S UNIVERSITY of
College of Design,
Construction & Planning
BC a ree Fair-
The Rinker School of
Building Construction will
hold its spring career fair
Feb. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at
the Stephen C. O'Connell
NAED symposium is Feb. 16-17
The College will host the National Academy of Environmental
Design's Water and Sustainability Symposium that will bring
academics and professionals in the design field together with
scientists and engineers to identify needed legislation and other
action for reducing water demand and improving water flow and
Siebein named Fellow AIA
Architecture professor Gary Siebein has been elected to the College
of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. He will receive
his Fellowship medal during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony
at the AIA 2009 National Convention and Design Exposition in San
Francisco May 1.
This prestigious honor recognizes and affirms the high quality and
integrity of accomplishments that integrate research, teaching and
Angela Brooks, ARC
1987, received the 2009
Young Architects Award
from the American
Institute of Architects.
The award is given to
individuals who have
leadership and made
significant contributions to
the profession in an early
stage of their architectural
Brooks, principal at Pugh +
Scarpa Architects in Santa
Monica, Calif., also
received the UF School of
Architecture's 2007 Young
Architects Design Award.
Sign up to participate in
the presentation and/or
May 1 at 4 p.m.
Siebein is one of only a few architects who are fellows of both the
AIA and The Acoustical Society of America. Throughout his 28-year
career, he has conducted internationally recognized research in
architectural acoustics that has established the state-of-the-art
practices and designs in the field.
Through a National Science Foundation sponsorship, Siebein has
developed sophisticated measurement and modeling systems
that transform sound into space, material and form, enabling
the study of sound's architecture as it evolves during the design
process. Siebein's methods have been successfully employed in
more than 1,200 projects and have served as the basis for the
courses he teaches at the UF School of Architecture.
With his UF graduate students, he has worked on world-class
concert halls, developed new computer and physical model-based
design methods for performance hall design, and conducted
research on classroom acoustics that became the basis
for American National Standards Institute and LEED requirements.
Tanzer organizes UF faculty
In November 2008, President Machen announced a strategic
initiative in sustainability to encourage faculty to develop a
nationally recognized interdisciplinary academic program balanced
between teaching, research and academic service, taking
advantage of UF's already deep resources in this area.
He appointed Kim Tanzer, ARC professor, to work through his
office, in collaboration with Provost's Fellow and professor Tom
Ankersen, to develop the initiative with the help of UF faculty by
Faculty workshops in sustainability will be held in order to assure
wide-spread faculty participation across the university. The first
workshop on Feb. 23 will focus on curriculum, including teaching
and learning, university-wide programs, and service learning. The
second workshop on Feb. 24 will focus on collaborative research.
To attend, please contact Kim Tanzer.
In addition, Tanzer and Ankersen are working to catalogue UF's
existing courses in sustainability.
Check out this funny
approach to studying New
York City architecture.
Published & Presented
Charlie Hailey, ARC assistant professor, had his paper selected as
a runner-up for the Jeffrey Cook Award at the International
Association for the Study of Traditional Environments conference in
Oxford, England. The paper, entitled "From Sleeping Porch to
Sleeping Machine: Inverting Traditions of Fresh Air in North
America," will be published in the Spring 2009 edition of the semi-
annual journal Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review.
Ruth Ron, ARC assistant professor, along
with undergraduate research assistant
Michael Holborn, completed an
interdisciplinary research project with math
professor Bill Hagar. The project uses a 3D
script-based model to visualize electrical
charges of clouds (pictured at right). It's
based on measurement taken during a storm in New Mexico and
supports research that explores the phenomena of lightning. A
paper entitled "Three Dimensional Discharqing Structure of a
Mountain Thunderstorm" was submitted to the Journal of
Have you recently presented at a conference or had your
work published? Let us know. Contact Julie Frey or Kaitlin
Planlnllng research seminar
Dawn Jourdan will present "Wal-Mart in the Garden District: Does
the Arbitrary and Capricious Standard of Review in NEPA cases
Undermine Citizen Participation" Feb. 17 from 11:40 a.m. to
12:40 p.m. in the URP Conference Room 411 in the Architecture
Interior Design a\\ards
The Department of Interior Design will hold its annual awards
ceremony and advisory board meeting Feb. 20 at the Reitz Union.
Planning research seminar
Alexis Thomas will present "GeoPlan Center (FGDL & ETDM) Feb.
24 from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the URP Conference Room
411 in the Architecture Building.
Join us Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Harn Musuem for a presentation
Getltl a by Marion Blackwell on "An Architecture of Unholy Unions."
Com t Hi-elp Padua photography exhibit
incBl Adoe Mary Padua, LAE associate professor, will have her installation
P htS S E x tI "Sacred Places and Skies Redux: Petit Collection" on display at the
r o ly I, a Grinter Gallery Jan. 23 through March 27.
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