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.
Through their research, the studio selected a site in Miami-Dade County - the current Palmetto Golf Course. Through re-invisioning the space, we believe it has great opportunity to contribute to underserved communities, create income for the county, and address growing ecological concerns. Throughout the semester the students were challenged to heal social and ecological issues while providing economically sustainable land and much needed public green space.
The studio site and scope was ambitious for a 1st year studio. Furthering the complexity, the students were pushed to be innovative in their thinking and propose dynamic adaptive solutions - while developing their graphic skills. They survived the challenge by developing a team attitude, helping each other out and learning from one other. It was a fantastic semester and we can't wait to see whats next for this talented team oriented group!
Studio Faculty : TJ Marston