Collection ASU0206 - Hope amid chaos: an architectural plan for South Date [student publication]

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Hope amid chaos: an architectural plan for South Date [student publication]


  • 1993 summer (Creation)


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(1983 -)

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Courses in architecture were first offered at the University of Miami as early as 1926, however programs in architecture and the allied arts did not survive the effects of the Great Miami Hurricane, and the Great Depression. Architectural engineering courses resurfaced under the auspices of the School of Engineering in the late 1940s following World War II, and by 1983, during President Thaddeus "Tad" Foote's administration, the Department of Architecture became independent from the School of Engineering developing into the School of Architecture proper. New campus quarters established at Building 49 (Dickinson Drive) and part of first floor of the adjacent Eaton student residences. The first Dean of the School was John Thomas Regan (1983-1989).

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The initial effort to prepare the 75-page publication "Hope amid chaos: an architectural plan for South Dade" was completed during the Fall Semester, 1992 by a class of the School of Architecture, University of Miami.

In September 1992, a few weeks after Hurricane Andrew devastated South Dade County, a design studio at the senior level decided to develop the course around the issue of the role of architecture in a period of urban crisis.

The names of the students who worked on the project were: Jaime Acosta, Alberto De Armas, Marie Denis, Nelson Felipe, Francisco J. Garcia Iglesias, Ines Hegedus, Antonio Mena, Patrick Panetta, Maureen Pflugfelder, Garciela Torres, Jose A. Vidal, and Thomas F. Weber.

Faculty advisor for the project was Felipe J. Prestamo, Ed.D, Professor of Architecture.

The University Archives holds 2 copies of the publication.

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