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DCP News

Welcome to the Construction Hall of Fame

October 17, 2019

By Mia Alfonsi On the morning of Oct. 4, as part of the University of Florida Homecoming celebration weekend, guests gathered at the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management to welcome the newest members of the Construction Hall of Fame. DCP Dean Chimay Anumba, Rinker School Director R. Raymond Issa and University of Florida … Read More

City of Gainesville, University of Florida Neighborhood Project Earns Statewide Planning Award Recognition

October 12, 2019

The historic Porters neighborhood was the recent recipient of a 2019 American Planning Association Florida Project Award of Excellence for its “Neighborhoods as Community Assets” project. The award was the result of a collaboration between the City of Gainesville and the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction and Planning. The research initiative, one of … Read More

DCP-led Team Studying Resiliency in Panhandle

October 2, 2019

On Tuesday, September 17, the Florida Resilient Cities (FRC) team, led by multiple DCP groups, held a community meeting in Port St. Joe, a small city on Florida’s panhandle, to kick-off a yearlong partnership studying long-term resiliency as the city and Gulf County continue to recover after 2018’s Hurricane Michael. Participants included community leaders, residents, … Read More

Kicking Off the Fall in Style

September 18, 2019

By Mia Alfonsi The College of Design, Construction and Planning kicked off the fall semester with another successful Fall Premiere. Students gathered in the Architecture Building’s Atrium to learn more about how to get involved with DCP’s clubs and organizations. Notable staff such as Dean Chimay Anumba and Associate Deans Abdol Chini and Margaret Portillo … Read More

McGee Awarded 2019 Polsky Prize

September 25, 2019

By Rosa Medina The College of Design, Construction and Planning is proud to announce Beth McGee, Interior Design Ph.D. student, as the recipient of the 2019 Polsky Academic Achievement Award for outstanding research dissertation. The ASID Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award recognizes undergraduate or graduate students contributions to interior design through print or digital communications. … Read More

Mitchell Overseeing Kravis Center’s Bold Expansion

September 6, 2019

Alumni Profile – Jim Mitchell, BBC ’83, Construction Management Jim Mitchell is the Chief Operations Officer for the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Fla. and has been with the Kravis Center for 28 years. As COO, Mitchell manages the operations and development of the Center’s physical facilities, construction … 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

DCP Takes Over Orlando

August 29, 2019

The College of Design, Construction and Planning definitely made its presence felt all across Orlando during the Florida-Miami game weekend, thanks to our sponsors Action Equipment, Stellar and J. Raymond Construction. Festivities kicked off Friday night as Sister Hazel band members and former DCP students Drew Copeland (construction management) and Jett Beres (architecture) invited some … Read More

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

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

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