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Student Chapter ASLA brings PARK(ing) Day to Downtown

October 1, 2015

Residents traveling through Downtown Gainesville passed by in amazement when they saw a park full of plants and people sitting on benches near the side of the road. The UF Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (SCASLA) transformed three metered parking spaces into a temporary park to celebrate PARK Day, a global event … Read More

1972: The beginning of PIN

September 30, 2015

When the College of Design, Construction and Planning created a historic preservation program in the late 1950s, it became one of the first of its kind. Guided by the leadership of dedicated faculty, the program grew to become one of the most well-respected academic programs in the country. By 1972, the program produced Preservation Institute … Read More

DCP90: 1970-79

September 28, 2015

Peace, love and rock n’ roll. The Seventies was a time of pivotal change among our country’s social progressive values and economic upheavals. But what was it like being a college student during those times? Two of DCP’s faculty members were students here in the 1970s and fondly remember what it was like being a … Read More

DCP90: 1960-69

September 21, 2015

It was 1969 and Gloria Mayberry, who was 42…

“Celebrating Women in Architecture” kick-off

September 15, 2015

  The glass walls surrounding the School of Architecture Gallery were no match for last Thursday’s “Celebrating Women in Architecture” lecture series kick-off reception and opening discussion. The semester-long lecture series aims to increase the visibility of women leadership in design and to raise awareness about gender issues in the architectural practice, while discussing incredible … Read More

DCP90: 1950-59

September 14, 2015

The 1950s: A time of growth The 1950s was a decade famously known for its post-war growth. The decade invited many out from of the shadows into the light of the of its “booming” economy. Luckily, DCP has a few alumni from that decade to better explain what it was like to be a student … Read More

Fall lecture series: “Celebrating Women in Architecture”

September 8, 2015

What does it mean when women are equally represented in the classroom, but not on the job? Architecture is experiencing this phenomenon. Somewhere between getting their degrees and getting their licenses, nearly 32 percent of women graduates leave the architecture field. According to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), in 2014 nearly 50 … Read More

DCP90: 1940-49

  The 1940s: WWII brings changes to DCP Right when the economy seemed to be bouncing back from the stock market crash, the 1940s brought the U.S. into yet another earth-shattering event: World War II. On Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. officially entered into the war, causing thousands of college-aged men to be drafted into … Read More

DCP organizes successful urban development conference in India

September 3, 2015

New Delhi, India – The International Conference on Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Development in Indiaattracted more than 370 attendees from different parts of India and abroad. The audience included renowned social scientists, high-powered national, state and city-level policy makers, planners, development practitioners, private sector representatives, members of international organizations, students, social workers and activists from … Read More

Parker graduated in 1939, left mark on Florida

September 2, 2015

It’s hard to imagine there was any sign of hope for a prosperous future in the 1930s, during a time of prevalent uncertainty. However, that wasn’t the case for one of the college’s most memorable forerunners, who came out of that era as a leading example. It’s no secret that Alfred Browning Parker, B.Arch. 1939, … Read More