James Brazil named first recipient of The Emerging Practitioner Teaching Fellowship

The Emerging Practitioner Teaching Fellowship, established by Dean el-Khoury in the Fall of 2016, is intended to support individuals committed to expanding and advancing the culture of architecture and design through creative practice or research.
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The position offers an emerging practitioner the opportunity to advance his/her individual research while capitalizing on the resources of both the School and the city of Miami. Applicants are expected to teach two design studios and one elective course in either the undergraduate and/or graduate programs and are provided with a graduate teaching assistant to support them in their teaching and research. In addition, the fellowship requires the presentation of a public lecture or exhibition with the possibility of a publication.

The first recipient of the award is James Brazil, an architecturally trained Australian designer and researcher. Brazil is a founding partner of uABureau, a design collaborative dedicated to the research and design of urban and public architecture. His work lies at the intersection of architecture, construction, technology, and landscape. He has gained extensive design and fabrication experience across a variety of high-profile architecture, urban and art projects in Australia, Europe and South America. Brazil is interested in analyzing methods to improve urban resilience with architectural projects and urban strategies that propel macro-scale (city and region) social and economic development. The fellowship will allow him to advance his current research agenda while assisting U-SoA with the expansion of digital fabrication technologies. Brazil joins the Faculty for the 2016-2017 academic year.