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DCP News

Giving Back to the Community

April 28, 2017

DCP student Brady Nettina was awarded the 2017 University of Florida Presidential Service Award at a ceremony on April 10. The award was presented to Nettina by UF President Kent Fuchs. Nettina was recognized by the university for completing 200 or more hours of community service between March 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017. Nettina … Read More

URP Awards Ceremony Goes Digital

On March 30, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning held their awards ceremony at Leonardo’s 706. The attendees also were joined by virtual participants, as the awards ceremony was streamed online. This allowed online students to attend the ceremony, reinforcing that, while not physically here, they are still part of the DCP family.  By … Read More

DCP Student Named One of Top 60 AIAS Members

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is celebrating the organization’s 60th anniversary, and to celebrate, has announced the finalists of the AIAS Imagine: Top 60-at-60. This honor showcases the top 60 AIAS members and DCP’s Theresa Battle was named one of the recipients. As a winner, Battle and 59 other recipients enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime … Read More

URP Students Selected for Prestigious Eno Foundation Award

April 26, 2017

UF urban and regional planning students Leslie Brown and Jarrell Smith are among 20 talented graduate students selected to participate in the 25th annual Eno Future Leaders Development Conference June 4-8 in Washington D.C. This conference will prepare the graduate students for a career in transportation by allowing them to meet with top government officials and learn how … Read More

Jacksonville Tour Stop

On March 27, DCP’s tour with Dean Anumba made its way to Jacksonville. It was a great time meeting alumni and friends at the reception. Thank you to our title sponsor, Haskell, as well as to our associate sponsors, Carlton Construction, Inc. and Emerald C’s Development.   To view the photos from the event, visit … Read More

2017 Distinguished Alumni

Congratulations to our 2017 Distinguished Alumni! Architecture Paul O. Robinson BDES 1988, M.ARCH 1993 Paul O. Robinson attended university in music theory, served a 5-year apprenticeship in the atelier of a master industrial patter-maker and subsequently began studio Paul O Robinson. He earned a master’s degree from the SoA in 1993, at which time he … Read More

2017 Academic Unit Awards

During the Spring 2017 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 Carl Abbott, BA 1959 Distinguished Service Award Alberto Alfonso, MAARC 1983 Young Architects Design Award Brent Linden, BDES 1998 … Read More

DCP Doctoral Student Presents at AIA National Convention

DCP Doctoral Student Lesa Lorusso has been invited to feature her multi-sensory environments (MSE) Dementia research at the AIA National Convention on Architecture 2017 in Orlando April 27-29. “The AIA is quite selective in choosing presenters at its annual conference, which is expected to draw 20,000 attendees,” Assistant Professor of Interior Design Sheila Bosch stated. “Lesa’s research … Read More

DCP Student Wins “Hackathon”

DCP doctoral candidate Ali Komeily was recently named a co-winner of the Smart Cities Student Hackathon, organized by Collaborations to ENable TRansitional cyberinfrastructure Applications (CENTRA) and held in Benton Hall on UF’s campus. “In this 23-hours-long hackathon, I decided to develop a product which can help both public and private sectors,” Komeily stated. “The core product … Read More

Architecture Grad Studios Take Unique Approach for Big Impact

April 24, 2017

Architecture graduate studio instructors Bradley Walters and Lisa Huang came up with a new way to teach studio. Walters and Huang wanted their students to work hands-on with real construction materials in a studio setting.  Doing so would give student’s valuable insight on how the materials function in practice. “Students need to understand the weight and gravity of … Read More