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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.
Jonathan Barnes' Firm Receives Gold Medal Award
Jonathan Barnes (Miami '82) Principal, Jonathan Barnes (Miami ’82) Architecture and Design (JBAD), the acclaimed architectural firm based in Columbus, Ohio, was awarded the Gold Medal Firm Award by the American Institute of Architects’ Ohio Chapter. The Gold Medal Firm Award is the highest honor of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is awarded to a firm that consistently and over an extended period of time distinguishes itself through excellence in the practice of Architecture.
Students Receive Association of Licensed Architects 2015 Student Merit Award
Nada Shuaib, M Arch ’15, and current Miami University undergraduate student Caitlyn Steel, were selected as recipients of the Association of Licensed Architects 2015 Student Merit Award. The ALA Student Merit Award acknowledges students for academic excellence, numerous awards, honors and significant achievements in the schools of architecture.
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