College of Design,
Construction & Planning
Dec. 5, 2008
URP student leads UF team to $10,000 EPA
Two UF teams received $10,000 grants from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency to develop sustainability projects
at opposite ends of the Earth: improving a reservoir that purifies
stored rainfall for the village of Sissene, Burkina Faso, in Western
Africa and measuring cellulosic ethanol production made from
Florida pine forests. Read the story on Inside UF.
Published & Presented
Marty Hylton, IND assistant professor, presented a paper and
poster at the 10th International Docomomo Conference Sept. 19 in
Rotterdam, Netherlands. Hylton's paper and poster, entitled
"Design Advocacy through Service-Learning: Saving Riverview
High School, Sarasota, Florida," focused on the need to educate
students about preserving modern architecture and interiors and to
encourage them to become life-long advocates.
Also, Hylton attended a celebration Nov. 1 for the restoration of a
house in Bay St. Louis, Miss., nearly destroyed by Hurricane
Katrina. The house is owned by 79-year-old Dorothy Phillips
(pictured top left), who survived the storm despite the severe
damage to her house. Following Katrina, Hylton worked with
students from UF and the School of Visual Arts in New York City to
research, document and plan the restoration of the house.
Hylton then worked pro-bono to help the family secure grants
funds needed to complete the work (pictured top right).
Mary G. Padua, LAE associate professor, had her review of Marc
Treib's edited book, Representing Landscape Architecture,
Learn the truth about this published in the September issue of Landscape Architecture, the
urban legend on journal for the American Society of Landscape Architects. Padua
coll 's also authored the foreword in Dustin Shum's recently published
columns. book of photographs, Themeless Parks.
Have you presented at a conference or had your work
published recently? Let us know. Contact Julie Frey or Kaitlin
ARC grad students to present St. Augustine
Architecture students in Graduate Design I studios will present
their final projects for a St. Augustine interpretative center Dec.
11 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Architecture Gallery.
The project is a community service initiative for the City of St.
Augustine in support of UF's efforts to ensure long-term
preservation and interpretation of state-owned historic properties
in the country's oldest city.
The studios are directed by ARC faculty William Tilson, assistant
dean for international studies & service learning and director of PI:
C; Michael Kuenstle, associate professor; Guy Peterson, Ivan
Smith Imminent Professor; and Peter Rumple, Distinguished
Representatives from the UF Facilities Planning & Construction
Division's St. Augustine Historic District Strategic Plan Steering
Committee will be on hand to review selected projects. The event
is open to the public.
Edward Minchin, BCN
associate professor, and
Russell Walters, BCN
have been awarded a
$223,000 research contract
by the Construction
Industry Institute to
research the impact of
counterfeiting on the
Their project, "Product
Integrity Concerns in Low-
Countries," runs though
Shigeru Ban, renowned Japanese architect, will present his lecture,
"Works and Humanitarian Activities," Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in
Norman Hall Rm 137. The lecture is part of the School of
Architecture's fall lecture series.
Modest Architectures: Designing in East Africa
Join us Dec. 10 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Architecture Gallery
as the School of Architecture African Studies Project displays
recent graduate student design and research projects. The
exhibition includes 13 design proposals for an East African pediatric
clinic prototype, created for competition sponsored by Fight for the
Children and Architects for Humanity, as well as investigative
projects on a variety of topics in African architecture.
Building Construction Fall Convocation
The Rinker School of Building Construction will hold its Fall 2008
Convocation Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. For more information about this
event, please contact the Rinker School office at 352-273-1150.
"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 Harn Museum.
The DCP Spring 2009 Commencement will be held 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. O'Connell Center. See the Office of the University Register Web
site for the complete UF commencement schedule.
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