U FILORIDA DCP News Feb. 27, 2009
College of Design
Construction & Planning
Shimberg Center shares $1 million MacArthur
JAt a Tallahassee press conference today, representatives from the
Florida Partnership made up of the Shimberg Center for Housing
Ini Studies, Florida Housing Finance Corporation and Florida Housing
Coalition announced that they are the recipients of a $1 million
m Cee grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Sawar deadin As part of the partnership's coordinated preservation effort, the
Shimberg Center will get $500,000 of the grant to develop
_1 n enhanced data tools that will allow non-profits and state and local
Pulh Pgoverment to make far-sighted preservation decisions.
A A i "We are excited about this opportunity to connect University of
Florida to the needs of Florida's communities. Our estimates show
n that over 900,000 low-income households in Florida rent their
housing; for their sake, preservation of the state's existing
affordable rental housing is crucial," said Anne Ray, who together
with William J. O'Dell are leading the Shimberg Center's research
on the grant.
Applications for the 2009 DCP Student Leadership and Service
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The Jacksonville Chapter of
the American Institute of
Architects and DOCOMOMO/
US Florida will sponsor
the "Modern Classics at the
Beach" symposium on
March 7 to highlight
of the recent past in
The event will be held
at St. Paul's by the
Sea Episcopal Church in
Jacksonville and will
include an optional
May 1 at 4 p.m.
Email Julie Frey by March
4 to RSVP.
Portillo appointed to CIDA committee
Meg Portillo, chair of the Department of Interior Design,
was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Council for
Interior Design Accreditation Standards Committee.
This national appointment will involve the monitoring and
assessment of CIDA standards across North America.
The committee is chaired by Betsy Gabb, director of the interior
design program in the College of Architecture at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln. Other committee members include Penny
Bonda, a leader in environmental communications and design;
Janice Barnes, director of Planning + Strategies at the Chicago
office of Perkins+Will; and Cynthia Karpan, associate dean of
research at the University of Manitoba.
Published & Presented
Robert Ries, BCN assistant professor, was co-author of the paper
"Stormwater Runoff Mitigation Using a Green Roof" published in
Environmental Engineering Science.
Dean Christopher Silver was the featured speaker at the
GrayRobinson, P.A., Community Leader Forum on Feb. 26 in
Orlando. He presented UF's partnership with the University of
Central Florida to created Citi-Lab: Orlando, a multidisciplinary
design studio and research center in downtown Orlando.
Have you recently presented at a conference or had your
work published? Let us know. Contact Julie Frey or Kaitlin
Apostrophe A+uD, the firm
of ARC assistant professor
Chevy Sidhu, won the
Kharghar Golf Academy
and Clubhouse Invited
sponsored by CIDCO,
which featured some of the
leading architecture firms
The firm will implement its
winning design on a stretch
of 100 hectares at the base
of the Pandavkada
outside Mumbai. The
design plans include
employing tone from the
site as a primary building
material and using the
natural topography of the
site to inform the layout of
ARC grad students in St. Augustine
Architecture students in the fall Advanced Graduate Design studios
had their design research proposals for a new 20,000 square foot
St. Augustine interpretive center, located between the Spanish
Quarter and the Castillo San Marcos, exhibited recently at the St.
Augustine Art Association.
The studios were taught by ARC faculty William Tilson, assistant
dean for international studies and service learning and director of
PI:C; Michael Kuenstle, associate professor; Guy Peterson,
Ivan Smith Distinguished Professor; and Peter Rumple,
Distinguished Visiting Professor.
The overall research project's primary goal was to study new
design possibilities for buildings that can support and enhance
heritage tourism, historical education, stewardship, civic integrity
and economic vitality to improv-e people's experience of St.
Augustine. Partial funding was provided by the UF Facilities
Planning & Construction Division's initiative to develop a "St.
Auqustine Historic Area Strategic Plan."
Planning research seminars
Richard Schneider, URP professor, will present "Security Planning
for Tacachale: challenges and opportunities" on March 3 from
11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the URP Conference Room 411 in the
Dean Christopher Silver will present "Planning the Megacity:
Views from the Developing World" on March 17 from 11:40 a.m.
to 12:40 p.m. in the URP Conference Room 411 in the Architecture
Historic preservation lectures
Kerstin Barup, head of the School of Architecture, and Mats
Edstr6m, director of the Architectural Conservation Program, from
Lund University in Sweden will present "The Restoration of Hans
Asplund's Esl6v City Hall, Sweden" on March 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the
Chandler Auditorium at the Harn Museum.
Blaine Cliver, chair of the Bureau of the Council of the International
Centre for Conservation in Rome, will present "International
Programs and Initiatives at ICCROM" on March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in
Rinker Hall Room 106.
Join us in the Harn Museum for a presentation by Michael Minor
and a screening of his new film "Sacred Spaces," a documentary
on the religious buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright, on March 6 at 6 p.
S g m. in the Harn Museum.
u ty sf s Padua photography exhibit
Ge he laeMary Padua, LAE associate professor, will have her installation
firomhI U"Sacred Places and Skies Redux: Petit Collection" on display at the
Grinter Gallery Jan. 23 through March 27.
S Ct AIA Gainesville golf tournament
foly $ 9, a The 25th Annual AIA Gainesville Student Scholarship Golf
avjig $ o Tournament will be held April 17 at the Haile Plantation Golf and
a.va .* r iile Country Club. Students, faculty, colleagues and friends are
encouraged to compete or volunteer. Proceeds of the event fund
the AIA Gainesville Student Scholarship endowment. For more
information or to request an entry form, contact Joe Garcia, 352-
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