UM Architecture Students Showcase Healthy Community Designs at Pop-Up Demonstration

The Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences and the University of Miami School of Architecture hosted an interactive street fair and pop-up demonstration project on the medical campus on Friday, October 2. As part of the “Health Care Studio,” UM architecture students showcased dozens of design concepts on ways to improve connectivity on the medical campus and to highlight the importance and potential of the campus as a model of a healthy community.

The event, held from 1 to 5 p.m. between the Clinical Research Building and the Professional Arts Building, was funded by the Atlanta firm, Historical Concepts. In preparation for the event, urban designers from the firm met with the students to discuss campus enhancements and planning principles. The pop-up demonstration featured an ideas wall, café tables, speakers and a food truck.

The students who participated are from the Urban Environment and Public Health (EPH 640) class and the School of Architecture’s Healthcare Design Studio, led by Deborah Franqui, Ph.D., adjunct professor, Edward Hengtgen, adjunct professor, and Veruska Vasconez, lecturer.

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