Homecoming

U-SoA ’22 Homecoming Kicks Off New Initiative and Celebrates the Class of ‘97

By Karina Shadeed

U-SoA ’22 Homecoming Kicks Off New Initiative and Celebrates the Class of ‘97

By Karina Shadeed
The University of Miami School of Architecture looks forward to welcoming alumni and friends on campus to pay tribute to our traditions and come together to celebrate the spirit that makes us Miami Hurricanes.

Every year, the University of Miami School of Architecture looks forward to welcoming alums and friends on campus to pay tribute to our traditions and come together to celebrate the spirit that makes us Miami Hurricanes.

The 2022 U-SoA Alumni Homecoming Barbecue kicks off a new way of celebrating with alums by opening the festivities with a 25-year class reunion each year. This year, U-SoA looks forward to welcoming the Class of '97 to reunite with their former colleagues, reconnect with faculty members, and interact with students. "I'm looking forward to seeing friends and colleagues I have not seen in 25 years. I'm also looking forward to connecting with my old professors and seeing the new Murphy Building on campus." –Akindele Looby, Class of '97 alumnus and Trinidad-based Architect specializing in sustainable design in the Caribbean.

Homecoming acknowledges alums and allows them, together with current students, to show school spirit and reflect on the good times and memories made at the School. "It is often said that the college years are the best years of your life. I always look back at those years of freedom without the responsibilities of the adult world and feel lucky to have spent them as a Miami Hurricane." –Denise Bas, Class of '97 alumna and CEO of Civil Design Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Our School's goal is to look back and celebrate the hard work and dedication our alums applied in the past, which led them to their success and accomplishments, celebrate and motivate our current students, and shine a light on future students.

A portion of the tickets purchased will be donated to an architecture student scholarship fund.

We're looking forward to a memorable weekend of reconvening, the traditional boat-burning ceremony, and spectacular fireworks show.