The College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) announced that John Stuart has accepted the position of associate dean of Cultural and Community Engagement and executive director of the Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS).
Stuart will oversee the daily operations of MBUS, as well as maintain CARTA’s primary focus of cultivating engaged scholarship, creative activities and service-learning partnerships within the college, with other university units, and with external community partners.
“The College of Architecture + The Arts is committed to collaborative engagement with our local and global communities. I’m pleased that John, with his proven track record of creating, innovating and inspiring solutions to social problems, will be leading these efforts,” says CARTA Dean Brian Schriner.
Stuart is a former Faculty Fellow and chair of the Department of Architecture. He is a registered architect and principal of John Stuart Architecture with research interests focused on architectural design, its contexts and its impact. He was a 2007-08 New York Prize Fellow at the Van Alen Institute, has authored books including The Gray Cloth: A Novel on Glass Architecture with Paul Scheerbart, and Ely Jacques Kahn, Architect: Beaux-Arts to Modernism in New York with Jewel Stern, and has lectured and served as guest critic at Cornell, Harvard, Yale, RISD and Columbia University, among others. He won the 2004 Miami American Institute of Architects Award for Design Excellence for his project “Time Zone,” and his research has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Study of the Fine Arts, to name a few. His own designs are part of the permanent collection of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University.