Architecture School buildings

October 5, 2015


Design: Dietmar Feichtinger

PCAThis excellent venue is a mix of five structures of various levels interconnected with pathways and bridges that together offer 102Thousand sq ft of condition-of-the-art class, studio, gallery, workshop and work place. The structures speak in confidence to a main courtyard the architect hopes will promote interaction among students and also the faculty.

The Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building may be the primary learning center for architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture students. It's named after Paul L. Cejas, the previous U.S. Ambassador to Belgium and longtime supporter from the College of Architecture + The Humanities. Years back, Paul L. Cejas, as part of the condition Board of Regents, championed the development of the college and then designed a significant philanthropic gift to FIU amassing $two million for the college of Architecture. Situated in the Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC), your building named after him was created by famous Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi.

A few of the factors that get this to venue unique are:

  • The pre-graduate and graduate galleries
  • Over twelve critique rooms
  • Using porcelain tile in tones of yellows, oranges and yellows
  • Using pre-cast concrete tilt-up sections
  • The multi-level technologically advanced studio with space for 375 students
  • A 150-chair auditorium having a condition-of-the-art audiovisual system
  • The study facilities and digital fabrication labs
  • An exhibit gallery for college students to show the work they do
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