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UF College of Design, Construction & Planning Perspective Newsletter
   August 2015  

For nearly a century, DCP has grown drastically since starting as a school within a neighboring college. Ninety years later, we recount the intriguing stories and vital decisions made that established DCP's legacy of leadership. Stay tuned each week this fall as we share past stories leading up to the College's 90th Anniversary Celebration on November 7.

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We would love to include your stories and photos. Please email them to Emily Buchanan at dcp90@dcp.ufl.edu.

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Join us on November 7 for the DCP 90th Anniversary Celebration. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. and include: barbecue, gallery exhibit, open house and the Rinker School’s Construction Hall of Fame ceremony.



Chapter 1: 1925 - The beginning

aerial view

1920s aerial view of Buckman, Sledd, and Thomas Halls, New Gym (Bldg. R), Women's Gym and other buildings on the University of Florida campus. Photo courtesy of UF Archives.

The first time renowned architect Rudolph Weaver stepped on the UF campus, we can only imagine what his impression was. Weaver was recruited to the university to lead the newly established School of Architecture and to serve as architect for the university and the Florida Board of Control. Weaver not only made his mark on the UF campus, but also, built the foundation of architecture education for the university that would shape the built and natural environments throughout Florida.

From the UF's Historic Campus website: "Weaver's understanding of the importance of the continuity of the campus image may be seen in his inscription on the back of a photograph of his addition to the Library, 'This indicates my effort to carry out and maintain the character of another architect's work.'"

>Read more about the 1920s

Gold appointed directer of new CityLab-Sarasota

Grand Guard

Martin Gold, associate professor at the School of Architecture, has been appointed as the program director of CityLab-Sarasota, a newly established satellite Master of Architecture program located in Sarasota.

>Read more

Gator100 nominations due Sept. 15

Do you know of any Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses? The Gator100 is accepting nominations through September 15 for the 100 fastest-growing companies led by Gators. Last year, DCP alumni led 14 of the companies honored in the inaugural program – Let’s make it happen again!

>Learn more or submit nomination

Alumni News

Dylan Rinda, BDes 2011, coeditor-in-chief for PLAT 5.0: License, was awarded the Graham Foundation Grant 2015-2016. In alignment with his interest to engage the public in architecture, Rinda has served as instructor in architecture through Duke-TIP at Davidson College. Additionally, he has worked for several years at residential and institutional design firms in the Tampa Bay-area, with experience in roles from design development and programming to cost estimating and marketing.

Have some news to share with fellow alumni? We want to hear from you! Share your news with us for a future issue of Perspective Online.

Upcoming Events

Washington, D.C. 80th Anniversary BCN Celebration
September 9

New York City 80th Anniversary BCN Celebration
September 10

Orlando 80th Anniversary BCN Celebration
September 17

Houston 80th Anniversary BCN Celebration
September 19

BCN Atlanta Golf Tournament
October 20

BCN Tampa Fishing Tournament
October 23

BCN Major Donor Reception and Career Fair
October 26-27

BCN Jacksonville Golf Tournament
October 30

UF Homecoming/DCP 90th Anniversary Celebration
November 7

Save the date!
2016 DCP Career Fair

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
More details coming soon!

Recent UF grad wins AIA Design Award

Thomas Keiper, BDes 2010, M.Arch 2012, won a Design Award for his UF Master’s Research Project. He won the award in the company of major firms of the AIA Washington Chapter in the 2014 Washington Unbuilt competition.

Professor emeritus book release this fall

Ron Haase, FAIA, professor emeritus at SoA, has a new book coming out this fall about Florida architecture. His book, The Last House, tells the fictional story of a couple who builds four houses throughout the years of their marriage, each one in a different part of Florida. The book explores what Haase calls the “four faces of Florida,” which include the North Florida cracker influence, Sarasota’s regional modernism, the Art Deco qualities of South Florida and the Spanish Colonial in St. Augustine.

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Editor: Emily Buchanan
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