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Gold are collaborating with Joseli Macedo (Planning) and Tina Gurucharri (Landscape Architecture) on a $105,000 grant for design and planning recommendations for the Waldo Road Corridor, in Gainesville Florida.

Professor Thomas Hoffman holds his Bachelor of Science from Villanova University. He is currently teaching structure and physics courses.

Katherine Wheeler, Allan Shulman and Jacob Brillhart have joined the full time faculty. Wheeler is a Lecturer in Architecture and Architectural History. She recently received her Ph.D. in History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Shulman leads an award winning practice in Miami. In 2006 his firm was awarded the Miami AIA Firm of the Year Award and in 2007 an AIA Florida Honor Award for SOHO Beach House on Miami Beach. Brillhart’s research area is design and drawing, and he will curate the School’s exhibitions.

Professor Tim Woods’ Sustainable Home and Art Gallery was featured in an Article called “The South Takes the Leed” in the South Magazine, Feb/March 2007. His design is an experimental prototype for affordable prefabricated versions available in the Southeast. Fourth year Architecture students Brad Hooks and Matt Kohne were mentioned for “Design Excellence” in the Wilmington Housing Design Competition “Saving Spaces”. university of Florida Professor Nina Hofer will be an invited speaker at the Mentored Teaching Program at the Architectural Education Summit in Los Angeles. She is presenting the practicum based Masters of Science in Architectural Pedagogy which has been initiated at University of Florida School of Architecture. Information on the program is on the school website. Assistant Professor Martin A. Gold, Executive Director of the Florida Community Design Center received an AIA Gainesville Chapter Honor Award for the Lincoln Yard fitness park project. Students Annette Chez and Danny Garcia were lead designers on the project. Gold also received an AIA Gainesville Merit Award for Meta-House: Phenomenological Suburbanism -- a sustainable residential model for suburban sites. The School of Architecture Urban Studio opened in August and allows students working on community design related projects to work directly with the Florida Community Design Center. This project is jointly supported by the College of Design Construction and Planning, School of Architecture and the Florida Community Design Center. The Urban Studio is presently working with the local MTPO on a $20,000 grant for a multi-use path. Kim Tanzer and Martin A.

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Faculty members Carie Penabad and Adib Cure won a CNU 2007 Charter Award for the Oak Plaza project in Miami’s Design District, codesigned with Erik Vogt and Marianne Khoury. Dr. Charles Bohl, Director of the School’s Knight Program in Community Building, was invited to serve on the Urban Land Institute ULI in the Community national advisory committee to advise the ULI on topics such as community outreach, visioning, urban marketplace programming, technical assistance programs, and affordable housing. Gilda Santana is the new head of Architecture Information Resources and Services of the University of Miami Libraries and the librarian of the Architecture School’s Paul Buisson Reference Library. Assistant Professor Carie Penabad and Visiting Professor Javier Cenicacelaya of the University of San Sebastian near Bilbao have published Monterrey: Redefining the Urban Center, a documentation of their spring studio focusing on the revitalization of the historic city center of Monterrey, Mexico. The School of Architecture was awarded the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) Florida Chapter John Nolen Medal for Contributions to Urbanism in Florida. This award recognizes the School’s superior effort in furthering the princi-

ples of the Charter of New Urbanism in Florida, providing the state with examples of exemplary performance and achievement. A School-wide project is underway this fall under the direction of Undergraduate Studies Director Tomas Lopez-Gottardi. All School of Architecture studios will focus their design efforts on a unified plan for the City of Miami public waterfront, a six-mile-long promenade that has long been a verbal vision of the city but never heretofore fully designed.


university of virginia A team of University of Virginia architecture and engineering students won the EPA’s prestigious Third Annual P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) Award in the National Sustainable Design Expo, a student design contest for sustainability, held on the Washington, D.C. Mall on April 24 and 25. U.Va.’s entry, “The Learning Barge: Environmental + Cultural Ecologies on the Elizabeth River,” was one of six projects to be recognized with Sustainability Design Awards of $75,000. In addition, the project is the winner of the 2007 Youth Council for Sustainable Science and Technology P3 Design Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. “Challenges are especially intense in places like the Elizabeth River, where fragile ecosystems, chemical contamination, industrial activity and human inhabitation attempt to co-exist. The natural environment and urban settlement are often considered incompatible, but this simplistic dichotomy is unsustainable if we wish to restore a healthy environment for inhabitation by all species,” said Phoebe Crisman, assistant professor of architecture and faculty leader of the project. The Learning Barge is a collaborative design and fabrication initiative of students from the School of Architecture and School of Engineering and Applied Science that incorporates research and sustainable design principles to promote environmental education on the Elizabeth River, one of the most polluted estuaries of the Chesapeake Bay. The floating field station is powered by solar and wind energy, collects (SOUTHEAST continued on page 36)


Professor Melanie Ann Parker completed her B.S.C.E. in December, 2004 and M.S.C.E. (emphasis in Structures) in December, 2006. Her research dealt with blast protection of masonry structures. In addition to teaching, she is currently doing part-time structural design work at Hussey, Gay, Bell, & Deyoung, Inc. in Savannah.


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ACSA News September 2007  
ACSA News September 2007  

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