The Graduate Design 05 Studio had two midterms this October. Outside jurors as well as FIU LA+EUD faculty attended the presentations. The jurors were impressed with the students resolve to solve complex water quality issues and employ innovative adaptive design solutions for climate resiliency.
We can't wait to see the final at the end of this November!
Florida International University's Landscape Architecture Graduate Design 5 Studio visited the St. Lucie River near Stuart, Florida this past Friday to learn more about the water quality issues plaguing the region. The devastating blue-green algae bloom had a noticeable effect on the region. Once a vibrant fishing town, local attractions lay sleepy as tourists and locals avoided most water-bodies, a lifeblood of the community.
After a quick watershed analysis, the graduate design 5 students at FIU's LAEUD program have selected their sites for the BLOOM Studio. The studio group narrowed it down to 5 sites ranging from the urban to rural conditions. Each site has a unique ability to use natural infrastructure to impact water quality and provide socio-economic and cultural benefits in the area.
PLOT Studio's TJ Marston will be joining FIU's Landscape Architecture, Environmental + Urban Design program full time this year as a Visiting Instructor for the 2018-19 academic year.
This fall semester, PLOT Studio's TJ Marston will be teaching three courses in FIU's Landscape Architecture, Environmental + Urban Design Program :
This summer PLOT Studio's TJ Marston worked with incoming students in FIU's Landscape Architecture and Interior Design programs. She taught both Visual Notations and Design Foundations Studio, each an intensive 6 week foundation course where students developed critical toolsets in graphics and the design process.
Student models from Design Foundations explore ways to measure and understand dynamic phenomenal processes which transform space (evaporation, heat, movement, growth, erosion, noise, etc). They used their in-depth studies to explore design interventions which catalyze those dynamic processes and allow for adaptive solutions to design problems.
The Final Review for the Graduate Design 2 Studio at FIU's Landscape Architecture, Environmental, and Urban Design Program (LAEUD) was held on April 12, 2018 at FIU's main campus. This semester the students explored the future of golf in a city which is challenged by a low demand for the sport, increased cost of golf course maintenance, growing ecological concerns, and a lack of public space.
TJ Marston, Founder at PLOT Studio, was selected as a finalist for this years 2018 LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership for her proposal exploring gender equity in the profession of landscape architecture.
If you are looking for a reason to be in Miami Beach tonight, the DRAW Exhibition (curated work from TJ Marston's Visual Notation Course @ FIU) will be having a closing reception from 6-7:30pm @ FIU's MBus Studio Design Gallery. Stop in, hang out and enjoy some food and refreshments while looking at great FIU student work!