Off-Campus Programs

  • luxembourg

    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

    Over-the-Rhine

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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • London

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rosenheim Exchange Program

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

  • 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.

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Lecture Series

  • Stephen Dovala

    Dovala4:00 pm, Monday, September 8
    Design Your Career: From Architecture to Real Estate Portfolio Management

    Stephen Dovala ('82) a graduate of Miami's Master of Architecture program returns to talk about how his education as an architect has taken him to over 200 cities and 17 countries. His career has covered almost every aspect of commercial real estate.

  • Angela E. Watson

    4:30 pm, Monday, September 29

    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
, Shepley Bulfinch, Boston

    Love and chance: why buildings do(n’t) last

    Angela Watson will discuss when to demolish, restore, renovate or build anew. Among other projects, she will present her provocative addition made in 1999 to a renowned residence known as the “Chamberlain Cottage" which was originally designed by modernist architects, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. This illustrated presentation is intended to generate a discussion on the topic.

  • Kevin Alter

    4:00 pm, Monday, October 15

    Looking for Trouble

    Kevin Alter is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Academic Director for Architecture Programs, Sid W. Richardson Centennial Professor of Architecture, Director of the Summer Academy in Architecture, and Associate Director of the Center for American Architecture and Design at The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in design, construction, and theory. He will present a lecture that explores the legacy of modernism in America through the lens of several recent buildings from his professional practice, alterstudio architects, an award-winning architecture firm from Austin, Texas.

    pictured: Scout Island Residence, Austin, TX

  • Allison Cooke

    4:00 pm, Monday, October 27

    IIDA, LEED AP
    Chef-focused Restaurant and Retail Design


    Designer and chef collaborations can yield incredibly creative spaces. Allison Cooke, director of hospitality design at CORE, illustrates how food, beverage, and brand establish the fundamentals for the physical design of a hospitality space and discusses the technical challenges of this complex project type.

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    pictured: minibar by José Andrés

  • Jeff Roberts

    4:00 pm, Wednesday, November 12

    Didactic Architecture: Timeless and Contextual Design

    Jeff Roberts, principal at New World Design, is the overseer of design and implementation. His background includes posts at the offices of O. M. Ungers in Berlin and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in Chicago. He is an advocate of hands-on, team-structured effort throughout the design and construction phase of projects. Over the course of his career Jeff has lent his expertise to projects globally, ranging from small affordable homes to complex high-rises.

    pictured: Cairo residence in the mountains of Appalachia