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.

  • 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

  • summer scholar student work

    USS Scholars Design Research

    4:00 pm, Wednesday, November 19

    Presentations of summer research projects by university summer scholar award recipients in architecture + interior design.

  • 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

, 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.

  • Example of Kevin Alter Architecture

    Kevin Alter

    4:00 pm, Wednesday, October 15

    Looking for Trouble

    Kevin Alter is the Sid W. Richardson Centennial Professor of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin and partner in alterstudio architecture, llp. He will present a lecture that explores the legacy of modernism in America through the lens of several recent buildings from his professional practice, an award-winning architecture firm from Austin, Texas.

    pictured: Lake View Residence

  • Allison Cooke

    4:00 pm, Monday, October 27

    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.

    Read more about Alison Cooke>>

    pictured: minibar by José Andrés

Cage Exhibition Schedule

  • Oct. 27 – 31

    Off Campus Study: Spring & Summer 2014 

    Exhibit features work from various domestic and international off-campus study programs completed by majors in Architecture + Interior Design.

  • Aug. 25 – Sept. 12

    Summer at Alumni

    The exhibition will highlight recent student works from spring ’14 and summer studio projects.

  • Sept. 15 – 26

    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. More info>>

  • Sept. 29 – Oct. 3

    Design/Build Ghana 2014

    This summer studio in Ghana, Africa gives students an opportunity to affect a community through their efforts as aspiring architects and interior designers with the design and construction of two teacher’s cottages. Miami students take part in all phases of construction with lessons from Ghanaian masons and carpenters with whom they work throughout the project. More info>>

  • Oct. 6 – 24

    “Looking for Trouble: 6 Houses in Austin, TX”
    Works of Kevin Alter, Architect

    Kevin Alter is principal of Alterstudio Architecture LLP, specializing in the material facts of architecture and the social occasions it shelters and invites. The firm's work has won many design awards, including the Housing Award from the American Institute of Architects and Design Excellence awards from the American Society of Interior Design and the International Interior Design Association. The six houses presented in this exhibition each begin with seeking out and engaging the conflicts intrinsic to their individual circumstances, and demonstrate a set of strategies for a contemporary single-family home.