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Students Design for Architecture Building in 2007 Witters Competition

For some DCP students, the weekend of March 23
didn't revolve around Gator basketball, but expanding
the Architecture Building. Student teams participated in
the 44-hour 2007 Witters Competition, which focused
on adding nearly 94,000 square feet of extra space to the
Architecture Building. The annual event, coordinated by
ARC professor John Maze, pits teams of students in the
college against each other in an interdisciplinary design-
build competition with a winner-takes-all prize of $3,500.
Each team consisted of five members from a minimum
of four of the DCP academic units. Members of the
winning team were: John Begeman, Erik Bellin, Cuyler
Hendricks, Christen Hutton and Michelle O'Carroll.

Students were tasked with adding a large amount of
studio space, a bigger gallery, an auditorium, faculty and
staff offices and even a cafeteria to the existing building.
Many of the teams' designs integrated sustainability
practices such as green roofs and photo-voltaic panels.
Col. Arthur G. and Beverley A. Witters, who endow the
competition, made the trip to Gainesville from Orlando
to see the competition presentations on Sunday and
were very impressed with the results. "We started this
competition so all disciplines in the college could talk and
work with one another," Col. Witters said to teams after
the winning team was announced. "Your hard work this
weekend made it possible and we are very proud of all of


a IND Students Sweep Design Competition

International Interior Design Association Student Day
2007 was held Feb. 24 at the International Academy of
Design and Technology in Tampa, Fla. The event involved
more than 200 students, designers and professors
representing eight programs from across the state. DCP
students swept the student competition in all categories

Best Overall Category:
Meg Gallup for "Fierce" Pave Competition Entry

Hospitality/Retail Category:
First Place: David Newman, Sharon Neff, Candace
Mederos for "The Vine"
Honorable Mention: Viviana Stewart for "Red" Pave
Competition Entry

Institutional Category:
First Place: Viviana Stewart, Rebecca Russell for "Baby
Honorable Mention: Haley Russell, Rachel Horner,
Danielle Hamby, Mike Demri for "Goodwin House
Bailey's Crossroads Wellness Center"

Residential Category:
Honorable Mention: Haley Russell for "A Modern Palazzo

a URP Students Present to City, County Officials

The Urban Planning Practicum class (URP6341)
presented their work, entitled "A Vision for the City of
Starke, Florida," to city and county officials on
Feb. 27. The class, sponsored by Main Street Starke,
Inc., developed a comprehensive plan for this small
Florida community north of Gainesville. The team made
recommendations for the city to apply newly available
resources through their recently established Main Street
and CRA programs. Ideas generated in this knowledge-
based studio included an overlay district for U.S. 301,
design guidelines for the historic district, adaptive
reuse of structures and brownfields along the railroad
and the establishment of a Certified Local Government
(CLG). Students participating in the project led by URP
professor Joseli Macedo were: Stephen T. Anderson,
Ashley K. Aronowitz, Michael M. DePalma, Peter S.
Hofheinz, Varun K. Kalhan, Christopher S. Kintner, Shani
E. Kruljac, Lauren K. Simmons and Charles R. Wells.

a Steiner Awarded for Contribution to Planning

URP professor Ruth Steiner was the recipient of the
Kermit Sigmon Award for Citizen Participation, which is
given out by the Gainesville Metropolitan Transportation
Planning Organization for outstanding contributions to
the community's transportation planning process. Steiner
will receive the award later this spring.


March 2007

Beinecke-Reeves Award Recipient Honored for Historic Preservation Efforts

Janet Snyder Matthews, Ph.D., received the 2006
Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Achievement Award on
March 1. Snyder was honored because of her unending
dedication to historic preservation efforts in the state of
Florida and the United States.
Currently serving as Associate Director, Cultural
Resources for the National Park Service, Matthews
manages the nation's most important historic
preservation and cultural resource stewardship
programs. These programs affect thousands of
communities nationwide and all of the nearly 390
national parks in the United States. They include the
National Registry of Historic Places, the National

Historic Landmarks Program, the Historic Preservation
Tax Incentives Program, the Historic American Building
Survey and the Historic American Engineering Record,
among others.
DCP established the Beinecke-Reeves Distinguised
Achievement Award to honor the professional who most
embodies the "Spirit of Preservation" in Florida. This
significant award is given each year to an individual or
group having a connection to the state and demonstrated
dedication to historic preservation. The award is named
in honor of the late Walter Beinecke Jr. and Professor
Emeritus F. Blair Reeves.

SIND Faculty, Students Attend IDEC Conference

IND professors and graduate students were well
represented at the national IDEC conference held
April 5-11 in Austin, Texas. IND professor Jo Hasell
presented a refereed paper on courthouse design security
featuring the thesis research of IND master's alumnae
Smita Sahool. In the same session, IND professor
Candy Carmel-Gilfilen presented a refereed paper on
design and retail security; she also is presenting another
design security paper at the Academy of Criminal Justice
Sciences. IND professor Debra Harris presented her
research on healthcare design and design education
and IND doctoral student Marlo Ransdall conducted a
refereed poster session on the potential of digital learning

d Siebein Conducts Workshops at Symposium

ARC professor Gary W. Siebein coordinated the Third
Concert Hall Research Group (CHRG) Symposium
held in Aspen, Colo. in August 2006. He conducted two
workshops in addition to organizing the meeting which
brings together the foremost acoustical consultants,
researchers, musicians and architects involved in concert
hall design for a week of intense workshops, symposia
and music listening. The first workshop focused on
acoustical research conducted at UF and the second
entailed a design charrette on multi-purpose concert hall
design oriented around interior and exterior soundscape
design. CHRG is an international consortium of
acoustical consultants, researchers, architects and other
design professionals whose members share research
to push the frontiers in the science of architectural
acoustics for improvement in the design of concert halls
and related performing arts spaces. Siebein and the UF
Acoustics Group have been members since the group's
founding in 1990.

dTanzer Co-Edits Architecture Book

ARC professor Kim Tanzer and Rafael Longoria, an
architecture professor at the University of Houston,
served as co-editors of a recently published book titled
"The Green Braid: Towards an Architecture of Ecology,
Economy and Equity." It is available through Routledge

4 Markle Hits 29 Year Safety Mark

DCP woodshop teaching lab specialist Whitey Markle
received his 25-year service pin last month and marked
more than 29 years of state service as a woodshop teach-
er with zero accidents. Over the years, Markle has been
responsible for the safe guarding of more than 88,000

DCP NEWS is published during the fall and spring
semesters by the University of Florida College of
Design, Construction and Planning. News and an-
nouncements contained in DCP NEWS were submit-
ted by DCP faculty and staff. To make a submission
to DCP NEWS, please call or email:

Julie Frey
Managing Editor
392-4836, ext. 221

Melissa Filipkowski
392-4836, ext. 324

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