Title: DCP news
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00087048/00024
 Material Information
Title: DCP news
Series Title: DCP news
Physical Description: Serial
Creator: College of Design, Construction & Planning, University of Florida
Publisher: College of Design, Construction & Planning
Publication Date: October 2007
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00087048
Volume ID: VID00024
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.


This item has the following downloads:

Oct2007 ( PDF )

Full Text




First, a belated welcome back to all.
The summer break (if you had one)
Snow seems such a distant memory
to me. It is already October, we're
thick into the Fall semester activities,
but we have set some ambitious
goals for this year that should
keep us well occupied in the months to come. Our Fall
faculty meeting, which so many participated in (to my
delight), generated very useful discussions concerning
the strategic directions we ought to pursue to build
upon the excellence we have already achieved in our
programs. Of course, these kinds of "strategic" exercises
also tend to generate agendas that are longer rather than
more abbreviated. But thinking, planning and acting
strategically will enable us to clarify where we are most
likely to achieve the best results when allocating our
scarce resources, both in money and in personnel.
This year, our College committees, including
some new ad hoc groups, will have even greater
responsibilities to translate ideas into action. Here is a
brief synopsis of some of the areas on which we are likely
to focus.
Space: Our "space" needs and desires will be the
challenge of our Space Committee. It is not just a
matter of allocating existing rooms but of matching
our spaces and equipment to our academic and
research needs and to all the other activities of a top
flight college in the fields of design, construction and
planning. While efforts to expand our space need to
be pursued, we also must find ways to create the best
possible education environment in what we have to work
with. Improvements undertaken this summer in the
Architecture Building to create a Plotter/Scanner Lab, to
reconfigure several landscape architect studios, and to
create great new space out of a closet on the third floor
indicate the possibilities of reorganizing our current
space. But we need more action, including efforts to
secure additional funding from various sources.
Curriculum: The focus on curriculum needs this
year includes the implementation of the newly created
sustainable design curricula through the leadership
of our Sustainability Committee. In addition, there
are proposals under development for a new bachelor's
degree in sustainable environmental design, a master's
degree in historic preservation, and a Ph.D. in
construction management, all of which will need to be
shepherded through not only our Curriculum Committee
but also developed in concert with other campus units.

At the same time, work already has begun on several
new web-based course offerings to help move the College
forward in this growing area of professional education.
Piloting some new efforts this year can yield important
returns in the years to come.
Faculty Support: Faculty expressed the desire for
additional support for their research, and the College can
benefit by supporting pilot efforts that lead to sustained
efforts. Not only providing administrative support for
DCP faculty to pursue funding, but also taking time
to discuss potential collaboration opportunities with
campus colleagues in disciplines better funded through
outside agencies, is another activity to be undertaken.
Pushing ahead on the opportunities to take some of our
programs to other places within Florida, such as through
the Citi-Lab Orlando initiative and the proposal for UF to
manage historic properties in St. Augustine, has already
been added to the agenda. A "China Interest Group"
will be formed to enable DCP faculty and students
to consider the opportunities available through a
coordinated approach, especially given the campus move
in that direction.
Professional Outreach: At the same time, we
need to sustain and expand upon our strong ties with
our professional constituencies throughout Florida and
beyond, since they will be critical in both supporting and
assessing our efforts to sustain excellence.
As you can see from this abbreviated look at what is
in store, it will be a busy year. My great hope is that these
expectations will yield the kind of results we can all be
proud of. I have no reason to doubt that we will succeed.
In the meantime, thanks so much for your commitment
to our College. And let's have a great year.

Christopher Silver, Ph.D., AICP
Dean and Professor

T&P Congratulations!

We are very pleased to announce that URP faculty Ilir
Bejleri and ARC faculty Nancy Sanders were promoted to
associate professor and received tenure this past spring.


- IM


d Perez-Mendez's Book Presented in Mexico

ARC professor Alfonso Perez-Mendez's new book, "The
Houses of El Pedregal" (ISBN 978-84-252-2068-5), was
published in August and is available now in its Spanish
The book is part of the efforts of University
of Florida's School of Architecture Preservation
Institute: Caribbean (PI:C) to document 1950's Latin
American modern architecture. It covers an important
monographic event in Mexican architectural history,
the creation of 1500 modern houses in a small suburb
of Mexico City. In the era, Esther McCoy, the historian
of the Case Study Houses, wrote that it was the only
experience comparable to the famous Los Angeles
experiment in modern single family houses.
The book is receiving significant attention in Mexico.
The Mexican journal Arquine included Chapter 4 of
the book in its current issue (No. 41 Fall 2007), both
in English and Spanish. Perez-Mendez and co-author
Alejandro Aptilon were invited by the Mexican National
Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) to present and lecture on
the book in Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts on Sept. 11.
Additionally, Perez-Mendez was invited to a one-
hour monographic program about the book in "En el
espacio y en el tiempo" (In space and time), the weekly
program of Radio UNAM dedicated to architecture.
Radio UNAM is the radio of the National Autonomous
University of Mexico, and takes the role of cultural public
radio for Mexico City. The authors also took part in a
round table where Jose Gordon, writer and director of
cultural news programming in Mexican public television
Channel 22, Felipe Leal, Director of the School of
Architecture of the National Autonomous University
of Mexico (UNAM), Alejandro Montiel, historian and
Secretary of Culture of the State of Puebla, and two of the
original architects of El Pedregal joined the authors in a
public discussion about the book.

d Hofer Appointed External Examiner

ARC professor Nina Hofer was appointed as an
External Examiner at the Clemson University School of
Architecture. She will consult with them on curriculum
development over the next several years. First accredited
in 1953, the school offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts in
Architecture with an enrollment of 270 students and a
Master of Architecture with approximately 60 students.

d Siebein Presents Papers at Acoustical Society of
America Meetings

ARC professor Gary W. Siebein presented two papers at
the 153rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
(ASA) in Salt Lake City, Utah in June and an additional
paper at the Florida ASA Meeting in May.
The first paper, "Case Studies of Troubleshooting
Room Acoustics Problems Using Critical Listening, Field
Measurements and Computer Models," focused on case
studies that illustrate the range of issues that can be
studied with computer models and field measurements, as
well as understanding the limitations of the techniques at
the present time.
The second paper, "Methods to Assess Community
Soundscapes," presented innovative methods to assess
urban soundscapes and design strategies to include
soundscape elements as part of the urban design
The third paper, "Case Study of Soundscape
Assessment and Design Methods," focused on soundscape
design methods used for large scale infrastructure projects
like central energy plants to reduce noise transmitted to
nearby residences.
In addition to serving as president of Florida ASA,
Siebein has been a member of the ASA's Technical
Committee on Architectural Acoustics (TCAA) since 1980.
Siebein also serves on the advisory board for the Robert
Bradford Newman Foundation.

SPeng to Receive Honda Initiation Grant

URP department chair and professor Zhong-Ren Peng
will receive the prestigious Honda Initiation Grant (HIG)
award on November 15 in Mountain View, Calif. at the
HIG 2007 Fall Symposium. Peng collaborated with a
professor in the mechanical engineering department
at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to integrate
intelligent transportation systems with the plug-in hybrid
electric vehicles to optimize power management, increase
fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Only 2 percent of
the total 300 applicants received this internationally
recognized and extremely competitive award.


October 2007

Com ngso

.& Goings

This year, the college has had to say goodbye to many
people we will miss. At the same time, we have seen
many new faces around the college and we welcome their
expertise and energy.

Welcome to our New Faculty!

After a number of successful faculty searches last academic year, several new faculty have joined our ranks this
year. All of them bring a great deal to the college and their respective schools and departments. We welcome all
the new faculty to the college and the university!

Ruth Ron, Assistant Professor

Building Construction:
E. Douglas Lucas, Lecturer
Edward Minchin, Associate Professor
Robert Ries, Assistant Professor

Landscape Architecture:
Kevin Thompson, Assistant Professor
Mary G. Padua, Associate Professor

Urban and Regional Planning:
Zhong-Ren Peng, URP Chair and Professor
Dawn Jourdan, Assistant Professor

Interior Design:
Morris Hylton III, Assistant Professor
Nam-Kyu Park, Assistant Professor

Congratulations on your Retirement!

We appreciate all of your contributions to the College of Design, Construction and Planning and to the University
of Florida. We wish you the best of luck!

Tony Dasta
Gary Ridgdill
Ira Winarsky

Building Construction:
Leon Wetherington

Interior Design:
Susan Tate

Bourdon Accepts Position at Florida State University

It is always a pleasure to celebrate when one of our own has a great success, but when it means that person is
going to need to leave "home" to pursue that opportunity, our joy for our colleague can be tinged with regrets for
our loss. Marcia Bourdon is that success story. She has been offered (and accepted) the wonderful opportunity
to serve as Assistant Vice President for Development at the Florida State University College of Medicine in early
We know that FSU will definitely be better off with a "Gator" in that responsible position. Marcia's tireless and
dedicated advocacy for our College is something all of us know and appreciate. She has worked for us so diligently
and successfully over the past years and her efforts will undoubtedly continue to bear fruit well into the future. I
hope you will congratulate Marcia for a well deserved new opportunity and extend to her a heartfelt thanks for all
that she has done in support of DCP.
Marcia, we wish you well!


Florida Tomorrow: Capital Campaign Kicks Off With Events Across Campus and DCP

DCP joined all colleges across campus on Friday,
September 28 and took part in the University of Florida's
Capital Campaign Kick Off. From tours of the college to an
open house at the Florida Community Design Center, DCP
faculty, staff and students all helped welcome alumni and
friends of the university.
We would like to thank all those who helped make the
walking tour and open house possible. This includes:
ARC professor Nancy Sanders, for coordinating the
Advanced Graduate Design 1 Exhibit in the gallery;
ARC students Tommy James and Marina Prater, for
preparing a demonstration for the Plotter Lab;
IND professor Jason Meneely, for exhibiting IND's
new, high-tech computer tablet;
Associate Dean Paul Zwick, for presenting at the
GeoPlan Center;
LAE lecturer Glenn Acomb, for explaining the
components of the green roof to visitors;

Kick Off Features Graduate Design Studio

The DCP gallery at the Architecture Building was a
featured stop on the UF Capital Campaign Kick Offs Tour
of the Architecture Building. There, DCP students walked
visitors through a labyrinth of models which investigated
the relationship between a public institution and
architectural thought. Using an area of personal interest,
students in the "Campus Center of Interdisciplinary
Exchange: Advanced Graduate Design Studio" interviewed
professionals and scholars at the top of their fields from
two disciplines. Exploring everything from neuroscience
to poetry and dance, the students investigated how
the fields could be incorporated together and created
architectural works-in-progress where the fields could
conceptually be studied together.
"The goal of this graduate research studio is ultimately
to motivate and support, through precise architectural
propositions, the advancement of transparent intellectual
thinking and production within and across campus
society," ARC professor and studio coordinator Nancy
Sanders said. "The work also aims to illuminate the means
by which innovative campus architecture can stimulate
higher levels of student and faculty recruitment and
In one project, for instance, ARC graduate student
Glenn Darling blended together astrophysics and poetry.
Finding a common medium the need to express and
communicate ideas and scientific theories Darling
designed a model which portrayed the expansion of
both the universe and the human imagination through
astrophysics and poetry.

ARC professor Martin Gold, for coordinating the
open house at the downtown studio space and the
Florida Community Design Center;
ARC director Martha Kohen, ARC associate director
Martin Gundersen and BCN staff Patty Barritt and
Julie Segura, for all of their assistance with the
We also would like to thank all ARC faculty who made
their studios open and readily available for visitors.
Additionally, we would like to thank the Architecture
College Council and the students who volunteered during
the event: Alex Atwood, Nicole Beane, John Faichney,
Garrett Garner, Daniel Greenspan, Matt Meyer, Marek
Mroz and Tim Ruscello.
Thank you again to everyone who made these events
possible. Without your help, we would not have been able
to showcase the wonderful activities of DCP.

Lassiter Inducted into Construction
Hall of Fame

During the Capital Campaign Kick Off, a very
special BCN alumnus was inducted into the
Construction Hall of Fame. William G. Lassiter
(BCN 1951) was honored with an induction
ceremony including a presentation of his
plaque on the Hall of Fame wall.
Lassiter currently is director of W.G.
Lassiter Properties Inc., a major real estate
development company in Palm Beach. He also
is president of Palm Beach Development Corp.
and Legal Leasing Corporation, and director
of Gardens Park Plaza Inc. and the Belrub Part
Property Owners' Association Inc.
Lassiter and his wife, Aneice, have been
generous supporters of UF and the Rinker
School, where their $2 million gift in 2006
helped fund two endowed professorships in
building construction and pediatrics.

The designs will inspire collaboration between
multiple disciplines from various colleges across campus
where hybrid buildings make a place to house collective,
independent thought and ultimately expand the
dimensions of contemporary academic life. Other ARC
professors working with the studio are Carlos Campos,
Michael Kuenstle and Albertus Wang.


October 2007

4 Siebein Conducts Workshops at International
Symposium and Planning Association

ARC professor Gary W. Siebein was one of the organizers of
an international symposium on "Noise at Work" sponsored
by the European Institute of Noise Control held in Lille,
France in July. He presented an invited paper at the meeting
entitled "Field, Laboratory and Computer Model Studies
to Evaluate Noise Reduction Achieved through Acoustical
Treatment in Indoor Firing Ranges" in addition to organizing
the meeting. The paper focused on field, laboratory and
computer model studies that were used to evaluate the
reflected and reverberant noise reductions that could be
achieved through acoustical treatments to indoor firing
ranges. He also chaired a session on firearms noise exposure
and served as a referee for papers in other sessions.
Siebein also presented the two-hour workshop
"Designing the Community Soundscape" at the Florida
Planning and Zoning Association's Annual Meeting in June.
The workshop focused on methods that planning and zoning
officials, as well as urban designers, can use to design for
positive soundscape elements in designs for new and renewal
communities. Additionally, he will attend the American
Society for Testing and Materials E-33 Committee on
Environmental Acoustics workshop in Tampa on October 29
and 30, where he will provide expert advice on the revision of
acoustical testing standards required in building codes.

d Grosskopf Visits Miami Intermodal Connector
Project Site

In June, Kiewit Construction Company hosted BCN
professor Kevin Grosskopf and other university faculty
from across the United States for site visits to the Miami
Intermodal Connector (MIC) project and other heavy civil
projects being completed by their southeast district office.
In addition to discussing technical challenges
presented by each site, Kiewit discussed bidding strategies
used to secure large, hard bid public projects, as well as
unique project management strategies used to capitalize
on performance bonuses and avoid delay damages. The
MIC project is an expansion of a section of a multi-
overpass expressway bordering the east side of Miami
International Airport. Originally planned to be part of
six different contracts, the MIC project was designed in
six different stages by six different engineering firms.
Bundled under one A+B contract, Kiewit was awarded
the entire project on a best-value combination of cost and
Through programs like these the Rinker School
maintains a long standing relationship with industry
professionals to ensure knowledge from the field is
leveraged in the classroom.

School ofArchitecture
Fall 2007 Lecture Series

October 22
David Leatherbarrow
6 p.m. at the Harn Museum
"Architecture Shows What the City Gives"
David Leatherbarrow is an author and
professor of architecture at University of
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa.

November 5
Miguel Rivera and Juan Mir6
6 p.m. at the Harn Museum
"Responsible Architecture"
Miguel Rivera and Juan Mir6 are principals of
Mir6 Rivera Architects located in Austin, Texas.

November 19
Anna Klingmann
6 p.m. at the Harn Museum
"Brandscapes: Architecture in the Experience
Anna Klingman is a principal of KLINGMANN
Architectural Brand Development located in
New York, N.Y.

Lecture Series Sponsors:
Alfonso Architects
HHCP Architects
Gresham, Smith and Partners
Guy Peterson/OFA, Inc.


m --

a Ries Awarded Funding for Quality Management

BCN professor Robert Ries recently received a research
award from the Construction Industry Institute (www.
construction-institute.org) for "Quality Management in
the Capital Facilities Delivery Industry a Best Practices
Started in September, the $102,300 funded project
is re-examining quality management best practices and
creating comprehensive best practices for the capital
facilities delivery industry. Advances in the field and
its evolution over the last two decades in a variety
of industries will be the basis for the state-of-the-
art best practices for the industry. This research will
benefit owners, engineers, contractors and supplier firms
from the engineering and construction industry as a
whole. Dr. Kim Needy from the department of industrial
engineering at the University of Pittsburgh joins Ries
on the project, as well as various other professional
construction supervisors, managers and engineers.

d Padua Presents at International Conference

LAE professor Mary G. Padua was one of four invited
keynote speakers for China's International Landscape
Architecture Education Annual Meeting and Landscape
Architects Congress "Landscape Architecture and
Landscape Security: Bridging Sciences, Practice and
Education" held in Beijing, China. Hosted by Peking
University's Graduate School of Landscape Architecture
(GSLA) from Sept. 18 22, Padua also gave a presentation
"Studio-based Learning: An Integrative Approach" for
China's first training program for university educators in
landscape architecture, one component and new initiative
of the conference. Padua also serves on GSLA's advisory
committee for international education.
Additionally, Padua gave a paper presentation "Hybrid
Modernity: Framing the Park in Post-Mao China" based
on her research, at the Annual Meeting of the Council of
Educators in Landscape Architecture held at Pennsylvania
State University on Aug. 15-19.

Center for Building Better Communities Reaches Several Milestones

The Center for Building Better Communities (CBBC) was
established in 2002 by the state legislature as a category
III research and education center providing educational
and research opportunities in economic and community
development for students by working with communities
throughout Florida. Gene Boles, AICP, was appointed
Director of the CBBC in April and in June, Maria Cahill,
AICP, joined the Center as Associate Director.
The CBBC recently has achieved important milestones
with five key projects:
School Concurrency Strategies for Alachua and
St. Lucie County In September, the Alachua County
Board of County Commissioners endorsed a strategy for
managing school concurrency. This endorsement was
based upon research and recommendations developed
by the Center working with the Alachua County School
District and the local governments. The strategy provides
the foundation for a Public School Facilities Element
(Comprehensive Plan) to be adopted by all local government
in Alachua County by July 1, 2008. Boles serves as project
manager with assistance from Cahill, URP graduate students
(both masters and doctoral) Yong Hong Guo, Yongseok Jang,
Ryan Thompson and Kaycee Mertz. A similar project is also
underway in St. Lucie County.
School Concurrency Database The Center
has developed a GIS-based model for managing school
concurrency. This project was under the direction of URP
professor Ilir Bejleri with assistance from URP graduate
students Kevin Johns, Guo and Jang. This project was
funded by a grant from the Florida Department of
Community Affairs and applied in Hillsborough County,

Sarasoata County and Walton County. A companion project
for the development of a School Concurrency Management
Handbook was completed under the direction of Cahill.
Best Practices Guide for Transportation
Planning in Small Cities Under a grant funded by
the Florida Department of Community Affairs, the Center
completed pilot transportation plans for High Springs and
Zephyrhills and the initial draft of a "Best Practices Guide
for Transportation Planning in Small Cities." The work was
directed by Boles and URP professor Ruth Steiner with
assistance from URP graduate students Dima Haddad and
Jeffrey Davis.
Small Cities Planning Toolkit Under a grant
funded by the Florida Department of Community Affairs, the
Center has completed the first phase of the development of a
Small Cities Planning Toolkit. This work included a strategy
for a multi year program to enhance planning capacity
within Florida's small towns and cities. The project is under
the direction of Boles and Cahill with assistance from URP
graduate students Mertz, Kate Wilson, Varun Kalhan and
Michelle O'Carroll.
Community Design Guidelines for High Springs -
As a component of a major update of the High Springs
Comprehenisve Plan, the Center has prepared a Community
Design Element. Detailed design guidelines also have been
prepared to guide development review within the city's
downtown core. This work is currently under review with
adoption anticipated in early 2008. The project is under the
direction of Boles with the assistance of O'Carroll and LAE
graduate student Michael Volk.


October 2007

Hong Kong-China Program Finishes Another Successful Summer

T his summer was the fourth year of the school of
architecture's Hong Kong-China Program led by
program director, ARC professor Nancy Sanders and co-
director, ARC professor Robert MacLeod. For the first
time the program supported two additional faculty, ARC
professor Hui Zou and ARC visiting professor Albertus
Wang. The 2007 program had the largest enrollment to
date with 26 students.
After three weeks spent in residence in Hong
Kong, the participants spent nine days in Xian, China
and worked with students and faculty at the School of
Architecture in Xian. The group toured the city and the
greater region and held a collaborative on-site charrette
with students from Xian and UF working together in
teams. The UF students finished the group projects upon
returning to the United States in July.
Xi'an (pronounced Shi an) was capital of the
Chinese Empire for almost a thousand years. A very
important historic city in China, Xian is known for
numerous historic burial sites in the greater region
(the "Terracotta Warrior" site being the most famous).
The city itself has a large historic center, comprising 24
square meters, within the ancient city walls.
The project site is the existing Belin Museum,
home of thousands of rare and priceless stone tablets

and sculptures. The stone tablets are massive carved
stone artifacts detailing Confucius writings. Located
just within the wall of the ancient city, the museum is a
former Confucius Garden with an extensive compound of
buildings and pavilions.
The project is based on a real proposal now under
development by a local design institute: a new 6,000
square meter museum added to the existing matrix of
buildings within the garden. The museum will primarily
house stone sculptures and tablets of various sizes. The
scope of work also includes the consideration of an
adjacent residential area.
Upon completing of the Xian charrette, the students
and faculty spent two weeks in Shanghai and Beijing
before returning to the United States. Their work was
exhibited in the DCP gallery and will be presented
and exhibited in Xian at the annual meeting of the
Architecture Society of China in October.
In the summer of 2008, the Hong Kong-China
Program will follow an itinerary similar to that of 2007,
but will move the on-site charrette to Zhengzhou, a city
of approximately seven million residents located between
Xian and Shanghai and the home of the UF-China
cooperative university agreement.

Important College Dates & Deadlines:

October 23

October 24

October 29

November 1

November 1

December 3

December 3

Rinker School of Building Construction Career Fair

2007/2008 DCP Teacher/Adviser of the Year award nominations due to the Dean's Office

Special Grant Funds for Conference Participants to be used from January June 2008
due to Dean's Office

Tenure and Promotion Packets due to the Dean's Office

2008/2009 FRSA/Earl Black Faculty Fellowship applications due to Director Kohen's office

Proposals for the Faculty Research Grant due to Dean's Office

Sabbatical applications due to the Dean's Office

University Deadlines and Dates:

September 14 October 31 Superior Accomplishments Awards Program nomination period

The purpose of this program is to recognize Academic Personnel; Technical Executive Administrative Managerial and
Support (TEAMS) employees; and University Support Personnel System (USPS) employees who have contributed
outstanding service in their fields during the academic year of August 1, 2006 to July 31, 2007.

For information about the awards program, nomination criteria, and nomination forms, please visit the awards' Web
site at www.hr.ufl.edu/saa.


October 2007

Acomb Publishes LARE Preparation Book

LAE professor Glenn Acomb's book "LARE Review,
Mastering Section C: Site Design" was published in June
by Professional Publications, Inc. This book is the first
to provide comprehensive instruction in site planning
in preparation for the national Landscape Architecture
Registration Exam (LARE).
Acomb also recently presented three papers.
"Introduction to Green Roof Technology in Florida,"
was presented at an educational session at the Florida
Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors
Association State Convention in Orlando. "The Charles
R. Perry Green Roof at the University of Florida,"
was presented at the Annual Business Meeting at the
ASLA State Conference in Miami in July. "Low Impact
Development Practices for the Landscape, Irrigation and
Green Roofs," was presented at the Volusia County IFAS
Extension Workshop in July.
Additionally, Acomb now serves as an Associate Board
Member of the Stormwater Academy of the University of
Central Florida, representing the Florida Chapter of the

dZou Presents Paper in Canada

ARC professor Hui Zou presented a paper entitled
"Deep and Distant Ethics: The Fictional Approach in
Chinese Gardens and Urbanism" at the International
Scholarly Conference "Reconciling Poetics and Ethics
in Architecture" in Montreal, Canada on September 13-
15, 2007. The conference was co-organized by McGill
University and Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA).
Meanwhile, his art work "A Book of Gardens" is being
exhibited at the Design Centre, Universit6 du Quebec A
Montreal (UQAM) as a part of the collective exhibition
entitled "70 Architects."

d Siebein and Kwon Publish Refereed Paper in

ARC professor Gary W. Siebein and ARC doctoral student
Youngmin Kwon published a paper "Chronological
Analysis of Architectural and Acoustical Indices in Music
Performance Halls" in the Journal of the Acoustical
Society of America in May.

iGraham Serves on World Monuments Panel

Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Professor Roy Eugene
Graham, FAIA, was one of ten international experts in
the field of cultural heritage who served as the selection
panel for the 2008 World Monuments Watch List of 100
Most Endangered Sites. The panel convened for a week in
the headquarters of the World Monuments Fund in New
York to evaluate nominations submitted by government
agencies, nonprofit organizations and concerned
individuals from all over the world. The Panel includes
representatives of major cultural organizations and non-
governmental organizations, such as UNESCO, ICOMOS,
the Getty Foundation and the Metropolitan Museum as
well as scholars, conservators, archeologists and other
recognized experts. The Watch List seeks to generate
public awareness, a sense of urgency and support for the
preservation of a wide range of cultural sites at risk. Two
sites from Florida were listed this period, Riverview High
School in Sarasota and Florida Southern University in
Graham also has been appointed research associate
in the Historic St. Augustine Research Institute at
Flagler College. Research associates from the University
of Florida and Flagler College are involved in ongoing
scholarly research into St. Augustine's historic heritage
and are committed to making the results of that
research available both to historic preservation efforts in
"America's Ancient City" and to the interested public.

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 call or email:

Julie Frey
Managing Editor
392-4836, ext. 221

Melissa Filipkowski
392-4836, ext. 324

UF College of Design,
Construction & Planning


University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs