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DCP News
Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of the College of Design, Construction & Planning

November/December 2003

Message from the Dean

A 3I am very pleased to
inform you that Ms. Dianna
Fuller Morgan has accepted
our invitation to be the
commencement speaker at
our first DCP College
Commencement on
April 30, 2004. She was the
unanimous recommendation of the College
Commencement Committee.
Ms. Morgan currently serves as a member of
the UF Board of Trustees and the UF Foundation
Board of Trustees. A recently retired Senior Vice
President of Public Affairs for Walt Disney
World, she is dedicated to community and public
In addition to her UF responsibilities, she
serves on the board of directors of many organi-
zations, including Give Kids the World and the
Children's Miracle Network. As the recipient of
Leadership Orlando's Distinguished Service
Award, Ms. Morgan has been appropriately
asked to speak at our DCP Commencement on
the importance of public service and giving back
to the community. The day will be even more
special for Ms. Morgan and her family as her son
will be graduating from the Rinker School of
Building Construction.
I would also like to briefly comment on the

just completed bonus process. Funds for the bonuses were
distributed to each unit in direct proportion to their salary
base. Based on this allocation, the department chair or
school director made recommendations to me consistent
with the merit criteria developed by each academic unit.
To avoid any conflict of interest, a separate fund was
created for administrators (the dean is excluded) with
bonus funds allocated in the same proportion as for faculty.
New faculty appointees were not considered eligible for this
I accepted all the unit recommendations, and they have
been forwarded to the Provost's Office. The college also
added additional discretionary funds that were awarded to
active members of two DCP College Committees that made
an unusual contribution to the progress of the college in the
past year the ad hoc committee on tenure and promotion
guidelines and the historic preservation committee.
I believe that there is great value in recognizing the
contribution of faculty at both the unit level and the college
level. It is anticipated that the bonuses will be included in
the December 12, 2003 paycheck. I congratulate all of you
that received bonuses and sincerely regret that our funds
are insufficient to recognize all members of our community.
I wish you and your families a happy holiday season.

Dean and Professor

News Bulletin

* URP Seminar Series Continues Dec. 4 -
As part of the URP Seminar Series, Linda
Crider will present "Kids, Cars and
Community ... Is There a Way Out of Our
Dilemma?" at the Florida Community Design
Center on December 4 at 5:30 p.m. Crider,
director of the Florida Department of
Transportation "Safeways to School" program,
will discuss the societal dilemma of car
dependence and what it means to children's
health and community vitality.
* DCP Raises Record-Breaking Amount
for UFCC Thanks to everyone who
contributed to the many charitable
organizations. Together, we raised nearly
$8,000- a record amount! Thanks to all the
volunteers who helped work on the campaign.

* ARC Professors Win Florida AIA Award ARC
professors Michael Kuenstle and Nancy Clark won an
Honor Award for Unbuilt Design from the Florida AIA
for their firm's (Clark & Kuenstle Associates, Inc.)
Festival Between the Palace Walls, Theater in
Movement, Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
* LAE Students Present Designs Dec. 10 -
Students in Peggy Carr's Site Planning course will
present their designs and ideas on Dec. o1 for shared
use of public property to benefit local residents, the
School Board of Alachua County and the City of
Gainesville Parks Department. The public will have an
opportunity to review the students ideas and provide
feedback. The designs will be presented from 7:30 to
8:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Middle School Media Center.

Continued on Page 2

Guest Column: Abdol Chini

Each month, we will print a guest column
from a DCP academic unit chair or
director. This month, we hear from Dr.
Abdol Chini, Interim Director for the
Rinker School ofBuilding Construction.

The first undeveloped potential identified by the
American Council for Construction Education
accreditation team that visited the BCN program in
April 2003 reads:

"The visiting team sees great potential for the
Building Construction faculty, in more
interaction with design professionals in
Architectural Design, Landscape Architecture,
Interior Design, and Urban and Regional

This semester Kevin Grosskopf of BCN and Chevy
Sidhu of ARC pulled together a diverse group of BCN
and Architecture students into a cohesive Design-
Build team that placed first in the Associated Schools
of Construction (ASC) Associated General
Contractors (AGC) regional competition in Atlanta
winning out against Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech,
Georgia Southern, Southern Poly, Clemson, and
University of North Florida.
Team members include Kellie Kirby, Amy
Norman, Mike Rice, David Epps of BCN and Carolina
Lara and Jordan Parrott of ARC. The College Design-
Build team will advance to the National
Championship in Orlando during Spring 04.
Each year during the fall semester the Interior
Design students under the direction of John Marsden
examine the homes of senior citizens in need, make
as-built drawings, and determine the work needed
that is within the capabilities of the students. Then,
the BCN students under the direction of Leon
Wetherington determine the materials and tools
required to perform the work. This fall, they have
identified 11 homes and performed the work on
November 22. More than 70 students participated.
The above examples along with other successful
interdisciplinary efforts (Witters Competition) are
evidence of the great opportunity that exists for
collaboration among DCP faculty and students.
Developing college-wide senior/graduate level
courses and encouraging all DCP students to take
these courses as their free electives, exploring
potential for writing interdisciplinary research
proposals, and providing more opportunities for the
students to participate in interdisciplinary activities
within DCP are examples of actions that will enhance
our programs.

News Bulletin, continued

* International Exchange Program DCP has
entered into the Consortium for Urban Conservation in
North America with five other universities. This
exchange program focuses on architecture and urban
conservation in the historic cities and settlements in
North America. It provides students the opportunity
for semester-long study at a partner institution in
Mexico or Canada as well as specialized intensive field
study opportunities. For more information, please
contact Roy Eugene Graham at 392-0205, ext. 233.
* LAE Students Design Garden For Harn
Museum Students in LAE professor Kay Williams's
graduate studio presented their designs for an Asian-
themed garden at the Harn Museum of Art on
December 1. Students spent part of the semester
working on a new design for the Marshall and Paula
Criser Garden. The students were challenged to create
designs that would complement the Ham's Asian
collection and would enhance the museum's ability to
display works of art in the adjacent space.
* Architecture Student Wins Top Award ARC
graduate student Eric Oskar Kleinsteuber was awarded
the 2002-03 American Institute of Architecture
Students (AIAS) Special Accomplishment Honor
Award. Eric was recognized for his achievements as
editor of the Architrave, the publication produced by
the UF chapter of AIAS each semester that highlights
the work of architecture students.
* IND and BCN Students Repair Homes IND and
BCN students, under the direction of IND professor
John Marsden and BCN professor Leon Wetherington,
repaired the homes of 11 low-income elderly
Gainesville residents on November 22. The students
benefited by receiving hands-on experience with a real-
world problem and by experiencing issues related to
aging. At the same time, the clients benefited from
handyman services that allow them to continue living
in their own homes.
* MADERA Project Presentation -LAE professor
Glenn Acomb presented techniques of low impact
design in land development projects, along with his
work on MADERA, an 88-single family subdivision in
Gainesville which emphasizes resource efficiency, to the
Hillsborough River Watershed Comprehensive
Watershed Management Team on November 20. The
CWM has identified development design as one of the
most important means of protecting watershed
functions in the Hillsborough River watershed.
* Book Publication Editorial Gustavo Gili, S.A. has
formally accepted "The Houses of El Pedregal, 1948-
1968" by ARC professor Alfonso P6rez-M6ndez and
Alejandro Aptil6n for publication under its label. The
book will be published in English and Spanish editions
and is scheduled to be produced by the end of 2004.

Continued on Page 3

Development News

Finding Funding: A Faculty's Primer on Philanthropy

This is the first in afour-part series on fundraising in DCP
by Marcia O'D. Bourdon, Director ofDevelopment. This month, she
explores the opportunities available through private foundations.

According to Giving
USA, an annual report
compiled by the American
Association of Fundraising
Counsel Trust for
Philanthropy, charitable
giving in inflation-adjusted
dollars more than doubled
between 1992 and 2002, to
$240 billion.
Research from the
Foundation Center shows
that, over the same period,
the number of private
foundations nearly doubled,
while their inflation-
adjusted assets increased
from $177 billion to $477
DCP is uniquely
positioned to make an
appealing case to
foundations interested in
investing in our mission.
Our interdisciplinary

approach to the built
environment makes us a
very versatile and attractive
partner to donors who
"want to make a difference."
My role as your
fundraiser is to assist you in
the process of seeking
private funding. Identifying
prospects, cultivating their
interests and developing
their connection to DCP are
stages in the process that
ultimately sets the stage to
presenting a funding
We have solid resources
and an infrastructure in
place to support our faculty
in the quest for the funding
of research, teaching and
service. Here are but a few
of the resources available
through the DCP
development office and the

University of Florida
Foundation, Inc. (UFF).
+ Established
Relationships. Larger
foundations are likely to
have established contacts
with UFF's Corporate and
Foundation Relations
Department. Program
officers and executive
directors that have
interacted with other areas
on campus can build on
their familiarity with UF.
This can provide valuable
insight as to the funding
priorities, giving histories
and request for proposal
(RFP) formats and
deadlines. Some program
officers review pre-proposal
drafts and offer valuable
insight as to how it aligns
with their foundation's gift
+ Research. Through
UFF's Research Depart-
ment, we are able to request
in depth keyword searches

to identify private founda-
tions' interests. This re-
search also helps to better
qualify a foundation's giving
track record and potential to
support to DCP proposals.
+ Online Resources.
Form 990-PF is the tax
return that the IRS requires
all private foundations to
file annually. The 990-PF
indicates the assets,
expenditures and in some
cases the recipients and
dollar amounts of grants
made by the private
foundation. It also lists the
names of officers of the
foundation. You can search
for any foundation at
finder 9qo.html.
If you would like to
discuss funding opportuni-
ties or if you have questions,
please do not hesitate to
contact me at
mbourdon@ufl.edu or
392-4836, ext.314.

News Bulletin, continued

* DCP Design-Build Team Wins Competition -
For the third consecutive year, the DCP team won the
Southeast Regional design-build competition hosted by
the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The
team was coached by BCN professor Kevin Grosskopf
and ARC professor Shivjit Sidhu. Members include
Kellie Kirby, Amy Norman, Mike Rice and David Epps
from BCN and Carolina Lara and Jordan Parrott from
ARC. The team will advance to the National
Championship in March 2004 at the site of the AGC
National Convention in Orlando.
* Designing Safe Schools The Florida Department
of Education released the research report "Florida Safe
School Design Guidelines, Strategies to Enhance
Security and Reduce Vandalism." ARC professor
Michael Kuenstle served as principal investigator and
project manager, ARC professor Nancy Clark served as
co-principal investigator and URP professor Richard
Schneider served as senior researcher. The guidelines

presented in the report are based on the idea that the
proper design and management of the physical
environment can help prevent and deter criminal
behavior in Florida's schools and community colleges.
The guidelines illustrate how school architects, facility
managers, risk managers, planners and others can
translate crime prevention ideas into action.
* Graham Elected Chairman ofNCPTT Roy
Eugene Graham, Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished
Professor and Director of DCP Preservation Programs,
was elected Chairman of the Advisory Board of the
National Center for Preservation Technology and
Training (NCPTT) at its November meeting in
Natchitoches, Louisiana. Created by Congress in 1992
as part of the Historic Preservation Act Amendments,
the NCPTT is part of the National Park Service. It
promotes and enhances the preservation and
conservation of prehistoric and historic resources in
the United States through the advancement and
dissemination of preservation technology and training.

Architecture Gallery

December 1-6
Architecture, Graduate Design Three

December 8-13
Final Studio Reviews Jury Presentation

January 5-10
Architecture, Independent Studies

January 12-17
Preservation Institute: Caribbean

DCP Calendar of Events

December 4
"Kids, Cars and Community...Is There A Way Out of Our
Linda Crider, Florida Community Design Center, 5:30 p.m.

December to
Landscape architecture students in Peggy Carr's Site Planning
course will present their designs for shared use of school
recreation areas
Lincoln Middle School Media Center, 7:30 p.m.

December 11
DCP Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception
Hilton-UF Conference Center on 34th Street, 6 p.m.

December 20
Fall Commencement, includes DCP graduates
O'Connell Center, 2 p.m.

December 25
Christmas Holiday

December 26-31
Many departments throughout UF will be closed.

January 27
"3D Urban Visualization for Urban Design Public
Participation" and "A New Framework for FDOT
Transportation Planning: Integrating Modeling, Work Program
and Environmental Databases"
Ilir Bejleri, Florida Community Design Center, 5:30 p.m.

DCP News is published monthly by the University of Florida
College of Design, Construction & Planning.
News and announcements contained in DCP News were
submitted by DCP faculty and staff. To make a submission to DCP
News, please call or email:

Julie Frey
Asst Director, Information/Publication Services
392-4836, ext. 221



UF Critical Dates

December to
Classes End

December 11-12
Reading Days No Classes

December 13-19
Final Examinations

December 19-20
Commencement Ceremonies

December 22
Final Grades Available in Evening from ISIS

December 23
Degree Certification Status Available in Late Afternoon on ISIS

January 5

January 6
Classes Begin

January 6-9
Drop/Add, by 11:59 PM on the last day
Late Registration

January 9
Deadline to Withdraw with no Fee Liability by 11:59 PM

January 12
Deadline to Change Address

January 16
Fee Payment Deadline
Deadline for Residency Reclassification

January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No Classes

January 23
S-U Option Deadline

January 30
Degree Application Deadline
Deadline to Withdraw with 25% Refund

DCP Web Site

Check out DCP's new Web site at www.dcp.ufl.edu!
We've added many features, including a calendar of events,
historic preservation page, spring commencement page and
more information under college goverance including T&P
Guidelines and Administrative Council minutes. Please let
us know what you think by mailing Julie Frey at

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