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DCP News
Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of the College of Design, Construction & Planning

December 2004

Message from the Dean

The Fall 2004 semester has
been a very active period for
our college. Despite the
setbacks caused by the most
devastating hurricane season
of the past quarter century,
we have moved forward with
several important new
I am pleased to inform you of the creation of a
new research center within the college The
Center for Health and the Built Environment. The
center has received generous initial funding from
the M.E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation and will begin
operations in Spring 2005. The center will be
housed in the dean's office and I will serve as its
first director. The mission of the center is to
engage in research, teaching and service on the
relationship between health and the built
environment. It will focus on topic areas such as
walkable communities, architecture and the built
environment, defensible space, security and
environmental safety, and sustainability. It will
build on existing resources within the college,
especially our research centers, but provide new
opportunities for faculty to engage in
interdisciplinary research. I believe that the
creation of the center will provide us with an
institutional mechanism to focus our research and
to leverage our resources with outside funding
agencies and foundations, especially in the area of
Active Living research.
The college also is in the review process for a

News Bulletin

p IND Creates Historic Campus Map IND
professor Susan Tate recently finished The
University of Florida Historic Campus Map which
gives a history of the historic buildings on campus
and outlines their locations. The map also gives a
history of the university's three campus architects
and their contributions to the development of the
built environment. The map is part of a larger
project to create a master preservation plan that fits
with the university's master plan.
* ARC Professors Write Florida Code Book -
ARC professors Michael Kuenstle and Nancy Clark
have been awarded a grant from the Florida
Department of Education to write a Florida Building
Code Handbook for new educational facilities

proposed new Interdisciplinary Concentration and
Certificate in Sustainable Design. Professor Ira Winarsky
of the School of Architecture has provided considerable
leadership and invested much effort in developing the
concept. Its goal is to integrate existing sustainable design
resources within the college to create a program that is
similar in structure to our very successful program in
historic preservation. I urge you to review the proposal and
to provide feedback to your administrative leaders and
your college curriculum committee representatives.
I also am very proud to note that the historic
preservation program under the leadership of Professor
Roy Graham just hosted a very successful UNESCO World
Heritage Center conference in Coral Gables and Miami
Beach in November 2004. Sponsors of the event included
the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the
National Park Service, Heritage Canada, US/ICOMOS, the
Villages, and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.
The conference focused on the heritage of architecture,
town planning and landscape design of the 20th century.
Dr. David Colburn, former Provost of the University of
Florida, and Professor Martha Kohen, among others,
attended the event. Dr. Colburn also has agreed to serve on
our PI:N Board. DCP is clearly emerging as a leader in the
area of historic preservation, just as proposed new AIA
guidelines for the accreditation of architecture schools and
the standards of the National Council of Architectural
Registration Boards (NCARB) require that the teaching of
historic preservation be integrated throughout the
In closing, I want to wish you and your families a happy
holiday season and much success in the New Year.

construction. The new handbook will incorporate
material from the International Building Code
which the State of Florida will adopt as its new
building code beginning in June 2005.
ARC Alumni Win AIA Awards Two ARC
alumni and a recent graduate received awards at the
50th anniversary gala of the Miami AIA chapter.
Ben McGuirl, who graduated in Spring 2004,
received two student awards. Alumnus Willy
Bermello, AIA, received Architect of the Year, and
Kricket Snow, AIA, received the Young Architect of
the Year.

Continued on Page 2

News Bulletin, continued

* Book Publishing BCN professor Charles Kibert
has written a book, due out in January, on the design,
construction and operation of high-performance green
buildings. "Sustainable Construction: Green Building
Design and Delivery" uses the LEED suite of standards
to explain the best practices in building procurement
and delivery systems. Wiley Publishers calls the book
the definitive guide to the green building process it
encourages readers to realize the ecological and
economic benefits of green building.
* IND Students Awarded Scholarships On
Dec. 7, interior design students Charlotte Gangi, Cori
Robertson and Joy Shaw were each awarded
scholarships in the amount of $2,500 at the Network of
Executive Women in Hospitality holiday reception in
Orlando. The award criteria included financial need,
grade point average and character and students needed
to have completed at least 50 percent of their required
coursework. NEWH is a national organization
dedicated to promoting education and scholarship for

* Paper Submission ARC professor Hui Zou's new
article "Chinesische Kosmologie und christliche
Metaphysik-Das Jing des Xianfa: Ein jesuitischer
Garten in Beijing" (Chinese cosmology and Christian
metaphysics-The Jing of Xianfa: a Jesuit garden in
Beijing) is published in the academic journal Stad +
Griin (Dec. 2004) in Germany. The article was
developed from his invited presentation at the
international conference "Garden History and
Religion" in Hanover University in 2002. He has
published other articles in English on this 18th-century
Jesuit garden in China in the United Kingdom, Canada
and Germany.
* ARC Receives Donation The Gainesville Chapter
of the American Institute of Architects presented a
check for $4,000 to the School of Architecture on
Nov. 16 at the AIA Gainesville's annual meeting. Raised
during the chapter's golf tournament, the gift will
support the AIA Gainesville Student Scholarship Fund.

DCPNews is published during the fall and spring semesters by
the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and
Planning. News and announcements contained in DCPNews were
submitted by DCP faculty and staff. To make a submission to DCP
News, please visit http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/news/dcpnews.php

Julie Frey Editor
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Paul Wiseman Assistant Editor
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Design Programs Top Ranked by DI
Congratulations to the Department of
Interior Design, School of Architecture and
Department of Landscape Architecture. Each
was listed in this year's rankings of America's
Best Architecture and Design Schools by
IND was listed as 7th in the nation on the
Top 40 Editor's List and as loth on the
America's Best Interior Design Schools list. The
latter ranking is an increase from last year's
placement of 15th, and this is the fifth
consecutive year the program has ranked in the
top 15 interior design programs in the nation.
ARC's master's program was listed at 4th in
the South, which includes a 14-state region. The
survey does not rank the Bachelor of Design. In
the survey's first time ranking Landscape
Architecture programs, LAE was listed as 4th in
the South.

* Visiting Author Marine biologist, toxicologist and
author Dr. Riki Ott is coming to Gainesville's Goerings
Book Store in January for a book signing of her
recently published book, "Sound Truth and Corporate
Myth$: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill." The
Alaska resident will speak to several classes and during
lunch seminars during her visit Jan. 17-19.

* Historic Preservation in Miami Beinecke-
Reeves Distinguished Professor Roy Eugene Graham,
FAIA, was part of a panel of experts who spoke at the
Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach on Nov. 6, on
"The Roots of Modernism in Miami." The panel was
part of a NEH Grant that will culminate in a major
exhibition and publication on "The Promise of
Paradise: Mid-century Architecture & Urbanism in the
Tropics," on which Graham is an advisor. Graham also
chaired the advisory board of the National Center for
Preservation Technology and Training fall meeting
held at Ellis Island and Federal Hall (NYC) in October
and participated in the October Projects Directors'
Meeting of the Consortium for Urban Conservation in
North America held in Quebec and Montreal.

* Alachua Habitat for Humanity The student
chapter of Associated General Contractors presented
the Alachua Habitat for Humanity with a $500 gift at
their last meeting. AGC advisor, BCN professor
Michael Cook, said this was the first time they had
given to the Alachua Habitat for Humanity, but it was a
natural extension of the club's service mission.

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