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ARC Profs. Win Holcim Award
ally this week.
Donna Cohen, ARC associate professor, and Claude E.
Armstrong, ARC visiting professor, received the Holcim
Acknowledgement Award for the Africa Middle East Region at a
ceremony Nov. 13 in Marrakech, Morocco attended by more than
320 representatives of government, business, architecture and
related disciplines from 24 countries.
Cohen and Armstrong's project was one of 11 projects in the
region awarded for illustrating the broad scope for applying
sustainable construction approaches to the built environment
across public and private architecture, urban planning and
environmental remediation. Architecture master's
students Glenn Darling and Rachel Stoudt assisted.
Their project, "TunaHAKI," pictured above, designed an
The UF chapter of Sigma
Lambda Chi, a national
honorary society, held a
service project Nov. 14 to
help renovate the facilities
of UF's Center for Autism
and Related Disabilities.
Scott Nelson, president of
the UF SLX chapter,
organized a BBQ before the
UF-LSU football game to
raise money for the
BCN assistant professor
graduate class will use
$500 from the Rinker
School to help build
storage in one of the
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integrated theatre and orphanage in Moshi, Tanzania.
The Holcim Awards is an international competition by the Holcim
Foundation for Sustainable Construction. The competition
celebrates innovative, future-oriented and tangible sustainable
construction projects from around the globe and provides prize
money of $2 million per three-year competition cycle.
New DCP Web site launched
The new college Web site was launched internally this week. Check
As of now, only those computers connected to the wired DCP
network in Arch, Rinker and FAC will see the new site. Other UF
computers, including the UF wireless network, and those external
to UF will continue to see the old site. This allows us to make edits
based on your feedback before launching the site to the public
As the new site is a work in progress, please send any edits to Julie
Frey or Kaitlin O'Farrill, and we will be happy to make them
immediately. A couple areas to check out:
Areas of Expertise: Let us know the list of areas to which
you would like to be added.
Faculty Profiles: Most of these were out-of-date on the old
website. Please email us an updated CV and any content
changes. We can use a different photo, if you'd like. Or we
can take a new one.
DCP International Educators
Congratulations to this year's college International Educator of the
Year award winners:
BCN assistant professor
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The DCP Spring 2009
1 2 -
Commencement will be
Friday, May 1 at 4 p.m. at
the Phillips Center.
The UF Advanced Degrees
Commencement will be
Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m.
at the Stephen C.
See the Office of the
University Register Web
site for the complete
Published & Presented
Glenn A. Acomb, LAE lecturer, presented his paper, "Madera: A
Model for Green Development," and served on a panel discussing
"Green Site Planning and Development" at the annual Treasure
Coast Green Conference Oct. 23 in Ft. Pierce attended by more
than 300 participants. Acomb also co-authored a recent UF/IFAS
publication entitled "The Florida Field Guide to Low Impact
Development: Stormwater Management Practices for Application in
Master Planned Community Development."
Claude E. Armstrong, ARC visiting professor, had his book review
of Theodore H.M. Prudon's Preservation of Modern Architecture
published in the September issue of DOCOMOMO International's
Charlie Hailey, ARC assistant professor, joined the editorial board
of Environment, Space, Place, the bi-annual journal of the
International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and
Place. Hailey also authored a chapter on place-making in Gibsonton
published in the book Symbolic Landscapes (Springer-Verlag,
2008) this month.
Edward Minchin, BCN associate professor, presented "Activities
of ASCE Committee on Construction Quality Management and
Inspection" to the American Society of Civil Engineers Construction
Leadership Forum in Chicago June 10. Minchin also presented his
paper, "Active Interrogation Techniques for Non-Destructive
Investigation of Historic Structures," based on his recent research
at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Association of Preservation
Technology in Montreal October 15. Finally, Minchin had his paper,
"Computer Applications in Intelligent Compaction," published in the
ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (Volume 22, No.
Have you presented at a conference or had your work
published recently? Let us know for the Published &
Presented section of the Dec. 5 DCP News. Contact Julie
Frey or Kaitlin O'Farrill.
What does international
education mean to DCP?
Read about it on the
college's blog, Columns.
Morgan work acquired for archives
The School of Architecture and Smathers Libraries are pleased to
announce the completion of the acquisition of renowned
Jacksonville architect William N. Morgan's drawings,
photographs, research materials, models and construction
documents for the Architecture Archives.
A Harvard graduate, Morgan has conducted his prolific and
excellent practice mainly in Florida and is the distinguished author
of numerous scholarly books that reflect his research on ancient
America's architecture. His latest book, just published by the
University Press of Florida, is Earth Architecture: From Ancient to
Green careers are red hot
Environmentalists aren't the only ones with "green jobs" anymore.
Read the story on Inside UF.
Ernest R. Bartley Memorial Lecture
Live Webcast begins at 5:30 tonight
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. See
the press release.
"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
exhibition will be on view from Oct. 11 through Jan. 25, 2009 at
the Har Museum.
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