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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

Rinker International Symposium

May 30, 2017

The 19th Rinker International Symposium was held on May 4-5 at the Harn Museum of Art. The topic was State-of-the-Art of Modular Construction. The organizers of the event were DCP, Rinker School of Construction Management, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment and the Powell Center for Construction & Environment. The reason modular construction was … Read More

DCP Alum is a Dual Threat

May 26, 2017

Nicole Plunkett, BLAE 2010, recently won not one but two awards for her work. She was named the first recipient of the Exceptional Emerging Professional Award by the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). She also was selected for the inaugural year of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Fellowship for Innovation … Read More

DCP Alum Named to 2017 AIA College of Fellows

May 24, 2017

Debra Lupton, BDES 1977, MAARC 1979, was elected to this year’s class of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. She was honored at the recent AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando. DCP Alum and member of the AIA College of Fellows Class of 1993 John Ehrig, BARCH 1973, nominated Lupton for … Read More

Martinez Named National Olmsted Scholar Finalist

May 23, 2017

Landscape architecture undergraduate student Nathania Martinez recently was named a 2017 National Olmsted Scholar Finalist by the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF). The National Olmsted Scholars Program is the premier national award and recognition program for landscape architecture students. Martinez was named one of six national finalists (three graduate and three undergraduate) from amongst a group of 50 … Read More

Participate in DesignIntelligence Survey by May 26

May 22, 2017

DesignIntelligence is conducting its annual survey of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools. The survey is now open and will close on Friday, May 26 at 8:30 p.m. EST. If you are a person in your firm who hires architects, interior designers, landscape architects or industrial designers, you are invited to share your experiences and … Read More

Atlanta Tour Stop

May 19, 2017

DCP rolled into Atlanta on May 15 for Dean Chimay Anumba’s Tour Stop. No damaged highways were going to stop the DCP crew from visiting the city and thanking all the local alumni for their support of our college. Everyone had a great time at our event hosted by Steelcase at their beautiful facility. Thank … Read More

Landscape Architecture Department Honors Students and Alumni

May 14, 2017

The 2017 Department of Landscape Architecture Scholarship and Awards Ceremony was held Friday, April 21 at Leonardo’s 706. While the two alumni award winners were unable to attend, the students and faculty had a great time celebrating all the hard work they put in throughout the academic year. Congratulations to all the award winners: Distinguished … Read More