School of Architecture Helps Plan Port-au-Prince

August 16, 2011 — Miami Herald —

University of Miami’s School of Architecture was mentioned in the Miami Herald on August 16th.

Faculty and students from the school partnered with students from Haitian universities to plan rebuilding two city blocks in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  The blocks’ buildings and infrastructure had been damaged by the disastrous earthquake in January 2010.

According to the article: “The purpose of the plan is to offer a better version of the city with medium-rise, mixed-use buildings. Certain structures would be preserved, while new ones would be constructed using existing styles, materials and methods.”

Read more about the project here.

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