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

  • Bridges of Pittsburgh

    Undergraduate Summer Scholars

    Monday, October 19, 4:00 pm, 
    Room 1 Alumni Hall

    Summer Scholar Student Research presentations. Past recipient Josh Carson to join showing how his 2011 summer scholar research work was developed into a marketable product.

    Image: Classification of 30 of Pittsburgh's most prominent bridges by Kevin Kline, Senior, Architecture.

  • A Jimenez Project in Houston

    Carlos Jimenez, AIA

    Wednesday, November 4, 3:30 pm, Room 1 Alumni Hall

    Carlos Jimenez, AIA, Professor, Rice University School of Architecture, Principal, Carlos Jimenez Studio

    (cosponsored by Dayton AIA)

    "Some Recent Works, Among Other Things"

    Architect Jimenez's talk will provide an introduction via reflections on Houston, architecture and the city illustrated with some of his earlier works and then focus on 5 recent works built in Houston, Marfa Texas, and Western Pennsylvania.

    Jimenez trained as an architect at the University of Houston College of Architecture and established Carlos Jimenez Studio in 1983. He is a tenured Professor at the Rice University School of Architecture and has taught at over a dozen institutions around the world. He is a frequent lecturer, critic, and jury member at national and international architecture events and has been a jury member of the Pritzker Architecture Prize since 2001. 

    Jimenez has received awards for excellence in design from Architectural Record, the American Institute of Architects, the Chicago Athenaeum, Architecture, Progressive Architecture and the Architectural League of New York, among others. His work has been published in numerous architectural journals, dedicated monographs, and authored books. 

  • Ronald Fergle Project

    Ronald Fergle, AIA, MIA, LEED AP BD+C, President, Solart, Inc., Minneapolis

    Monday, November 16, 4:00 pm, Kreger Hall, Room 319

    “Photovoltaic Technology in Architectural Design”

    Have you ever wondered how photovoltaic (PV) panels work, and how you can get electricity from simple sunlight?  PV cells are now available in a variety of colors, visual textures, and varying degrees of transparency.  What are the new developments on this clean energy horizon?  Come learn all about solar cells and how architects are utilizing the aesthetic potential of this emerging technology in creative and innovative ways.  It’s looking cool to be clean!

    Ron graduated is a licensed Architect with over 20 years experience in building design, stone selection and specification, solar energy systems, building technology, energy and lighting analysis, Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM), and computer software programming. He graduated from Miami in 1983 with a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree, and then subsequently received Master of Science in Architecture Studies, specializing in Building Technology, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Eric Jenkins, AIA

    Wednesday, September 9, 4:00 pm, Room 1 Alumni Hall

    Architect, Professor and Author of the book Drawn to Design: Analyzing Architecture through Freehand Drawing (Birkhauser, 2013)

    "Eating Architecture: Drawing as Digestion"

    We're told that sketching helps us see, think and learn.  But is it really true and, if so, why? Eric Jenkins, architect, educator and author of the book Drawn to Design: Analyzing Architecture through Freehand Drawing, will talk about his research and why sketching help designers use drawing as a way to understand and construct the designed environment. Jenkins posits that drawing is thinking. It is a way to see and a way to nurture awareness and thinking processes.

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    (In conjunction with Workshop: Drawn to Design, Wednesday, September 9, 1:30-3:30 pm, First Year Studio.)

  • Renata Hejduk

    Renata Hejduk, PhD

    Friday, September 25, 1:30 pm, Room 1, Alumni Hall

    Maxfield Lecture, "The Event Horizon: Architecture, Art, and a Moment in Time"

    At the edge of the 20th century, small groups of avant-garde architects and urbanists in Europe and in America began to pull away from the accepted Modernist doxology relative to form and function, and peered into an ever-expanding surface of events and programs. Themes of liberation and freedom were commonplace by the mid-1960s: the Civil Rights, Feminist, and Free-Speech Movements were only a few of the numerous peaceful (and not so peaceful) coalitions that formed under the banner of freedom. In this talk, Renata Hejduk presents a brief snapshot into the history of the generation of radical avant-garde architects and artists, liberated from the strict binds of Modernism, who transformed their disciplines using event and performance as a means to critique space, power, and dominant discourses, as well as examine the nature of freedom of the mind and body in a quickly changing cultural and urban landscape.

    (In conjunction with Dwelling Symposium: Design + Space Symposium September 24-26, 2015 Round Table Discussion: Friday, September 25, 2:30–3:30 Room 1 Alumni Hall)

Cage Exhibition Schedule

  • Exhibition of Undergraduate Summer Scholars Work

    October 12 - 23

    Summer Scholar Student Research presentations. Past recipient Josh Carson will show how his 2011 summer scholar research work was developed into a marketable product.

  • Buildings in LondonEnergy Efficient by Design: 2015 London Summer Workshop

    October 26 - November 6

    ARChitecture+Interior Design’s summer workshop, Energy Efficient by Design, spent five weeks in London to research and design a mixed-use building for a client on a site in Canary Wharf. The studio visited the offices of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arup where each firm gave presentations about and insight into the strategies used to create energy efficient and beautiful buildings. Day trips included Cardiff and Kew Gardens to visit examples of RSH+P’s and also WilkinsonEyre’s work. The student teams designed to satisfy the program requirements of their client, and the restrictions of the very small site, with the goal being a building sacrificing nothing aesthetically in its ability to be energy efficient.

  • Exhibition of works by Sergio Sanabria, "Painting from the Other Side"

    November 9 - 20

    This exhibition includes paintings by Professor Sergio Sanabria. These acrylic painting constructions connect emotional imagery and a passion for geometry.

  • Jack White Architectural Models

    Jack White Architectural Models

    August 21 - September 4

    Jack White studied and wrote upon the history of Victorian American travel. Of particular interest are railroads of the past and present. This exhibition will include low relief scaled elevation models of iconic buildings crafted by the artist.

  • Malta

    Malta 2015 Summer Workshop Exhibition

    September 8 - 18

    Chronicles of the summer design studio experience of 14 interior design and architecture students as they traveled to Freiburg, Germany, and throughout the country of Malta. The focus of the studio was energy efficient design using Passive House methodologies. Students also had the opportunity to engage in Maltese history and culture, traditional residential & sacred space interiors, and communal living.

  • Graduate Symposium, "Dwelling Symposium: Design + Space"

    September 21 - October 2

    This symposium will focus on dwelling: descriptions such as to lead astray, hinder, stun, make giddy, perplex, delay, linger or to make a home, are included in the etymology of the word dwelling. Dwelling also describes a manner of being, existing, residing, or remaining for a time.How can architectural research advance our understanding of dwelling? What qualities in society inform or are able to shift one’s attitude or perceptions of dwelling? How does design impact the character of space in which we dwell? Keynote Speaker: Renata Hejduk