Congratulations to our 2018 Distinguished Alumni

2018 Distinguished Alumni


Nichole Wiedemann, AIA
B.Des 1989

Nichole Wiedemann is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. In her teaching, research and practice, she continues to focus on the elements of architecture – program, site, material and representation – as places for continual investigation rather than simply givens in the architectural equation.

Wiedemann’s research focuses on site and utilizes drawings to explore endurance as physically manifest in the landscape. Her work, independent and collaborative, has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the 10th Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, as well as published in JAE, On Site, Progressive Architecture and others. A registered architect, Wiedemann maintains a small independent practice with projects in Texas, Georgia and Florida.

Wiedemann received her Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida and Master of Architecture from Princeton University. She has previously taught at the University of Florida, RISD, MIT and the University of Arkansas, where she held the John Williams Distinguished Professorship. She is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. In 2017, Wiedemann received an AIA Honor Award for Outstanding Educational Contributions in Honor of Edward Romieniec, FAIA, from the Texas Society of Architects.

Construction Management

Jon Antevy
B.Des 1993, MSBC 1994

Jon Antevy is an architect and recognized leader in the field of construction program management software. Following his master’s thesis research of multimedia and Internet applications for the construction industry, he launched e-Builder.

Before founding e-Builder, Antevy worked for several construction companies as a pre-construction services specialist. In 1995, he was nominated by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year for his work to move practical construction applications onto the internet for the first time.

In October 2012, Antevy was awarded the Construction Writer’s Association’s most prestigious honor, the Silver Hard Hat Award. He holds a Master’s Degree in Construction Management from the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, both from the University of Florida.

Antevy recently sold his flagship company, e-Builder, to Trimble. e-Builder currently manages over $300 billion U.S. dollars of construction project data. e-Builder is designed to increase productivity, improve competitive advantage and improve transparency and accountability throughout the project timeline.

The combination of Trimble’s construction hardware and software with e-Builder’s practice solution will accelerate project delivery in all aspects. Together, they will have the ability to create measureable outcomes and work flows for efficient project delivery.

Interior Design

Cat Lindsay
B.Des 1986

Cat Lindsay is currently the Head of Workplace and Design Global Real Estate for HBO, Turner, CNN and Warner Brothers. Her responsibilities include leading the research, design and implementation of firm-wide workplace strategy working with the key stakeholders in all divisions.

Before that, she was an owner/partner at Lindsay Newman Architecture and Design for 14 years, where she partnered with John Newman in leading the Lindsay Newman team to complete corporate, residential and cultural projects including the Liberty National Clubhouse, Guest House, Snack Shop Building and Teaching Super Center.

The firm also completed a private art gallery for Henry Kravis, the offices for Boston Properties, JLL Partners and Dune Real Estate Partners. Residential projects include the Long Island home of hockey star, Pat LaFontaine.

She was the Design Director at Gensler from 1998-2002 and was with Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) as an associate for 11 years.

Landscape Architecture

Frank Bellomo, PLA
BLAE 1980

Prior to his graduation from the University of Florida in 1980, Frank Bellomo was recommended for a summer internship with a landscape architectural firm in downtown Orlando. During that experience, he assisted with the completion of plans for the renovation of the historic State Capitol building and grounds in Tallahassee.

Upon graduation, Bellomo returned to that same firm, where he then spent several years working on a variety of projects throughout Florida, including urban design and streetscapes, parks and corporate headquarters.

After venturing out on his own for a few years, Bellomo eventually re-joined his former employer, and in 1989, founded Bellomo-Herbert & Company, Landscape Architects. There he was responsible for several ASLA award-winning projects, including streetscapes in Daytona Beach, Clearwater and DeLand, dozens of parks throughout Florida, including a $50 million regional park in Naples and the Campus Landscape Master Plan for the University of Central Florida.

In 2012, Bellomo-Herbert was acquired by GAI Consultants, a 1,000-person multi disciplinary firm with offices throughout the eastern U.S. There, Bellomo now serves as the Senior Director of Landscape Architecture.

Bellomo and the firm are currently involved with a diverse range of projects, including downtown redevelopment plans for St. Petersburg, Maitland, St. Cloud, Clermont and Ocoee, the planning of multiple transit stations for the Pittsburgh, PA Port Authority, urban parks in Orlando and Maitland, a major storm water park in downtown Clermont that’s utilizing significant LID techniques and the Campus Landscape Master Plan for UF in conjunction with CRJA Landscape Architects of Boston.

Bellomo is a former Secretary of the Florida Chapter of ASLA, Past President of Downtown Orlando Partnership and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Passport Charter School in Orlando.

Urban and Regional Planning

Keith Yearwood
MAURP 2001, PHD 2010 (CLAS)

Keith Yearwood is from Guyana where he completed a B.A. degree in Geography at the University of Guyana. He taught Geography in high schools in a few countries in the Caribbean. He enrolled in the University of Florida where in 2001, he received a graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning. In 2010, he received a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Florida where he specialized in Fluvial Geomorphology.

As a graduate student, Yearwood was a research assistant and taught five different courses. One of those courses was called Cities of the World in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, which had an enrollment of 161 when he first taught it in Spring 2003. He taught that course several times and the enrollment grew to 318.

After graduating, Yearwood was a visiting professor for one year at Jacksonville University. He then became a lecturer in the Department of Geosciences at the Georgia State University. A few months after arriving there, he was recruited to be a lecturer at the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland.

Yearwood is keenly interested in Coastal Geomorphology and recently his focus has been upon the impacts of sea level rise on vulnerable coastal areas and measures that can be used to reduce those impacts. He champions the use of a combination of man-made and natural approaches to mitigate the effects of encroaching seas.

This summer, Yearwood will be a part of a U.S. delegation to Delft in the Netherlands which is a part of the U.S. Netherlands Connection’s Professional Program under the theme “Resilience from Nature to the City.” He considers himself an applied geomorphologist, which is the use of the earth sciences to solve real world problems in the built environment. He has been teaching for almost 33 years.

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