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DCP News

Teaching Structures using Chemistry/Chemical Biology Building

November 13, 2015

Last month, N. O. Nawari, architecture associate professor, working in collaboration with Frank Javaheri, sr. project manager at Skanska USA Building, was able to extend the School of Architecture undergraduate structures curriculum (ARC 3503) into the built environment using UF buildings currently under construction on campus: Chemistry / Chemical Biology Building. “The knowledge of building structures … Read More

DCP: 1980-89

October 28, 2015

What was it like to be at DCP in the 1980s? To help us answer that question, we have a few alumni memories to share: 1) David S. Robertson, BDes 1987 Senior Structures Project: 1987 Tensile Structure   2) Rosser Pace, BCN 1984 Favorite faculty or staff: Jack “No Slack” Martin Most memorable project: Estimating … Read More

DCP90: 1990-99

Witters Competition begins in early 1990s What can a second-year design student, a construction management senior and a graduate student in urban and regional planning learn from each other? A lot, as the Witters Competition has demonstrated for the past 22 years. The college’s legendary competition began in 1993 as an opportunity for the individual … Read More

DCP90: 2000-15

The New Millennium  What better way to celebrate the early 2000s than by remembering the completion of Rinker Hall in 2003, which was awarded the gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Rating System.   Rinker Hall is the first in Florida, and is only the … Read More

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