Who knew a bagel shop delivered to studio? It's 9:30 on a Friday morning, and nine sleepy fourth- and fifth-year students at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture are preparing to present their research when a cell phone chirps and one person makes a break for the door. "Is she coming back?" asks visiting professor Philip Beesley, down for a biweekly visit from the University of Waterloo in Ontario.
On a perfect October day on the palm-studded University of Miami campus, Jaime Correa's students can be found deep inside a Bauhaus-by-way-of-South Florida 1940s studio block, trawling Google Earth for promising sites for a zero-energy town—the eventual o