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UFFLORIDA DCP News Oct. 27, 2008
College of Design,
Construction & Planning
Students Pack BCN Career Fair
Peggy Carr, associate dean
for undergraduate student and
academic affairs and LAE
professor, was one of four UF
faculty honored with the 2008
Florida Blue Key Distinguished
Carr was recognized for
her outstanding service and
dedication to the university
achievements in teaching and
The Rinker School held its fall career fair Oct. 21 at the Stephen C.
O'Connell Center. About 80 companies showcased internships and
jobs, and more than 400 students from DCP and other UF
programs attended hoping to secure those positions. The spring
career fair will be held Feb. 17.
IND Speaker Promotes 'Designing Mindset' in
Sheila Danko, professor of design and entrepreneurship at
Cornell University, stressed the value of using design strategies
to build successful, socially responsible businesses in her lecture
"Designing Change: A Generation of Entrepreneurship and the
Role of Design" at UF on Oct. 16.
Danko is an award-winning scholar and noted speaker who has
been recognized with numerous teaching honors at Cornell.
Her UF lecture was sponsored by the Department of Interior
Design, the Atlanta-based design firm idea Ispan and Shaw
DCP Deadlines: To an audience of about 75 IND and business students and
faculty in Pugh Hall, she shared and discussed video clips of her
interviews with founders of companies like Pret a Manqer,
Domini Social Investments, and Honest Tea.
By embracing a "designing mindset," Danko said, these highly
innovative entrepreneurs were able to build socially responsible
values into economically competitive businesses.
Her interviews and research led her to create a "designing
change framework" consisting of strategy, communication,
empowerment, growth and change.
UF Deadlines: "This is an exciting new generation of entrepreneurship," Danko
During her visit to UF, she also conducted a workshop with about
60 IND students. To help them understand how to apply design
concepts to business strategies, Danko had the students -
together with IND faculty and advisory board members -
come up with ideas for different companies, like Levi's, from
single words, like "celebrate."
At the workshop, the students also created "spheres of
influence" out of foam balls and craft materials representing
Grdut LvnGosr-e specific ideas, such as near-term goal and adaptive thinking, to
describe their personal design styles.
Published & Presented
Dustin Pasteur, MArch 2008, presented his master's thesis,
"Modern, Manufactured...Modular: A Regionalist View of
Industrialized Housing in Florida," at a recent AIA conference.
Gary W. Siebein, ARC professor, will be an organizer and keynote
SDiam d V ill speaker for the 2009 Concert Hall Research Group
Gr t an FalHo ung Institute program at Tanglewood, Mass. Siebein also will present
Commuii ty has c several papers on soundscape design, acoustics in LEED for
y H i]g an Rsi e schools, modeling methods for concert halls, and architectural
t he pilo p let fr theory of acoustics at the 156th meeting of the Acoustical Society
p- cam* aign| to of America in Miami in November. And he recently presented a
inlcre. th n il il o continuing education program entitled "Acoustical Issues Every
e u rty in a. Specification Writer Should be Aware of" at the Greater Orlando
Chapter of Construction Specifications Institute.
t, is wrJkg o Karl Thorne, ARC Emeritus Professor, was a judge for the
prLoit a Il t Governor General's Award at the Jamaican Institute of Architects'
houing.- *A 2008 Awards for Excellence in Architecture at the Jamaica Pegasus
l rHotel on Oct. 4. The awards are held every four years, and
renowned Trinidadian architect Mervyn Awon was this year's other
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Have you presented at a conference or had your work
published recently? Let us know for the Published &
Presented section of the Nov. 21 DCP News. Contact Julie
Frey or Kaitlin O'Farrill.
"Promises of Paradise: Staging Mid-Century Miami"
"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.
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.
The Architecture Fall 2008 Lecture Series continues on Nov. 3 with
a presentation by Chris Herr and Brad Tomecek, principals at
Studio H:T in Boulder, Colo. The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. at
the Harn Museum.
Historic preservation public workshop
The DCP Historic Preservation Program and the Samuel P. Harn
Museum of Art are partnering with the Florida Trust for Historic
Preservation and the Florida Historical Commission to conduct a
statewide public workshop on "Preserving the Recent Past in
Florida" Nov. 6 to 9. The three-day program at the Harn Museum
will include discussions, lectures and events with the goal of
producing a Florida-specific document outlining criteria for the
designation of historic sites for official national and state
The Architecture Fall 2008 Lecture Series continues on Nov.
17 with a presentation by Guy Peterson, Ivan Smith Eminent
Professor and principal at Guy Peterson / OFA Inc. in Sarasota. The
lecture will be held at 6 p.m. at the Harn Museum.
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rehabilitation projects on the
college's blog, Columns.
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