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Interim Dean's
The Fall 2005 semester proved to be very productive
for the College of Design, Construction and
Planning. We made significant progress in the area of the
College's Historic Preservation Programs starting with
reorganizing the department. Roy E. Graham, Beinecke-
Reeves Distinguished Chair and Director of Historic
Preservation Programs, will coordinate the newly named
Board of Advocates for Historic Preservation Programs.
Roy also is developing preservation institutes in New
York and South Florida and will co-chair the proposed
Center for World Heritage Stewardship. We look forward
to his leadership and the growth of the College's Historic
Preservation Programs.
Board of Advocates Chairman Buddy Jacobs hosted
a meeting Saturday, January 7 in Amelia Island, Fla., to
discuss the possibility of purchasing additional properties
on Nantucket Island where the Preservation Institute:
Nantucket (PI:N) program is housed. In a separate
meeting, the PI:N board of directors elected to add two
new members to its board Roy E. Graham and the chair
of the newly formed Board of Advocates.
The Department of Interior Design is in the faculty
interview process and hopes to hire at least two
new faculty for the Fall 2006 semester. I would like
to congratulate interior design assistant professor

Dr. Debra Harris who is the College's Teacher of the Year
2005-2006. Debra is actively involved in health care
facilities research and brings that experience into the
classroom and studio.
The College and the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of
Building Construction is proud to announce the gift of
$1 million for the Rinker Scholars Program. The College
would like to thank the M.E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation, Inc.
for these generous endowments which will help faculty in
Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) pursue a Ph.D.
in construction management.
As you also will read in this month's newsletter,
the search for a new dean has begun. I urge you to get
involved in this process as it is an important step for
the continued growth of our college. Provost Janie M.
Fouke has appointed an excellent committee, and I hope
you will work with them toward the completion of a
successful search.


Interim Dean and Professor


d Dean Search Committee

UF Provost Janie M. Fouke announced the selection of
members to the dean search committee in a memo to DCP
faculty last month. Provost Fouke thanked faculty for
nominating committee members and has appointed
Dr. Kathleen Long, dean of the College of Nursing, to chair
the committee. In addition to UF representatives, two outside
community members were elected to serve as well. Members
of the dean search committee include: associate professor
Margaret Carr, associate professor Ian Flood, Interim Dean
of the Graduate School Kenneth Gerhardt, graduate student
Stella Hofer, assistant professor Kristin Larsen, BCN advisory
board member Steve Palmer, Jack Ponikvar of Ponikvar and
Associates, Inc., IND Chair Margaret Portillo and professor
William Tilson.

d DCP Spring Commencement

DCP's spring commencement ceremony will be held at
2 p.m. May 6 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts. As
in years past, faculty members are encouraged to attend
this significant occasion and participate in the processional.
Faculty can request regalia at no cost through a Web-based
form available later in the semester. Information for students
regarding commencement is available online at
www.dcp.ufl.edu/commencement. Please share this site with
your graduating students.

Continued on page 2

January 2006

d Sustainable Architecture Concentration

An Interdisciplinary Concentration and Certificate in
Sustainable Architecture is available beginning this semester
to all graduate students in the School of Architecture.
Approved last month by the Graduate School, the Sustainable
Architecture Concentration officially begins in the Spring
2006 semester and requires a minimum of 12 hours of
coursework. Students in this flexible program will gain a solid
understanding of the wide range of existing and emerging
sustainable design issues.

d DCP Teacher of the Year Award

IND assistant professor Debra Harris was selected by faculty
members from all five academic units and students from
the Architecture College Council and Building Construction
College Council to be the 2005/2006 DCP Teacher of
the Year. This recognition is an outstanding honor and
exemplifies an extraordinary commitment to the art of

d Faculty Book Publishing

ARC professor Robert McCarter recently published "On and
By Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer of Architectural Principles,"
by Phaidon Press. Edited and co-authored by McCarter, the
book features 372 pages, 450 illustrations and 14 essays on
Frank Lloyd Wright by the world's leading Wright scholars
plus three essays by Frank Lloyd Wright himself. The authors
focus on analysis of Wright's design process, the cultural
and social contexts of Wright's work, the importance of
inhabitation and experience in understanding Wright's
buildings, the relation of design conception to construction
method, Wright's relation to the history of the discipline and
the meaning of Wright's work for the future of architecture. In
addition, professor McCarter's book, Louis I. Kahn, was listed
as #2 on Amazon.com's Best Books of 2005 list under the Top
o1 Editor's Picks: Arts, Photography and Architecture.

d ARC Professors Receive Design Award

ARC associate professors Nancy M. Clark and Michael
Kuenstle received two Honor Awards for Design Excellence
from the American Institute of Architects. One award was
given for an innovative church building design proposed for
construction in East Gainesville. The other award recognized
their design of a modern beach house in Clearwater Beach,
Fla. The drawings of the two designs were on display Nov/Dec
at the Thomas Center as part of the AIA exhibit.

d 2006 DCP Faculty Service Award

Submissions for the 2006 DCP Faculty Service Award are
being accepted through February 1. DCP presents the Faculty
Service Award annually to the college faculty member who
most clearly demonstrates a record of excellent service
consistent with the academic mission of the college. The
award carries a $1,ooo stipend and recognition at DCP's
spring commencement ceremony May 6. Submissions should
be delivered to Barbara Cleveland in the Dean's Office
and include: a one-page narrative describing your service
contributions, a current CV which details your service and a
letter of support from your chair/director.

d ARC Professor Appointed to Concert Hall Group

ARC professor Gary W. Siebein has been appointed as
one of the organizers for the Third Concert Hall Research
Group (CHRG) Symposium to be held in Aspen, Col., in
August 2006. He will conduct two workshops in addition to
organizing the meeting which brings the foremost acoustical
consultants, researchers, musicians and architects involved in
concert hall design together for a week of intense workshops,
symposia and music listening. The first workshop will focus
on acoustical research conducted at UF and the second will
entail a design charrette on multi-purpose concert hall design.
Professor Siebein and the UF Acoustics Group have been
members since the group's founding in 1990.

Professor Siebein also was reappointed as a member of the
advisory board of the Robert B. Newman Foundation. The
Newman Foundation oversees the Robert B. Newman Student
Medal in Architectural Acoustics and several grant programs
in building acoustics. UF has had more than 20 Newman
Medalists who all have been graduate students working with

Architecture 2006 Spring Lecture Series
All lectures 6 p.m. Harn Musuem

January 23
Bruce Lindsey, Auburn School of Architecture

January 30
Alberto Perez-Gomez, McGill School of Architecture

February 13
Alfonso Perez-Mendez, UF School of Architecture

Historic Preservation Spring Lecture Series
January 31
Steven Kelley, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
6 p.m. Gerson Hall

February 8
Lisa Sasser, Preservation Trades Network
6 p.m. Location TBA

DCP NEWS is published during the fall and spring
semesters by the University of Florida College of Design,
Construction and Planning. News and announcements
contained in DCP NEWS were submitted by DCP faculty
and staff. To make a submission to DCP NEWS, please
visit http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/news/dcpnews.php.

Julie Frey Managing Editor
392-4836, ext. 221
jsfrey@ dcp.ufl.edu


Paul Wiseman Editor
392-4836, ext. 324

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