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A New Porters Community Narrative Engages and Empowers the Neighborhood

August 30, 2018

Porters neighborhood residents and stakeholders have created a new narrative, which is an innovative tool to communicate what makes the neighborhood special and should be protected in the face of development pressures. The “Porters Community,” as it is often called, is a historically African American neighborhood located in Gainesville between downtown and the University of … Read More

The Cotton Club Comes Back to Life

August 27, 2018

DCP’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) recently helped with the restoration of the Cotton Club in Gainesville. This venue once hosted the likes of James Brown, Ray Charles and B.B. King. The Cotton Club started out as a venue to watch films in the late 1940s. It then later became the music hall known as the … Read More

Keeping Gator Ties Current

August 24, 2018

For more than 20 years, Current Builders has been a loyal supporter of the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction and Planning and they recently gave $100,000, the firm’s most significant single contribution to date. “We are thrilled to receive this gift from Current Builders as it will go a long way to enhancing … Read More

Interior Design Team Wins Merit Status from EDRA

September 5, 2018

The University of Florida’s Department of Interior Design received a national Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) for an investigation of mixed-use learning environments. The study, “Mixed-use Learning Zones for Millennials: A Typology for Bridging Learning from the Academe to the Profession,” was awarded Merit Status – the highest level given to the CORE projects. CORE … Read More

SoA Socializing at Sawgrass

July 30, 2018

The University of Florida’s School of Architecture held an alumni reception at the 2018 AIA Florida Convention, which was at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach. More than 50 SoA alumni and friends attended, enjoyed great food and beverages and were briefed on the state of DCP by Seth Watts, DCP Director of Development, … Read More

Srinivasan Focused on Big Data Analysis and Technology

July 23, 2018

Faculty Profile – Ravi Srinivasan, associate professor, construction management. What is your current role and what does it entail? I am currently an Associate Professor at the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management at UF’s College of Design, Construction, and Planning (DCP). As a faculty/researcher at the School, I develop and teach undergraduate and … Read More

The Value of Teamwork

July 12, 2018

Alumni Profile – Carly Jacobson, Interior Design Carly Jacobson, BDES 2008, learned the value of teamwork and accentuating the best traits of your team while at DCP. Can you tell us about your career? I graduated from the College of DCP in 2008 and began my career at TPG Architecture in NYC.  I specialized in … Read More

DCP Students First in Country To Become IPAL Graduates

June 25, 2018

The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning was the first program in the country to have students graduate by using the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL).  This option, overseen by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), streamlines the process for earning an architecture license while students earn their degree. … Read More

Varela Uses Tools Acquired at DCP to Succeed in Work Environment

June 14, 2018

Alumni Profile – Samantha Varela, Sustainability Sustainability alumnus Samantha Varela works for SEQUIL Systems in South Florida. She credits the skills developed here at DCP in helping her quickly adapt to her fast-paced working environment. Can you tell us about your career? I am a Sustainability Advisor for SEQUIL Systems Inc. My career at SEQUIL … Read More

Lindsey Takes on Many Leadership Roles at DCP

July 23, 2018

Student Profile – Jamie Lindsey, Architecture Jamie Lindsey is a student leader in the School of Architecture, including outstanding work with the graduate student publication VORKURS. What have you valued most about your time at the College of Design, Construction and Planning? The Graduate School of Architecture studio courses require students to address not only … Read More