UF College of Design, Construction & Planning


DCP’s mission is to offer exceptional professional education programs addressing design, development, construction and preservation of the built and natural environments.

Through faculty and doctoral-level basic and applied research, DCP faculty critically assess ongoing processes of change in human settlements, engage students in projects intended to guide those processes and bring new strategies and approaches to bear on work in the professions of architecture, building construction, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning.

Underlying DCP’s educational philosophy is a commitment to advance applications of the principles of sustainability in the design, construction, planning and preservation of the built and natural environments, and to ground the educational, research and service activities of the college within a global context.  On the strength of its capacity to achieve the goals set for in this plan, DCP’s vision is to be a recognized national leader and international partner in our respective fields.