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McGee Named to the NIH Healthy Buildings Initiative

September 20, 2018

Dr. Beth McGee, 2018 graduate of the DCP doctoral program, interior design concentration, was named as one of ten emerging scholars in the Health in Buildings Roundtable (HiBR) program that is part of the National Institute of Health Healthy Buildings initiative. This new program recognizes emerging scholars who are advancing interdisciplinary and high impact research, … Read More

Villanueva Embraces Diversity That DCP Offers

September 10, 2018

Student Profile – Daniela Villanueva, Sustainability and the Built Environement Sustainability and the Built Environment student Daniela Villanueva loves the variety of people and knowledge that are part of our college. With the further realization of Dean Anumba’s goal of OneDCP, students in our college are learning how to work together even though they come … Read More

DCP Alum Awarded AIA Florida Gold Medal

September 4, 2018

Dan Kirby, BDES ‘89, was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Gold Medal presented by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida). The Gold Medal is the highest award presented by AIA Florida. Only one award may be given in a year and it recognizes an architect for work resulting … Read More

Bosch Looks to Instill Passion for Design

September 10, 2018

Faculty Profile – Sheila Bosch, assistant professor, Interior Design Interior Design Assistant Professor Sheila Bosch was recently part of a multidisciplinary team that won a national Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) for an investigation of mixed-use learning environments. The team included many members from our Department of Interior Design and additional UF faculty and graduate … Read More

Saying Goodbye to Mae Lee

September 11, 2018

Mae Lee Thomson Foster, Professor Emerita of Architecture at the University of Florida, passed away on September 9, 2018. In 1971, Foster moved to Gainesville to teach in the UF Department of Architecture. She taught basic design classes and graduate seminars in prehistoric placemaking. She also created an inventive graduate seminar that allowed graduate teaching … Read More

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