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COLLEGE OF DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION & PLANNING





Interim Dean's
Message

The dean search committee and its chair, Dr. Kathleen
Long, dean of the College of Nursing, have been working
diligently to ensure the search process moves forward and
with the complete transparency it deserves. To that end,
we have created a Web page
(www.dcp.ufl.edu/search) to keep our faculty and the
public informed of our progress in a timely way. As we
have talked about before, your participation is important
to achieve an equitable outcome and continue toward
greater shared governance set in motion by the December
ratification of our first college constitution.
I also am pleased to announce the formation of
the Faculty College Council as directed in the College
Constitution. This group of distinguished individuals
is the representative body for the faculty of our college.
The council also will encourage and facilitate the mutual
exchange of ideas and dialog between the college
administration and the faculty body.
This year for the first time, our college has
decentralized its award ceremonies. The Department
of Interior Design and the Rinker School of Building
Construction now have successfully held their own
ceremonies to recognize outstanding achievement by


Dean Long's DCP Dean Search Update

The search for Dean of the College of Design,
Construction & Planning (DCP) is underway. The
Committee met in open meetings with DCP faculty on
February 13 and February 23 to answer questions and
provide updates. The Search Committee received its
charge from Provost Fouke January 17 and held its first
meeting on February 1. An ad for the position of Dean
has been prepared and widely circulated. The Committee
will begin review of qualified candidates March 20.
Please visit the College Web site for more detailed
information and a copy of the position advertisement.
You are encouraged to nominate and solicit candidates
for the position. Please contact any Search Committee
member or the Search Committee Chairperson, Dean
Kathleen Long, (longka@nursing.ufl.edu /
(352) 273-6324) with any questions or suggestions.


students and faculty. Congratulations to the students and
faculty who worked tremendously hard in their academic
and pedagogical endeavors. I would also like to thank the
individuals and organizations who provide scholarship
support and sponsorship to all of our college units.
The college continues to expand its international
outreach with programs in Paris and Hong Kong to
complement the existing international programs.
Professor Nancy Sanders from the School of Architecture
recently has presented papers in Hong Kong, and
along with other faculty, she has taken students there
to work on projects. Professors Nancy Clark and Terry
Schnadelbach are involved in developing new courses
with the Paris Research Center.
In conclusion, I would like to thank all the faculty and
staff in the college for their continued dedication and
support of our college.

Sincerely,



Interim Dean and Professor


News r
Bulletin

a BCN Hosts Visiting Professor Program

Now in its ninth year, BCN's annual Professor-for-a-Day
program brought 11 industry professionals to the Rinker
School for a day of lectures designed to introduce students
to professionals' views of construction education and
emerging trends. Visiting professors lectured on the topic
of their choice, and the talks ranged from ethics lessons to
construction saftey management. For an expanded article
on this year's Professor-for-a-Day program, please go to
www.dcp.ufl.edu/news/stories.php.


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4 URP Offers Scholarships Through HUD Grant

URP is offering a limited number of scholarship
opportunities to pursue a master's degree through an
opportunity afforded by a Housing and Urban Development
community development work study program. Qualified
applicants must show economic need and hold U.S.
citizenship or be a permanent resident. Contact URP
professor Joseli Macedo for information at joseli@ufl.edu.

4 ARC Studio in Charleston's Historic District

In February, ARC professors Karl Thorne, Gail Naylor, Paul
Robinson, Chevy Sidhu, Alfonso P6rez-M6ndez and Tony
White traveled with their third-year Design 6 classes on a
three-day trip to Charleston, S.C. This trip is taken annually
by the D6 studio to work within a historically significant
regional city. While in Charleston, the students gathered
data to help them develop an understanding of how place
and context are a direct reflection of a city's history, culture,
society, topography, construction techniques and economic
system. In addition, they were asked to study the ordering
patterns of the city and the specific relationship between
the public and private realms of buildings that affect an
individual's experience of the city.

Using this information the students will spend the rest of the
semester analyzing the city and designing a contemporary
building for a particular site in Charleston. The challenge will
be to design a building that fits within Charleston's historical
district in a way that engages the existing spatial orders and
context of the city without replicating the existing historic
architecture.

4 Chini Lauded for International Contribution

The International Council for Research and Innovation in
Building and Construction acknowledged the outstanding
contribution of professor and director of the Rinker
School, Abdol Chini, for the leadership he provided in the
international community as coordinator of former CIB Task
Group TG39. The efforts of the task group on deconstruction
resulted in the publication of the CIB report titled
"Deconstruction and Materials Re-use: an International
Overview." The report investigated programs in 10 countries
related to the systematic disassembly of buildings in order to
maximize recovered materials reuse and recycling. Chini also
had an interview with the BBC World Service "One Planet"
program regarding construction and demolition waste
management which aired in December.

a ARC Professor Presents Papers in Hong Kong

ARC professor Nancy Margaret Sanders recently presented
two papers at the 5th China Urban Housing Conference in


Hong Kong. The presentations were translated into Mandarin
Chinese. The papers, "Project on the Podium: Design
Guidelines for Hong Kong's Infrastructural Housing Pedestal"
and "Re-inventing Sanshui: Emergence vs. Erasure in the
Design of China's New Town Neighborhoods" also have been
published in the conference proceedings. Sanders also has
received a courtesy appointment to the UF School of Art and
Art History. She has been appointed to the graduate faculty
of the School of Art and Art History and is currently chair of a
SAAH master's thesis.

a SOA Collaborates in Orlando Design Charrette

ARC professor William Tilson and five students from the
School of Architecture were invited to participate in a
design charrette sponsored by the AIA/Orlando Healthcare
Committee in Orlando February 10-12. The UF team, which
included graduate students Claudia Aviles, Tim Hoeft and
Jose Jordan and undergraduates Jean-Paul Mejia and Jason
Worrell, collaborated with students from University of South
Florida and Florida A&M to produce schematic designs for a
community health care clinic in rural Honduras. The projects
were reviewed by AIA/Orlando Health Care specialists
(including former UF graduate Chris O'Brien, AIA, partner
and senior vice president Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock),
members of Engineering Ministries International (EMI)
and clinical physicians working in Honduras. EMI hopes to
incorporate ideas from the charrette in the final design of the
clinic which is scheduled for construction in 2007.

a Miami Green Building Conference

ARC professors Martin Gold and Mark McGlothlin attended
the Tropical Green Conference held in Miami
February 9-10. The conference focused on various aspects
of sustainable design and construction methods for tropical
climates. Panel discussions ranged from governmental policy
and urban design strategies to water reclamation methods to
building and construction techniques. The keynote speaker
was Bill McDonough, and the conference included a number
of notable panelist, including Jaime Lerner, Jeremy Harris,
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Guy Battle and Rick Fedrizzi. The
conference was sponsored by the design magazine Metropolis
edited by Susan Snenasy.

a ARC Professor to Serve Fla. AIA for 2nd Term

ARC professor Michael W. Kuenstle, AIA, has been appointed
to serve a second term on the board of directors to the Florida
Association of the AIA. As a state director, Kuenstle's service,
in combination with his teaching and research-based practice
in Florida, continue to advance the School of Architecture's
endeavor to foster a strong link between the academy and the
profession within the state.


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March 2006


4 New Paris Study Abroad Course Developed

ARC professor Nancy M. Clark is teaching a new course, The
Architecture of Paris: Experiments of Place, at the University of
Florida Paris Research Center in May. The study abroad course
developed by Clark includes an intensive two-week study of the
architecture of the city of Paris as a layered artifact, constructed
out of the collective social, political and economic influences
embedded in its history with a specific emphasis on Paris'
modern city image. Students will participate in several guided
tours of the city and building interiors, meet with prominent
Parisian architects who will discuss their work and ideas about
the city and take part in daily discussion sessions. For more
information about this course or the UF Paris Research Center,
visit the center's Web site at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC.

a PI:C Sponsors Architecture Lecture Series

The Preservation Institute: Caribbean (PI:C) is sponsoring three
lectures in the School of Architecture's 2006 Spring Lecture
Series. Bruce Lindsey, director of the School of Architecture
at Auburn University, opened the series with a presentation
on the design-build program at Auburn known internationally
as the "Rural Studio." PI:C co-director Alfonso P6rez-M6ndez
presented a talk at the Harn Museum on the subject of his most
recent book titled, "Houses in the Badlands, El Pedregal, Mexico
City." Architect Nicolas Quintana, a scholar in architecture and
urbanism from Florida International University, will lecture
on "The Forties and Fifties in Cuba: Regional Modernism
and CIAM/Team X" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 in
Carleton Auditorium. Quintana recently was named "Educator
of the Year" by the National Association of Cuban-American
Educators and Cuban Cultural Heritage. For more information,
please contact PI:C director William Tilson at wtropic@ufl.edu.

a Bike Florida Rolls Through Gainesville

URP associate scientist Linda Crider is this year's ride director
for BIKE FLORIDA, the state's largest multi-day bicycling event
held each year in the spring. Now in its 13th year, Bike Florida
is a nonprofit organization sponsoring bicycle safety education
programs. It supports the State Traffic and Bicycle Safety
Education Program which is housed at DCP. The event attracts
1,ooo cyclists from all over the country and several foreign
countries and positively impacts the economic base of the many
small communities along the route. This year's event starts and
ends in Palatka with overnights in St. Augustine and Gainesville
(here at UF on March 23) traveling 374 miles and averaging
60 miles daily with rest stops at state parks and cultural points
of interest. Several graduate students are helping to staff this
organization which has contracted with URP under Crider's
guidance to run this major ecotourism event.


Lecture Series Calendars

Historic Preservation 2006 Lectures
"Historic Preservation Challenges"

March 22 William Murtagh, Ph.D.
"The Evolving Theory of Preservation in America:
The New Challenges"
6 p.m. Dauer Hall Room 219

April 5 Morris Hylton, III
"Challenges in Preserving the Stone Ages"
6 p.m. University Gallery

April 18 Robert Z. Melnick
"Both Prospect and Refuge:
The Challenges of Landscape Preservation"
6 p.m. University Gallery


Architecture 2006 Spring Lecture Series

February 27 Marc Mimram
"Structures and Architecture"
Principal Marc Mimram Ingenierie, Paris
6 p.m. Harn Museum

March 1 Nicolas Quintana
"The Forties and Fifties in Cuba: Regional
Modernism and CIAM/TEAM X"
4:30 p.m. Carleton Auditorium
* sponsored by PI:C Studio Mexico

March 6 Enrique Walker
"Under Constraint"
Adjunct Professor Columbia University, New York
6 p.m. Harn Museum

March 20 Lawrence Scarpa
"Outside the Frame"
UF SOA Alumnus &
Principal ofPugh + Scarpa Architecture
6 p.m. Harn Museum


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March 2006


LAE Top Ranked by DesignIntelligence for Second Year


In a recent nationwide survey of architecture and
design schools, DesignIntelligence ranked the
University of Florida's Department of Landscape
Architecture graduate program 14th best in the
nation and 4th best in the South according to DI's
America's Best Architecture & Design Schools 2006.
The department's undergraduate program ranked
13th best in the nation according to the annual survey
of individuals with direct experience hiring and
evaluating the performance of graduates.
More than 400 research participants in the
private and public sectors participated in the two-
month survey in 2005 to identify the educational


institution of their most qualified hires. Only schools
that are accredited by the Landscape Architecture
Accreditation Board were included in the rankings.
Regional ranking was modified this year to reflect
the national trend of firms recruiting from other parts
of the nation making rankings even more competitive.
This ranking appears in DI's Almanac of Architecture
& Design 2006 in addition to the 2006 DI design
schools report.
Congratulations to the Department of Landscape
Architecture for continuing to produce graduates
recognized as best prepared in the nation by design
firms.


News
Bulletin


d Graham's HP Students Continue Work In N.O.

Students from DCP professor Roy Eugene Graham's
Alternatives to Demolition class continue to work
in specialized teams in the Gulf Coast areas most
damaged by Hurricane Katrina and the flooding which
ensued. Now in their third trip to the Holy Cross and
Lower Ninth Ward neighborhoods of New Orleans,
Graham's historic preservation students continue to
rush much-needed assistance to areas threatened by
hasty demolition and enhance the quality of life of their
residents. Extensive documentation of historic structures
and urban landscapes through digital photography,
historic structures reports, urban landscape reports, GIS
surveying and hands-on examination is underway in
an effort to justify the protection and restoration of the
cultural history now in danger of being lost. The student
teams will develop usage maps of the pre-hurricane
communities and suggest strategies for future urban
activity with special attention paid to adaptive reuse and
sustainability. Ultimately, an urban landscape report
will be formalized in the nomination of New Orleans
to the World Heritage List with recommendations for
immediate, mid- and long-term goals.
d AIA Gainesville Golf Tournament

The 22nd annual AIA Gainesville Student Scholarship
"Scramble" Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday,
April 28, 2006, at the Haile Plantation Golf & Country
Club. Registration begins at noon. Contact Joe Garcia,
AIA, golf chairman at (352) 372-0425 or Michael
Kuenstle, AIA (kuenstle@ufl.edu) for additional
information. Students, faculty, alumni and guests are all
welcome.


a ARC News Briefs

School of Architecture director Martha Kohen recently
attended the AIA state board of director's meeting in
St. Augustine.

ARC professor Maelee Foster presented at the 4th
Annual Hawaii International Conference for Arts and
Humanities in January. She presented her work titled
"A New Global Approach to Architectural History is
Advocated Based upon Periods of Cultural Interchange
and Time/Space Relationships With an Emphasis on
Prehistory."


DCP NEWS is published during the fall and spring
semesters by the University of Florida College of Design,
Construction and Planning. News and announcements
contained in DCP NEWS 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 Managing Editor
392-4836, ext. 221
jsfrey@dcp.ufl.edu


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Paul Wiseman Editor
392-4836, ext. 324
pwiseman dcp.ufl.edu

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