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CHU Awarded for Research on Sea-Level Rise

January 2, 2017

The Consortium for Hydro-generated Urbanism (CHU) is pleased to announce that their project-based research “Coastal Settlements Adaptation to Sea-Level Rise: Three Waterfronts of Miami” was awarded first prize by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei at the Congress XXXIV Environmental Day: Strategies of Adaptation to Climate Change on November 8, 2016. The presentation included the results and … Read More

Witty, tidy and upscale: What millennials like in store design

December 7, 2016

With the holiday season in full swing, retailers are trying to find new ways to appeal to the largest, most influential segment of today’s consumer population: the millennial generation. A study in this month’s Journal of Interior Design by University of Florida doctoral student Elizabeth “Lissy” Calienes revealed elements of a store’s physical design that … Read More

DCP students assess Matthew aftermath

November 18, 2016

UF students assess storm’s damage to historic properties Maanvi Chawla is from the mountains of northern India — far from any threat of hurricanes. When she volunteered to assess Hurricane Matthew’s damage in St. Augustine, the University of Florida student was given a crash course in coastal disasters that you can’t get from books. “This … Read More

ARCH Students Complete Design/Build Project in Seahorse Key

The Fall 2016 Advanced Graduate Design 3 Architecture studio recently completed its design/build project for a stair and platforms on Seahorse Key in the Gulf of Mexico. Prof. Charlie Hailey’s studio group included the following students: Olivia Alfonso, Cameron Buck, Elizabeth Cronin, Daniel Fragata, Nick Johnson, Patricia Lanzas, Jiahao Lu, Laura Rodriguez, Amanda Rutherford, Reed … Read More

Celebrating homecoming at DCP

October 17, 2016

The College of Design, Construction and Planning’s homecoming festivities kicked off last Friday at the UF Parade with the first-ever college-wide float, designed and built by students across DCP’s different disciplines. Within two weeks of planning and preparation, students collaborated on the final design and built the wooden structure, which towered over the streets of Gainesville during the … Read More

DCP Homecoming Tailgate

October 10, 2016

Join us on campus Saturday, October 15 for a homecoming celebration!   9:30 a.m. – Registration Table Opens at the Architecture Building 10 a.m. – Dean’s Welcome and Construction Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rinker Hall 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Lunch, music and games at the Architecture Building Register for the Event … Read More

What are the alternatives for Florida’s future growth?

September 30, 2016

Over the next five decades, Florida is projected to reach a population of more than 33 million residents and have as much as a third of its land developed. Given these alarming numbers, the biggest question might be: what are the alternatives? Using geographic information systems to compare land use patterns, Margaret Carr and Paul … Read More

NCARB Award recipients design new, innovative graduate studio

September 14, 2016

In many architectural programs, students begin with the initial concepts and gradually work towards the bigger picture. But what happens when that concept is reversed? Bradley Walters and Lisa Huang, professors in the School of Architecture (SoA), develop a new, innovative way of teaching design by leading graduate students through full-scale design mock-ups, allowing students to gain the … Read More

Architecture alum honored with 2016 UF OYA Award

April 21, 2016

Quilian Riano, B.Des 2004, founder and principal of DSGN AGNC, has recently been named as one of the University of Florida Alumni Association’s Outstanding Young Alumni (OYA) recipients. This annual award was established to recognize alumni who have graduated within the past ten years whose achievements positively reflect the Gator Nation®. Riano is an architectural … Read More

Grove Hall: A trip down memory lane

August 14, 2015

Grove Hall: A trip down memory lane