1215 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, Florida

YOUNG TALENT REDEFINES DESIGN AND CHANGES THE WORLD Susan Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis Magazine Wednesday, November 1, 2006 7 pm. Refreshments at 6:30 pm, Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Lecture Hall, 1215 Dickinson Drive, University of Miami, Coral Gables Campus. Free to USGBC South Florida Chapter Members, UM Students and Faculty & Architecture Club Members; $10 all others.

By incorporating sustainability, accessibility, technology, and material experimentation into design at every scale, the next generation of designers is redefining all the rules of the process of design. With the Next Generation Design Competition in it's fourth year for Metropolis, Editor in Chief Susan S. Szenasy will present a selection of break-through ideas from past entries of the competition--shedding light on the designs and designers who are shaping our future.

Susan is also our Distinguished Juror for the Emerging Green Builders Natural Talent Design Competition 2006. This student design competition has challenged students to tackle what the developer-driven building industry in South Florida has not - a green high-rise. The students are applying the principles of integrated design, sustainability, innovation, and social consciousness by preparing plans for a LEED Platinum building for an urban site in downtown Miami. The project will consist of a high-rise tower on an existing site at the mouth of the Miami River. The program includes a mix of residential and commercial spaces and will force students to address the current concerns and real-world problems in the design of green buildings in an urban setting located in a hot and humid climate. The site is also considered an active archaeological site and respect must be given to the Miami Circle. The week-long gallery exhibition of the top-ranked entries in the Competition will culminate in the announcement of the winner prior to Susan's Lecture.

Official Website: http://chapters.usgbc.org/southflorida/11.1.06.html

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