News + Events


May 15-18, 2017

Capstone Experience: Seaside Study Tour

MRED+U students and faculty toured new urbanist developments in Florida’s Panhandle including Seaside, Watercolor, Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach.


April 22, 2017

School of Architecture Final Student Presentations in the Design District


March 10-12, 2017

NCI Charette system training

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February 2, 2017

Joint ULI/ UM Program on Sea Level Rise

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Downtown Miami


January 28, 2017

Introduction to Urban Commercial Real Estate Development for Non-Developers

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ULI Hines Competition

MRED+U Students participated in the ULI Hines Student Competition, an urban design and development challenge for graduate students. The competition engages multidisciplinary student teams to devise a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site. Teams of five students representing at least three disciplines have two weeks to develop solutions that include drawings, site plans, tables, and market-feasible financial data.


MRED+U Lecture Series

Lobbies Will Be Basements: Sea-Level Rise Lesson from Seattle featuring David Williams, author of “Too High & Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography”

Alumni Experiences and Lessons Learned featuring Amanda Bonvecchio ‘15, Charlo Jenkins ‘11, Adan Fons ‘11

Guest Lecturers

Suzanne Amaducci Adams, Bilzin Sumberg
David Arditi, Co-Founder and Principal, Aria Development Group; MRED+U Advisory Board
Francisco Arocha, CEO and Managing Partner, HES Group; MRED+U Advisory Board
Felipe Azenha, Gridics, LLC, Co-Founder & Director of Business Development; MRED+U Alumni
Troy Ballard, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield; MRED+U Advisory Board
B. Shawn Basler, AIA, Perkins Eastman
Jeff Birenbaum, Project Manager, Gardner Theobald; MRED+U Alumni
Martin Burkett, Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, Akerman
Natalia Cebollero, Development Associate, The Vagabond Group; MRED+U Alumni
Jonathan Cohen, VP, Dir. Preconstruction, Plaza Construction
Russell Deakin, Founder, Aceana Group
Charles Foschini, Senior Managing Director, Berkadia; MRED+U Advisory Board
Greg Freedman, Founder, BH3
Richard Heisenbottle, President, R. J. Heisenbottle Architects; MRED+U Advisory Board
Jay Jacobsen, President/CEO, Eden Multifamily
Arnaud Karsenti, Managing Principal, 13th Floor Investments; MRED+U Advisory Board
Neisen Kasdin Office Managing Partner, Akerman LLP; MRED+U Advisory Board
George Kewin, AIA, Peter Poon Architects, New York
Dan Kwan, Director of Design, Wilson Associates, New York
Dan Lebensohn, Founder, BH3
Pamela McMahon
Tom C. Murphy, Executive Vice President, Coastal Construction; MRED+U Advisory Board
Alex Peters, Asset Manager, 13th Floor Investments
David Resnick, Associate Vice President, 13th Floor Investments
Richard Schuerger, Vice President, Moriarty & Associates
Michael Stanton, FAIA, San Francisco
Ron Sutherland, CEO, Hemisphere Group
Michael Tillman, Director, Florida Development, The LeFrak Organization; MRED+U Advisory Board
Leonard Townsend   


Site Visit with Stiles Corporation

Doug Eagon, Vice Chair of Stiles and MRED+U Advisory Board Member, and Doug Poff, Head of Construction of Stiles, led the students on a site visit of a mixed-use project under construction in Downtown Hollywood.
Site Visit with BH3 Management Founders
BH3 Management founders Greg Freedman and Dan Lebensohn, led a tour of their luxury residential project, Privé at Island Estates.

Congress for the New Urbanism Florida Statewide Meeting

MRED+U Students attended the CNU Florida Statewide Meeting in Tampa including meetings with new urbanist developer John Anderson.