UF’s College of Design, Construction and Planning turns 90

December 18, 2015
Emily Buchanan

If UF’s School of Architecture’s first director could see what today’s college looks like, what would he think?

Would he be surprised that the College of Design, Construction and Planning has become one of the largest of its kind in the country with more than 1,300 students?

What would he make of all the 3D projects on view throughout the building, or the studio-model classrooms designed to create the college’s distinguished teaching environment?

DCP has grown exponentially in the 90 years since renowned architect Rudolph Weaver established it in 1925. Reflecting on Weaver’s strengths, current DCP dean Christopher Silver noted that Weaver wanted his architecture graduates to be engaged in society’s issues at large, not just designing buildings.

“I think Weaver would like the fact that the college has diversified to include all of these areas of expertise that he thought should be part of the architecture program, which are now all self-sustaining entities within themselves,” Silver said. “I believe Weaver would be proud of where we are today.”

To learn more about DCP and to view photos of the DCP 90 celebration, visit www.dcp.ufl.edu/dcp90-timeline.

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