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Kornblau Inducted Into Rinker School’s Construction Hall of Fame

September 22, 2017

On September 16, 2017, Bryan Kornblau, BBC 1981, was inducted into the UF Rinker School’s Construction Hall of Fame to honor his accomplishments in the industry, in his community and at the University of Florida. Kornblau is the president and a principal of Markel/Eagle Partners as well as the chairman and founder of Eagle Construction … Read More

Srinivasan Presents Course in China

September 7, 2017

Rinker School of Construction Management assistant professor Ravi Srinivasan was invited to present a two-credit-hour short course titled “Architecture and Systems Ecology” at the Department of Architecture at Southeast University (SEU) in Nanjing, China. SEU is one of the top universities in China and is also China’s second ranked department of architecture. The textbook used … Read More

Student Profile – Jae Hwa Lee

August 14, 2017

Interior Design Ph.D. student Jae Hwa Lee recently won the JID Graduate Scholar Award under the direction of DCP Associate Dean Margaret Portillo at the 2017 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Conference in Chicago. She recently spoke with DCP Communications to talk about her time so far as a student in the college. What have … Read More

Faculty Profile – Kathryn Frank

Urban and Regional Planning associate professor Kathryn Frank’s research focuses on interdisciplinary and collaborative planning practices to improve regional resilience and global sustainability. She sat down with DCP Communications so we could learn more about her. What is your current role and what does it entail? I am an associate professor in the Department of … Read More

Alumni Profile – Travis Kolbjornsen

August 11, 2017

Rinker School of Construction Management graduate Travis Kolbjornsen, BSBC 2007, shares his experiences working for Disney as well as his fond memories of being a DCP student. Can you tell us about your career? After graduating UF BCN, I started my career as a Project Engineer with James A. Cummings, Inc., a Tutor Perini Company … Read More

Student Profile – Jarrell Smith

August 10, 2017

Jarrell Smith graduated from DCP’s Urban and Regional Planning Program this spring. He has been in the spotlight recently as he was selected for the prestigious Eno Foundation Award and was named the grand prize winner of the Transportation Planning Division Student Paper Competition. DCP Communications recently spoke with Smith to ask him questions about … Read More

On the Road with DCP

June 29, 2017

On June 14-16, the DCP Communications Team, the Development Team and the Rinker School’s Dr. Raymond Issa traveled to South Florida to meet and film DCP alumni and attend the South Florida Rinker Alumni Fishing Tournament. The interviews with Rinker alums from the Southern family, landscape architecture alum Mike Kroll and urban and regional planning … Read More

Can Drones Make Construction Sites Safer?

June 13, 2017

By Alisson Clark, UF News When Masoud Gheisari envisions the construction site of tomorrow, he pictures squadrons of drones — not replacing workers, but keeping them safe. On a typical construction project, new dangers arise throughout the day as equipment, people and materials move around the site. Instead of safety managers physically going to each … Read More

Student Wins Transportation Planning Division Student Paper Competition

June 5, 2017

Jarrell Smith, a University of Florida urban and regional planning student who recently graduated, won the Transportation Planning Division (TPD) Student Paper Competition. He actually received the call on the day he graduated from UF. “I was sitting down eating lunch the day of my graduation when I got the call that I had won … Read More

AIA Conference on Architecture 2017

June 1, 2017

The AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, held April 27-29, was a huge success. UF DCP’s exhibit of student work was placed in a high traffic area to showcase their skills and doctoral student Lesa Lorusso presented her multi-sensory environments dementia research. Also, thank you to the UF Alumni Association and executive director Tim … Read More