Germane Barnes witnessed the mad scramble before a hurricane — and he thought about everyone left behind. Everyone who couldn’t afford to flee in a plane or a car. Those who’d be left behind after a storm, without basic infrastructure. Without electricity or water or cooking fuel. Sometimes for weeks. He’s thought about people riding a bus through his hometown of Chicago. How little inconveniences add up. A lack of trees for shade. Comfortable benches at a stop. How they act as barriers for the poor to move through the city. Germane thought about these things like an architect.



Students float ideas to help the campus adapt to a changing climate

As part of the first undergraduate climate resilience course, 36 students got a chance to learn about the pressing issue from 13 different faculty experts and offer their own suggestions.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/students-float-ideas-to-help-the-campus-adapt-to-a-changing-climate.html


MRED+U Capstone Project Inspires Sunbeam’s Proposal for North Bay Village Project

This past year’s Capstone Project inspired a proposal created by Sunbeam Properties for a 7.3M-square-foot project on North Bay Village, which the North Bay Village commissioners have since approved.

http://news.miami.edu/soa-now/stories/2022/12/mred+u-capstone-project-inspires-sunbeams-proposal-for-north-bay-village-project.html




School of Architecture Faculty News

Germane Barnes Redefines Architecture And Design

Germane Barnes is redefining the future of architecture and design by building hospitable spaces for everyone.