Third Annual Residential Summit Focuses on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence and its role in the residential construction industry was the main topic of the 2022 Residential Summit. Dr. Karla Saldaña Ochoa, an assistant professor from the UF School of Architecture, presented her research on how artificial intelligence is playing a role in the construction industry and how the latest trends in AI will make an impact moving forward.

DCP Breaks Ground on Bruno E. and Maritza F. Ramos Collaboratory

The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) announced Thursday, October 6, a new 50,000-square foot facility named the Bruno E. and Maritza F. Ramos Collaboratory. This revolutionary, best-in-class facility is intended to bring generational change to UF and will position the College, its faculty, staff and students for success over the next 100 years.

Citylab-Jacksonville Approved by UF Board of Trustees

After a decade of success at CityLab-Orlando, the University of Florida School of Architecture (SoA) was granted approval this past month to open its brand-new JaxLab in Jacksonville, with a mission to produce future architects and designers with expertise in resilient built environments. With an opening date yet to be determined, CityLab-Jacksonville will be led by program director Nancy Clark, who will oversee the 2,800-square-foot classroom and workspace that will be located on the third floor of the St. John’s Cathedral Education Building at 256 E. Church St.

Baxter Uses DCP Degrees to Preserve World-Famous Dry Tortugas National Park

Nearly 70 miles west of Key West, the largest all-masonry fort in the United States rises from the land of sunken pirate ships surrounded by picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life spied on by an assortment of exotic birds. Designated as a National Monument by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 and later re-designated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992 by Congress, this worldwide attraction has needed some tender, loving care since its inception in the mid-1800s.

Cartaya to be Honored by Congress for Hispanic Heritage Month

Two-time University of Florida graduate Mario Cartaya (BARCH ’74, MBC ’75) has been invited by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to participate in the inaugural FL-23 Hispanic Heritage Month Leadership Symposium, where he will be honored along with other Hispanic leaders from South Florida for his contributions to society.

Gold and Denaro Place Second in AIA Flint Competition

University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning Associate Professor Martin Gold, UF School of Architecture student Kaley Denaro and Gainesville architect Mauro Parlavecchio placed second in the American Institute of Architects Flint 2022 Design Competition, the organization announced recently. The theme of this year’s annual competition focused on developing the existing Flint Municipal Center Campus into a vibrant, mixed use, walkable community.

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