Off-Campus Programs

  • 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.

  • Over-the-Rhine


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • London

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

  • Rosenheim Exchange Program

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

  • 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.

  • Paris

    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.


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Lecture Series

  • Jenny Donnelly, AIA

    4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 22, Room 1, Alumni Hall

    Ph.D. Candidate: University of Pittsburgh

    Physiognomy and the Relationship Between Natural History and Architecture History 

    Jenny Donnelly (B.A. 2004, M. Arch. 2007) will discuss the intersection of architectural history, scientific classification, and historical agency at the Museum of French Monuments in Paris, France, open from 1795 to 1816.

  • BIM Symposium

    12:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday, April 2, Room 1, Alumni Hall

    Collaborative Creativity

    TED style presentations from thought leaders from University of Southern California, Yale University, Ball State University, the University of Cincinnati, Kent State University, University of Kentucky and Miami University.

  • Klemes Rossnagel, Concept Director, Audi, Munich, Germany

    Date TBD

    Design and the Automobile: Future Visions

  • Jonathan Barnes, AIA

    4:00 pm, Monday, February 9, Room 1, Alumni Hall

    Parabuildings, Reductive Clarity and Value Add

    Current Works/Columbus, Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design, Columbus

    This presentation by Jonathan Barnes (B.E.D. 1982) will cover his firm’s urban infill projects focusing on Herbert Muschamp's Parabuildings concept, clarity vs simplicity, and the value of architecture beyond design. 

  • Alex Hogrefe

    4:00 pm, Monday, February 23, Room 1, Alumni Hall

    Hacking Architecture Visualization
    Alex Hogrefe, Founder, 

    Workshop: Weekend of Feb 21-22 

    The workshop will be a comprehensive breakdown of the typical workflow that Hogrefe uses. There will be a large focus on Photoshop geared towards speed and efficiency. 

    The presentation by Alex Hogrefe (M. Arch 2010), will cover the evolution of website, how it has influenced his career path, and what life is like working at a viz studio.

Cage Exhibition Schedule

  • April 6-April 17

    “Best in Class” Graphic Design Exhibition

    This is an exhibition of jury-selected work by second, third and fourth year B.F.A. graphic design students. The work in the show represents the design curriculum, from traditional to interactive to three-dimensional media, in both self-authored and collaborative projects.

    Additionally—Experience the 2-D design work of nearly 40 undergraduate students in this unique print-installation," said Sandra Gross (Miami '91, MFA '04), director of Brazee Street Studios. "gallery One One supports the creative minds of our local students and is thrilled to champion this group of young, diverse designers.”

    An opening reception will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 11.


  • March 30-April 03

    Applied Arts: Student Experiments and Designs in Fashion, Architecture, and Studio Arts from the Czech Republic

    Miami alums and faculty joined with a group of 17 Miami students to participate in the 10th annual international summer ArtCamp at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic, July 5–25, 2014.

  • Feb. 9 - February 20

    ARC636 Graffiti Boards and ARC 636 Faculty Student Soiree

    ARC636, 2013, “Design and Research Methods” is the Master of Architecture prethesis seminar engaged in the writing portion of the thesis design process. Each ARC636 graduate student will present graffiti boards of thesis topics of interest and passion. ARC636 invites the Cage Gallery visitor to engage the boards by leaving your mark –of ideas, questions and comments.

  • Jan. 26 - Feb. 9

    The Architect's Tour: Notes for the Design Traveler

    This exhibition explores a range of archetypal situations and presupposes a philosophy of architecture in which senses such as sound, temperature, time, and touch are at least as important as the visual sense.

    The twenty-six photographs are drawn from Associate Professor Ben Jacks’ book, The Architect’s Tour: Notes for the Design Traveler published by Culicidae Architectural Press.

    In reviewing the book, Simon Unwin, author of Analysing Architecture, wrote:

    “The message of The Architect’s Tour is an important one: whether conceived in the abstract realm of paper or a computer screen, architecture’s ultimate sphere of power is and always has been in the real world. The laboratory and classroom of the student architect is ‘out there’: and it is stocked with wonderful places to visit and awe-inspiring buildings to study. Ben Jacks insists you go out into the world and look… because he knows you will become a better and better architect by filling your imagination with memories of great architecture! He also helps… by providing handy pointers to planning your own architectural tours.”

    The exhibition will travel to the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati and the College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

    The exhibition is supported in part by grants from the College of Creative Arts and the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship, Miami University.