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The Miami Center for Architecture & Design and AIA Miami wish Hernan Guerrero luck in his new venture. He’s leaving us to further his career and is joining the firm of Dover, Kohl! We will miss him as a staff member but will gain him as an active member of AIA!! Hernan will be volunteering his time with us as the co-chair of our Sea Level Rise Task Force. He was instrumental in working with us to launch MCAD and he will be greatly missed!


The AIA Miami Board of Directors is seeking nominations for its 2014 Honor Awards Program. The Chapter seeks to recognize achievements for contribution to design, construction and public service related to architecture, the building arts and urban design.
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The Bottom Line: Department of Business and Professional Regulation

In order to obtain a license as an architect or interior designer in Florida, applicants must undergo rigorous education, experience and testing. Not only are licensed architects and interior designers required to complete an approved professional education program and obtain diversified experience just to sit for the exam, they must also maintain continuing education requirements in order to renew their license each renewal period.

If your home or business is in need of a licensed architect or interior designer, make sure to always verify the professional license with DBPR prior to hiring or signing any contracts. Licenses can be verified online at, over the phone at 850-497-1395 or on the free DBPR Mobile app. For a list of services that require a state issued architect or interior designer license, visit and click ‘Services Requiring a DBPR License.’

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AIA MIAMI PRESENTS:  Architect’s Professional Seminars
Earn up to 8 HSW/LU’s with one Mandatory Code Class.
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SAVE THE DATE! AIA Miami Design Awards Gala November 7

at the Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building!



Free membership and Convention registration for new grads.  Join the AIA when you graduate and receive complimentary membership for up to 18 month.  Get details at or contact AIA Miami Chapter at 305.448.7488.


The AIA national component offers recent graduates from an accredited school of architecture/program complimentary Associate AIA membership for up to 18 months.

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Mark Your Calendar

August 29 - October 29
All Buildings Great & Small: New Building Design for a Better City in the Abraham Gallery @ Coral Gables Museum

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October 3, 1:00 PM
Annual University of Miami School of Architecture Golf Tournament

at the Biltmore Golf Course, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables.  Contact: Adriana Verdeja 305.284.8740.

October 9, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AIA Miami Annual Meeting & Elections @ MCAD

October 10
AIA MIAMI PRESENTS: Architect’s Professional Seminars All Day @ MCAD

Earn up to 8 HSW/LU’s with one Mandatory Code Class.
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October 13, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Please join us for the launch of Brazilian Architect Jaime Lerner’s book entitled “Urban Architecture”

This event is made possible with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Center for the Living City.


October 15, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Entrepreneurship Class 5

October 18, 11:00 AM
Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament

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October 23, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hot Topics for Local Government Officials Annual Redevelopment Program Series, Planning for Local and Regional Food System Change

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October 24 - October 26, 12:00 PM
Seaside Institute Workshop Architectural Photograph and Composition

For more information:  Diane Dorney, The Seaside Institute,

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November 4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Entrepreneurship Class 6

November 7
AIA Miami Design Awards Gala

at the Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building.

November 19, 6:30 PM
AIA Miami Chapter’s Women in Architecture Committee presents Creating a Scholar Silent Art Auction Show @ MCAD

Submissions due on October 31 @ 10:00 PM

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Positions Available

AIA Miami Career Center

AIA Miami Career Center is the exclusive job board for the South Florida design community and is free to AIA Miami members.  Cick here to get started by building your online resume or by adding a position available ad.

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AIA Career Center is the exclusive job board for design professionals, which means it’s a destination site for firm principals and hiring managers when they are searching for qualified candidates.

Get started by building your online resume or search and apply for positions:

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  • Click on AIA Career Center Account Access.
  • Log on to or Create an Account (it’s free).
  • Click on Edit your Searchable Resume and update your career information.

Update your profile with new skills and experiences anytime, anywhere.



History Downtown Miami In Line Drawings is a portrait of the early twentieth century architecture and development of Miami’s city center.  Damir Sinovic, foreword by Arva Moore Parks
Book for sale at AIA Miami Chapter contact  305.448.7488
$36.38 including tax


Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture based on the TV Show hosted by Stephen Chung.  Book for sale contact AIA Miami Chapter 305.448.7488 – $26.70 including tax


by Allan Shulman, FAIA; Randall C. Robinson, Jr.; and James F. Donnelly
Photography by Robin Hill
University Press of Florida, 2010

The book can be purchased for $29.95 at Books & Books.

Modern Construction: Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices

Written by experts highly regarded for leadership and innovation, this book offers lean tools and other productive strategies for the management of people and processes in the construction industry.

The book was authored by Lincoln H. Forbes and Syed M. Ahmed and can be purchased for $149.95 at CRC Press.

The Collages of Robert M. Swedroe

During childhood, Robert Swedroe constantly sketched buildings and landscapes which evolved to complex assemblages.

From 1964 to 1974, working full time as a senior design architect for Morris Lapidus, Robert created 500 collages, which ultimately sold in galleries and at solo shows.  When he opened his own firm in 1974, he reluctantly gave up the art to totally devote himself to architecture.  But he kept his early art in the public eye with a colorful hard-cover book published in 2002. This second book features 125 dazzling images reflecting the exciting, imaginative directions in his current work.  The book can be purchased at Books & Books in Bal Harbour and Miami Beach and The Bookstore at the Grove in Coconut Grove.  Price $29.95 + tax.