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Meet the Gator behind Atlanta’s new stadium

August 25, 2017

By Alisson Clark, UF News (Photo credit Atlanta United FC) When fans step into the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, they might be too astonished by its many world’s firsts — such as the roof that opens like a camera lens — to consider the effort that made it possible. But that’s exactly what University … Read More

Alumna helps students discover a career in landscape architecture

August 2, 2017

“What is landscape architecture?” That’s the first question Nicole Plunkett (BLAE 10), asks students she meets through her non-profit organization, Future Landscape Architects of America or FLAA. The organization’s main goal is to educate K-12 students about a career in landscape architecture. FLAA has a volunteer committee of 18 landscape architects located throughout Florida. “The … Read More

Summer Design Exploration Program

July 26, 2017

The School of Architecture (SoA) recently completed another successful edition of the Summer Design Exploration Program, which offers both valuable insight and first-hand experience to prospective architecture design students. The Design Exploration Program provides these students with a greater understanding of both the architectural curriculum and environment at the University of Florida by learning through … Read More

Preview What DCP Is All About

June 19, 2017

Every Summer, the University of Florida welcomes its new Gators to Preview, an orientation program designed to help students transition to college and welcome them and their families to the university. “The college’s role during Preview is to introduce our programs and opportunities through two 40-minute presentations,” DCP Assistant Director of Academic Affairs Pat De … 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.   … Read More

AIA Conference on Architecture 2017

May 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

Spring 2017 Commencement

This past weekend, a new group of DCP students graduated from the University of Florida and will now do great things wherever their journey may take them. While this may be goodbye for now, these graduates will always be a part of the DCP family and we wish them the best. Congratulations! Be sure to … Read More

Can Drones Make Construction Sites Safer?

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

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

DCP Ambassadors

April 10, 2017

As we near the end of the spring semester, the college would like to thank a special group of DCP students, whose dedication and service have been critical to another successful academic year – the DCP Ambassadors Program. “The DCP Ambassadors are an integral part of showcasing our college and we are proud to have … Read More