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Take a trip down memory lane
Have you ever wondered what was here before the Architecture Building was built in the late 1970s? As we look forward to celebrating our 90th Anniversary this fall, DCP alumni reminisce through old memories and recall one particular building that was demolished several decades ago, but managed to leave behind a lifetime of memories.
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(Top row, from left to right) Alex Fernandez, Kate Fisher, Calvin Meyer, Craig Nightingale and Professor Alfonso Pérez-Méndez; (Middle row) Lindsay Wright, Brandon Wong, Bergman Umana, Kaylee Robertson, Wong Lok, Professor Emeritus William Tilson, Mason Ip, Liu Keshen (standing), Jin Xingyun (seated below Keshen), Sierra Eades, Wu Hao and Miguel Cardona; (Bottom row) Hung Hsiao-Tung; (Not pictured) Liu Chang; Photo courtesy of Professor William Tilson.
Architecture students traveled south for the summer during a traveling design studio and integrated seminar taught by Alfonso Pérez-Méndez and William Tilson, professors at the School of Architecture. As part of the program, graduate and undergraduate students visited eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including an archeological site of the Guachimontones, a pre-Columbian civilization near the town of Teuchitlán in Jalisco, Mexico. The program, an initiative of the Preservation Institute: Caribbean (PI:C- founded in 1982), has been offered in this format since 1996.
Students visit the Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. (Front row, from left to right) Eduardo Meneses, Professor Albertus Wang, Wang Ling, Jessica Philips, Ivy Savignon, Maria Jaramillo, Sofia Aguirre, Cami Cupples, Christina Graydon, Wendy Stradley, Blaire Davis, Victoria Welch, Adriana Urbistondo, Kinga Pabjan, Oluwabunmi Fayiga, Gabrielle Heffernan, Krista Farmer, Jesse Mantohac and Dana Shores; (Back row) Graham Nichols, Bernard Dioguardi, Jesse Jones, John Hampton, Luiz Franco, Philip Elmore, Dima Toma and Lindsley Etienne; (Not pictured) Professor Martin Gold, Mitchell Clarke and Hannah Ulloa; Photo courtesy of Wang Ling.
Students also visited East Asia this summer during a traveling seminar taught by Albertus Wang, a professor at the School of Architecture. The six-week traveling seminar took graduate and undergraduate students to Hong Kong, Beijing, Kyoto and Osaka, where they studied the different architectural, urban and rural spaces. Students spent the other half of their trip in Xi'an, China, collaborating with Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology students to research local sites.
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Guy Peterson | Office for Architecture was honored with three design awards in the AIA Florida/Caribbean Honor and Design Awards. The firm was awarded the Honor Award for Historic Preservation/Restoration for the Center for Architecture | UF CityLab Sarasota, the Merit Award for Unbuilt Design for the Treehouse and the Merit Award for Masonry in Design for the Ferguson Alley House.
Guy W. Peterson, FAIA, M.Arch 1978, has released a monograph titled Naked: The Architecture of Guy Peterson that documents his architectural vision and sheds light into his unique process of creating authentic Florida architecture that maintains power in its simplicity. The work featured in his book will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture Sarasota starting September 1 with an accompanying book signing and lecture on September 10.
Ivan R. Gomez, RA LEED AP, M.Arch 2004, project manager at Currie Sowards Aguila Architects, received the Juror's Favorite Award when his office submitted in this year's Canstruction Competition. The office built the character Anger from the movie "Inside Out" using Revit, which helped count how many cans the team used and helped build the sculpture more quickly. Raymond Estrella, BDes 2003, was also a part of the winning team.
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