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    Table of Contents
        Table of Contents
    Dean's message
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    Campus life
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    Students in action
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    Alumni & development
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    Honor roll
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    Student life
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    Student spotlight
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    Back Cover
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z welcome...
For those of you who may not know me,
I have been with the university and college
for 39 years as a professor in the School of
Architecture and as an administrator for the
past 15 years. It is truly an honor to serve
you as Interim Dean of the College of Design,
Construction and Planning.

As you know, DCP is unique in that we have under
one umbrella all five related disciplines: architecture,
building construction, interior design, landscape
architecture and urban and regional planning.

With a student body of approximately 1,500
and 90 faculty members, DCP is one of the
largest programs nationally, and its funded
research ranks in the top five.
In my short tenure as interim dean, I am
very proud of the progress we have made in
the restructuring of the Historic Preserva
tion Program under the leadership of DCP
professor Roy Eugene Graham, the Beinecke
Reeves Distinguished Chair and Director of
the College's Historic Preservation Programs.
In this restructuring process, a new Center
for World Heritage Stewardship will be
developed, which will foster professional and
academic partnerships for the interdisciplin
ary initiatives in global heritage conservation.
The center also would be a resource, respond
ing to the needs of the worldwide community
in conserving, managing and restoring physi
cal and natural assets as well as creating the
necessary information systems to help edu
cate the federal, state and local governments
to develop and manage their own resources in
meeting stewardship goals.
When the college's historic preservation
program started in 1957, it was one of the
first four in the country. Today, the program
continues to raise the bar in preservation

education. Our students have the opportunity
to il, . o I I, .... i.- cally, nationally and
internationally, in places throughout Florida
and areas such as Nantucket, Mass., Mexico
and Italy. This year, when the Gulf Coast was
hit by Hurricane Katrina, the area lost many
historic sites. However, through a new pres
ervation studio created by Professor Graham,
students will study alternatives to demolition
and have already traveled to the region to help
save historic homes.
Historic preservation is critical to all
of our disciplines, and it is becoming more
so as we continue toward the future. Soon,
there will be few projects that don't involve
preservation in some way. Here at DCP, we
are educating future architects, contractors,
designers and planners about preservation,
so that they will be prepared when they
enter the field.
This year, the college continues to work
toward several goals. We will continue to
work more aggressively in interdisciplinary
collaboration, both within the college and
the university. In addition, the college faculty
approved the first-ever college constitution,
which sets guidelines for shared governance.
This process, at the college level, distributes
the decision-making ii, ,I,.i I. between the
administration and the faculty.
I look forward to working with you, as we
strengthen the college's programs together.
Ifyou have any comments, I,--.. II..,i or
want to get involved, please contact me.

z.i,,,. i. i.,

Anthony J. Dasta
Professor and Interim Dean

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA I College of Design, Construction & Planning
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PRESERVING OUR CAMPUS It has been nearly 100 years since the Uni
versity of Florida first opened its doors on
the Gainesville campus in 1906 with just
two buildings and 102 students. In the past
century, the campus has undergone number
ous changes with the ebb and flow of the
economy and a growing number of students.
Today, with nearly 70,000 students, facul
ty and staff, the campus has grown from the
original two buildings -Thomas and Buck
man halls -to over 900 buildings. But as
we move into the campus's second century,
a group of professors within the College of
Design, Construction and 1'Pl; iiiiia. in con
junction with faculty from other disciplines,
are making sure that the past is never

'Everyone at the University of Florida has reason to be proud of the
visual heritage of our campus," says Susan Tate, a professor of interior
design and a member and past chair of the university's Preservation
of Historic Buildings and Sites Committee (also called the Historic
Preservation Committee), which is working to preserve the campus's
past while moving into the future.

"We feel that our historic environment is
a visual history in which we can all partici
pate. It speaks about human achievements
*. I i 1ii and human challenges over time
I ii I. we can experience beyond a text
I .... i. 'ople relate to the visual record

4, I i university of Florida campus is
.4 I i. Ii.. I example of just that type of visual
*i ... I nd preserving it for generations

"! 1 i university of Florida, rather sur
I I,, i ,-' I ., has a visual record that is unique
.1..... I irge public institutions," Tate says.
i. im . mpuses across the country have
~S. I I. II character as they've expanded.
IlN,,I I. ave this visual record of this

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history that has come to us, and now we are
caretakers for our generation and for future
One of the reasons that UF's campus
has maintained such a strong visual record,
despite its rapid growth, is that it started
with a plan for preservation and continuity,
Tate explains. During the first period
of the campus's growth, from 1905-1925,
William Augustus Edwards, the architect
in charge of the campus design, started out
with a collegiate gothic style that is still
in place today.
"The board at the time believed that in
this young state where we were, in some
parts, still wilderness, this style would
portray a link to the ancient traditions of
learning in schools such as Oxford," Tate
explains. "That tradition has continued
over the years."
The second university architect,
Rudolph Weaver, who was also the first
dean of the School of Architecture, con
tinued the tradition of collegiate gothic
construction during his tenure, which
lasted from 1926 until 1944.
"The key thing here is that Weaver un
derstood what had come to him, and he
continued it yet pushed it into an evolution
that expressed its own time," notes Tate.
After Weaver came university archi
tect Guy Fulton, who designed some of the
university's most well-known buildings,
including Tigert, Century Tower and the
Mallory, Yulee and Reid dormitories, all
of which continued in the campus tradition.
In 1950, the Hub went up in the center of
campus. More than a half century later,
it remains a center of student life.
The university has continued to devel
op and go through various evolutions in
the 50 years since Fulton stepped down in
1956, but the integrity of the campus has re

The University of Florida HUB, 1950

Look for our Campus Building Highlights throughout the magazine. Buckman & Thomas Halls, 1906
(Building Name, Year Built)
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mained intact, and most of the university's
earliest buildings still stand, largely because
of the efforts of faculty members who have,
over the years, recognized the importance
of preserving the university's traditions
through preserving its buildings.
Now, through major historic preservation
grants from the Getty Foundation and the
state of Florida, professors from the College
of Design, Construction and Planning -and
team members from the UF Facilities Plan
ning and Construction and P'i i i. Plant
divisions -are working to come up with a
new preservation plan for the university
to put even more emphasis on its historic
significance. (See story page 5.)
Through the Campus Historic Preserva
tion Committee, which traces its roots back
to 1976, faculty members have helped place
some of UF's most historic buildings on the
National Register of Historic Places, have
prevented the planned demolition of several
historic buildings and are currently assist
ing architects and builders in renovating the
campus while maintaining the integrity of
the gothic style and the original buildings.
They have also created a campus walking
tour dedicated to the university's physical
history (See < http://www.facilities.ufl.edu/
cp/pdf/UFHistoric_Campus.pdf >).
But perhaps one of the most important
historic preservation projects that DCP
professors are involved in is the actual
preservation of campus buildings that are
currently undergoing -or about to under
go -renovation.
The Hub, the 55-year-old building that
stands in the center of campus and has, for
years, served as a center of student activity,
is a perfect example of historic preservation
efforts that go hand-in-hand with current
development needs. Tate is one of the
faculty members working to strike a balance
between the needs of the past and the future.

"The first step is for us to identify build
ings and their historic context," Tate
explains. "Once a building has been iden
tified and work on the building has been
proposed, the UF Historic Preservation
Committee reviews the proposals and is
invited to participate in the selection of con
tractors and architects to do the work. As a
part of that, the committee makes the people
selected aware of the goals of the university
as far as the physical environment."
The Hub opened in November 1950 in
a very different incarnation than it exists
today. The original building housed the cam
pus post office, a ballroom, a barbershop
and a formal dining area. Until recently, the
rounded area that was once home to the post
office housed a food court and the remainder
of the bottom floor was home to the campus
bookstore. The upstairs area that once was
home to the ballroom housed offices for uni
versity services. What is unique about the
architecture of the Hub is that it blended
both old and new in a beautiful combination
of 1950s modernism and the university's
gothic tradition.
"It's visually a statement of international
mo l. 1i 11i il 1. 1. ; that were really
important in this post World War II
era when internationalism was key and
everyone was thinking and moving forward

>> For a timetable of key building events, visit
<< http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/ufarch/history.htm ,
> For more information about UF's campus
preservation initiatives, visit
< http://www.facilities.ufl.edu/cp/hpp.htm ,
> For more information on the college's
historic preservation program, visit
< http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/hp/ ,


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into a new world," Tate says. "And yet the
architect maintained the scale and materials
of the campus so that the building, while
a new kind of expression, fits very well in
this context."
The building's unique architecture and
history as a center of student life make it a
prime project for preservation. It is current
ly being reworked to become an international
student center and academic technology cen
ter, which is an almost poetic representation
of how the needs of students have changed
in the five decades since the ,1 i I, 11,. 1,1 I
opened. But proponents of historic preserve
tion want to make sure that the history of the
Hub doesn't get lost as the building is adapt
ed for a new tomorrow.
To that end, Tate and other faculty and
students are working with UF alumna
Bahar Armaghani, the project manager
for the Hub renovation, and the Hub ren
ovation's chief architect Joe Walker of
Gainesville's Ponikvar & Associates, to make
sure that the needs of both the past and fu
ture are being met in the best way possible.
"The renovation of the Hub was initially
conceived as a reaction to meeting the space
needs of two distinct departments at the Uni
versity of Florida, Academic Technology
and the UF International Center," explains
Walker. "With a clearer understanding of
the project scope, we then took a hard look at
the history of the existing building. Estab
lishing the Hub as a historically significant
structure -,,,.i i r- II i,, iII ,,i / parameters
for the design."
The project calls for a complete gutting of
the building and a redesign of the interior.
"But since the building has some
historically significant features such as the
original shell, terrazzo floor and original
wood fli riug. the project is dedicated to
preserve these features in the building,"
explains Armaghani.
Much of the historic interior, unfortunate
ly, has been lost, concealed or destroyed over
time as renovations and additions have been
made to the Hub. But now, the team reno
vating the building is doing so with an eye
toward history like never before. With guid
ance from the UF Historic Preservation
Committee, the facade of the north side of the
building will be cleaned and its glass and en
try doors will be replaced. The Hub's original
terrazzo fli .rilig. much of which has been
damaged over the years, will be documented
and the design reflected in the new flooring.
The original wood flooring of the ballroom,

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA College ofDesign, Construction & Planning

UF Stadium Creates Bonds
Between Generations of Gator Fans

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field.
The Swamp.
Athletic fans know of its importance
to intimidate opponents and energize the
home team. When filled with Gator fans on
a football Saturday, the Swamp is loud, over
whelming, powerful. But in reality, it is so
much more.
"The personal relationship between the visitors and the city is part
of what makes UF's stadium unique," says architecture assistant
professor Shivjit Sidhu. "Each game is a homecoming."
This past year, Sidhu and his gradu
ate seminar class embarked on a study of
Stadiums around the world, researching how
.- I i.,, in with the stadium as an architect
tural site. Among others, the class examined
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Back in 1930, Florida Field started as a
small venue. It has grown steadily through
the years -an average of 10,000 seats per
decade. Today, the stadium is one of the
largest on-campus facilities in the world.
"Despite tremendous growth, the relation
ship with the fans hasn't changed," Sidhu
says. "To the fans, the stadium embodies a
collection of memories that stitch the indi
vidual with family and team. It is an avenue
for generations of Gators to celebrate a shared
bond with a larger community. In this sense,
it is as much a social event as it is athletic."
Among other issues, the seminar is explore
ing the synergy between cities and their
"UF's stadium is interwoven with the
city of Gainesville. Football games are not
just the game itself attending the game is
a day long event," he explains. "The campus
becomes a massive campground. People
park on or around campus and walk to local
In the best situations, stadiums provide a
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium sense of community and lead to other events.
at Florida Field Also, in many cities, the area around the
stadium is most democratic on game days,

which promotes free expression, says Sidhu.
"In Gainesville, the stadium, the most mas
sive structure between Orlando and Jackson
ville, is the largest public gathering space."
Sidhu and his students will continue to
study stadiums throughout the United States
and the world for the next few years as part
of a larger 1,. i. In ii .i "Stadia: Evolution of
the Public Environment." Their findings will
be presented in an exhibit in 2008. In addi
tion to architectural issues, they intend
to look at social, economic, environmental
and cultural issues.
One issue they intend to study is the
relationship of stadiums and society during
emergency situations. They will focus on
events such as the Atlanta Olympic bomb
ings, September 11 and the hurricanes that
hit the Gulf Coast to see how stadium use was
impacted by the crises, including the role of
the stadium in the evacuation and reconstruct
tion efforts of the communities.
"We plan to examine how athletic events
bring people together during a time of crisis
and how the stadiums of the Gulf Coast were
transformed into shelters during the hurri
canes," Sidhu says.
These recent events call attention to many
of the issues Sidhu and his students already
planned to research.
"What is the greater ... iii i. having a sta
dium in your city? Cities build stadiums to at
tract athletic teams, but sometimes the teams
aren't successful financially. They move out
of the city, leaving the stadium abandoned.
Many times, there are more factors at work
than just the team's win-loss record," Sidhu
says. "It might be the way the city is designed,
the location of the stadium or the true interest
of the public."
Of course, these are not issues for UF and
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The stadium isn't
just home to the Gator football team, but also
to thousands of fans. I]

Thomas Hall, 1906


Interested in bidding on a project on the UF
campus that involves a historic building? In
the past, it may have been difficult to know
what was involved in such a project. What
guidelines need to be followed? What is the
history of the building? What details are
critical to its preservation?

S..,,,. -,

Susan Tate, Linda Dixon and Harold Bar-
rand are answering those questions, through
their work on the Getty Foundation's Heritage
grant. Tate serves as principal investiga
tor and Dixon and Barrand are co-principal
investigators for the $150,000 Getty grant
awarded to the University of Florida in 2003.
"This grant allows us to develop a holistic
preservation master plan, which looks at the
UF campus as one entity," said Tate. The plan
will guide both professionals working in UF's
historic impact area as well as university staff
responsible for ongoing maintenance of the
campus fabric.
The approach to this project is unique,
bringing together both academic and admin
istrative functions of the university. Tate is
a professor of interior design, DCP alumna
Dixon represents UF Facilities Planning and
Construction Division and Barrand repre
sents UF P'i. i. 1 Plant Division. Student
assistants working with the grant team gain
professional experience as they contribute
to the project.
The work began with analysis of buildings,
landscape and focal points within the holistic
context of the campus. Through detailed on
site analysis and archival research, the team
identified charact. i I. ~1 I I. 11 ii -. Early
in 2006, the team will meet with a roundtable
of experts in historic preservation to finalize
the guidelines. The product will be an online
document, which will characterize significant
features; provide guidance for rehabilitation,
maintenance and compatible development;
andlinkto i -1 ,iiil i. .)urces.
"We already are seeing the impact of the
grant. Awareness of the national significance
of our campus as a leader in historic preserve
tion and compatible development is creating
a greater understanding of the goals and the
processes of work proposed for the campus,"
Tate said. ri


To some, preservation is about preserving
buildings. But architecture professor Kim
Tanzer points out it's so much more than that.
"A campus really is defined more by the
space between the buildings than by the
buildings themselves," says Tanzer. "That's
what makes it a campus and not just a comr
mercial development."
UF alumni Herb and Catherine Yardley
shared this vision and supported it with
a $250,000 gift to beautify UF's historic
district. Their gift, which was matched by
the university, allowed for the creation of
the Yardley Historic Courtyards, located
between Buckman and Dauer Halls.
"The Yardleys were more concerned
about the total environment, which made The Yardley Historic Courtyar
historic campus while adding
this project special," says Bob Grist, chair of
the Department of Landscape Architecture.
"They had some innovative ideas about im
proving the whole quality of campus."
Supported by former Provost David
Colburn, the historic courtyards project was
initiated by the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences and former Dean Will Harrison and
was continued by Dean Neil Sullivan when
he assumed the lead role for the college.
To explore options for the historic
courtyards, Tanzer organized a three-day
university-wide charrette in the spring of Team members visil
2002. More than 100 people from across
campus participated. The interdisciplinary
teams consisted of architecture and land
scape architecture students in Tanzer's and
Grist's classes. In addition, at the beginning
of the charrette, each team had an opportu
nity to brainstorm with representatives from
the Pi iJ 1 Plant Division, Housing and
other departments on campus.
"The charrette provided inspiration and
focus for the hired landscape architecture
firm EDSA to use when they created the final
design," says Tanzer, who, along with land A team brainstorm,
scape architecture associate professor Tina Courtyards charrett
Gurucharri, sat on the selection committee
which chose EDSA.
Tanzer indicates that the Yardley Historic
Courtyards, which were dedicated in Novem
ber 2003, is just the first of several landscape
projects in the UF historic district.
Grist explains, "Campus open space
projects are sometimes quick fixes to solve
a functional problem not taking into con
sideration historical context and design
aesthetics." He hopes more donors will
realize the importance of preserving and
restoring the beauty of UF's campus. l A model of the cour

ds help connect UF's
g to its beauty.

s during the Yardley
:e in Spring 2002.


Charrette photos courtesy of Kim Tanzer

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA I College ofDesign, Construction & Planning
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In 1957, the University of Florida became
one of the first four universities in the coun
try to offer a program in historic preservation.
Guided by the leadership of dedicated fac
ulty, the program grew to become one of the
most well-respected academic programs in
the country. Today, the historic preservation
program at DCP operates in several foreign
countries, six states and includes faculty from
all five college units.
The arrival of Turpin C. Bannister in 1957
as dean of the College of Architecture and
Fine Arts marked the starting point of inter
est in preservation studies at DCP. A founder
of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
and the Society of Architectural Historians, he
introduced one particular architecture profes
sor to the Historic American Building Survey
(HABS) through a summer job opportunity
in 1958. Professor Emeritus F. Blair Reeves,
FAIA, would return from his summer expe
rience and go on to become a I ii- .. 1i 1l,.. 1.- .-
on preservation studies at DCP and across the
nation. HABS, a joint program of the National
Park Service, the American Institute of Ar
chitects and the Library of Congress, would
also become a launching pad to a career in
historic preservation for many of UF's preser
vation students.
Starting in the early 1960s, groups of UF
students began documentation and preserve
tion work on local projects from North Central
Florida to Key West, Puerto Rico and beyond.
As statewide interest in the field grew, so did
the program at UF. The architecture depart
ment expanded to a six-year program in the
early 1970s offering graduate-level history
and preservation courses which attracted
students from many disciplines. A multi
agency collaboration and the vision of

Dedicated to Preservation Education
Year Founded: 1972
Co-Founders: Walter Beinecke,Jr., Nantucket
island developer, and F. Blair Reeves, FAIA,
student UF architecture professor
ign Sponsors: University of Florida, Nantucket
nts a Historical Trust, Colonial Williamsburg
and Foundation, National Park Service, National
agner Trust for Historic Preservation and the
PI:N's Smithsonian Institution
arden Mission: Provide participants with a unique
the educational experience in a broad range of
of historic preservation issues, while helping to
research, document and conserve the historic
resources of Nantucket.

Walter Beinecke, Jr., established UF's Nan
tucket, Mass., institute in 1972 which became
Preservation Institute: Nantucket, now one of
three preservation institutes at DCP.
By 1980, the historic preservation program
was regularly I11 i. iiI ,.- 1 I, i i recog
nized consultants, bolstering the quality of
education and reputation of the program. The
Research and Education Center for Architec
tural Preservation was established in 1978
and offered preservation education across
the entire university. Architecture professor
George Scheffer founded the Preservation In
stitute: Caribbean in 1981.
Herschel Shepard, one of DCP's first
f il .... i. I i1i, preservation work ex
perience, established the modern preservation
curriculum in 1989 to include more preserve
tion technology studies while he maintained
the program's growth. i-.Ii 1 p. I also estab
lished the Master of Science in Architectural
Studies, first conferred in 1992.
In 2003, Roy Eugene Graham, FAIA, was
named Beinecke-Reeves distinguished pro
fessor in historic preservation and director of
preservation programs. In the spring of 2004,
the historic preservation program committee
initiated the Interdisciplinary Concentra
tion and Certificate in Historic Preservation
(ICCHP) for graduate students across the uni
versity and established a joint degree with the
Fredric G. Levin College of Law in 2005. In
2006, the college announced the proposal of
a transdisciplinary Center for World Heritage
Stewardship. The new center, chaired by Gra
ham and assistant professor Kristin Larsen,
will involve centers from across the universe
ty and complement those i il I,, i.... ,
within the college. I

PI:N Stats:
o 500 students from more than 100 academic
institutions in the United States and abroad
have participated in PI:N.
o PI:N students have documented more than
100 of the island's structures.
> In 1998, PI:N students documented what
some believe is one of the oldest lighthouse
sites in the United States.
o PI:N is located in -.I I l. i n .. Hall, an 1846
Greek Revival structure located in the
historic Nantucket town center.
o Nantucket, Mass., was first settled in
the mid-17th century on an island 30 miles
I,11 I i ..i and has more than 800 structures
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Alison Chuplis, an interior design s
from International Academy of Des
and Technology in Tampa, documer
Nantucket historic garden. Chuplis
UF interior design student Paula W
documented the garden as part of
ongoing work with the Nantucket G
Club and its annual submission to
Smithsonian Institution's Archives
American Gardens.


Newell Hall, 1909

Inaugural Member UFAcademy ofDistinguished Teaching Scholars

During the next decade, the University ofFlorida
;.'il strive to become one of the top ten public
research universities. This goal emphasizes
the university's need to grow in its research
, ', :,y but does not neglect the importance of
improving teaching.
To this end, the Academy ofDistinguished
Teaching Scholars, under the auspices of the
University Center for; ...., I... in Teaching, was
created last year to reward and, : I, ,,,. ,
,,i, /, ,", ,i, t, ., educators on campus to enhance

, I .

On the Academy:
We are looking to enhance the learning ex
perience of students through the Academy.
Though the opportunities are limitless, the
Academy may propose new ways of teaching
and new ways of teaching evaluation with
the goal of creating a durable connectedness
between students and the university.
In one respect, the Academy challenges
research, but not in a negative way. What
it is saying is research is important, but we
can never forget the teaching side of being
a scholar.

On Excellent Teaching:
I think the biggest way to excel in teaching
is realizing you don't know everything.
You have to be humble and have respect
for the student.
Create an environment where the student
wants to learn, and it eliminates excuses for
them. This approach allows :1 -. 1.1I ., but at
the same time, the students end up putting
the pressure on themselves to excel.

On Today's Classroom:
If you really want to have a great learning
experience, nobody should be intimidating.
I don't ever discount a student's knowledge,
and that comes by returning the respect that
is given to me.
The way to get your students' attention
changes every semester. This Academy has
an opportunity to provide teachers with
tools to adapt to their changing students.
Students entering today's classrooms are
much different than those of 15 years ago.

On Balancing Research and Teaching:
There may have been a perception of im
balance that was about to take place on this
campus. What the Academy is trying to do is
provide a happy medium between research
and teaching. The creation of this Acade
my recognizes that you can have an impact
through teaching and not just research. In
other words, it is intended not to let us forget
that ultimately our job is to educate. I

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The treasure hunt begins in the unlikely
est of places. Amid piles of trash and trees
surrounding makeshift trailer home parks,
groups of children gleefully ride tricycles on
bare concrete foundations where their house
es stood just four months ago. Newly erected
,, ....1 I ; and yard signs speckle the flattened
I I.... iI pe, announcing an insatiable need for
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.ik It:. ti.i\ el to Mississippi and assess, document
.1n l. iii i Ie-ich suffered considerable loss.

The three students joined Roy Eugene Gra-
ham, FAIA, director of the college's Historic
Preservation Programs, on the first leg of an
upcoming preservation studio focused on al
ternatives to demolition.
The opportunity to witness and begin res
toration work in the Gulf Coast region was
made possible when the World Monuments
Fund, an international organization dedicated
to the preservation of endangered architecture
al and cultural sites, called on DCP's history
ic preservation prn',rqm to become involved,
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hand what 1-. II i .I i .... I this trip to see, ur
ban and regional planning student Mathew
Saffer determined he would make this trip
a personal learning experience. His first op
portunity came on day two of the six day trip
when he and the rest of the group met local
Dorothy Phillips, 75, and her brother
Russell Simons, 71.
Longtime Bay St. Louis, Miss., residents,
the siblings stayed in Phillips' historic an
tebellum home on North Beach Boulevard
as Hurricane Katrina came ashore. The
wind howled and the water rose well above
the 1 ..I .. .... I as the house shifted under

neath their feet during a 14-hour struggle
against nature.
"It was a once in a lifetime experience," Si
mons recalls. "We went through Camille, and
we figured there wouldn't be a storm worse
than that."
Pl iill i two-story center-hall home, be
lived to have been built in the 1840s, suffered
considerable damage this time around. The
beachside porch and several rooms fell into
the approaching bay, leaving gaping holes ex
posed to damaging winds and rain.
Phillips told the students what histo
ry she knew of her home as they followed
her through the house while taking notes
and drawing sketches. She stopped to pick
up an oversized 10-of-diamonds playing
card she once used as a Mardi Gras parade
walker. The card survived, but most of her
parade costumes fell from their closet when
part of the house broke away into the bay.
"We are dealing with a disaster," says Lisa
Sasser, historic architect and president of the
Preservation Trades Network, or PTN, a part
ner organization on the project. "This is triage
work being done here."
The disaster touched close to home for ar
chitecture graduate student Charlene Eiffert,
whose family has lived in New Orleans for
six generations.
"For months, I felt far away and helpless
watching thousands of people and hearing
thousands of stories of neighbors and friends.
When I heard about this opportunity, I knew
that it was my way to help," she says.
Graham and his students were fortunate
enough to be working alongside members of
the PTN, the World Monuments Fund, the
National Trust for Historic Preservation and
local preservation and historical societies.
"The educational experience offered by this
trip is unprecedented for everyone involved.
Never before has such a diverse group of peo
ple come together to work toward an ultimate
purpose," Graham says.
Master timber framer and PTN member,
Rudy Christian explained the work to the stu
dents. "Process," he says, "is the key to under


Still vacant of people but not of its history, the area of the
Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans will be a future project
for Professor Graham's Alternatives to Demolition historic
preservation studio.

Pictured from left, Jessica Sweeney (IND), Charlene Eiffert
(ARC), Matthew Saffer (URP) and Professor Roy Eugene
Graham stand on the bay side of the hurricane-damaged
historic Phillips house in Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Charlene Eiffert, left, meets Russell Simons who rode out
Hurricane Katrina in the house with his sister Dorothy Phil-
lips. During their talk, Eiffert and Simons discover
a connection Simons was once Eiffert's father's boss
at the utility company in New Orleans.


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Just to the southeast of Lake Apopka and
bordered by Florida's Turnpike is an old
homestead on a six-acre parcel of property
purchased by botanist Henry Nehrling
in 1884 -just nine years after the city of
Orlando, Fla., was incorporated.

During his 40-year tenure on the property, Nehrling
introduced and cultivated nearly 3,000 species of plants
such as the azalea, crepe myrtle and bromeliad.

Cary Hester's illustrative site plan presents a vision for
the project showing complete site development, including
circulation, parking, site geometrics, program development
and the location of buildings.

However, he may be best known for his
cultivation of the caladium and the foundation
he laid for Florida's billion-dollar horticulture
Landscape architecture master's student
Cary Hester responded to Nehrling's great
grandson's request for assistance to preserve
this now distressed historic property.
"It was during one of my design classes that
the instructor notified me she had received a
curious e-mail I might be interested in," said
Hester, who received his master's degree in the
spring of 2005. "It was from Richard Nehrling,
the great-grandson of Henry Nehrling, and he
was looking for a student who was interest
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For his master's thesis, Hester created a
rehabilitation proposal for the property com-
plete with extensive historical research, pho
tographs and satellite assisted mapping of the
property. Citing the garden's important agri
cultural history in the state of Florida, he em
phasized the need to preserve what is left and
rehabilitate what can be remembered of the
"Nehrling stands out to me more than
the other individuals I've read about, and
that makes the i ,I .1 it 1 saving,"
Hester said.
Thousands of visitors came to marvel at the
gardens in Nehrling's day. The hope for the re
habilitation of this unique property is to allow


Dr. Henry Nehrling is pictured under a lath shade house
that once stood on his property in Gotha, Fla.

future generations to appreciate the beauty
and heritage of Palm Cottage Gardens.
"Dr. Nehrling had a huge impact on the type
of plants we see in the landscape of Florida to
day," said Tina Gurucharri, landscape archi
tecture associate professor. "It is important for
the public to know about his contributions."
Hester developed several project goals
through his research -to create a historic pho
to database, develop a master site plan for new
public gardens and create guidelines for the
management of Palm Cottage Gardens into
the future. The rehabilitation plan identifies
many of the property's plants and trees which
have existed since Nehrling's time as well as
the physical structures on the property like his
original homestead. He notes 1 ii i,, ii of the
historic views are in fair to poor condition but
could be fixed with some effort.
"My interest in historic preservation guid
ed this project in some degree, but mostly it is
the botany and the horticulture, and given that
this man did wonders for the horticulture in
dustry in the state, that is what intrigued me,"
Hester said.
Protecting this site is critical to maintaining
its history for future generations, Guruchar
ri said. "Landscapes are part of our culture
al heritage. They inform us about where we
come from."
Hester's plan makes the gardens into a facil
ity that can be visited. 1 1,. public complete
with historic descriptions and a reconstruction
of the real feel of what the property was like at
its highpoint. The driveway would be changed
to accommodate new traffic levels, a palm
lined walkway would be restored and shade
houses for horticultural demonstration would
be added in areas of high disturbance.
"With the restoration of the gardens, the
public benefits by learning about our cultural
heritage in an experiential way -being able to
see, smell, touch and 'be' in an important time
and place in history," Gurucharri said. rl

Historic photo this page courtesy of Department of College Archives and Special Collections Olin Library, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida


Anderson Hall, 1913


Unless you live in a one-stoplight town,
you probably can rattle off a list of dan
gerous roads and intersections that make
driving, biking or walking near them fright
ening. With nearly 7,000 people moving
into the state of Florida each week, it's no
wonder the number of vehicles seems to
be rising by the same margin. However,
the solution to the traffic congestion prob
lem is not just widening roads, says urban
and regional planning associate professor
Ruth Steiner.
"When you say transportation and move
ment, people think roads need to be bigger,
but bigger roads are less safe for pedestri
ans," she says.
A neo-traditional neighborhood lay
out would be more appropriate to alleviate
transportation problems for pedestrians
and bicyclists and make streets usable by
everyone. This approach would keep streets
from separating people and increase the use
of interconnected roads, like a grid, avoid
ing the establishment of large arterials that
tend to be unfriendly to pedestrians.
Multimodal environments are favorable
to a community. Many people even are will
ing to pay a premium to live in a community
developed to accommodate all modes of

transportation instead of focusing solely on
the automobile, Steiner says.
Pedestrian safety is also the objective of
crash mapping research, which Steiner and
her associates in the Department of Urban
and Regional Planning are completing for the
Florida Department of Transportation. In this
research, i . .. .- geographic information

systems, or GIS, to plot the location
of pedestrian and bicycle accidents in coun
ties throughout Florida.
"GIS mapping of pedestrian and bicy
cle crashes can be a powerful, life-saving
tool for planners working in local gov
ernments," says urban and regional
planning assistant professor Ilir Bejleri.
"By mapping where crashes take place, im-
provements can be focused on problem
areas. This creates a safer environment for
pedestrians and bicyclists."
Steiner's research has earned her a
2005-2008 University of Florida Research
Foundation Professorship award for her
continued efforts to make roadways and
neighborhoods safer for pedestrians and
bicyclists through applied research. The
professorships are given to faculty mem-
bers with a distinguished current research
program that places them among the lead
ers of their academic discipline.
"Generally speaking, we build to accom
modate the automobile, but we do less well
at accommodating the people who want
to walk or bicycle. Analyzing how to im-
prove i I i. 1 II. much summarizes my
research," Steiner says. I1


How can you engage a community in
city planning discussions if they don't
have the necessary tools to make their
Before Alachua County and the UF
Department of Urban and Regional
Planning partnered to create a specialized
online software application, citizen access
to information about the area's historic
structures was limited, at best. Databases
containing information about these struc
tures were easily accessible only by coun
ty planners and scientists. But Juna
Papajorgji had a better idea.
As an urban and regional planning doc
toral student and GIS Manager for the
Alachua County Department of Growth
M anagem ent, P:,I ii.. -- Ii.,i i, i ii 11I ,
parency and community involvement
were important factors in the city's deci
sions regarding historic properties. Her
solution was a Web site with the capabili
ties of advanced mapping software which

could be made easily accessible to anyone
with a computer.
The first of its kind in Florida, the Web
site offers video, audio and photograph
ic data on nearly 1,000 area historic sites.
The award-winning program design is
easily adaptable and cost effective for any
city with a historic properties database.
There has been a positive response
from the public who .. .. 1i1 i by having
ordinances in place to protect their his
toric sites, said Papajorgji. "Other Florida
communities already have begun to show
interest in adopting this program to fur
their their own conservation efforts." H1

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One of St. Augustine's oldest neighborhoods
is learning how to preserve its cultural heritage
while moving into the future. Further up the
state's east coast, near Fernandina Beach, Old
Town is managing to preserve the markers of
its amazing place in history as the last city plat
ted by the Spanish in the western hemisphere.
Seacoast towns in Dominica, St. Lucia and Mex
ico are learning how to live with their historical
buildings and natural resources while develop
ing their economies responsibly. Buildings in
Nantucket, Mass., that have stood for centuries
are being chronicled as standing monuments to
the past. Buildings at Mt. Lebanon Shaker Vil
lage in New York State will be restored by tra
ditional crafts. Even as far away as France,
Slovenia, Ethiopia and Italy, historic preserve
tion efforts guided by the long arm of the
University of Florida are taking place.

Across the state of Florida, across the country and even across the world,
professors, graduate students and undergrads from the various departments
within UF's College of Design, Construction and Planning are embarking on
historic preservation projects that impact communities in a big way.

9 "It is central to our mission, since we are
S part of a public-funded university, serving the
whole state and reaching out to the nation and
the world at large," says Roy Eugene Graham,
FAIA, the director of the College Preservation
". Program and a national advocate for historic
preservation. "To quote the president of the Na
tional Trust (for Historic Preservation), preser
vation is about 'quality of life.' That's the way
we've been looking at it lately. As the preserve
tion movement gets more mature, it's not about
individual buildings as much anymore as it is
about ensembles of buildings, landscapes and
intangible culture and using historic resources
to help communities better themselves socially
and economically."
In that vein and with that aim, the college has
programs in place or in the making in areas of
historic interest all over the world, some

of them in places such as St. Augustine, Nan
ticket or Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village, which
already have strong historic traditions; some
of them in places that are further under the ra
dar, such as towns near World Heritage Sites
in the Caribbean whose community leaders are
i.. 1ii;,_ ;11. the conflicting needs of preserve
ing cultural and natural sites while addressing
community needs and economic livelihood
and expansion.
This is not a new battle for the university.
In 1957, UF became one of the first schools in the
nation to offer coursework in historic preserve
tion after professor F. Blair Reeves, FAIA, in
produced an architectural preservation studies
program within the then-College of Architecture
and Fine Arts. Since then, UF and the College of
Design, Construction and Planning have gained
an international reputation for historic preser
ovation and have assisted in preservation projects
all over the state, the country and the world.
With the creation in 2004 of the
Interdisciplinary Concentration and Certificate
in Historic Preservation (ICCHP), an offering for
graduate students, the college is taking historic
preservation to a whole new level. Faculty,
graduate students and even undergrads from
throughout the college are coming together
to not only learn how to pave the way for a
historically responsible future but also to help
communities across the world preserve their
heritage today. In the past semester, the ICCHP
program has grown to include museum studies
students from the College of Fine Arts, and plans
are underway to include law, cultural tourism
and anthropology students.
"America and the world are becoming more
and more homogenized," says Kay Williams,
an associate professor of landscape architecture
who has been very involved in the college's pres
ervation efforts. "In the face of that, historic pres
ervation is important in keeping what's special
about the places we love."

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The students and faculty of the college are in
volved in a widely varying collection of historic
preservation programs across the world, all of
which help communities preserve their past
while putting their best foot forward toward
the future.
"Our built future is much richer if we incor
porate where we've been," explains Kim Tanzer,
a professor of architecture who works with the
Florida Community Design Center, which helps
preserve history in Gainesville. "Otherwise
you're starting with a thin veneer of community.
The thing about a city is that it builds through
time. In the cities we love to visit, such as Rome,
Paris, New York and Boston, you can feel the
presence of 200 or 2,000 years of history while
you're standing there. That adds so much."
In the cities that Tanzer mentions, strong
historical preservation programs are already
in place and have been for decades and even
centuries. But what about cities such as Gaines
ville? Or Starke, Fla.? Or suburban Tampa?
Or small coastal towns in Mexico, St. Lucia
and Dominica?
"It has to do with understanding the culture
and uniqueness of the place you're in," says
Kristin Larsen, an assistant professor of urban
and regional planning, who is helping lead a stu
dent group to preserve one of St. Augustine's
oldest neighborhoods. "History is often what at
tracts people to a community. The architecture
connects you with the place. It also serves to
educate, because the physical environment en
gages in a way that books can't."
Larsen's project in St. Augustine is just one of
the many that spring from the college's wealth
of expertise. Larsen, associate professor Ruth
Steiner and a team of students are working to
help develop a plan for Lincolnville, a historic
neighborhood just south of Flagler College in
St. Augustine's historic downtown.

"Given how desirable it was to live close to
downtown in this neighborhood with beauti
ful Victorian homes, the question became how to
preserve this neighborhood and also to address
needs of existing residents," Larsen says. "We
needed to balance affordable housing, historic
preservation and transportation planning."
There will no doubt, be development taking
place shortly in the Lincolnville neighborhood.
But the UF group provided the residents there
with an important starting point: an under
standing of how to preserve their rich cultural
heritage through a better understanding of
how to move into the future without destroying
the heritage of the past.
Other professors within the college, include
ing Tanzer, are leading charges to preserve the
Second Avenue corridor, historic churches and
a historic blues club in Gainesville, nearly in the
university's backyard. Graham and his students
helped conduct similar projects in cities such as
High Springs and now in Gary, a Tampa neigh
borhood near historic Ybor City. A presentation
of the student project, including new design
guidelines, was given at the end of the fall se
mester to the community of Gary, educators,
city council members and preservationists at the
neighborhood school.
"The whole idea is that we are helping groups
that can't afford professional help, in much the
same way that legal aid societies provide legal
assistance at no cost," Graham explains. "We
don't take the place of professionals, but we give
the residents a starting point and a better under
standing of their communities."
Further away, Graham, in collaboration with
professor Brejish Thapa of the Department of
Tourism, is also planning projects in St. Lucia
and Dominica, with a grant from the UNESCO
World Heritage Center, to help preserve natural
sites such as volcanoes and waterfalls with cul

turally significant villages around them.
Williams is one of the faculty members with
in the college working to preserve very specific
sites. Hers is the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
State Historic Site, a Florida state park on the
old homestead of the award winning writer.
The park's purpose is to help teach visitors
about Florida's history and the heritage
of Rawlings.
"Heritage tourism is very big in our econo
my," Williams explains. "If you have things like
this that can appeal to a broad range of people,
it helps with tourism, which helps with basic

Historic structure in Shaker Village at Mt. Lebanon, New York,
site of DCP's Preservation Institute: New York

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA College ofDesign, Construction & Planning


Charles Kibert, a professor of building con
struction and the director of the Powell Center
for Construction and the Environment, is
working to balance historic preservation with
environmental needs and sustainability. He has
done a lot of this type of work in older neighbor
hoods in Gainesville.
"Sustainability is largely about community,"
Kibert explains. "The less you have to tear down
and rebuild, the better. Preserving historic build
ings has far lower impact than building new
things, and it's also such a cultural asset."
As co-directors of the Research and Educa
tional Center for Architectural Preservation
(RECAP), professor William Tilson and as
sociate professor Peter Prugh of the School of
Architecture are at the helm of many preserve
tion projects, including home restorations in
historic Jacksonville, the design of cultural man
agement plans for the 75,000 acres of Florida
Army National Guard facilities in the state, and
the development of design guidelines for history
ic communities such as Old Town, Fernandina,
Fla. "There are communities that are under sig
nificant development pressure," Tilson explains.
"The guidelines are to maintain a certain charac
ter of place and to help manage development."
Tilson is doing similar work as the director
of Preservation Institute: Caribbean (PI:C), along
with architecture professor and co-director
Alfonso Perez-M6ndez. Tilson and Perez-Men
dez are leading student design teams that focus
on research issues related to the design of new
construction in historic, water based communi
ties in Mexico and the Caribbean.
On Nantucket Island, Mass., Prugh, director
of the Preservation Institute: Nantucket (PI:N),
is leading the 34-year-old college program,
which brings students, not only from Florida but
from around the country, to the historic island
every summer to help preserve the past.
"We are able to offer a really unique and as
tonishing preservation education experience for
the students," Prugh says. "At the same time,

the island benefits from having research and
documentation efforts done on buildings on the
island to help them long-range with managing
and protecting their cultural resources."
With the help of Ph.D. students, Graham has
been developing an additional preservation in
stitute, modeled on the Nantucket success, which
will begin the summer of 2006 in Mt. Lebanon
Shaker Village in New York's Berkshire Moun
tains. A grant from the World Monuments Fund
and the Brown Foundation will enable students
interested in learning traditional methods of
building construction to spend nine months with
master craftsmen and students from the Amer
ican Academy of Building Arts in the village
working on hands-on projects. Another preser
vation institute is planned for South Florida.
A new field seminar in the spring 2006, in
partnership with the World Monuments Fund,
the National Trust for Historic Preservation and
others, will enable UF's College of Design, Con
struction and Planning students to help in the
rebuilding and restoration work on the Missis
sippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans.
That's what the college's efforts are all about:
contributing to the community while teaching
students about the professions they hope to enter
into. In the process, the college is changing the
world -simply by helping preserve the past.
"Working with historic communities makes
so much sense, because in many ways, preserve
tion is a kind of a duty, whether it's preserving
natural or cultural resources," says Graham.
"It's a win-win situation, because the communi
ty benefits, and the students benefit, and the sort
of rapport they develop carries on. We can get
people really excited about possibilities that will
conserve heritage and improve 1.. 1- i i I
of life."
The University of Florida is in a unique
position to develop just those kinds of programs.
Not only is there a strong tradition of historic
preservation within the university and the
college, but the state itself has a deep need for

such efforts. In addition to reaching outside the
state's borders and helping the rest of the world,
one of the college's most important functions is
turning inward, to preserving what's in their
own backyard.
"The state of Florida is under tremendous de
velopment pressure," says Tilson. "We're a very
young state, but there's a significant range of
historic places that are often undervalued and
overlooked. There's a tendency in development
to eradicate existing things and replace them
with something new rather than combining and
layering ideas. There is a great role for the uni
versity to play in preserving place. We're able to
help communities support the things they value
and cherish."
Even closer to home, College of Design, Con
struction and Planning faculty members are also
very active in preserving one of UF's greatest
sources of pride: the campus of the university it
self. (See Preserving Our Campus on page 2.)
"We feel that our historic environment is a
visual history in which we can all participate,"
says Susan Tate, a professor of interior design
and a member of the university's Preserva
tion of Historic Buildings and Sites Committee,
which oversees much of the historic preserve
tion efforts on campus. "It speaks about human
achievements over time and human challenge
es over time in a way we can experience beyond
a textbook. People relate to the visual record of
history and because of this there is a widespread
interest in keeping it, not just for our generation,
but for future generations to experience as well.

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Assistant professor of architecture Nancy
Sanders and associate professor of archi
tecture Robert MacLeod, along with part
ner Albertus Wang (BDesign 1990), have
been awarded first prize in a two-stage
international design competition. Their
firm, SWiMcau (Sanders Wang MacLeod
international consortium for architecture
& urbanism), teamed with PLT Planning
of Hong Kong to receive first place for the
Urban Master Plan for the Central Urban
Area of Sanshui, Foshan, China.
Located in southwest China near
Guangzhou, the project includes the
design of a 5.2 square kilometer area for
500,000 projected inhabitants including
civic, cultural and convention centers and
public plazas, urban park belt and related
buildings, extensive retail areas, a light
rail station, sports complex, educational
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construction professor Walter E. Dukes,
Ph.D., as diversity specialist for the college.
His duties include assisting in the recruit
ment and retention of faculty and students,
and he will work to strengthen the diversity
within the college.
While others throughout campus work
in the area of student retention/recruitment
and minority affairs, Dukes' position is
unique within UF in his charge to influence
and build faculty diversity through year
round recruitment and retention activities.
"Our college is very fortunate to have a
person of Dr. Dukes' experience and dedica
tion in this new position," said former Dean
Jay M. Stein, who appointed Dukes. "We are
proud to be working with the university to
strengthen the li i I 11 I i III ourcollege
and around us."
Associate Provost Debra Walker King
said she is a strong advocate for developing
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"My excitement and pride in this appoint
ment is exceeded only by my confidence in
Walter Dukes' selection by the college," King
said. "Having a specialist at the college level
who is focused year round on faculty re
cruitment and retention will certainly assist
UF in reaching its diversity goals."
Dukes has served UF for nine years men
touring minority students and faculty. He

served as adviser to the National Association
of Minority Contractors for six years and to
the student chapter of the National Organiza
tion of Minority Architects.
He received his doctorate from Purdue Uni
versity and a Master of Science from Indiana
State University. Among his specialties are
construction management and human re
source development. In addition to his service
to faculty and students, Dukes was the col
lege's equal opportunity officer for three years
and continues to participate in the University
Minority Mentor Program.
"Dr. Dukes has been involved in recruit
ment and retention of students in the Rinker
School of Building Construction for many
years, and his knowledge and experience in
this area will easily expand to include both
faculty and students," said Interim Dean
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Design 5 architecture students Lena Fan and
Stephanie Springer photograph their models
in the atrium of the Architecture Building,
using the late afternoon light to capture the
dramatic shadows on their models.

< Lena's model (in the background) is the
intervention in Florida landscape. It is a
recreational facility of 200-500 sq. ft. for 5-10
people made as a viewing type area at Peacock
Springs. It brings the cave system into a habitable
space so that everyone can experience the springs.

> Stephanie's model is a 200-500 sq. ft. dance
space in San Felasco State Nature Preserve. She
says there is good architecture vocabulary in
the dance vernacular. The site she has chosen is
situated near a creek.

Architecture master's student Crystal Lester
carefully guides an Xacto knife across the
base of her model.

Building construction students Scott Marone
(left) and Marty Baker remove paneling on
a landmark antique train caboose in Archer,
Fla., damaged by vandalism, weather and
termites. Once restored, the caboose will
serve as a new concession stand for an
athletic complex and a reminder of the
railroad's role in Archer's history.

Building construction student Ureka Goodridge
measures elevations in front of Broward Hall
for her Construction Layouts Class.


Urban and regional planning student
Mathew Saffer works on an early 19th
century cottage in Bay St. Louis, Miss.
Mathew and others from DCP spent six
days working in Bay St. Louis during
their winter break to document and
disassemble the historic home
damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

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Interior design student Darci Pappano and architecture
master's student Eric Peterson celebrate their graduation
at DCP's Spring 2005 Commencement. Darci was one
of seven students recognized at the ceremony for their
achievements and service. The students who received the
college's Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement
Award were: Catherine Anderson, Hayley Harrison, Shelley
Jones and Jimmy Terpening. The students receiving the
college's Undergraduate Student Service Award were:
Darci, Aaron Plewke, Derick Taylor and Jimmy Terpening.

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Architecture senior Jay Dompor stands
with his entry to the annual lamp design
S--. competition sponsored by professor Martin
Gold's Environmental Technology II class.
His design was inspired by traditional
Chinese lanterns used during the mid-
August moon festivals.

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On April 13,2005, DCP held its 27th Annual
Awards Ceremony, honoring donors and rec
ognizing faculty, students and alumni.
The 2006 awards ceremony will be decentral
ized, with each school or department holding
its own ceremony. For more information,
please contact the school or department or you
may contact the college at
<< perspective@dcp.ufl.edu > or (352) 392-4836.

Teacher/Adviser of the Year Awards

, UF/DCP Teacher of the Year
Kevin R. Grosskopf, Assistant Professor
of Building Construction

, DCP Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
Nancy M. Sanders, Assistant Professor
of Architecture

, DCP Graduate Teacher of the Year
Kristin E. Larsen, Assistant Professor
of Urban and Regional Planning

, DCP Adviser of the Year
R. Raymond Issa, Professor of
Building Construction

, Dean's Faculty Service Award
Susan Tate, Professor of Interior Design

, UF Research Foundation Professorship
Ruth Steiner, Associate Professor of
Urban and Regional Planning


This year, the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of
Building Construction is celebrating over
70 years of excellence in construction
As the oldest continuing building
construction program in the country, the
Rinker School has a strong tradition of
excellence. Starting as a program in 1935 and
becoming a school in 1976, the Rinker School
has led the nation in construction education.


Bob Angle, president-elect of the Tampa Bay Region UF
BCN Gator Club, speaks at the 70th Anniversary Banquet
in Tampa on Sept. 21.

The school developed the country's first
master's degree program, organized the
Associated Schools of Construction with
the leadership of Chairman Loys Johnson
and was the first program to be accredited
by the American Council for Construction
Today, the Rinker School continues this
tradition with a doctoral degree, a graduate
track in sustainable construction, online
degrees in fire and emergency services and
international construction management
and an undergraduate track in residential
construction. With the support of many,
the school has a new home in Rinker Hall,
the 26th building in the nation to receive
LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green
Building Council.
The anniversary celebration began on
Sept. 21 at a dinner hosted by the Tampa
Bay Region UF BCN Gator ( I I and will
continue throughout the year as other

regional BCN Gator Clubs hold similar
events. In addition to celebrating the Rinker
School's anniversary, these events will
raise money for the BCN 70th Anniversary
Endowed Professorship. This professorship
will fund a new faculty member or lecturer,
which will help the school continue at
the top ranks of construction education
programs in the nation.
The Tampa dinner was extremely
successful v i 11 ... i 300 people in
attendance, raising approximately $45,000
for the professorship. The Rinker School
wishes to thank all who participated,
especially the Tampa Bay Region UF BCN
Gator ( I, di Board of Directors and those
companies who sponsored tables.
For more information about upcoming
celebrations, please contact Viki Solt at
(352) 273-1185 or < soltvl@dcp.ufl.edu >> I

Distinguished Architecture Alumnus
Lawrence Scarpa, Class of 1987
Pugh + Scarpa
Santa Monica, California
Distinguished Building
Construction Alumnus
Harley W. Miller, Class of 1969
Miller Construction Company
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Distinguished Interior Design Alumnus
Sally Burkhard, Class of 1977
Orlando, Florida
Distinguished Landscape
Architecture Alumnus
Gerdo Aquino, Class of 1994
Sausalito, California
Distinguished Urban & Regional
Planning Alumnus
Michael C. Holbrook, Class of 1981
Bowyer-Singleton and Associates, Inc.
Orlando, Florida

Construction Hall of Fame Award
Lance S. Frankham
The Frankham Company
Cullman, Alabama
J. Stephen Powell, Jr.
Powell Brothers, Inc.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


The Honorable Donald Slesnick, II, mayor
of Coral Gables, was awarded the college's
Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Achievement
Award during a luncheon on April 13.
"Mayor Slesnick is one of UF's most dis
tinguished graduates," said Roy Eugene Gra-
ham, FAIA, director of DCP's Historic Pres
ervation Programs. "His work with both local
and statewide preservation societies has made
a lasting effect in saving historic resources.
Through his initiatives, the natural and cul
tural treasures of our state and the historic
City of Coral Gables will now be protected for
future generations while citizens .. .. 111 eco
nomically, culturally, socially, environment
tally and .,i ll' I.... ,ii .."
The annual award recognizes an individual
who ...pi. the spirit of historic preser
vation in Florida. Slesnick has worked hard
to protect and conserve cultural heritage over
the years. As mayor of Coral Gables, a city
selected by the White House as a !'. - -
America Community," he has led preserve
tion efforts. He served as chairman of the
Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council,
chairman of the Dade Cultural Alliance, and
was president of both the Dade Heritage Trust
and the Florida Trust for Historic
Slesnick received his undergraduate degree
from the University of Virginia, and his law
degree from the University of Florida in 1968.
His numerous other awards include being
chosen by South Florida CEO Magazine as
one of the "Top 101 Global Leaders of South
Florida-2004," and he received the 2001
"Man of the Year" Award by the Renaissance
Historical Society of Florida.
The luncheon was hosted by the college
on behalf of DCP's Historic Preservation
Programs. The award is named in honor
of Walter Beinecke, Jr. and UF professor
emeritus F. Blair Reeves, both of whom are
known nationally for their accomplishments
in historic preservation. I]

After 39 years with the College of Design,
Construction and 'Pl;iiuiiig. Anthony J.
Dasta is taking on his most challenging
role -interim dean for the college. Ap
pointed by Interim Provost Joe Glover,
Dasta began serving as interim dean on
Aug. 8, when Jay M. Stein stepped down
as dean.
"It is an honor to serve the faculty in
the college as interim dean. Everyone has
been supportive and helpful as we work
together to strengthen the college," Dasta
said. "In a step toward that direction, the
faculty recently voted and approved the
adoption of the College Constitution. As
the first-ever constitution for the college,
this is a major step in the college's and
university's development of shared
Prior to his appointment as interim
dean, Dasta served the college as associate
dean for curriculum and student service
es. He joined the college administration in
1988 as director of computer facilities and
was appointed assistant dean for student
services in 1991. Throughout his tenure at
UF, Dasta has taught classes in the college
as a professor of architecture.
"I'm really pleased, on behalf of the
college and the university, that Professor
Dasta has accepted this assignment as
interim dean," Glover said. "His deep
understanding of college and university
operations ensures no loss of momentum
as the college moves into an era of new
On Dec. 5, Provost Janie Fouke an
nounced the appointment of the Dean's
Search Committee, which will be chaired
by Kathleen Long, dean of the College of
Nursing. The committee members are:
Margaret Carr, associate professor of

Pictured (left to right):
Kathleen Slesnick Kaufmann,
preservation officer for the City of
Miami, Donald Slesnick, Roy Hunt,
distinguished service professor
emeritus of the UF College of Law,
and Roy Eugene Graham.

Anthony J. Dasta

landscape architecture, Ian Flood, asso
ciate professor of building construction,
Kenneth Gerhardt, interim dean of the
Graduate School, Stella Hofer, graduate
student, Kristin Larsen, assistant profes
sor of urban and regional planning, Steve
Palmer of Stiles Corporation, Jack Pon-
ikvar of Ponikvar and Associates, Mar-
garet Portillo, chair of the Department of
Interior Design and William Tilson, pro
fessor of architecture.
"Dr. Fouke has assembled an excellent
committee to search for a new dean,"
Dasta said.
Other changes in the college's admin
istration include the appointment of Paul
Zwick as associate dean for research and
graduate studies in addition to his serving
as chair of the Department of Urban and
Regional Planning. Stein announced Rob-
ert Stroh's resignation from the post in a
July 12 memo stating, "Bob has worked
tn' i. 'iI i, i 1 ,,,, of our faculty to assist
in identifying research opportunities and
in the preparation of proposals. On behalf
of our college, I thank Bob for his service
and contribution to our college's research
Zwick also was appointed to the posi
tion of director of the college's Ph.D. pro
gram. Mary Jo Hasell resigned from the
director position after six years of tireless
and dedicated work, said Stein in his an
nouncement to faculty and staff. "Jo suc
ceeded during her tenure in taking the
program to a far higher level of academic
excellence and national prominence."
Hasell will continue as professor and di
rector of graduate studies in the Depart
ment of Interior Design, and Stroh will
continue his position as research professor
and director of the -. 111111.. i Center for Af
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University of Florida's Rinker Hall recently
was selected by the American Institute of Ar
chitects Committee on the Environment as a
Top Green Project for 2005, one of eight se
1., 1, i .i .... i i .. Rinker Hall received a gold
rating in May 2004, by the U.S. Green Build
ing Council's Leadership in Energy and En
vironmental Design, a national standard for
developing high-performance, sustainable
"Rinker Hall's success has resulted in UF
adopting a .. i i. I i I I all future buildings be
designed and built according to LEED stan-
dards," said Abdol Chini, director of the Rink
er School of Building Construction, which is
housed in Rinker Hall.
LEED is used to measure a building's envi
ronmental performance and emphasizes state
of the art strategies for sustainable site devel
opment, water savings, energy efficiency, ma
trial selections, indoor environmental quality
and enhancing occupant comfort and health.
Rinker Hall was recognized at the national
AIA convention in May 2005 for design
that protects and enhances the environment
by integrating architecture, technology and
natural systems.
Randy Croxton of Croxton Collaborative
Architects, the project architect, accepted the

"We call this a building that
both performs and belongs"
Randy Croxton

award in Los Angeles on behalf of his firm
and the project partner firm, Gould Evans
Associates, Tampa, Fla.
Croxton recognized the outstanding re
sourcefulness of the project and the participa
tion of the faculty and students of the Rinker
School and the School of Architecture, which
contributed to the 1. .- i success.
Rinker Hall's uniqueness comes in many
forms. It was the first LEED Gold rated build
ing in the state of Florida and 26th in the
United States. The technological innovation
used in the construction of the building mini
mized the amount of construction waste pro
duced and maximized energy efficiency.
"This'. I I1. ni ,1 io .'i. 1 1 an exemplar
in materials minimization. It has facilitated
characteristics of long-life loose fit, which al
lows for easy modification or change to the
building over time with moderate impact on
occupants in the building," Croxton said.
Construction materials were recycled in an
attempt for reuse in the most efficient man
ner. One example is the reuse of bricks from
UF's deconstructed Hume Hall for the retain
ing walls and service areas at Rinker Hall.
"Anytime you're resourceful in a way that
is highly pragmatic and measurable saves
money and resources for future generations
rather than consuming and throwing the
waste into landfills," Croxton said.
During the LEED rating process, the build
ing received an innovation credit for the
building's use as a teaching tool and the way
it is integrated with the building construction

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"There has been a very robust sustainabil
ity curriculum that is embedded in the Rink
er School's mission as developed by building
construction professor Dr. Charles Kibert,"
Croxton said.
"Also, Rinker Hall accomplishes its sus
tainability mission through 1(. .1 ,i, na. Ii
gence rather than through capital-intensive
technology, and therefore, at the end of the
day was completed very close to campus
standards of cost for a classroom building,"
Croxtonsaid. !I ...I. .-iii. ;doesnotde
feat design excellence."
Making a building that was energy effi
cient and also fit with UF's collegiate goth
ic style posed a challenge to the designers.
To maintain energy and heating efficiency,
the building was framed with glass and steel.
However, buildings on UF's campus have
brick facades. To incorporate the architecture
al elements required of new buildings, the de
signers constructed a colonnade consistent
with the Southern tradition of porches and
columns and a shade wall of brick that is free
standing on the western side.
"We call this a building that both performs
and belongs," Croxton said.
The Rinker School is housed within the UF
College of Design, Construction and Plan
ning. Designed and constructed as a green
building, Rinker Hall uses 55 percent less en
I I i i typical buildings of its size, and its
future operation will be more environmental
ly friendly.
In addition to being recognized as a top
green building, Rinker Hall, which was dedi
cated in October 2003, also received the 2003
H. Dean Rowe, FAIA, Award for Design Ex
cellence from AIA Tampa Bay, the 2003 Sus
tainable Florida Architecture Honor Award
by the Council for Sustainable Florida and
the AIA, the Gold Award in recognition of ex
cellence in the institutional facilities catego
ry by the City of Gainesville Beautification
Board and the Excellence in Construction Ea
gle Award by Associate Builders and Con
tractors First Coast Chapter. Il


On Aug. 8, 2005, Dr. Jay M. Stein stepped
down as dean of the College of Design, Con
struction and Planning after six years of
distinguished service in this position. He re
signed after 19 years of holding various ad
ministrative positions in order to have more
time for his family and to pursue his scholar
ly interests.
Interim Provost Joe Glover accepted
Stein's resignation reluctantly in his an
nouncement to the college faculty and staff.
"Dean Stein has contributed considerably to
the evolution of the college and his leadership
will be missed," Glover said.
During his tenure, the college made sig
nificant strides. Previously, the college was
known for its size, but Stein saw the strength
of the college in its comprehensiveness.
"Being the only university in the Associa
tion of American Universities with all five
design disciplines in one college gave us the
strategic advantage if we continued to empha
size and expand our interdisciplinary initial
tives," Stein said. "From that concept, came
the development of more interdisciplinary
programs and centers and the renaming of
the College of Architecture to the more inclu
sive College of DCP."
Stein is proud of many of the accomplish
ments completed while he was dean, in
cluding at the university level, chairing the


New student leadership in the Rinker School
of Building Construction has transformed the
college council into an ambitious organize
tion of determined members. In just one year,
the BCN College Council, under the direction
of president John Nickels, has grown into a
23 member board representing undergradu
ate and graduate BCN students as well as all
nine student organizations. They have a new
constitution, bylaws and a plan for improving
student life within their college.
The progress of the council in rebuilding
itself was recognized in April 2005 by the
University of Florida Board of College Coun
cils as being the most improved for the 2004
05 school year out of 20 university
college councils.
"The council started with so little to work
with, but in short order we built a solid orga

UF Community Campaign in 2002 -2003,
which set a new university record at the time
for funds raised. In addition, Stein led the
college in a successful five-year capital cam
paign, raising $27 million, which included a
$3.2 million gift from Steve and Carol Powell
to endow the Powell Center for Construction
and the Environment. He also worked with
Charles and Nancy Perry to secure their $2
million gift for the ( i i I. R. Perry Program
for Crafts Awareness and to build the Per
ry Construction Yard, an addition to Rinker
Hall which will house the program.
Other notable accomplishments include:
the completion of Rinker Hall -UF's first
"green" building; the college's adoption
of new tenure and promotion guidelines;
the programs created to support faculty
especially in research, such as the college's
summer grant program; the increase in
the diversity of the faculty especially at
the administrative level; and creating
a public relations office that resulted in
a stronger college Web site, a monthly
newsletter, a post-card series to publicize
the accomplishments of the faculty and the
annual publication of Perspective.
"Jay Stein's courage and I i1l .i, .- ii lead
ership advanced the college in ways that
recognized both the special character and
connectedness of architecture, building con

nization with renewed spirit," Nickels said.
Nickels, his new board members and
faculty adviser Richard Smailes worked
closely to develop a two-phase strategy for
rebuilding the council during the last school
year. The council's rediscovery phase was re
alized with the help of Rinker School's direc
tor Abdol Chini and its director of graduate
and distance education programs Raymond
Issa. With the help of the Rinker School's ad
ministration and the council board, a new
constitution and set of bylaws were written,
and a strong vision for the future of the coun-
cil was established.
"At the beginning of the Fall 2004 semes
ter, we challenged the students to re-energize
and to revitalize the BCN College Council,"
Issa said. "They took our challenge to heart."

Jay M. Stein, Ph.D.

struction, interior design, landscape architect
ture and urban and regional planning," said
Margaret Portillo, chair of the Department
of Interior Design. "Through issues rang
ing from redefining the identity of the college
to day-to-day operations, Jay championed
for excellence in all things and changed the
face of leadership in the college recognizing
cultural and gender diversity."
Despite the demands of administration,
while serving as dean, Stein completed his
book, Classic Readings in Urban P'liii ilii.
Second Edition (American Planning As
sociation), a revision of his book published
10 years earlier and cited as the I.. I 1l1 1
I:Ii 1. Il l i,..i. to appear in 25 years." Stein
also was honored to be named a fellow of the
American Institute of Certified Planners
(FAICP) in 2004.
"It's a great challenge to figure out the role
of a design college within a major research
university," Stein said. "I enjoyed the
opportunity to take on this challenge." I

It was through the process of rewriting the
council's governing documents that a strong
sense of unity and buy-in was born among
the council members whose meeting atten
dance was dwindling.
"We achieved success in all areas by not
taking on too much but building organization
and focus," Nickels said.
A priority for the new council is to estab
lish better interdisciplinary communication
within the College of Design, Construction
and Planning.
"Most building construction students do
not feel like they are a part of the rest of DCP,"
Nickels said. "We need to build a bridge to
the rest of the college and create a regular ex
change of ideas and forums." n

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Throughout the years, hundreds of DCP
students focused their studies on historic
preservation. The majority of these students
participated in the Preservation Institute:
Nantucket, or PI:N, learning through hands-
on experience in preservation. DCP alumni are
spread throughout the country and even the
world, and those with roots in historic preser-
vation tell us how they continue to benefit in
their current careers from this foundation.

Peter Dessauer takes a moment to
pose during the Statue of Liberty
restoration. He served as project
supervisor from 1986 to 1990.

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> Mary Elen (Bundschu) Burnup, MArch 1979, reports that
her daughter, Skye Burnup, was accepted to UF

> Mark Schimmenti, MArch 1980, is returning to teaching
at the University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and
Design after a three-year leave to be the founding design
director at the Nashville Civic Design Center. "The Plan of
Nashville" will be published by Vanderbilt University Press
about his work at the center.

Peter DESSAUER, MArch 1977, PI:N 1974
Straight out of college, Peter Dessauer went
to work for the Bureau of Land Management
to survey and document the remnants of old
Alaskan mining towns. Not long after, he
went to Denver, Colo., to work for the Nation
al Park Service, but a project of monumental
proportions awaited him on Ellis Island. In
1983, Peter began working on a six-year resto
ration project of the Ellis Island Main Build
ingandCastle( il .iI. i I i i ll... .11
"The Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty res
toration project was like a movie with a thou
sand actors," he said. "It was an honor to be a
project architect designer (1983-1984) and on

> Richard Lecznar, MArch 1983, is vice president and
director of CH2M HILL Architects PC with 11 offices in Florida.
He is LEED accredited and a member of AIA and NCARB.
Together with the Building Colorado Coalition, Ric's testimony
before a Colorado Senate subcommittee played a key role in
Gov. Bill Owens' executive order requiring the greening of
state government buildings.

SLuis A. Desousa, MAURP 1984, says hello to everyone at
UF and that he is a Venezuelan student who has become
successful after graduating from the university. He would
be very happy to hear from any faculty member or student.

> Suzanne (Roess) Barnes, MArch 1985, is planning a
reunion for the undergraduate design class of 1982 and
the graduate architecture class of 1985. You may contact
Suzanne with your preferred dates and let her know how
to keep in touch.

> Dana Smith, AIA, MArch 1985, is a design partner
at DJdesign, Inc., Daytona Beach a large-scale firm
specializing in administrative buildings, courthouses and
arenas. He reports recently completing John Travolta's new

site (1986-1990) as a project supervisor for the
National Park Service at the Statue of Liberty
and Ellis Island restoration."
Peter oversaw his own design for the roof,
ornamental roof features and the foundation
for the Main Building. The fantastic copper
globes atop the roof of the Main Building were
perhaps one of the most fascinating features
he restored. "I hope to live long enough to see
the day when those copper domes and globes
turn green," Peter said.
Like the oxidation of the copper globes,
Peter's career matured, and he joined the Na
tional Park Service at Harpers Ferry National
Historical Park where he continues his pres
ervation work today. Among his duties as
Park Architect at Harpers Ferry are lobby
ing the U.S. Congress for funding and support
and overseeing major maintenance on the
park's 80 buildings.
"I reflect upon my education at the Univer
sity of Florida, both in Gainesville and at the
Preservation Institute: Nantucket, as very de
cisive toward my career choice in the field
of architecture to embrace preservation," he
said. "I am grateful for the dedicated attention
and guidance of professor F. Blair Reeves."
Peter received the Presidential Design
Award for his work on the Ellis Island Main
Building in 1991 and the National Capital Cul
tural Resource Award in 2000 for his contri
butions to the National Park Service. Peter is a
registered architect and Washington D.C. AIA
member. I1

fly-in residence near Ocala which was published in the April
2004 edition of Architectural Digest. He and his wife have
three teenage daughters.

> Kathleen (Walston) Pagan, MAURP 1986, participated
in the 4th Savannah Symposium in February 2005. She
presented the paper, "Byways and Regional Tourism: An
Architecture of Place."

> David Berton, AIA, MArch 1989, moved to Denver in 1992
and formed the design/build firm, RealArchitecture Ltd and
UnrealConstruction LLC a few years later in 1996. Since
founding the firm, he has served as architect and builder
for commercial and residential projects of all sizes
throughout the Denver and statewide area. His company now
has 11 employees. Out of the 11 employees, three (including
David) teach in the MArch program at the University of
Colorado Denver. In 2002, Colorado Construction Magazine
listed RealArchitecture Ltd/UnrealConstruction LLC as a
top 10 design/build company and a top 10 residential firm.
David was recently honored by the Denver Business Journal,
selected as one of the Forty Under 40 Business Leaders for

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Bill BAUER, MArch 1976, PI:N 1975
After practicing architecture for nearly 25
years, Bill Bauer recently retired in order to
devote himself to teaching and to other artis
tic pursuits.
Whenever possible, he incorporates history
ic preservation into his lessons. His students
at Gateway High School in Kissimmee, Fla.,
have placed a Central Florida building on the
National Register of Historic Places and also
helped to establish the Osceola County Pio
neer Center.
"One of my primary inspirations for go
ing into teaching was having Blair Reeves as a
professor. He was truly outstanding and such
a central figure in preservation," Bill said as
he fondly remembered his summer experi
ence at PI:N. In addition to his architectural
studies, he and his wife served as I..... par
ents" for the student dorms there. Described
as an early version of Survivor, he recalled
that "it was a wonderful and unique oppor
tunity to experience Nantucket's architecture
and natural beauty."
Bill is looking forward to teaching architect
tural history next year at Valencia Commu
nity College and encouraging his students to
pursue further study at UF, especially in the
historic preservation program. I]

> Cedric Christian, MArch 1989, has been in Gainesville
working with Flad & Associates for 10 years. He is a
senior associate and lead designer in health care, rd&p
and academic projects, including two alumni association
buildings at UF and numerous jobs for Shands at UF medical
center. They have projects in the Southeastern United
States, Ireland and the UK. He and his wife, Julie (Business
Administration 1982) have two children, Chloe and Caelan.

> Frances Hamilton, MArch 1994, has opened a digital
illustration company and practices residential and small
commercial design with a local firm.

> Maria L. Masque, MAURP 1994, is the senior project
manager/senior planner at The Planning Center, Tucson, Ariz.
She manages the public sector and government assistance
division of the firm. Currently, she serves as the land planner
for the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park
providing ongoing support to the park and as development
guidelines compliance reviewer for the park's design review
committee. Recent projects include: Davis-Monthan Air Force
Space Airfield compatibility study and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe
master plan. She has directed numerous comprehensive,
general, master, area, specific and neighborhood plans and
the preparation of detailed development guidelines.

Beth GRASHOF, MArch 1977, PI:N 1976
Beth Grashof's first job after graduation was
at the Historic American Buildings Survey
in Washington D.C., where she documented
historic structures for the National Park Ser
vice. After about two years, she joined Mariani
and Associates, an architectural firm, also in
Washington D.C., where she did historic pres
ervation related work. After a brief stint as a
preservation consultant, Beth moved to Atlan
ta in 1983 to work for fellow UF alumnus, John
Myers, MArch 1978, at the Center for Architec
tural Conservation, a research office in the Col
lege of Architecture at Georgia Tech. There,
Beth concentrated on issues dealing with the
maintenance and repair of historic buildings.
Beth later went to work for the U.S.
Army as the cultural resources manager
for Ft. McPherson/Ft. Gillem. Her duties
included supervising the rehabilitation of
the historic buildings at the two installations
and ensuring that installation personnel
complied with federal historic preservation
laws. Later, she worked with numerous other
Army installations, assisting their cultural
resources managers in managing their historic
buildings. In 2003, Beth opened her own
architectural firm, Grashof Design Studio,
specializing in historic preservation planning,
design, rehabilitation and adaptive use.
Beth attributes her career path to her influ
ential professors at UF. "If it wasn't for Blair
Reeves, I wouldn't be in this profession," she
said. "He was the best mentor and friend a stu
dent could have." n

> Paul Palmer, MArch 1995, is a practicing architect with
Renker Eich Parks Architects of St. Petersburg. He reports
becoming LEED certified and promotes integrated sustainable
design as best practice approach. He is in the final phase of
the Gibbs High School project in St. Petersburg, which houses
the magnet program for Pinellas County Center for the Arts.
His firm works on historic preservation, commercial, multi-
family, governmental and municipal projects.

> Jason Faulkner, MArch 1996, announces Gresham, Smith
& Partners was recognized by the Jacksonville, Florida AIA
for the design of the Barco-Newton Family YMCA in Orange
Park, Fla. His team, which included Jim Frey, ARC 2001, and
Georgia Tech graduate Catalina Miller, received the Award of
Excellence for the design of a 40,000 sq. ft. fitness and family
program facility.

> Bradford Sims, MBC 1996, reports starting a new
construction management bachelor's degree in 2002 and
an online master's degree at Western Carolina University.

> Scott R. Crawford, MArch 2001, has been the coordinator
of the Emerging Architects (a.k.a. Young Architects Forum)
Jacksonville chapter of the AIA for the past three years. They


Kristin LARSEN, MAURP 1990, PI:N 1986
After graduating from DCP's urban and re
gional planning program, Kristin Larsen went
to work for the City of Orlando in long-range
planning, housing and land development. Her
planning work in Orlando led her to contain
ue her education toward a Ph.D. at Cornell
University. Her dissertation was on the eco
nomically depressed Parramore district in Or
lando. Now, an assistant professor in the UF
Department of Urban and Regional P'la;iiiiiig.
Kristin teaches two courses relevant to the
historic preservation program: Introduction
to Historic Preservation and Planning Theory
and History.
Her interest in preservation studies was
piqued from her experience at PI:N -"the best
summer of my life. I have come full circle from
learning to teaching historic preservation,"
she said.
Unbeknownst to Kristin, the work of an
other PI:N graduate, Peter Dessauer, impacted
her summer at PI:N. Kristin recalls the eve
ning of July 4, 1986; the Statue of Liberty had
just been restored, and she was surround
ed by many people in Nantucket dedicated
to the preservation of the history of the Unit
ed States. A feeling of patriotism came over
her in a proud moment she had never felt so
strongly before.
"Some of the best people associated with the
historic preservation program were there that
summer," she said. Il

currently are working on a community charrette for a public
park in the St. Nicholas area of Jacksonville. In January 2005,
he partnered with a fellow colleague to start Eleven Squared,
Inc., a design studio aimed at design across multiple genres,
including architecture, furniture, graphics and Web. In
June 2005, he received the "President's Award" from the
Jacksonville Chapter of the AIA, and in the same year was
promoted to associate within Cannon Design where he has
worked since graduating.

> Matthew Allen, MArch 2003, works for Skidmore, Owings
and Merrill in Chicago. He is currently the design coordinator
for the 201 Bishopsgate/Broadgate Tower project in London.
This project comprises 850,000 sq. ft. within a 40-story tower
and 12-story low-rise.

> Robert Todd Gabbard, MArch 2004, joined the architecture
faculty at Kansas State University in the fall of 2004 to teach
architecture studio and environmental systems.

> Jeffrey Huber, MArch 2004, announces his marriage to
Julie M. Ciembronowicz on Nov. 5, 2005.

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Richard Crisson, BArch 1970, MArch 1973

Richard Crisson now works as a historic
cal architect for the Northeast Region of the
National Park Service (U.S. Department of
the Interior). His territory includes near
ly 30 national parks extending from Maine
and Vermont down to Virginia and West
Virginia. He has directed work on the Stat
ue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the historic
homes of Franklin D. and Theodore Roos
evelt, Alexander Hamilton, J. Alden Weir
and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, to
name a few. Most of his work relates to the
large-scale planning of parks within the re

Jennifer Garrett, MID 2005 and
Susan Jolley, MArch 2005, PI:N 2003

Underground tunnels, secret passages, hid
den rooms and trap doors. South Florida's
historic mansions hide a wealth of secrets
and value for historic preservationists like
Jennifer Garrett. Jennifer works for South
eastern Archaeological Research, a history
ic property survey firm in J..... ill. Fla.
Currently, she is surveying and document
ing Florida Boom era homes of the 20s and
30s in South Florida. Jennifer and her firm
also are documenting Mar-a-Lago, Donald
Trump's Palm Beach residence and the for
mer home of the legendary cereal heiress,
Marjorie Merriweather Post.
Jennifer credits architecture professor Roy
Eugene Graham, FAIA, and interior design
professor Susan Tate's historic preservation
classes as being very helpful in her career.
"Susan's class on historic hotels was very

> Jason (Jay) Wahl, MBC 2004, was appointed project
manager on two large-scale, affordable housing projects
in the Atlanta area. He lives in Atlanta with his girlfriend.

> Cary Hester, MLAE 2005, now lives in Naples, Fla., with his
wife and four children where he has joined Smallwood Design
Group. His most recent project was the landscape design for
a premier beachside yacht club called Aqua -a project with
a nearly limitless budget for landscaping, he says. Cary's
master's thesis is featured on page 10.


> Allan Hall, BCN 1958, reports that after migrating north to
Atlanta, he returned to Miami Beach to live seven blocks from
his home of long ago in order to pursue a fourth career which
is yet undetermined. Retirement has not worked after three
attempts. It is clear; work is more fun than the lack of it,
even when there is no need.

> Donald Conway, ARC 1961, has retired as professor of
architecture and chairman of the department of architecture
at Woodbury University, Burbank, Calif. He reports having
moved to West Palm Beach.

gion and for the preservation and mainte
nance of national historic sites.
In 1974, Richard visited PI:N for the
first time as a visiting lecturer when Blair
Reeves was director of the program. His
previous summer experience documenting
buildings for the Historic American Build
ings Survey led him to continue at UF and
earn his master's degree. He has partici
pated frequently at PI:N as a guest lectur
er during the tenures of professors Susan
Tate, Hershel Shepard and Peter Prugh and
has often hosted the students at his home

useful and helpful in my work because it re
lates very closely to what I am doing now,"
she said.
Susan Jolley's first job out of college took
her to Washington D.C., where she current
ly is working for RTKL Associates in the
corporate government division. Susan is
working on a renovation project for the U.S.
Naval Academy's King Hall. Her next proj
ect will be Preble Hall Museum also at the
Naval Academy. Her duties related to the
projects are construction administration.
Jennifer and Susan, together with Bing
Hu, Ph.D. 2005, were the first three DCP stu
dents to receive the newly established Inter
disciplinary Concentration and Certificate
in Historic Preservation (ICCHP) in April
2005. rI

> Jeffrey A. Huberman, ARC 1964, was elected to Region 3
director for the National Council of Architectural Registration
Boards (NCARB) in Charlotte, N.C. He was elected at NCARB's
86th Annual Meeting and Conference in Miami.

> Richard Webb, BCN 1965 & LAE 1973, has built a
homestead in Knoxville, Tenn., and still enjoys cycles.
He is looking to hear from Ross Bush, BCN 1965, and
William Bottomly, LAE 1965.

> Joseph C. Amanzio, ARC 1967, has retired with the title
professor emeritus after 33 years of teaching architectural
design at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Calif. He remains in San
Luis Obispo and has taken to riding his motorcycle among the
golden hills and vineyards in the surrounding countryside of
the Middle Kingdom.

> William R. Elliott, Jr., ARC 1969, Richard Marshall, ARC
1972, Bill Douglas, ARC 1973 and fellow UF alumnus Erin
Callan, FAC 1997, all of Elliott Marshall Innes, PA Architects
report their latest updates. Dick Marshall was principal
in charge of the Southwood Golf Club Clubhouse which
received the AIA Tallahassee Design Honor Award for 2004.
Bill Douglas, Bill Elliott and Erin Callan currently are working

during the PI:N field trips to Newport, R.I.
"Blair was my mentor, and I wouldn't be
doing what I am now without his inspira
tion," Richard says. 11

Jennifer Garrett, interior design professor Susan
Tate and Susan Jolley at the 2005 Beinecke-Reeves
Distinguished Achievement Award luncheon
in April 2005.

on the firm's design of the new 162,000-square-foot Life
Sciences Building for Florida State University.

> Miguel Massens, ARC 1972, is working with HNTB, Corp.
Architects, Engineers in Miami where he is the construction
manager and trusted representative for the bond holders of
construction funds for the expansion of the South Terminal
Program at Miami International Airport.

> Willy A. Bermello, ARC 1973, received a 2005 California
Design Award of Honor with his firm Bermello, Ajamil &
Partners, Miami, for their project, Network Access Point of the
Americas. He and his firm also received an Award of Merit for
the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority Headquarters. Willy
received the Miami AIA Architect of the Year award in 2004.

, Joseph Cooley, LAE 1979, was one of three people
graduating in the first class of a new dual-degree program
between the Georgia Insitute of Technology and Georgia
State University College of Law in May 2005. He received
a master's degree in city and regional planning from the
Georgia Institute of Technology and juris doctor from Georgia
State University College of Law. He accepted a position in the
land use law group of Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP in the
Atlanta office.

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Two architecture alumni are getting their
Boulder, Colo., design firm off the ground
and thrust into the limelight with a 13-part
television series, which began airing on the
Home & Garden Television network on
Oct. 3. The show, "Dream House," follows
the construction process of the personal
home of Studio H:T principal Christopher
Herr, MArch 1999. Herr and his business
partner, Brad Tomecek, MArch 1998,
started Studio H:T in 2002, and the Herr
house project was their first. Dubbed
"Box House," the modernist design with
influence from Louis Kahn and Alvar Aalto
is a 2,300-square-foot hillside home in the
Rocky Mountains. Now five employees
strong, Studio H:T primarily does design
work for commercial and residential
projects in the Colorado area. Tomecek is -
a licensed architect in both Florida and -..' '
Colorado. To learn more about the firm, visit sg '. ..4., ';k .
Studio H:T's Web site at -
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> Mike Williams, ARC 1979, is principal of Capital Healthcare
Planning, a consulting firm specializing in strategic
planning, demand analysis and master planning for hospital/
healthcare systems. He lives with his wife and 18-month-old
daughter in Houston, Texas.

> Lee Smith, BCN 1980, has his own CPM scheduling
and consulting business and concentrates his work in
the Washington D.C. area. He credits much of his career's
success to his degree from the Rinker School. Lee says, "We
are not engineers or construction managers who accidentally
become contractors. We are trained to do exactly what we do
and that is the difference."

> Monarcha Marcet, BCN 1981, recently earned the Certified
Aging-in-Place Specialist designation. This designation
identifies her as a building industry professional in home
modifications for aging-in-place.

> Michael Rahal, ARC 1982, was appointed to the position of
project architect with Rafael Vinoly Architects New York, N.Y.,
for the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio.

> Barbara (McNamara) Audet, IND 1983, moved with her
husband to Las Vegas in 1995. She passed the NCIDQ in
2002 and became licensed in the state of Nevada. She has
been working with JMA Architecture Studios for five years,
the best five years of her career, she reports. Projects range
in scope from commercial and healthcare to government and

> Lynn (Crocker) Osborne, ARC 1984, is a design director
in the Washington D.C. office of Gensler and recently passed
the LEED accreditation exam. She was promoted to senior
associate. Her practice area is focused on law firm strategic

planning and law firm workplace design and covers the
southeast market from Phildelphia to Miami. She lives in
Charlotte, N.C., with husband Ben Osborne, ARC 1984, and
their 11-year-old daughter.

> Dave Ceppos, LAE 1985, is a managing senior mediator
at the Center for Collaborative Policy, a joint program of
California State University Sacramento and the University
of Pacific's McGeorge School of Law. He specializes in
managing complex, multi-party natural resource conflicts
and negotiations such as the Klamath River Crisis and the
Headwaters Forest. In 1999 he married Sandi Osterman, an
artist, and they have two boys, Nathan, 3 and Matthew, 16
months. They live in Davis, Calif.

> Thomas Mical, ARC 1987, has published Surrealism and
Architecture, London, New York through Spon Press.

> Scott McCarthy, BCN 1992, returned to Ajax Building
Corporation in May 2005. He is the assistant project
manager at University of South Florida, College of
Nursing Additions, Tampa.

> Margaret (Rosenberger) Norcott, IND 1993, reports the
birth of her first child, Amelia Lee. Her design firm has
participated in the 2003 & 2004 Alliance Children's Theater
Christmas Show House (entry & ladies office). The entry
made the cover of Today's Custom Home Magazine in the
Spring 2004 issue. She will be in the Designing Elegance
Southeastern ASID Design Projects (due out this year).
She also has designed a nursing pillow that is now

> Kricket Snow, ARC 1994, received the 2004 Miami AIA
Young Architect of the Year Award.

> David Crawley, LAE 1995, and wife Stephanie were blessed
with their first child, Kinsey, Jan. 13, 2005. All report being
well and happy. David is a senior landscape architect and ISA
certified arborist with URS Corporation in Tampa.

> Gary R. Crumley, LAE 1996, has opened a new office for
his firm, Gary R. Crumley Landscape Architect, in downtown
Jacksonville and purchased a home in Oak Harbor, which will
be his newest project. He has been selected by The Plantation
at Ponte Vedra to be their new landscape consultant in
charge of reviewing landscape plans submitted for approval
to the Architectural Design Board. Gary is also excited to be
teaching landscape design courses at Mandarin High and
Englewood High for the first time and Fletcher Senior High
for the 16th year.

> Jessalyn Leyra, ARC 1996, is currently sitting for the ARE
exam, and she is loving life in her new house in Tampa.

> Ralph Crumpton, BCN 1997, lives in Birmingham, Ala.,
with wife Rebecca, daughter Isabel, 4, and son Emerson, 2.
He is a senior project manager with the national healthcare
construction firm M.J. Harris, Inc.

> David Leshowitz, BCN 1998, has taken a different route
in construction, recently taking on a vice presidential role at
an executive recruiting firm in Boston, Mass. If there are any
recent or past Rinker School grads looking for a job in Florida
or the Southeast construction market, call David. (617) 262-
5050 ext.113.

> Jeffrey Schiller, BCN 1998, is president of the newly formed
UF Tampa Bay Region BCN Gator Club, which served as a
pilot for other clubs being formed around the state.

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Engel Construction, Inc.
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Centex Rodgers, Inc.
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Coastal Construction Co.
Community Foundation
for Greater Atlanta
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Current Builders of Florida, Inc.
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Miller Construction Co.
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Barry E. Chapnick & Ellen Loyd
David 0. & Mary M. Charland
Keith B. Cherry
Robert E. Chisholm
The Conlan Co.
Anne M. Cowan
Jesus & Daisy C. Cruz
Edson E. Dailey, Jr.
Daniels, Kashtan, Downs, et al.
Robert john Dean
Kenneth L. Eckelkamp
Edwards Construction Service
Alice M. Emmet
Engel & Associates, Inc.
John M. Everett
Falkanger & Snyder
Falkanger, Snyder, Martineau & Yates
Fablo M. Fasanelli
William U. Galloway III
Col. Darrall R. & Carol H. Henderson
Ronald R. Henkelman
Jose A. Jimenez
A. Ronald Johnson
Raymond L. Jungles
Michele M. Kirby
KVC Constructors, Inc.
Patrick W. McClane
A. Gilbert McCree
D. F. McKnight Construction Co., Inc.
John M. McMahon
Miranda Stauffer Architects
Mark A. Muir
National Wildlife Federation
Charles Perry Construction, Inc.
Retail Construction Magazine LLC
Ronald B. Rollins
Jose M. Sama
Sands Construction Co., Inc.
Robert D. Springer

Richard G. Stebbins
Steven Feller, PE., Inc.
Edwin I. Strayer
Suncoast Insurance Associates, Inc.
Vercon Construction Management, Inc.
Eric V. Young

$100 to $499
Harry P. Ackerman
Ross F. Adickman
Alan M. Albert
A. Miles Albertson
Henry C. Alexander, Jr.
John F. & Marjorle J. Alexander
James D. Alford
Elio Alonso
Robert M. Altman
AMF Construction & Development, Inc.
Anderson Construction Co.
of North Florida
John P. Anderson
Martha J. Anderson
Timothy M. Anderson
Raymond H.Antosh
Miette A. Asmus
Elmer S. Atkins, Jr.
Jonathan A. Auerbach
James C. Ausley, Jr.
George H. Austin
Bret R. Azzarelli
Julia J. Babcock
Jack M. Bailey
Jennifer A. Bala
Dan T. Barnes, Sr.
Agustin J. Barrera
Carrington E. Barrs III
Basham & Lucas Design Group, Inc.
Randall F. Baukney
Bechtel Foundation
David W. Beebe, Jr.
Mark A. Beebe
Richard A. Bell
Robert W. Bennett
Charles L. Bicht, Sr.
Brady L. Binde
C. Merritt Bird
William F. Bissett
Richard S. Black
Boyce H. Blackmon, Inc.

Boyce H. Blackmon
Anne B. Blewitt
Kent M. Blocher
Harrel F. Bolden
Adam C. Bolton
Stephen L. Boruff
Col. Joffre H. Boston
Bryan S. Botic
Marcia 0. Bourdon
Tayler M. Boyd, Jr.
Clyde A. Brady III
Dan P. Branch
Todd C. Brearley
Robert N. & Cynthia C. Bridger
Timothy Brown
Charles W. Bryson
Brian P. Burke
Richard J. Burket, Jr.
Vincent G. Burkhardt
William A. Burkhart
Mitch Burley Construction, Inc.
Busk & Associates, Inc.
Richard R. Butler
Campbell W. Caldwell
Robert O. Campbell
Canin Associates
Richard C. Carbone
Cargill, Inc.
Michael E. Carlin
Marybeth H. Carter
Caruso Homes, Inc.
Juliana M. Catlin
Ted Cava
Centex-Rooney Construction Co.
Maria M. Chalgub
Charland Rurey Construction, Inc.
Children Homes, Inc.
Chi-Wen W. Chu
Dennis L. Church
Circa, Inc.
Frank B. Cirillo
Robert D. Clark
William R. Clark, Jr.
Robert L. Claudy, Jr.
James E. Clayton, Jr.
Timothy N. Clemmons
Clifford Gorman, P.A.
Jason W. Coffman
Erick H. Collazo

Jenny J. Collins
Luls A. Colon Rodriguez
James M. Colson
Charles A. Congdon, Jr.
Donald H. Conkling III
Howard F. Cook, Jr.
Judith E. Cook-Parks
Corbin Electrical Services, Inc.
Myron L. Corets
Cotleur & Hearing, Inc.
Sally E. Coyle
William M. Coyne
Donald H. Crawford
David W. Crawley
Katherine R. Crespin
Kurt R. Crist
James R. Crowe, Jr.
Steven W. Csutoros
Laura A. Curtis
Allen P. Davis
Vernon A. Davis
George W. De Cardenas
Nelson M. De Leon
John B. Debitetto
Robert S. DeMartino
Charles H. Denny III
Perry A. Diamond, Jr.
Michelle M. Donnelly
Amy K. Donohue
Alan A. Dorin
Douglas S. Dresie
Ward A. Dupree
William P. J. Ebert
Jorge Echarte, Jr.
James H. Edwards
Robert B. Edwards
John P. Ehrig, F.A.I.A.
David E. Emmons
Diane T. Evans
ExxonMobil Foundation
Wayne F. Farrell
Charles M. Fereshetian
Alejandro V. Fernandez
David E. Ferro
L. Scott Fetterhoff
Scott A. Finckler
Michael A. Finn
William G. Fischer
Raymond I. Fisher

William J. Fisher, Jr.
James C. Flayler
Robert S. & Janis K. Fleet
Autha W. Forehand
Robert C. Foss
Foster, Conant & Associates, Inc.
James G. Foster, Jr.
A. Daniel Fowler
Colby Franks
Gaines & Smith Financial Group
Gallagher Building Corp.
Genaro Garcia, Jr.
Mariano Garcia
Janet L. Gavarrete
Leonard A. Geronemus
Robert O. Ghlotto
Bruce C. Gilbert
David D. Gilchrist
W illiam R. Giles, Jr.
Paul C. Gips
Michael S. Goldman
Agustin Gonzalez
Carol B. Goodwin
Bruce T. Gora
William D. Goreschak
Gould Evans Affiliates
Ward B. Grafton
Danny Grant, Jr.
Bethanie C. Grashof
Rodney N. Green
J. Gregory & Betty J. Greene
D. Scott Greer
Donald F. Grill, Jr.
Kevin R. Grosskopf
Gulfstream Pump & Equipment, Inc.
John D. Gwynn
Hager Construction Co.
Allan J. Hall
James R. Hall
James R. Hamilton
Mark C. Hamilton
J. Thomas & Rosella M. Hamm
Elizabeth A. Hancock
Steven B. Hancock
Allen L. Hand
Thomas J. Hanley
Hardeman Kempton & Associates, Inc.

Linda P. Hayes
Michael C. Haynes
Colin B. Heath, Jr.
Robert S. Hemstad, Jr.
Hays P. Henderson
Gary W. Hendren
Gerald L. Hester
Richard M. Hickman
Arthur C. Higginbotham
Michael W. Hill
Jon D. Hine
Cynthia Michelle Hoerle Tanner
F. J. Hoffman, Jr.
Willard R. Hollingsworth, Jr.
Richard D. Holt, Jr.
Arthur F. & Barbara Suzanne Hood
Byron T. & Elizabeth J. Hood
Paula J. Hooker
William H. Huang
Carl L. Hubbard
Gary L. Huggins
Hugins Construction Corp.
Ralph E. Hurst
Frank J. lozzio, Jr.
R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc.
Johnson Engineering, Inc.
David W. Johnson
Richard P. Johnson
Bill Johnston
Joseph T. Jordan
DelroyW. Josephs
C. Miguel Juncal
Andrew P. Kaplan
Raymond J. Kearney, Jr.
John W. Kearns III
Keith & Schnars, P.A.
Asa C. Kelley
Bahman Khosrowzadeh
Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.
Sara J. Kintzler
Ross E. &Ann T. Kirk
John & Kathleen B. Kish
James T. Klecker
Michael S. Klimas
Donald E. Kline
Yutaka Kodaira
Richard P. Komosky
Kona Kal Resort & Gallery
Scott R. Koons

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Elizabeth M. Korelishn
Allan A. Kozich
Allan A. Kozlch & Associates
Krent Wieland Design, Inc.
Glenn S. Kurth
Jonathan B. & Jodi J. Kurtis
Allen T. & Prudence C. Kusano
Land Design South of Florida, Inc.
Kurt S. Langford
Lorraine Y. Lassiter
William G. Lassiter, Jr.
Richard B. & Carol C. Laughlin
John M. Lee
Betty A. Leepart
Dennis E. Lewis
Matthew M. Lines
Stephanie L. Lobner
Michael F. Lollis
Robert E. Long
Longview Construction, Inc.
Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc.
Georgina V. Lores
Gail T. Lovering
Lucldo & Associates
Alrich B. Lynch
Bobby R. Lyons
Henry R. Macarl
Louis J. Magill
Maize Corp.
Heather G. Mandel
David A. Marchman
David W. Marks
Laura L. Martinez
RoneyJ. Mateu
Mark Michael Mazina
Timothy K. McCarthy
Charles F. McClure
McCrory Construction Co., Inc.
Michael W. McGowan
Richard R. McLaughlin
Kevin G. McMichael
Jacquelyn B. McNicholas
MDC Holdings, Inc.
CindyA. Meadows
Scott A. Mello
John X. Michelena
Scott R. Milke, Jr.
Miller, Einhouse, Rymer &Assoc., Inc.
Miller, Legg & Associates, Inc.
Alan C. Miller
Daniel A. Miller
Michael L. Miller
Miller, Sellen, Conner & Walsh, Inc.
David C. Milton

James L. Mims
Allison R. Mizell
Matthew J. Montgomery
Jimmy & BettyJ. Moses
Dorsey S. Motes
Carroll M. Nail, Jr.
Darren M. Nash
New Vision Development Group LLC
Brian T. Nicholson
Stephanie L. Norris
O'Brien Construction Co.
Albertus F. Opstal
Opus South Corp.
Barry R. Ozer
P.P.I. Construction Management
Gerald C. Parsons, Jr.
Ray C. Parsons
Mario P. Pascual
Ralph W. Paul
Thomas E. Peacock
Jeffrey G. Pedersen
Vennie A. Pent
Francisco J. Perez
Mark A. Phillips
Allan W. Pither
Pooley Contracting, Inc.
Robert B. Porter, Jr.
George L. Powell
Nancy A. Prine
John M. Prior
Wende K. Pruden
Frederick L. Pugatch
Gary E. Purdum
Ramski and Company, Inc.
Paul D. Raudenbush
RCL Development, Inc.
Joe F. Reeves, Jr.
Nilo C. Regojo
Lonnie D. Rejda
Gerald F. Richman
David W. Roberts, Jr.
Robert A. Romeo
Sheli A. Romer
Nelson Romero
Darren M. Ross
Robert M. Rudowski
Joseph F. Russell IV
Gary A. Russo
Barry Rutenberg & Associates, Inc.
Robert G. Sample
Colonel Bill Sanders
Bryan M. Sanetz
Juan C. Santelro
Debra J. Sappington

Jose I. & Maria Esther Sarasua
Donald L. Savage
John W. Schneid
Larry M. Schneider
James E. Schoonmaker
Steven M. Schuyler
Hans E. Seffer
Steven E. Sellers
Timothy J. Sergenlan
Brian D. Seufert
John T. Sewell, Jr.
David A. Shacter
Michael D. Sharon
Thomas H. Shaughnessy
Robert J. Shaw
David M. Shearer
Juanita D. Shearer-Swink, FASLA
Charles C. & June Shepherd
Gregory H. & Linda L. Slefker
Leon R. Sikes, Jr.
Sikes Tile Distributors, Inc.
Patrick N. Simpson
Alan D. & Leslie L. Smith
Alex H. Smith, Jr.
Robert C. Smith
Kricket Snow
Luls Sousa
Friar Daniel Stack
Arthur B. Stackpole, Sr.
Luke A. Staley
Ruth L. Steiner
Roger H. Stltt, Jr.
Stanley G. Tate
Michael C. Taylor
Phyllis I. Taylor
TCAC, Inc.
Craven Thompson & Associates, Inc.
James D. Thompson, Jr.
Randall E. Thron
Tigram LLC
Michael A. Tolson
Tritt & Franson, P.A.
Richard E.Turk
Susan M. Turner
William R. Upthegrove
Alyson Utter
Hector E. Valdez
Mark D. Vandersea
Gregory A. Vann
Scott A. Varga
Robert W. Verner
Robert L. Vickers
Jeffrey D. Vincent
Wayne E. Wadsworth

David E. Wagner
Jennifer G. Wagner
Benjamin L. Walbert III
Stephan L. Waldoch
Walt Disney Co. Foundation
Colonel James A. Ward, Jr. (d)
Kelly M. Ward
William J. Ward
Daniel J. Waters
Doss K. Watson, Jr.
Charles R. Wedding
Karl E. Weis
Ti-Hua Wen
William S. Wilkins
Charles B. Williams
George L. Williams
Randall H. Wilsey
Craig E. Wilson
WilsonMiller, Inc.
Lisa B. Winn
Winn-Dixie Stores Foundation
Eeviann E. Wirgin
Arthur 0. Wittman II
Woodroffe Corp. Architects
Enrique A. & Carol Woodroffe
Carol C. Worsham
Edward D. Wyke, Jr.
Diana M. Yankee
Robert A. Yauger
Gary T. Yeomans
Downing B. Young, Jr. (d)
Maj. Jon W. Yow
Michael M. Zajkowski
Bruce A. Zehner
Howard J. Zoromsky
Zutes Family Holdings, Inc.

View the entire donor list online at:
< www.dcp.ufl.edu/perspective >

We make every effort to ensure
the accuracy of this listing. If an
error has been made, we apologize
and ask that you contact the DCP
development office at:
(352) 392-4836 or
< perspective@dcp.ufl.edu

(d)= deceased


The College of Design, Construction and Planning
is fortunate. Through the generosity of donors, we
have permanent funds called endowments that
provide sustained income for a variety of purposes,
such as scholarships, professorships, lecture series
and research centers.
Endowment gifts create a legacy. They offer
many .. 11. iI both to the college and to donors.
By decreasing the college's reliance on public
funds, endowments provide the college with the
resources it needs to stay at the cutting edge. En
dowment donors have the opportunity to have
a lasting influence on the college's character and
to honor or memorialize loved ones, friends, col
leagues, teachers or others.
While academic demands increase and state
funds decrease, the need for reliable income grows.
As the most dependable funding source, en
dowments are an exceptional way to ensure the
continued excellence of the college's programs.
Many donors have generously supported the
college through endowments, and those gifts play
a critical role in supporting the college's academy
ic mission. We thank our donors who support our
endowment funds! I]

For more information on endowments or other
giving opportunities, please contact the college's
Director of Development, Marcia Bourdon at
(352) 392-4836, ext. 314 or

Dick and Joan P. Holland
Construction Education
Advancement Fund
Ida Rogero Childre Eminent
Scholar Chair in Affordable
M. E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation
Eminent Scholar Chair #1
M. E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation
Eminent Scholar Chair #2
Ivan H. Smith Eminent Scholar
Chair in Architecture

Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal
and Air Conditioning/Earl Blank
Faculty Fellowship

Carl Feiss Urban and
Environmental Design Award
Florida North Chapter-AIA
G. W. Robinson Endowment in
Building Construction
Howard Sebold/Herrick Smith
Fellowship in Landscape
Ida Rogero Childre Fellowship
and Assistantship Fund in
Affordable Housing
James Gamble Rogers/RLF, Inc.
Memorial Fellowship
Sheila K. Rydell Scholarship
WRS Infrastructure &
Environment, Inc. Award in
Memoriam of Mario Ripol

A.J. and Lynne Land Fund in
Historic Preservation
Edward A. Proefke AGC
Convention Fund
Frank E. Kinsey, Jr. Excellence
Fund in Historic Preservation
Osceola Foundation Historic
Preservation Fund
Preservation Institute: Nantucket
Operational Endowment

Witters Competition Endowment

CSR America Companies
Foundation/Rinker Materials
J. H. Shimberg Distinguished
Professorship Fund
Ted Fearney Endowed
Professorship in Architecture

Charles R. Perry Program for
Crafts Awareness
Powell Center for Construction
and the Environment

Shimberg Discretionary Fund

AIA Gainesville/Sanford Goin
Arthur Blenn Anderson
Scholarship Endowment
Barbara A. and John M. Cirino
C. H. Denny, III Endowed
Scholarship in Building
Central Florida Builders'
Exchange FrankW. Reed
Scholarship Fund

Clark Construction Group Fund
Frank J. Sindelar Scholarship
Greg Jones Endowed Scholarship

Guy C. Fulton Endowed
Scholarship in Architecture
Harvard Jolly Architects
Scholarship Fund
H. H. Block Construction
Education Fund
James A. Cummings, Inc.
Scholarship Fund
James F McLean, Jr. Memorial
Scholarship Fund
James McFarlane Endowed
John W. Stovall Memorial
Laborers' International Union of
North America Arthur A. Coia & R.
P. Vinall Scholarship
Louis C. Holloway, Jr. Scholarship
Margaret E. Raynal Memorial
Martin Gundersen, Sr.
Otis A. Skinner Endowed
Scholarship Fund
Peter J. Kanavos, Sr. Memorial
Professor Anthony Section
Memorial Scholarship Fund
Robert and Diane Miller
Scholarship Fund
Robert F Smith Scholarship
Ronald Vincent Tadrowski
Steven C. Crebbin Endowed
Scholarship Fund
Thomas Oliver Brown
Memorial Scholarship Fund
Vasant P. and Carol Carswell
Bhide Scholarship in Architecture

Andrew J. Ferendino Endowment
Jack S. McCandless
Excellence Fund

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA College ofDesign, Construction & Planning

Charles R. "/'i:, I, "Perry leaves his legacy at the Rinker School

On May 10, Charles R. "Chuck" Perry died of
a heart attack in Dresden, Germany, while on
vacation with his wife Nancy. He was 71.
By all accounts, Perry was an honest,
generous, intelligent, caring and fair man.
For the Rinker School of Building Construc
tion, he was a critical supporter, both through
his volunteer work and his financial contribu
tions. His years of service to the Rinker School
helped the faculty shape the construction pro
gram and provided a key perspective from
the field.

"Chuck was always telling me that the
most successful students he hired from our
program were not always the ones with the
highest grade point average, but instead were
the students with the best people skills, and
those who were willing to do whatever they
could to solve the problem," said Abdol Chini,
Rinker School director.
Perry became the first member of his family
to earn a college degree when he graduated
with a bachelor's degree in building
construction in 1960. He started ( 1 1i. ,
Perry Construction in 1968 and since then
has .Ill ii ...... .1I I of buildings throughout
Gainesville. Some of the company's most
recent projects included UF's Emerson
Alumni Hall and the expansion of Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium.
Perry was inducted into the Rinker
School's Construction Hall of Fame in 1983.
He served as an emeritus member of the BCN
Advisory Council Executive Committee. In
2003, he worked with the American Council
for Construction Education's accreditation
visiting team as they reviewed the Rinker
School for reaccreditation.

Chuck and Nancy Perry made many
generous donations to the University of
Florida through the years, including gifts
to the Phillips Center for Performing Arts,
the Florida Museum of Natural History and
the UF Alumni Association. Mo I . ... 1 i.,
Perry committed $2 million to the Rinker
School to fund the ( I i.~1. R. Perry Program
for Crafts Awareness and to build the Perry
Construction Yard to house the program.
Perry hoped the program would educate
students in the work of subcontractors,
master craft and trades people.
"Chuck felt that construction managers
always received the credit and respect, while
the craftspeople received none," Chini said.
"He wanted to be sure that when our students
graduated, they would have an appreciation
for the crafts and they would know they are
dealing with people, not just documents
and books."
Perry is survived by his wife, three
daughters and six grandchildren. His genuine
spirit and true guidance will be missed by the
Rinker School and the college. r

Project begins with the design of the Perry Construction Yard

What training do electricians receive? What
skills are needed to be a mason? What's the
difference between good quality and poor
I !I iII i. i._Ir What techniques and mate
rials are used by a carpenter?
Building construction students will learn
the answers to these questions from mas
ter craftspeople through an innovative pro
gram made possible by a $2 million gift from
Charles and Nancy Perry to the Rinker School
of Building Construction.
The ( I, ii 1. R. Perry Program for Crafts
Awareness will allow the school to bring
master craftspeople in trades such as
masonry, electrical and plumbing to the
Rinker School as part of laboratory work in
courses throughout the four semesters the
students are enrolled in the school. Along
with learning about trades straight from
the experts, students will receive detailed
information about the trades to use as a
reference upon graduating.
"The program comprises a hands-on
approach to expose our students to training,
techniques and materials used by master
craftspeople in 16 different construction

trades," said Abdol Chini, director of the
Rinker School. "The objective is not to teach
the crafts, but rather to give our students a
working knowledge of the difference between
good quality and bad quality construction
practices and the productivity they can
A critical component of the program is
the addition onto Rinker Hall to house the
program. The ( I, ii.. R. Perry Construction
Yard will provide a safer environment for stu
dents to work, while also providing maxi
mized and unobstructed space for the trade
As it is part of Rinker Hall, which is cer
tified as a LEED Gold building by the U.S.
Green Building Council, the construction yard
must be designed to meet these standards. In
order to restore Rinker Hall's original "green"
footprint, the design team will incorporate an
eco-roof. This: ... 11- i,. 11 is comprised of
plants and soil and is being driven, in part, by
research at the Rinker School.
The eco i.... I ll provide many .. Iii It
will provide insulating value to the roof and
will store and clean stormwater. It will reduce

cooling loads on Rinker Hall itself by pro
viding a surface that will absorb solar ener
gy rather than reflecting it back into the main
building. And it will provide a beautiful sur
face I 11-- . i '. I -, I I I ,i that will enhance the
experience of the occupants of Rinker Hall
throughout the year.
Currently, the architect is finalizing the
design of the Perry Construction Yard. The
Rinker School hopes to break ground on the
project in June, with completion in
mid November.
"Since this type of construction education
is lacking in most other building construction
programsal 11.. 1 |, I 11 we expect itto
be a model that others will emulate. Thus, the
( Il 1 I. R. Perry Program for Crafts Aware
ness will have : ,i 1 ,IIII,,i I iii "1 I .it only on
the education of our University of Florida stu
dents, but also -i I1 .. . on the education
of building..... I I, .... students .III.. Il .,"
Chini said. 0

Leigh Hall, 1927


Rufus Nims, known for his work with
Howard Johnson's restaurants and his
residential work in South Florida and the
Caribbean, passed away on Sept. 17 at his
home in Coconut Grove.
"He will be much missed for his sharp
mind and happy spirit in his young 92
years of age," said Martha Kohen, director
of the School of Architecture. "He has been
very active in the profession until the end
of his life."
Nims is recognized as one of the most out
standing members of the Modern Movement
in Florida. He challenged the traditional
Spanish and Mediterranean design prin
ciples found in South Florida and created
designs that were more climate aware and
accounted for regional conditions. His
work helped change the face of architect

ture in South Florida. In 2004, he donated
his drawings, spanning seven decades of his
work, to the School of Architecture.
"We were very fortunate to receive his
drawings and add them to our special collec
tion of Florida architects," said Kohen, who

worked, i . i i Nims to secure the
collection. "Rufus was a pioneer and our
students will .... i1i ,'eatly from reviewing
his work."
Last April, Nims was honored with
the school's Distinguished Service Award,
which is given to a non-alumnus for out
standing contributions to the school and
Since graduating from North Carolina
State in 1934, Nims worked in 25 states and
12 foreign countries. His works have been
exhibited in two world fairs and several gal
leries and museums and have received 18
national and international awards and a Sil
ver medal from the American Institute of
Architects. ri

Martha Kohen and Rufus Nims

CONNECTING: BCN Graduates Connect Through Alumni Clubs

With nearly 6,000 graduates throughout
Florida and the nation, the Rinker School of
Building Construction wanted to find a way
to bring alumni and friends together. The
school decided to form regional BCN Ga
tor Clubs to foster and enhance the relation
ship between the school and its alumni and
friends and to support the school's mission
of teaching, research and service.
The idea was first suggested by Diaz Fritz
Isabel Group of Tampa in August 2003. Af
ter surveying 150 BCN alumni in the Tampa
area, the firm found strong interest in form
ing BCN clubs. Respondents identified


During the Spring 2005 semester, landscape
architecture students in Bob Grist and Gail
Hansen's Planting Design Studio worked
with Amy Vigilante, director of the Univer
sity Galleries, and with UF's I'i i. 1 Plant
Division to provide landscape solutions for
the University Gallery's entry plaza.
The class provided 26 different solutions.
After interviewing the students and listen
ing to their presentations, the team select
ed David Heffelfinger's project on which to
base the entry plaza. After some revisions,
David's plan was implemented by the Physi
cal Plant Division in March 2005. 1I

several goals/objectives for the clubs:
> Fundraising to benefit the Rinker School
> Fellowship of alumni
> Social interaction
>> -.I I I, the great Gator spirit
> Communication of information
,l. Ii ... trends, employment)
> CEU credits/educational .. i. 1i
So far, nine regional BCN Clubs, eight in
Florida and one in Atlanta, have formed or are
in the process of forming. To learn more about
the clubs, please contact Viki Solt at
(352) 273-1185 or <> rI

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA I College ofDesign, Construction & Planning
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An excellent example of what can be done
with a student-run design magazine is Archi
trave. The independent, biannual publication
from the students of the School of Architec
ture showcases selected creative work of stu
dents in the College of Design, Construction
and Planning and throughout the university.
"Architrave aims to document, distribute
and expand the architectural ideas of our stu
dents by showcasing their design work from
many disciplines. It is a medium for student
art and architecture to meet in conversation
through the field of design," said BenLloyd
Goldstein, editor in chief in 2004.
Just six years ago, the magazine started as
a four-page black and white newsletter of the
American Institute of Architecture Students
UF chapter. Since then, it has matured into a
64-page, four-color collection of design sub
missions made by UF students and faculty.
Under editor Eric Kleinsteuber's oversight
in 2000, Architrave began its transformation.
"When it was presented to me, a couple
friends said, 'hey do you want to go for this in
AIAS and be the editor of this magazine,' so I
took it and really examined what the possibili
ties were," said Kleinsteuber, who currently is
an intern architect at C.T. Hsu + Associates
in Orlando.
"My first issue came together with 24 pag
es, a color cover and some decent content by
begging people to submit to a magazine that
basically didn't exist," Kleinsteuber said.
At that time, the students decided to build
each issue around a theme to help focus the
magazine. Also, this is when the magazine
began its move away from being a newsletter
and toward becoming a journal.
During his tenure as editor, Kleinsteuber
received national recognition for his work on
Architrave as the recipient of the 2002-03
AIAS Special Accomplishment Honor Award.
With the support of students and faculty, the
magazine has continued to grow.

"Each group of editors has propelled the
magazine forward, accelerating the progress
sion of the publication and appealing to a
larger audience," said Shane Clark, Archi
trave's current editor in chief.
As a Student Government-funded public
tion, Architrave has been successful in secur
ing funding from the Architecture College
Council, the Board of College Councils, the
Student Senate and outside advertising spon-
sors. It is a great example of students pulling
together resources to create a high-quality
communication piece.
"Each generation builds on the previous
one -Architrave is getting more mature,"
said Martha Kohen, director of the School
of Architecture and faculty adviser for the
Future Architrave issues will reflect the
increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the
programs within the college, Kohen said. In
addition, Clark sees the potential for include
ing alumni work.
"We have had discussions about invit
ing alumni to submit projects to be consid
ered for a new column that addresses alumni
work," Clark said. "This would .. i i1 both
the school and alumni as we work to expand
our circulation both nationally and
Architrave is distributed to design firms
and architecture schools around the world.
Two thousand copies were printed for the
12th issue, which was published in
February 2005.
The next issue of Architrave was pub
lished in the Fall 2005 semester. Its theme
Translate, refers to the process by which stu
dents must take theoretical ideas and form
them into an architectural concept. rI

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Witters Competition provides students the opportunity to
work across disciplines in an intense 24-hour competition.

Photos by Paul Wiseman

It was all in a day's work for a six-member
team of students who walked away from
an intense design competition each $580.33
No gambling here, but the stakes were high
for all 10 teams who participated in the an
nual 24-hour, up-all-night Witters Competi
tion held March 2005 at the College of Design,
Construction and Planning.
The event, endowed by Col. Arthur G.
and Beverley A. Witters, pits teams of
students in the college against each other in
an interdisciplinary design-build competition
with a tight time limit. The winning team
had three architecture students, one
interior design student and two landscape
architecture students. The combination
proved successful and drew praise from
Gainesville City Commissioner Rick Bryant
who was invited to judge the competition.
Members of the winning team were:
Chris Emens, Christen Hutton, Meredith
Klein, Loraine Mickelson, Aaron Plewke
and Steve West.
Challenging the students was the redesign
of the Andrew R. Mickle Pool complex at the
T.B. McPherson Center in Southeast Gaines
ville. Architecture assistant professor and
2005 Witters Competition organizer Charles
Hailey said he chose the site because of its
historical, cultural and social significance in
Gainesville, particularly to the residents of
East Gainesville.
Members of the East Gainesville communi
ty were invited and participated in an opening
presentation at the McPherson Center to tell
the competing teams what they would expect

from a new pool complex. Discussions with
children prior to the event revealed their de
sire for, among other things, two water slides
and a wave pool. Parents expressed their
desire for better lighting and seating around
the pool area.
The competition, which began at the
McPherson Center, quickly moved back to
the UF campus where the teams settled into
separate studios for the remainder of their
24-hour quest.
Visiting architect and invited juror, Jim
Adamson of Jersey Devil, a l0. i. 1iiii.l firm,
acknowledged the great potential the complex
has for revitalization.
"The biggest challenge," he said, "is identi
fying problems and resolving them in an ar
chitectural way. It is a wonderful facility and
may just need a change in programs."
The competition sought to respond to the
decreasing use of the pool in recent years by
creating incentives for increased attendance
like better facilities and improved access.
Andrew R. Mickle, Sr., the man whose
name is inscribed on the front of the pool
complex, and his family were at the evening
award ceremony to congratulate the winning
team and peruse the design offerings. Mick
le was a manager and swimming instructor
from 1957 to 1974 at the Lincoln Pool, which
was renamed in 1990 in his honor.
When the winning team and honorable
mentions were announced, each competition
participant went home with a better under
standing of the Southeast Gainesville commu
nity's needs and a greater appreciation of the
value of interdisciplinary teamwork. 13

Witters competition organizer Charles Hailey,
left, architecture professor Kim Tanzer and
invited juror Jim Adamson.

Before the competition began, Adamson
gave a motivating presentation about
a design/build project he and his firm
recently completed in Africa.

03.18.05 @ 6:30 p.m. The day gets colder as the
sun sets behind the pool complex, where the students
examine the space they will spend the next 24 hours

03.19.05 @ 2:20 a.m. Roy Salloum (BCN), right, and
Chris Sutton (LAE) pour over site drawings for the pool
area their team created for the competition.

03.19.05 @ 12:40 p.m. Kelly Wieczorek (ARC) and
Chris Sutton (LAE) work out the details of their team's
plan as coordination becomes more important to
their project.

uj. Iu.UO w8_ I:Lu p.mI. uomperillon juror
Doris Edwards talks through a site plan with
a group of students during the judging portion
of the competition.

03.19.05 @ 7:40 p.m. Members of the winning
team pose with Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. and his family.

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A team from DCP received one of six
national awards in the interdisciplinary
student competition for the 2005 Nation
al Council of Architectural Registration
Boards (NCARB) Prize for the Creative
Integration of Practice and Education in
the Academy. The entry, titled "Bridging:
The Links Between Practice and Educa
tion in the Academy," was based on a
collaborative, comprehensive project by
students from a graduate architecture
seminar in environmental technology
and senior and graduate students in
interior design.
Architecture and interior design
students worked together in teams to
create a design program for the renovation
of the Hub on UF's campus. The teams
brought together the varying needs of the
end users, the university and the archi
tects. After the teams presented their proj
ects, the architects and the end users made
changes to their design and program.

"In practice and in academia, the archi
tects and interior designers who succeed
through their collaboration seem able
to embrace their vast common under
standing and, at the same time, celebrate
the specialized areas of knowledge and
creativity in which each one excels," said
Susan Tate, interior design professor
and coordinator of the project, along with
architecture visiting professor and practi
tioner Joe Walker.
The team members that received the
NCARB prize were: Melissa Engers,
Kathryn Frederick, Shelley Jones, Eric
Peterson, Cori Robertson and Shannon
"The NCARB Prize jury celebrates this
precedent setting project, for it repre
sents future building opportunities with
in universities. Jurors also were pleased
to note that students served as 'adjunct
professionals' in the way the class oper
ated," the NCARB jury commented on the
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which has been abused over the years, will
be kept intact under a new layer of flooring
rather than being destroyed or replaced. The
grand marble staircase, a focal point of the
building, will be preserved and will receive
only minor code upgrades for hand rails. And
the corrugated glass lighting in the mezza
nine, which hasn't been properly maintained,
will be replaced with glass block to resemble
the original interior.
"Each of these strategies was reviewed
with the Historic Preservation Committee
and approved for implementation into the
renovation," Walker says.
The committee has played a vital role in
identifying these historic features and work
ing with contractors to make sure they're
"From our experience, the professionals
on campus who are members of the Campus
Historic Preservation Committee are very
helpful to guide us through what needs to be
preserved," says Armaghani. "The committee
is an asset to the university for preserving the
historic buildings on campus. We value their
input and engage them in the process from
the inception of the project to its completion."
Interestingly, many students from the
College of Design, Construction and Plan
ning have also contributed to preserving the
Hub's heritage. Both Tate and Walker worked
with student groups who formed into inter
disciplinary teams and worked on historic
preservation design proposals. Their efforts
have been integrated into the final design
of the building and were recognized with a
national award by the National Council of Ar
chitectural Registration Boards.
As a result, the Hub will move into the fu
ture without forgetting its past. And, as Tate
notes, this preservation is far more valuable
than it appears on the surface. The .. .. 1I1,i of
historic preservation spill far beyond simply
remembering the past.
"With potential students, particularly
grad students, and faculty, we've had ongoing
comments about how the visual character
of the campus and its historic campus have
contributed to their decision to come to the
University of Florida," Tate says. "For the
future, we'd anticipate that same thing.
Beyond that, we'd imagine that students
and faculty and visitors in the future will be
able to visualize the ongoing evolution of the
campus as a visual record rather than just a
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"instead of just a part of the past." Il

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The Department of Urban and Regional
Planning's GeoPlan Center last fall devel
oped a new method for Florida transport
station officials to conduct environmental
reviews of projects using a Web-based
Geographic Information System and
interactive database.
URP doctoral student Alexis Thomas
and URP master's student Christy McCain
created the program with participation from
the Florida Department of Transportation
for use during the 2004 hurricane season,
when Florida was hit by four hurricanes.
The students and the team from the FDOT
received recognition for the creation and im
plementation of this innovative program
as recipients of a 2005 Davis Productivity
Award. The awards are given by the state
of Florida and Prudential Financial to state

employees for achievements which increase
productivity and promote innovation.
Implementation of the new program
came at a particularly advantageous time
for the state, which was recovering from
damage caused by Hurricane Charley.
"Disaster workers can pinpoint a place
on a map and get results on the viability of
any location to place people in relief shel
ters through the Web site," said McCain, co
principal investigator on the project, along
with Thomas.
After Hurricane Charley, state officials
had to come up with places to put the 1,100
displaced mobile homes, Thomas said.
"Using this pr(.. i I. 1 I i ; locations
for not only human relocation but for the
mountains of debris created from destroyed
property. It places the people in safe areas

and the debris in locations where it will
have the least environmental impact on the
surrounding area."
Researchers at the GeoPlan Center were
working on a system for the state to identify
areas of low environmental impact for new
transportation projects when the hurricanes
began to hit Florida, said FDOT Environ
mental Resource Manager Peter McGilvray.
Use of the system for hurricane workers
went into effect within days after Hurricane
Charley struck and continues to operate to
day, Thomas said. The databases containing
the information are maintained and housed
at the GeoPlan Center. For more information
on the center, please visit the Web site at
< www.geoplan.ufl.edu I

Pictured at the 2005 Davis Productivity
Awards Ceremony in Tallahassee,
from left to right, are: Dennis Murray
of Prudential Financial, Lt. Gov. Toni
Jennings, Pete McGilvray of FDOT,
Michael Konikoff of URS Corp., Christy
McCain, Alexis Thomas and Dominic
Calabro of Florida Tax Watch.


- Howard Shaw, IND 1998, is living and working in the
Washington D.C. area for the U.S. Department of State as
a space planner for new embassies and consulates around
the world. Howard says, "The job is exciting because I get to
travel around the world and meet great people." He is married
with two young children.

John Paul Weesner, LAE 1998, is an associate at Glatting
Jackson in Orlando. While there, he has worked on campus
landscape master plans for Florida Southern College,
University of Central Florida and St. Leo University. He won
a Frederick B. Stresau Award, Florida ASLA's top honor.

> Clinton Robinson, ARC 2000, recently moved to Idaho with
his wife Mika and two children, Bryce, 3, and Clay, 3 months.
Mika has accepted a position as assistant coach for the
volleyball team at Idaho State University.

> Justin Moore, ARC 2001, reports being the first student
to receive dual graduate degrees in architecture and urban
design from Columbia University in 2004. Since completing
his graduate studies, he has collaborated with one of the
finalist teams for the African Burial Ground competition in
Manhattan and is currently working on research projects

in New York and Australia under the Urban Research Group
which he helped found in 2004. Currently he is an urban
designer and associate city planner for the New York
Department of City Planning. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn,
where he is involved with the planned redevelopment and
urban design of the East River waterfront.
< www.urbanresearchgroup.net

> Rachael Scott, ARC 2002, reports graduating from Arizona
State University with a master's degree in architecture. She is
currently working for her father in Orlando and hopes to keep
close connections with DCP.

- Ragan AI-Agely, ARC 2004, reports working and living in
Southern California.

- Miguel Porras, ARC 2004, has graduated from the
Columbia School of Architecture with highest honors.
He reports living in New York City for six months doing
research before moving to Miami to work with Perez and
Perez Associates. I


We want to hear from you. Please return the
enclosed card and share your news with your
fellow alumni. Or you can complete the online
form at the college's Web site
< www.dcp.ufl.edu/perspective

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA I College ofDesign, Construction & Planning

STUDEN P)'hv Hig

Interior design students Jill Brunson
and Pam Cotera have a vision for the
future. They are working ambitiously to
introduce current students to design alumni
already established in successful careers.
Realizing the importance of creating strong
professional contacts and networks, Jill and

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"I chose interior design after one year
of studying other subjects. I was drawn to this
major because I have always liked hands-on
projects from finger painting to model building.
Also, I consider myself a problem solver and
was looking to combine these interests. Interior
design allows me to generate design solutions
by expressing myself creatively."

Pam have spearheaded several new initiatives
to get students and alumni connected. As
coordinators of the first interior design career
day, they invited nearly 1,500 businesses,
design firms, industry professionals and
college alumni to campus for the ASID/IIDA
sponsored event. I

PAM COTERA, Vice President

"I chose to study interior design because it allowed
me to combine my creative energy with my problem
solving skills. Growing up, I always had a passion
for the worlds of art and science. I feel that interior
design is the perfect blend of these two subjects.
In every project, there is an element of technology,
theory and beauty that merge into a perfect design.
In essence, interior design is the culmination of all
the things that make me feel alive."



College of Design, Construction and Planning
331 Architecture Building
P.O. Box 115701
Gainesville, FL 32611
TEL (352) 392-4836

Anthony J. Dasta, Interim Dean
Paul D. Zwick, Associate Dean
Marcia Bourdon, Director of Development


Editor: Julie Frey

Contributors: Kristin Harmel and Paul Wiseman

DCP Public Relations Committee:
Ilir Bejleri, Marcia Bourdon, Rebecca Graves,
Kevin Grosskopf, Tina Gurucharri, Debra Harris,
Robert MacLeod, Kristen Rohrer and Kwaku Tenah

Special thanks to: Barbara Cleveland

PERSPECTIVE is published annually by the University of
Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning for
DCP alumni and friends. For more information, contact
Julie Frey at: <
or (352) 392-4836.

Design: Doug Barrett

Printing: Fidelity Press of Orlando, Florida

Campus archival photos courtesy of:
University Archives, Department of Special
& Area Collections, University of Florida
(Hub photos, page 2 and 3, aerial photo page 5,
UF Building Timeline photos page 3, 15, 23, 31, 35)
State Library and Archives of Florida
(UF Building Timeline photos page 5, 7, 9, 11, 13,

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