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DCP News

Congratulations to our 2019 Distinguished Alumni

August 13, 2019

2019 Distinguished Alumni Architecture Robert M. MacLeod BDES ’82 Educated at the University of Florida and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Robert M. MacLeod was a faculty member in the UF School of Architecture from 1987 to 2009. He taught at the UF SoA Vicenza Institute of Architecture and the Boston Architectural Center and … Read More

Landscape Architecture Students Work to Improve Area Behind College

August 20, 2019

This spring, landscape architecture students worked hard to design and build a tiny environmental area, or TEA garden, and a rake shack outside the Architecture Building. The TEA garden demonstrates how a floating wetland can be an effective environmental management tool while the rake shack provides a site stewardship activity where one can rake the … Read More

10 Years of Sustainability at DCP

July 19, 2019

Back in 2008, our Sustainability and the Built Environment (SBE) degree program started with just five students. Fast forward to present day and we are proud that we have grown to 135 students and have graduated 146 students with a major in SBE in addition to 142 students who earned their SBE minor. The program … Read More

Partner with DCP

July 11, 2019

Now that the University of Florida has achieved top ten status in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list of top public universities, the goal has shifted to entering the top five of those rankings. To do our part to achieve that lofty status, DCP has identified the need for more meaningful corporate … Read More

CODY (co-design for you)

June 18, 2019

How do we design and provide appropriate home modifications to an increasingly diverse population with different mobility and accessibility needs? Examining a person-centered approach to addressing such needs, a multidisciplinary team, led by Dr. Sherry Ahrentzen from the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, is developing and testing a Virtual Reality (VR) tool — named CODY, … Read More

Engaging Our Alumni and Friends

June 11, 2019

Whether you graduated from the College of Design, Construction and Planning or you see the value of hiring our graduates, there is a connection to the college that cannot be overstated. To strengthen that bond, we are excited to launch the DCP Engagement Program. Our college wants to create meaningful engagement opportunities for our alumni … Read More

Out on the West Coast

May 24, 2019

Fresh off a visit to Atlanta, the DCP Team hopped on a plane afterwards and headed to Los Angeles for our annual visits to alums on the West Coast. We are very thankful to Angela Brooks and Larry Scarpa for hosting our event at their firm, Brooks + Scarpa. Their office has a beautiful outdoor … Read More

DCP Visits Atlanta

May 22, 2019

DCP hit the road once again to visit Atlanta. We loved the Buckhead Club so much last year, we had our annual alumni-networking event there again this year. Thank you to our event sponsor, Holder Construction. We were lucky enough to have Wayne Wadsworth, BBC ’89, executive vice president of Holder Construction, at the event … Read More

Looking Out For Gator Nation

May 20, 2019

If you happened to be walking in the Architecture Atrium during the end of the spring semester, chances are you encountered a mysterious structure under construction. This project was completed, and then moved over to the Plaza of the Americas. The group behind the entire project was FLoAT, the Florida League of Architectural Things, and … Read More

Remembering Ray

May 13, 2019

By Joey Mazzaferro Baker Barrios Architects, Inc. has provided an endowed scholarship in honor of Reinaldo “Ray” Acosta to the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning. Acosta was a founding partner at Baker Barrios, which is celebrating 25 years of business. They provide architecture, planning, interior design, landscape architecture and structural engineering … Read More

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