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Department of Architecture + Interior Design End of Semester Show
The Department of Architecture + Interior Design will hold its End of Semester Show on Friday, December 4, from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall.
Westcott Architectural Design Studio Collaborates with the Westcott House Foundation and AIA Gold Medal Winning Architect, Peter Bohlin FAIA (Bohlin, Cywinski, Jackson)
The Westcott Architectural Design Studio conducted by Professor John Reynolds has been involved in collaboration with the Westcott House Foundation and AIA Gold Medal Winning Architect, Peter Bohlin FAIA (Bohlin, Cywinski, Jackson) on an Educational Campus Master Plan, Visitor Center, and Educational Pavilion since 2006. These additions will expand the educational and outreach programming for the Westcott House, a noteworthy Prairie Style house in Springfield, Ohio designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1906 and completed in 1908.
Architecture + Design Career Fair
The Architecture + Design Career Fair will be held, Monday, December 7, from 1 p.m. -5 p.m. in the John E. Dolibois Rooms, Shriver Center.
Miami University Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine project recognized
The inaugural project for the Miami University Center for Community Design's Atelier program received two awards since its completion in May 2015.   In October, Beasley Place at 1405-07 Republic Street was named the Ohio Community Development Corporation Association's 2015 Project of the Year. In November, the Cincinnati Preservation Association acknowledged it a with a 2015 Rehabilitation Award. The 17,000 square foot building was built in 1897 and long served as an affordable housing site in the center of Over-the-Rhine.  After a long vacancy, the historic structure now contains 13 affordable housing units, and is named after the Mr. and Mrs. Beasley, who were longtime residents and exemplary neighbors.  Miami architecture students' preliminary design work during the 2010 Atelier resulted in over $1million in project funding for Beasley Place via state and federal historic tax credits. During the Atelier, architecture students live in Over-the-Rhine and design for their neighbors. They work on a community-based design project in the downtown offices of CR architecture + design, Cincinnati. To initiate the Beasley Place project, Miami students worked extensively with building owner Over-the-Rhine Community Housing to develop building plans and a redevelopment pro forma.  Students also surveyed and measured the building, documenting its many remaining historic features while investigating the feasibility of installing modern features, building systems, and an elevator for the central courtyard.   After students successfully applied for the historic tax credits, project partners OTRCH, CR Architecture + Design, and HGC Construction worked to bring the project to fruition. 
Upcoming Arts @ Miami :: November
What's happening in the Arts at Miami in the month of November.
CCA Alumni recognized as 18 of the Last 9 nominees
Mark Cerny, ('06) B.A., Architecture, and Leslie Jones ('08) B.A., History of Art and Architecture were recently recognized as part of Miami's 18 of the Last 9 nominees for the 2015 class.
Miami architecture students to learn from area's first "passive house"
Miami University architecture students will soon get a lesson in energy-efficient "passive house" design and construction from the ground up — literally. Mary Rogero, Miami's interim chair and associate professor of architecture and interior design, is the architect on what is believed to be the area's first "passive house." The privately owned home is being built on a wooded lot in Oxford Township near Hueston Woods State Park.
Dayton AIA Visits Department
On Monday, October 19 the Dayton AIA held their meeting in Alumni Hall, which included a pizza party. A few of the members stayed afterward to participate in critiques.
Alumnus Meng Yan of Urbanus Featured in designboom
Yan Meng (M Arch ’96), a founding partner of Urbanus Architecture & Design Inc., was recently featured in the digital architecture and design magazine designboom.