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PAWchitecture Design + Build

PAWchitecture, brought to you by the Miami Center for Architecture & Design and our partners, The Aventura Mall and the Humane Society of Greater Miami, is a design/build competition of original, one-of-a-kind pet furniture created by professional and student design teams. The built designs will be on display at Aventura Mall during October’s Celebrate Architecture & Design Month.  All the homes will be available for silent auction through online bidding with proceeds going to the Greater Miami Humane Society and the Miami Center for Architecture & Design.

TEAMS

Twenty professional team slots and three student team slots are available for the 2022 PAWchitecture Competition and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  Student teams must be from DASH or be members of AIAS.  Teams shall register online at aiamiami.org

 HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Visit the event web page at aia-mcad-events.org/PAWchitecture
  2. Click on the rules and registration page
  3. Download the pdf registration form
  4. Email it to info@PAWchitecture.org
  5. You will receive an invoice.
  6. Pay the invoice
  7. Hooray! You are registered.

REGISTRATION COST

Professional team registration fee 
AIA Miami $250
Non-AIA Members $350

Student team registration fee
AIAS Members $50
DASH Students $10

IMPORTANT DATES

JUNE 27: TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS
JULY 20  JULY 27  AUGUST 1: TEAM REGISTRATION CLOSES
JULY 22: VIRTUAL KICK OFF & TEAM CAPTAINS MTG
AUGUST 19: DESIGN SUBMITTAL DUE TO MCAD (REQUIRED)
AUGUST 24: DESIGN REVIEW RESPONSE TO TEAMS
AUGUST 29: TEAM CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES
SEPTEMBER 8: TEAM CAPTAINS’ MEETING/TEAM HAPPY HOUR (REQUIRED)
SEPTEMBER 23: FINAL DESIGN PACKET DUE TO MCAD (REQUIRED)
OCTOBER TBD: BUILT ENTRIES INSTALLED @ AVENTURA MALL (Schedule TBD)

Big Woof (Large) –
Designs should feature king-sized concepts with large dogs in mind Size: 5’ wide x 5’ high x 5’ long (max)
Weight: 500lb (max)

Furr-niture (Medium) –
Designs should combine furniture-like aesthetic with the functionality of a doghouse, cat condo, or cat/doghouse combination. Size: 3’ wide x 6’ high x 4’ long (max)
Weight: 350lb (max)

Tiny Barker (Small)
Designs should feature big-dog creativity in a pint-sized package Size: 3’ wide x 3’ high x 4’ long (max)
Weight: 250lb (max)

Cat Condo (small) –
Designs should embrace the active, agile, and curious nature of cats Size: 3’ wide x 5’ high x 3’ long (max)
Weight: 250lb (max)

Most Miami (open) –
Designs should reflect the design ethos and vibe of Miami and the Beaches.  Height should be under 5’ tall and footprint no larger than 5’ x 5’.
Max weight is 400lb (max)

Find application forms, rules and more on the PAWchitecture event webpage at
www.aia-miami-events.org/PAWchitecture

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Robert Jerome Filer, FAIA

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of one of our long-time members, Robert Jerome Filer, FAIA. As past President of AIA Miami, Filer was very involved in the architectural community producing TV shows about architecture for PBS, mentoring young professionals, and designing many local buildings. Viewing and services will be this Friday, November 25 11am – 2pm at Van Orsdale on Kendall Drive followed by a burial service at Miami Memorial.

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RSP Architects Names Four New Principals

The promotion to Principal of Alissa Franconi, Traci Golownia, AIA (AIA Miami Chapter member) and Jeff Hysjulien recognizes the significant contributions each has made to the growth and success of the practice. “RSP is driven by a unique, client-focused culture,” says Norback. “And these consummate professionals fully embody our values. They have the stuff to push the firm forward.”

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Miami Firm Interviewed on NPR

NOVEMBER 13, 2018
Miami Firm Interviewed on NPR
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