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College of Design Construction and Planning News

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 28th 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.

Students recognized at DCP Commencement

May 16, 2016

Each year, the college recognizes outstanding students who have excelled in academics, leadership and service, and are strong representatives of their graduating class – Congratulations to this year’s award winners! 2016 College of Design, Construction and Planning Student Academic Achievement Awards Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement Award Finalists: Samantha L. Leonard, Rains Vickery Graduate Student Academic Achievement Award: Master’s Finalist: Robert … Read More

SBE, NROTC graduates ready to make greener impacts on future

Four DCP graduates are taking sustainability to the sea – and beyond – as they begin active duty in the United States Navy. After walking across the stage during April’s commencement ceremony, sustainability and the built environment students Adam Campbell, George Andrew Davis, Jr., Gerardo Contreras and David Bailey, have officially become officers and are ready … Read More

UNESCO World Field Laboratory: making strides against rising tides through design

May 2, 2016

Different cultures, multiple languages, one goal. That was the objective of a two-week long, international collaborative workshop organized that developed concepts for the urban and cultural adaption to sea level rise, an escalating issue along Florida’s coasts and other parts of the world. The focus on Florida is component toward a world view across the … Read More

School of Architecture: Teaching Gallery

Gainesville enjoys the presence of one of the largest and best architecture schools in the country. The students are renowned for their outstanding work ethic, and exhibited here is evidence of what they offer. The work on the wall is speculative, integrative, inventive, visionary and sustainable. The four-year undergraduate architecture degree at UF, provides an … Read More

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