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College of Design
Construction & Planning

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Research Showcase

Feb. 17
5 p.m. : Reception in the
gallery of the Architecture

6:15 p.m. : Presentation
by Harvey M. Jacobs of the
University of Wisconsin-

Feb. 18
9 a.m. 4 p.m.

Noon : Lunch in the Perry
Construction Yard

All are welcome!

DCP News

Jan. 19, 2010

Solar Decathlon: Closer to Spain every day

The project began a year ago.

Creating a 797-square-foot modular sustainable home to
compete in Solar Decathlon Europe hasn't been an easy
task, but each day that passes brings the team closer
to June 2010 and Madrid, Spain.

According to Dereck Winning, M.Arch 2007, MSBC 2008 and
current Ph.D. architecture student, the Solar Decathlon team
has tackled many road blocks.

A recent struggle came when the company they were using for
structurally insulated panels went out of business; they are still
looking for a new company that can match their original plans.

Besides searching for structurally insulated panels, or SIPs, the
team is currently working on branding, fundraising and plans

Read about how
Extreme Home
Makeover came to

On the college's
blog, Columns!

Study abroad

Brazil May 7--June 16:
UF's Department of Urban
and Regional Planning
offers a six graduate-
level credit program
tailored to fit individual
academic and research
The program will allow
students to explore urban
issues in a developing

Some of the highlights
"Hands-on experience in
Sao Paulo, Florian6polis,
and Curitiba
"Workshops and lectures
*No language requirement
*Free time to travel and
explore other places

This year the main project
in Curitiba will be focused

for shipping the house to Spain for the competition. The doors
and windows have been ordered and students are testing the
solar panels for efficiency.

According to Winning, next on the list is working on the
interiors and mechanical systems, followed by the deck and
outside area.

Rachel Compton, IND 2009 and BCN graduate student,
of the students working on the interior design plans. She
also a part of the communications committee working on

is one

Compton said that she finds the project worthwhile because
she's very interested in the type of house they are building,
and is also very concerned with sustainability.

She began working on the project when she was still an
undergraduate student.

"I think we've all really taken ownership of it and want to see it
come together and see it work," Compton said.

The Zwick family: Bringing Design,
Construction and Planning to life

Design, construction and planning is more than a name to the
Zwick family.

The Zwicks have been involved in the college since the late 70s.
Brothers Paul Zwick and John Zwick, as well as John's daughter
Kelsey Zwick, all graduated from DCP, each receiving degrees in

on Transportation and
Infrastructure Planning,
including potential projects
related to the 2014 World

Application deadline:
March 1, 2010

U.S.-Brazil Higher
Education Consortium:
UF's College of DCP along
with its U.S. partner, the
University of Cincinnati's
School of Planning, will
each send two students for
a term of study and
research at either
Universidade Federal do
Parana, Setor de
Tecnologia, or Universidade
Federal do Rio de Janeiro,
Prourb, as part of an
exchange program
between the universities
from the United States and

Eligible undergraduate
students will be either
juniors or seniors and
graduate students will have
completed at least their
first term of coursework.
Additionally, students
selected to participate in
the program should have
ideally completed at least
one year of college

Continuous application

For more information,
contact Joseli Macedo.

different areas -the three areas which are the college's

(From left to right):

John Zwick received a B.A. in design in 1978 and a M.A. in
architecture in 1980. He has been a partner in Rood & Zwick
Architects for 22 years.

Kelsey Zwick received a B.S. in building construction in 2008.
She has worked for PPI Construction Management, Inc. for a

Paul Zwick received a M.A. in urban and regional planning in
1981 and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering in 1985. He is
now DCP associate dean for Research & Graduate Programs.


Architecture assistant professor Ruth Ron presented her
collaborative research on digitally generated design in a
conference in Tokyo, Japan in November 2009. The research
project suggests the use of simulation tools to generate
architectural form. It won the Academy Encouragement Award
and grant in the 3D VR Simulation Contest by UC-win/Road at
the 3rd International VR Symposium hosted by Forum8 Tokyo,
as part of their 2009 Design Festival.

The presentation, "Noise Analysis and Combined Form of
Highway Bridge in Orlando," integrated 3D modeling and
advanced traffic simulation to investigate the use of simulation
results for form genesis.

Ron and her group, Matthew Swarts, research scientist in the
Imagine Lab in the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech, and
Yasha Grobman, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University's
Graduate School of Design, were invited to work on the project
for two additional years.

Architecture professor Gary W. Siebein, FASA, FAIA, was
selected as head of the U.S. Delegation to the International
Standards Organization Technical Committee 43 on Noise and
Building Acoustics meeting in Seoul, Korea, in October, 2009. He
presented "Soundscape Applications: From Theory to Practice" as
part of a working group developing international standards on

Upcoming Events

URP Research Seminar
Jan. 22: Earl Starnes, Ph.
D., professor emeritus will
present "The History of
Planning in Florida: Lessons
Learned?" in ARCH 213
from 11:40-12:40.

Architecture Lecture
Jan. 25: Architect Douglas
Gauthier will speak
about his recent work at
6:15 p.m. in 137 Norman

Feb. 15: Architect Peter
Rich will present, "Learnt in
Translation" at 6:15 p.m. in
137 Norman Hall

See SoA lecture schedule


DCP's Spring 2010
Commencement for
bachelor's degree
candidates will be held at
5 p.m. on Saturday, May
1 in the Phillips Center
for Performing Arts.

For more information, visit
the DCP Commencement

soundscape assessment methods which has been an important
part of his research and practice for the past 15 years.

Siebein also was appointed to a committee of six experts by the
International Codes Council to prepare a formal commentary on
the sound control provisions in the International Building Code.
The commentary is currently in draft form and will be submitted
for formal IBC approval this spring. The purpose of the
commentary is to lay a foundation for future changes to the
sound control portion of the IBC, to clarify current performance
requirements and to provide recommendations for "code plus"
performance criteria for multi-family housing as well as other

This past August, R. Raymond Issa, Ph.D., J.D., P.E., was
elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil
Engineers. Issa first joined the ASCE as a student member in
1974. Upon graduation he joined as an associate member and in
1981 he became a full member. He has served ASCE in various
capacities on the Technical Council on Computing and
Information Technology (TCCIT) Education and subsequently
Intelligent Computing Committees (secretary, vice chair and
chair from 1993 until 2005.)

In 2005 he joined the TCCIT executive committee where he has
served as secretary, vice-chair and currently is serving as chair.
In addition since 2007 he has been an ASCE representative on U.
S. Joint NSPE/ASCE/ASME Task Force on UPADI (Pan American
Association of Engineering Societies). Issa is also a member of
the ASCE Global Center on Computing in Civil Engineering.

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