and Interior Design, March 8-12, with their public lecture being held on March 11.

    Landscape Choreography is a collaborative group in Europe involving artists, curators, urban planners, universities, local authorities, and community groups in interdisciplinary research which promotes social transformation and a “culture of the commons,” by supporting collective practices of urban gardening, seeking new uses for urban space, creating public art and events, encouraging cultural programs and the development of innovative social networks. Read more...


  • model wearing floral pantsuit with flowing topNikki Martinkovic, ('09)

    Monday, March 14, 4:00 pm, Wilks Theatre, Armstrong Student Center

    "Design and Business"

    Nikki Martinkovic, a former Miamian having graduated from the Interior Design program with a minor in Entrepreneurship, is the owner/founder of Nikki Martinkovic Design Studio based in Tribeca NYC – a trend focused textile print design company specializing in the apparel and interior design markets. In "Design and Business," Nikki talks about her journey from an Interior Design student to a fashion employee to launching her own fashion business. With enough creative energy and dedication, you can take your design dreams anywhere. Read more...

  • Carolyn Davis

    Carolyn Armenta Davis, Hon. AIA

    Monday, April 4, 6 pm, Wilks Theater, Armstrong Student Center

    “ART OF ARCHITECTURE: 21st Century Black Diaspora Architects”

    Carolyn Armenta Davis, Hon. AIA, is an international architecture historian, lecturer, curator and writer on contemporary African/Black Diaspora architects. A member of the Society of Architectural Historians, Davis has spoken in over 30 cities globally, served on design juries, and authored articles. Read more...

Cage Gallery Exhibit Schedule

  • gallexy in pink and purple tones

    Synopsis: Shattered-Light-Therme-Mood

    April 3-9

    Afsaneh Ardehali

    This collection serves as a synopsis of a decade of my photographic works that aim to reconnect, recover, and heal.

  • Aerial view of Oxford, Ohio, trailor park

    Service Studio

    March 6 - April 2
    Opening Reception, Tuesday, March 15, 5:00-7:00pm

    Rod Northcutt and Beginning Sculpture (ART 271)

    In this promising era, a single meeting space for social sculpture can impact thousands of lives.

    Meeting slots still available, contact: