Title: DCP news
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College of Design,
Construction & Planning

Dean's Mes

Congratulations to DCP recent
promotions and new additions:
Kristin Larsen
tenured associate professor in
urban and regional planning

John Maze
tenured associate professor in

Lynne Capece
Development Officer

James Sullivan
building construction assistant

Bradley Walters
architecture assistant professor

WS Oct. 10, 2008


We are off to a fast start this fall, and at least
from the perspective of the Dean's Office, it is
both a busy and productive time.

SNew Degrees
As you know, we secured approval this summer to launch two new
degree programs, the Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the
Built Environment and the Master of Historic Preservation.

In the case of the BSSBE, we already have eight students in the
program, and that's without even launching any sort of "grand
opening" to the campus and the world beyond. A college
committee is hard at work not only planning how we will advertise
and administer the degree program as it grows but also how our
college can more effectively model the principles of sustainability in
all of our activities. We are well represented in the campus level
initiatives, with architecture professor Kim Tanzer joining with
Tom Ankersen (from the College of Law) to strengthen UF's
academic programs in sustainability through support from the
Provost's and President's offices. In addition, interest in the Master
of Historic Preservation already is evident.

New Web Site
A key vehicle for disseminating our message about sustainability
and historic preservation will be the new college Web site. With its
launch, anticipated to be in November, we will be able to project a
far more vivid portrait of the breadth and depth of our offerings to
our many constituencies. In addition to giving focused attention to
our sustainability activities, as well as the details and highlights of
our schools and departments, the new site will give greater
visibility to our extensive international programs.

We are a campus leader in promoting internationalization within
and across our disciplines. Virtually all of our international and off-
campus programs are now fully (and in several cases over)
subscribed, and plans are in the works for new initiatives to bring
students to Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia, the Carribean as
well as to locations across Florida. The beauty of the new Web site
will be our ability to broadcast in one place the many international

DCP Deadlines: and off-campus opportunities that currently are only accessible
through a multiplicity of sources.

Along these lines, we are discussing within our faculties the
implications of trying to achieve something approaching 100%
participation among DCP students in either an international or an
off-campus professional/academic experience as part of their
UF Deadline: degree program.
UF Deadline:
New School
Another DCP group is working with the faculty, students, staff and
alums in Landscape Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning
to devise a plan to merge these two departments into a new school
of landscape architecture and planning. The task force is
benchmarking our proposed merger with similar arrangements at
other peer institutions, and exploring ways to create new synergies
through this merger while maintaining the integrity of the two

New Space
We also are working both short-term and long-term on issues
related to space within the college. In the short term, we are
making incremental improvements to several spaces within the
Architecture Building to create additional and improved spaces for
Sour expanding teaching and research activities. In Fine Arts C, we
created an expanded studio space on the second floor in
conjunction with providing new restroom facilities and a possible
designated space for spray painting. There also is a new restroom
facility on the first floor in conjunction with the Woodshop. Also, we
are working out the kinks in delivery of service to students in the
plotter room.

Looking at the long-term, an interior design studio is undertaking a
project this semester to research user needs throughout our
building complex, and to translate these needs into possible
interior design strategies. We already have a model of a possible
expansion of our footprint (as well as filling in some underutilized
spaces within the existing footprint). The IND studio project will
add to this a detailed understanding of our needs and opportunities
from the user standpoint.

These initiatives, as well as others which space does not allow me
to cover, reflect our efforts to bring forward key components of the
shared strategic vision for the college. We are striving to make a
difference, and from all indications, we are serving our students
and our professions with great vigor and success.

Thanks to all of you for your valuable contributions. But also take a
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The College of Design,
Construction and Planning is
pleased to announce its plan to
develop a new education and
research initiative, "
," through a cooperative
agreement with the University of
Central Florida.

DCP Award Winners
Congratulations to the following members of the college for their
recent awards:

The Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing in the
Rinker School, in partnership with the Florida Housing
Finance Corp. and the Florida Housing Coalition, is one of 21
finalists in The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation's State and Local Preservation Leaders award.
The foundation will provide a total of $35 million in multi-
year grants and program-related investments to 10 of the
finalists later this year.

The center proposes to build the capacity of nonprofit
organizations to preserve affordable rental housing through
a comprehensive approach that includes technical
assistance, creation of a Preservation Demonstration loan
fund, and expanded use of data to make preservation
funding decisions.

The GeoPlan Center's "Efficient Transportation Decision-
Making," or ETDM, process received Exemplary Human
Environment Initiative and Exemplary Ecosystem Initiative
status from the Federal Highway Administration.

The ETDM process is a collaborative transportation decision
making process that protects the natural, cultural and built

Iris Patten, URP graduate student, was selected Student of
the Year by the Florida chapter of the American Planning

Joo Youl Pae, IND student, won first prize in the Retail
Design Institute's 2008 National Student Design
Competition. This year's competition asked students from
interior design programs across the country to submit a
prototype of a high-end jewelry store.

Youl Pae's design, "Reveal," was selected from more than 90
entries. The competition prize includes $1,000 each for Youl
Pae and the Department of Interior Design. His faculty
advisors were interior design professors Jason Meneely and
Nam-Kyu Park.

Will Zajac, ARC student, was selected as the runner-up for
the 2008 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Foundation Prize for
Architecture, Design and Urban Design, receiving a $20,000
travel fellowship.

Located at UCF's Center of
Emerging Media in downtown
Orlando, Citi-Lab will link the
multiple resources of the
academic community, the public
sector and private industry to
offer innovative solutions to the
problems and opportunities
within the built environment of
the contemporary American city.

As an interdisciplinary design and
research facility, Citi-Lab will
provide a unique educational
experience for participating
students and new research
opportunities for both UF and
UCF faculty.

The 3,000 square foot facility will
consist of a gallery; working
design studios for upper level
undergraduate and graduate
students; a library and resource
center; and a meeting space for
discussions and educational

DCP Taskforce for New School

One Less Car Challenge

UF Community Campaiqn


Special lecture on (Oct 10
Charles Waldeim, director of landscape architecture at the
University of Toronto, will present "Planning Ecology and the
Emergence of Landscape: The Theory of Landscape Urbanism" at 5
p.m. in Flint Hall, Room 50. The lecture is sponsored by the School
of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture and
Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

"Promises of Paradise Slauni nlidd-Centur M llami"
"Promises" is a groundbreaking exhibition devoted to the
architects, designers and urban planners of mid-20th century
Miami and their contributions to American Modernism. The
exhibition will be on view from Oct. 11 through Jan. 25, 2009 at
the Harn Museum.

Interior design lecture
Shelia Danko, professor of design and J. Clark Professor of
Entrepreneurship at Cornell University, will present "Designing
Change: A New Generation of Entrepreneurship and the Role of
Design" at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Pugh Hall Room 170. The lecture is
sponsored by the Department of Interior Design, idealspan and
Shaw Contract Group.

Building construction career fair
The Rinker School will be holding its fall career fair at the Stephen
C. O'Connell Center Oct. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fair
is open to all students in the fields of design, construction,
planning, real estate, business and engineering.

Historic preservation lecture
The Historic Preservation Fall 2008 Lecture Series continues on
Oct. 30. The lecture, "The Future of the Recent Past," will be
presented by Jeanne Lambin, SCAD professor. The lecture will be
held at 2 p.m. in the Chandler Auditorium at the Harn Museum.

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