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.

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.

2022 Summer Intern Series: Sydney Cherrington

Like millions of human beings across the globe, being in quarantine during the global pandemic caused a massive epiphany in 2020 for University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning student Sydney Cherrington. An electrical engineering major at the time, the Georgia native realized her calling was to one day be an architect. Since that moment, there has been no stopping her.

DCP Alumni Spotlight: Taurean Merriweather

Taurean Merriweather is a University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning graduate who earned a master’s degree in historic preservation in 2018 and works as a designer at the architecture firm Cooper Carry in Atlanta.

DCP Alumni Spotlight: Eric Kleinsteuber

Eric Kleinsteuber is a University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning graduate who earned a bachelor’s in design in 2002 before receiving a master’s degree in architecture in 2004. Kleinsteuber is currently principal at KMF Architects and serves as the design director and architect of record.

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