John Stuart is Associate Dean for Cultural and Community Engagement in the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts and a Distinguished University Professor of Architecture at FIU, where he has taught for twenty-five years. He is a futurist, innovator, designer, public speaker and has served for six years as the registered architect on the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board. Stuart’s research has been funded by the NEA, NEH, NSF, Graham and Knight foundations and he oversees teaching and research at FIU’s large CARTA Innovation Lab for 3D printing. He has co-edited and contributed chapters to The New Deal in South Florida: Design, Policy and Community Building, 1933-40.
Stuart has lectured and taught widely in the United States on technology, architectural history, design, urbanism, innovation and identity. As the Executive Director of Miami Beach Urban Studios, he is currently working on projects that point to new directions in interdisciplinary innovation and research that engage music, design, art and environmental sciences.