UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Martin Gold

Associate Professor
School of Architecture
Phone Number: 352-294-1474
Education:

M.Arch., University of Florida, 1994
BDes, University of Florida, 1991

Teaching:

Graduate
Advanced Graduate Studio 2
Advanced Graduate Studio 3
Architectural Lighting Design (graduate seminar)

Undergraduate
Environmental Technology 1
Environmental Technology 2
Design Studio 8

Biographical Information:

Research Interests

Professor Gold has over twenty-five years of engagement in architectural design, teaching and research with a focus on the interrelationships among architecture, ecology, culture and resource stewardship at urban and residential scales. He is a member of the Doctoral Research Faculty and supervises Ph.D. and Master of Architecture students in addition to leading design studios and lecture courses in the graduate program at the University of Florida (UF). His work explores design opportunities for sustainable living in coastal communities underpinned by the critical need for integrating resiliency, mobility, and sustainability toward emergent urban forms. Gold served as the Director of the UF School of Architecture from 2008 to 2014. He established the CityLab satellite programs in Orlando and Sarasota, Florida to bring students in closer contact with the profession and the communities they will serve. He currently serves as the Program Director of CityLab-Sarasota, a satellite program studying issues of sustainability and resilience through architecture and urban design while promoting implementation through community engagement and professional practice. He leads funded research-based design projects and is a founding member of the Florida Resilient Community Initiative (FRCI) at the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning. He serves as the Executive Director of the national consortium of academic programs Architecture + Construction Alliance (A+CA). Professor Gold maintains a small award-winning architecture firm, is a registered architect in Florida, holds an NCARB certification and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Architecture evokes meaning through the phenomenal discourse between sensation and thought. Architects who explore this dynamic poetry and achieve synthetic relationships between the practical, metaphysical, subliminal and tangible, transpose building from mere commodity into Architecture.