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Spring 2017 Commencement

May 1, 2017

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

DCP Alumni Dominate #Gator100

February 27, 2017

Congratulations to the DCP alumni that made the third annual Gator100, the list of the top 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. This year, DCP alumni-led companies accounted for 40 percent of the top 10 and 20 percent of the complete Gator100 list. The Gator100, which recognizes and celebrates the achievements of … Read More

UF Envision Heritage featured in Christian Science Monitor

January 9, 2017

Daniel Kruel, urban and regional planning master’s student, and Morris “Marty” Hylton III, Director of DCP’s Historic Preservation Program, were featured recently in the cover story of the Christian Science Monitor for their research and work with UF Envision Heritage, documenting and preserving heritage sites using new and emerging technologies. “Nothing replaces being on a site,” says Hylton. … Read More

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