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ARC Sponsors Craig Robins Exhibit with University Gallery
T he University Gallery will host a special art collection from
South Florida designer and art collector Craig Robins.
The exhibit, "Greater than the Sum: Selections from the Craig
Robins Collection of Contemporary Art," will run from Oct. 18
to Dec. 9, with a talk by Robins at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 and a public
reception following at 7 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by the
School of Architecture and Thornebrooke Gallery.
Robins, president of Dacra Development in Miami, has a
world-class reputation for merging urban design, architecture,
interior design and art in building new or revitalizing existing
communities. He has remarkable vision and energy and has
amassed an astounding art collection. The Robins Collection
comprises more than 300 artists from around the world and
more than looo works.
"Greater than the Sum: Selections from the Craig Robins
Collection" showcases 50 works by 22 artists originally from
France, Mexico, South Africa, Argentina and the Bahamas,
joined by nine German artists and eight Americans. They
are among the most major names in the international
contemporary art world. This dynamic exhibition includes
drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and
During its run, the exhibit may be viewed at University
Gallery Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays. For more
information, please visit the gallery's Web site at
d New Faculty
We would like to welcome new faculty to DCP. BCN: Esther
Obonyo, Assistant Professor; IND: Candy Carmel-Gilfilen,
Assistant Professor; URP: Joseli Macedo, Assistant Professor.
i Zwick Appointed to Full Professor
We are very pleased to announce that President Machen
has approved Associate Dean for Research Paul Zwick for
promotion to full professor. Please join us in congratulating
Paul on achieving this important milestone in his career.
d DCP Holiday Party
The annual holiday reception for DCP faculty, staff and
families is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 8, 2005, at the Hilton-UF Conference Center on S.W.
34th Street. You will receive a formal invitation as we get
closer to the event, but please save the date on your calendar.
d Call for Teacher/Adviser Award Nominations
Nominations for the 2005-06 Teacher/Adviser of the Year
Awards are now being accepted. Students, faculty members,
chairs and directors, higher-level administrators, parents and
others may make nominations using the form available from
Barbara Cleveland in 331 ARCH or online at
www.dcp.ufl.edu/news. Nominations close Oct. 24.
d Didier Rebois Fall Lecture Series Event
The School of Architecture, along with the France-Florida
Research Institute, is pleased to bring Didier Rebois to
the school's Fall 2005 Lecture Series. Rebois, an architect,
scholar and general secretary of EUROPAN will speak at
6 p.m. Oct. to, at the Harn Museum of Art. EUROPAN is a
multinational organization whose primary goal is to assist the
young architects of Europe in developing and disseminating
their design ideas through built projects in collaboration with
a number of different developers and municipalities.
d UF Takes First at Active Place Design Competition
Students in LAE professor Terry Schnadelbach's Urban
Design Studio received awards at the 2005 Active Place
Design Competition for the Enviornmental Design Research
Association: Jack Wensel received a first place award
for "Green Infrastructure, Jacksonville, Ribault Creek,"
Natalia Barranco received a fourth place award for "Green
Infrastructure, Jacksonville, Lower Hogan Creek," and
Steven Summerford received a fourth place award for "Green
Infrastructure, Jacksonville, Deer Creek."
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BCN Celebrates 70 Years
This year, the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building
Construction is celebrating over 70 years of excellence
in construction education. The Rinker School is the oldest
continuing building construction program in the nation.
The celebration began on Sept. 21, at an anniversary dinner
hosted by the Tampa Bay Region BCN Gator Club. BCN Gator
Clubs throughout the state will hold similar events in the
coming year. In addition to celebrating the Rinker School's
anniversary, these events will raise money for the BCN 70th
Anniversary Endowed Professorship.
The Tampa dinner was extremely successful with nearly 300
people in attendance, raising approximately $45,000 for the
d Call for Superior Accomplishment Award
Nominations for the 2005-06 Superior Accomplishment
Awards are now being accepted. This program recognizes
staff members who contribute outstanding and meritorious
service, efficiency and/or economy, or to the quality of life
provided to students and employees. For information about
the Superior Accomplishment Awards program, nomination
criteria and nomination forms, please visit the awards'
Web site at www.hr.ufl.edu/saa, or contact your Division 3
committee chairperson, Elaine Green, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations run through Oct. 31.
d Summit on LEED Classifications
LAE associate professor Glenn Acomb last month attended a
summit meeting in Austin, Texas, to formulate a proposal to
the U.S. Green Building Council for a new LEED classification.
The hope of the summit is to allow greater recognition for
sites such as open spaces, recreation, civic spaces, plazas and
open space-dominated residential and mixed use projects.
Acomb and his research group, Program for Resource
Efficient Communities, also were featured June 5, in a
Lakeland Ledger newspaper article on green development.
d Faculty Journal Publication
ARC assistant professor Hui Zou published the article, "The
Crystal Order That Is Most Concrete: The Wittgenstein
House," in the Journal of Aesthetic Education 39.2 (Fall
2005). This is his first article in a philosophical journal.
He also published an invited book review, "Chinese Spatial
Strategies: Imperial Beijing 1420-1911," in the Journal of
Architectural Education 59.1 (Sept. 2005).
d ARC Professor Studies European Historic Buildings
ARC professor Gary Siebein has returned from two years of
leave working full time in his acoustical consulting practice
where he completed 254 projects around the world. In
addition to presenting numerous papers to conferences
around the nation, he spent a month this summer in Europe
studying the acoustics of many historical buildings as well as
presenting a paper, "Case Studies Addressing Philosophical
Uncertainty Issues in Various Acoustical Situations," to the
Institute of Noise Control Engineers Europe.
d Linda Crider at Goerings Book Store
URP associate scientist Linda Crider will be at Goerings Book
Store at 8 p.m. Oct. 12, to discuss her recently released book,
"Children of the Bay, A Story of Alaska." Crider's first novel is
set in Alaska 16 years following the Exxon-Valdez crisis.
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School of Architecture
Fall 2005 Lecture Series
6 p.m. Harn Museum
Didier Rebois, General Secretary, EUROPAN
6 p.m. Harn Museum
Robert McCarter, UF ARC Professor
6 p.m. Harn Museum
Charles Rose, Charles Rose Architects