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UF Solar Decathlon charrette presentations at
This weekend, the UF Solar Decathlon Team will hold its first
charrette. All DCP faculty and students are invited to the attend
the formal research presentations, which will be held at noon on
Tuesday in Rinker Hall, Room 110.
See related story below.
Historic preservation workshop
going on now
It's not too late to join us at the statewide public workshop
"Evaluating the Cultural Resources of the Recent Past in
Florida" going on now through Sunday.
In addition to attending the entire workshop, faculty and students
are encouraged to attend specifically the following events:
Today at 7 p.m.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Distinguished Lecture: "African American Cultural Sites of the
Marvin Dunn, Ph.D., noted author of "Black Miami in the 20th
Century," will present as the workshop's Distinguished Lecturer at
a special dinner followed by a jazz concert. Tickets for the
evening are $40 and can be purchased at the door from Leanna
Saturday at 1 p.m.
Looking at UF from a New Angle: A Walk Through the Recent Past
A walking campus tour of the UF's significant sites of the 1950s
and 60s will address the recent past in the context of the evolution
UF Exchange transition,
deletion of old email, will
start today at 6 p.m.
DCP e-mail access will stop
working for at least an
hour sometime over the
Please e-mail DCP Tech
Help with any questions.
Linda Crider, former URP
scientist now working with
a traffic safety education
grant in the College of
Health and Human
presented with the Lifetime
Achievement Award from
the Association of
Pedestrian and Bicycle
Professionals at its ProWalk
ProBike Conference in
Seattle last September.
This week, the Florida
Office of Greenways &
Trails presented Crider
with its State Trail
Advocate of the Year
Crider serves as the
executive director of Bike
Florida, a nonprofit
Student Team Lead:
of the campus from its original 1905 plan. The tour starts with a
briefing at the Harn Museum auditorium. Tickets for the event are
$5 and can be purchased right before the tour starts Saturday at
the Harn from Ann Baird.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
"Promises of Paradise" Gallery Talk
Alfred Browning Parker, renowned South Florida architect
and UF professor emeritus, will lead a personal tour of
the Harn Museum's "Promises of Paradise: Staging Mid-Century
Miami" exhibit, which features some of Parker's work. The tour
is free and open to the public.
UF to compete in Solar Decathlon
Faculty from the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction,
the School of Architecture, and the Department of Interior
Design received grant funding from the Ministry of Housing of
the Spanish Government and the U.S. Department of Energy to
participate in Solar Decathlon Europe.
The Solar Decathlon is a two-year project for 15-20 university
teams from around the world to design and build an energy-
efficient solar house that is judged in 10 areas. The goals of the
Solar Decathlon are to educate students about renewable
energy, to raise awareness of the potential for renewable energy
and energy efficiency, to help move energy technologies into the
market more quickly, and to illustrate that it is possible to build
highly efficient homes with a high degree of comfort, aesthetics
The final competition will be held in Madrid, Spain in the summer
Congratulations to the team!
Robert Ries, BCN
James Sullivan, BCN
Russell Walters, BCN
Mark McGlothlin, ARC
Ruth Ron, ARC
Bradley Walters, ARC
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Grant writing seminar
Dereck Winning, ARC
UF construction management team wins
regional competition, again
The UF Construction Management Team did it again, winning first
place at the Associated General Contractors of America's Southeast
Region Student Competition Oct. 22-24 in Jacksonville. The UF
team beat eight others in a simulated bid process and presentation
for a previously built Brasfield and Gorrie healthcare project.
Members of the UF team included Kevin Chupp as Project
Manager; Lindsey Ore as Company President; Scott Nelson as
Superintendent; Sean Snowden as Pre-Construction Manager;
Adam Milner as Quality Control Director; Carlos Lorenzo as
Environmental, Health, and Safety Director; and Marisa McGough
and Alyce Anderson shadowing the team. Michael Cook, BCN
lecturer, attended as the team's faculty advisor, and Balfour Beatty
was the team's sponsor.
"It was a great victory that we could only have achieved as a team,
and we are proud to bring success to the Gator Nation," returning
team member Lorenzo said.
The team is preparing to attend the National Student Competition,
part of the AGC Annual Convention, in San Diego, Calif., in March.
UF also had a Design-Build Team and Heavy Civil Team present at
the event, with Heavy Civil taking home a 2nd place win in its
Grant writing seminar
The Architecture Fall 2008 Lecture Series continues on Nov.
17 with a presentation by Guy Peterson, Ivan Smith Eminent
Professor and principal at Guy Peterson / OFA Inc. in Sarasota. The
lecture will be held at 6 p.m. at the Harn Museum.
Ernest R. Bartley memorial lecture
Former Florida Senator and Governor Bob Graham, one of Bartley's
former students, will present the first lecture in the memorial
series at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Ocora at the Graham Center for
Public Services in Pugh Hall. The series is funded by the Bartley
family and by donations from alumni, faculty, students, friends and
supporters of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
"Promises of Paradise: Staging Mid-Century Miami"
"Promises" is a groundbreaking exhibition devoted to the
architects, designers and urban planners of mid-20th century
Miami and their contributions to American Modernism. The
Nw Tips exhibition will be on view from Oct. 11 through Jan. 25, 2009 at
the Harn Museum.
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