Puerto Rican architect Miguel del Rio AIA reflects on a great deal in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds, including fainting on a plane, living to the fullest, childhood, flying saucer conventions, David Byrne, rock n roll, and just generally how awesome life is.
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AIA Student Design Competition
Mike Huff has been practicing architecture for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Architecture Art & Planning, and now specializes in sustainable design strategies for K-12 schools. Tonight he’ll share more about his work inspiring the next generation through the Student Design Competition.