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Varela Uses Tools Acquired at DCP to Succeed in Work Environment

June 14, 2018

Alumni Profile – Samantha Varela, Sustainability Sustainability alumnus Samantha Varela works for SEQUIL Systems in South Florida. She credits the skills developed here at DCP in helping her quickly adapt to her fast-paced working environment. Can you tell us about your career? I am a Sustainability Advisor for SEQUIL Systems Inc. My career at SEQUIL … Read More

Zwick Enjoys Helping Students Solve Problems in New Ways

Paul Zwick, Urban and Regional Planning – Faculty Profile Paul Zwick is a professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. He will be retiring shortly after having been a faculty member for more than 30 years. He sat down with DCP Communications and shared his insights about himself, his students and the college. … Read More

Donner Named 2018 National Olmsted Scholar Finalist

Student Profile – Bryce Donner, Landscape Architecture Landscape architecture student Bryce Donner was recently named a 2018 National Olmsted Scholar Finalist. This program is the premier national leadership award program for landscape architecture students. As an undergraduate finalist for this award, Donner received $3,000. He was nominated for the award by our landscape architecture faculty. … Read More

Jeff Kalish Memorial Fund

June 20, 2018

The Jeff Kalish Memorial Fund was established by his close college friends and fellow DCP alums, Thomas C. Murphy and Mark Mummert. They felt the need to keep Kalish’s memory alive at the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management by setting up a scholarship in his name. According to Murphy, Kalish was a devoted … Read More

CBA Prize Awarded to Architecture Students

June 1, 2018

CBA (Charlan Brock Associates) Architects, a full-service architectural firm located in Maitland, sponsored an award for architecture students in the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction and Planning. The students eligible for this prize were in the Advanced Graduate Architectural Design 2 studio. CBA Architects has a longstanding relationship with our college. Firm founders … Read More

Evan Bolton Memorial Scholarship

The Evan Bolton Memorial Scholarship was established by friends, family and local builders. This scholarship fund honors Bolton, who died unexpectedly in March 2017 at the age of 13. Bolton grew up in Gainesville, Florida and attended Alachua County Schools. His father, Adam Bolton, is a 1997 M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management graduate … Read More

Helping To Restart Puerto Rico

May 18, 2018

Architecture Professor Martha Kohen has spearheaded the effort known as the Puerto Rico Re_Start Project. In March, she went to Puerto Rico along with colleagues and students to help after the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Puerto Rico Re_Start International Project and Research Workshop was held at the University of Puerto Rico – … Read More

Issa Named Director of UF Rinker School of Construction Management

May 14, 2018

The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Raymond Issa as Director of the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. His two-year appointment will run from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020. Dr. Issa currently serves as the school’s Interim Director. He is … Read More

DesignIntelligence Survey is Now Open

May 11, 2018

DesignIntelligence is conducting its annual survey of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools. The survey is now open and will close on Friday, June 8, 2018. If you are a person in your firm who hires architects, interior designers or landscape architects, you are invited to share your experiences and perspectives in the professions surveys. … Read More

2018 Academic Unit Awards

May 18, 2018

During the Spring 2018 semester, the college’s schools and departments each held award ceremonies to honor and recognize faculty, students, alumni and friends. Below is the listing of the top awards recipients. Architecture: Lifetime Achievement Award Gary Siebein, MAARC ‘80 Distinguished Service Award Cynthia Peterson Young Architects Design Award Everald Colas, B.Des ’05, M.ARCH ’07, … Read More

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