UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Witters Competition

Established in 1993, the Witters Competition is endowed by Arthur G. and Beverley A. Witters for a college-wide interdisciplinary academic competition to foster better understanding among design, construction and planning students.

Each team consists of students from disciplines throughout the college, as well as engineering students. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to compete. As each student on the team provides input regarding his or her part of the project, the team learns more about the other professions and the issues affecting their work.

Spring 2019 Competition

This year’s competition will take place March 22-24. The winning team receives a $3,500 prize. Please register here by March 20.


Each multi-disciplinary team of students must contain, at a minimum, one student from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and four students that represent different disciplines in the College of Design, Construction and Planning, specifically: architecture, construction management, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainability in the built environment and urban and regional planning. Engineering students that register for the competition can be matched with DCP students to complete teams.

Once your team is formed, please send an email with team information to witters@dcp.ufl.edu. If you do not have a team but are interested in competing or if you need additional members for your team, please email witters@dcp.ufl.edu and you will be placed on a team or you will be connected with additional team members.

Contest Information

In this spring’s competition project, students will be able to explore the possibilities for a new DCP building that supports the college’s values and vision for a collaborative and multi-functional building.

Projects will be evaluated on the following:

  • Evidence of Collaboration and Integration across Disciplines (30 percent)
  • Originality and Innovation of Proposed Solutions (25 percent)
  • Appropriateness of Proposed Solutions (25 percent)
  • Sustainability (20 percent)


Kick-off & Competition Program Distribution: March 22 at 5:00 p.m. (Architecture Atrium)

Team Presentations and Judging: March 24 at 4 p.m. (Location TBD)


If you have any questions about the competition, please email witters@dcp.ufl.edu.