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MDC Faculty and Students Produce School of Architecture Journal: A Gathering of Student Projects Book to Promote the School and Fine Student Work

Architectural model

Miami, May 7, 2008 - Miami Dade College (MDC) faculty and students have produced a School of Architecture Journal: A Gathering of Student Projects for MDC’s renowned School of Architecture and Interior Design.

The journal project emerged as an initiative of the School to publicize the excellent work produced by students in a comprehensive way. Many upper-division schools publish yearly journals depicting the best student work. The MDC book will serve as a tool to let those institutions know about MDC students and facilitate student transfers. The MDC School of Architecture and Interior Design is proud of the exemplary work of its students guided by outstanding faculty.

“The work that has inspired me to generate this publication is my pedagogical process, alongside a team of faculty members with one common goal which is the academic foundation of an architect,” said Professor Mario Ortega, editor in chief and author. “This journal is not simply the representation of a collection of work, but rather the pedagogy of a studio environment resolving problematic conditions of a design essence.”

The projects depicted in the MDC journal represent design work, graphic and rendering examples, studies of historical models, and computer imaging utilizing advanced technology. Many months of work went into the top quality production of the book which reflects student work from all campuses at the college.

“MDC’s architecture and design programs truly emphasize a theoretical approach together with practical, hands on methodology,” added Professor José M. Lozano, School of Architecture and Interior Design chair. “The extraordinary results of our approaches are captured and showcased in this wonderful book.”

“I am so proud of our faculty and students for creating this masterpiece. Their hard work and precision are truly examples of Miami Dade College’s unique and unequaled programs,” stated Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College.

Recently, the School of Architecture hosted its annual Architectural Showcase at the Wolfson campus where student projects were displayed. Several hundred students, faculty and community leaders attended. In fact, MDC architecture students regularly move on to the nation’s top architecture institutions, including Cornell University, where they continue excelling.

For more information, please contact chair José Lozano at 305-237-0635 or professor Mario Ortega at 305-237-0871.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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