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SoA CityLab-Orlando among four programs accepted for IPAL initiative

July 1, 2016

ORLANDO – UF School of Architecture (SoA) was among four programs approved to participate in the innovative Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative this year, as announced by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at their annual meeting in mid-June. The NAAB has 154 nationally accredited degree programs at 123 institutions, and … Read More

A decade of accomplishments

June 30, 2016

When Christopher Silver began his role as dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning in Fall 2006, he couldn’t imagine what the next decade would hold. UF was in the midst of national championships in football and basketball. The economy was strong and students flocked to DCP to pave a career in the … Read More

DCP alum receives national recognition for outstanding dissertation

June 22, 2016

In June, Sara Bayramzadeh, Ph.D. 2015, received the Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation, an annual $5,000 grant that recognizes an outstanding interior design research project relating to wellness and design. Bayramzadeh, now a research assistant professor in the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing at … Read More

2016 Witters Competition

June 17, 2016

Golf View: Neighborhood Infrastructure Studio   Since 1993, a college-wide interdisciplinary academic competition has been held as an opportunity for students to better understand the collaboration among design, construction and planning. This year, the Witters Competition was built into an integrated studio where students had a semester-long project to learn this fundamental concept. “The Witters … Read More

DCP and The Agency win a competitive $70k grant from ASID

May 26, 2016

The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) and The Agency, housed within the UF College of Journalism and Communications, were awarded $70,000 from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to investigate an emerging typology of educational space, the mixed-use learning zone that engages millennial generations of students outside the standard … Read More

DCP Global: Indonesia

May 24, 2016

A presentation showcasing several projects among the College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) students, faculty and Indonesian city officials from the City of Pangkalpinang took place in late April after a group from Indonesia, including the Mayor of Pangkalpinang, visited UF for a week. Not only did Indonesian city officials travel to visit Gainesville, … Read More

2016 Distinguished Alumni

Congratulations to our 2016 distinguished alumni! Architecture Michelle Amt B.Des 1993 Serves as Chief of Staff for William McDonough, coordinating and prioritizing activities across his three businesses and two non-profits. Prior to assuming her current role in 2011, Michelle was a Director at William McDonough + Partners, the award-winning architecture firm specializing in sustainable design. … Read More

HP faculty members recognized at statewide conference

May 23, 2016

On May 13, two DCP faculty members were recognized at the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s 38th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference in Tallahassee for their efforts and accomplishments in the field of historic preservation: Janet Snyder Matthews, historic preservation associate scholar, was honored as the recipient of the Senator Bob Williams Award announced by the … Read More

2016 Academic Unit Awards

May 18, 2016

During the Spring 2016 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 Karl Thorne Distinguished Service Award Franca Stocco Young Architects Design Award Kelly Ard Haigh Design Excellence Award Kathryn Dean … Read More

Shimberg Center professor co-authors book, designing homes for autism

Recently, Sherry Ahrentzen, a Shimberg Center for Housing Studies professor, had an article in published in The Conversation featuring the book she co-authored about designing homes for people on all parts of the autism spectrum.

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