About 2022 DCP Research Symposium

Research is critical to what we do at the College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP). Here DCP faculty and students lead research, commensurate with the University of Florida’s standing as a top five public university. The reach of the College is impressive: Research in play crosses allied design, construction and planning fields and intersects a range of other disciplines. Discover exciting scholarship at all levels, from student to faculty, and learn how DCP impacts Florida and the world firsthand.

The symposium also delves into research connected with artificial intelligence (AI), a strategic priority leading the next decade of growth for the University. Toward this end, UF is integrating AI across the campus through key industry partnerships and the deep recruiting of faculty with AI expertise. This initiative also enriches our college-wide research. The role of emerging technologies in our work and its broader global impacts undoubtedly will spark lively exchanges at the symposium’s future vision session.

Indeed, at the 2022 DCP Symposium, discover a spectrum of genuinely transformative research. Join us virtually for lightning rounds, panels, presentations, and discussions. Join us in person for the keynote presentation (also available live stream) and reception in The John and Anne Sofarelli Family Gallery. We invite you to partake in one or all the following sessions:

A dynamic keynote from notable alumnae Walter Rodriguez Meyer of the Brooklyn-based Local Office Landscape and Urban Design firm (LOLA). LOLA creates resilient, highly innovative environments across scales, supporting all people.

A virtual poster session celebrates graduate student research: A highly engaged group of Ph.D. and master’s students are ready to share their scholarship with you.

AI-driven research and application that is positioned to transform the reach of the world’s design, construction and planning’s pool of knowledge and application.

Be exposed to scholarship from seasoned researchers and the newest members of our faculty. And discover research-in-action from a strong showing of DCP centers and institutes making a difference in the state and beyond.


View Student Research Posters + Hear About Their Work

Research Foci across DCP – Opportunities for Student Research Engagement




Agenda

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9th

1PM – 4:45PM

1:00 PM

Jumping In!

Join the online Student Research Poster Session


2:00 PM

Judged + Juried

Faculty Jury Reflections on Student Research 2022

Bryan Franz

Tim Murtha

Shabboo Valipoor

Hui Zou


3:00 PM

Welcome + Introduction

Chimay Anumba, Dean College of Design, Construction and Planning

Jules Bruck, Director School of Landscape Architecture and Planning

Symposium Keynote

Walter Rodriguez Meyer


4:45 PM

Mix + Mingle F2F – Postponed until Spring 2023

The John and Anne Sofarelli Family Gallery

Architecture Building

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26th – Rescheduled from November 10, 2022 – updated agenda forthcoming

1PM – 6PM

1:00 PM

Welcome

Margaret Portillo, Associate Dean of Research and Strategic Initiatives

New Voices Lightning Round

Jiayang Li

Stathis Yeros

Shenhao Wang

Nikola Marinčić

AI + DCP Lightning Round

Karla Saldaña Ochoa

Hassan Azad

Chaofeng Wang

Eva Agapaki

Emre Tepe

Lisa Platt

Refresh + Refill

2:00 PM

Here to There: Research Impacting Florida + Beyond

Center for Landscape Conservation Planning

Thomas Hoctor + Michael Volk

Center for Health and the Built Environment

Ruth Steiner

Center for Hydro-Generated Urbanism

Nancy Clark

Q + A

International Center for Adaptation Planning and Design

Zhong-Ren Peng

Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling

Raymond Issa

GeoPlan – Geo-Facilities Planning and Information Research Center

Alexis Thomas

Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

Anne Ray

Q + A

Center for World Heritage Research and Stewardship

Cleary Larkin

Center for International Design and Planning

Abhinav Alakshendra

The Powell Center for Construction and Environment

Maryam Kouhirostami

Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience

Jeffrey Carney

Q + A

Refresh + Refill

4:00 PM

Future Visioning: Design/Construction/Planning Research on the Edge

Robert Cox + Masoud Gheisari

Roberto Rengel + Sheila Bosch

Lingqian Hu + Yan Wang

Jules Bruck + Yi Luo

David Rifkind + Bradley Walters

Download the 2022 DCP Research Symposium At-A-Glance One Page Agenda



People

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Chimay Anumba

Dean and Professor

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Margaret Portillo

Associate Dean of Research + Strategic Initiatives

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Walter Rodriguez Meyer

Keynote Speaker
Co-Founder + Principal of LOLA

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Competition Jury:

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Bryan Franz

Associate Professor, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management

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Timothy Murtha

Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture

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Shabboo Valipoor

Assistant Professor, Department of Interior Design

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Hui Zou

Professor, School of Architecture

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New Faculty Voices:

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Jiayang Li

Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture

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Stathis Yeros

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

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Shenhao Wang

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

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Nikola Marinčić

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

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AI + DCP Faculty:

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Karla Saldaña Ochoa

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

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Hassan Azad

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

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Chaofeng Wang

Assistant Professor, M.E Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management

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Eva Agapaki

Assistant Professor, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management

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Emre Tepe

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

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Lisa Platt

Assistant Professor, Department of Interior Design

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Here to There: Research Impacting Florida + Beyond

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Thomas Hoctor

Center for Landscape Conservation Planning

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Michael Volk

Center for Landscape Conservation Planning

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Ruth Steiner

Center for Health and the Built Environment

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Nancy Clark

Center for Hydro-Generated Urbanism

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Zhong-Ren Peng

International Center for Adaptation Planning and Design

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Raymond Issa

Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling

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Alexis Thomas

GeoPlan – Geo-Facilities Planning and Information Research Center

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Anne Ray

Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

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Cleary Larkin

Center for World Heritage Research and Stewardship

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Abhinav Alakshendra

Center for International Design and Planning

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Maryam Kouhirostami

The Powell Center for Construction and Environment

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Jeffrey Carney

Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience

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Future Visioning: Design/Construction/Planning Research on the Edge

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Robert Cox

Director and Professor of the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management

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Masoud Gheisari

Associate Professor, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management

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Roberto Rengel

Chair and Professor of the Department of Interior Design

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Shelia Bosch

Assistant Professor, Department of Interior Design

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Lingqian Hu

Associate Director of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning and Professor of Urban and Regional Planning

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Yan Wang

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

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Jules Bruck

Director of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning and Professor of Landscape Architecture

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Yi Luo

Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture

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David Rifkind

Director and Professor of the School of Architecture

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Bradley Walters

Associate Professor, School of Architecture

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Student Competition Submittals

POSTER SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

Poster Submission Guidelines

3-Minute Video Guidelines


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Frequently Asked Questions

The symposium will be held on Wednesday, November 9th from 1pm to 6pm and Thursday, November 10th from 1pm to 5:30pm. Be sure to register for any or all the sessions.

All sessions will be on-line. The keynote will be held in the Architecture building and will be live-streamed. And a reception, directly following the keynote, will be held in the John and Anne Sofarelli Family Gallery.

Register for the entire symposium or a single session using this link. NO charge

Dissertation, thesis, or any study representing original and single author scholarship meet eligibility criteria. Also, the work needs to be the student’s own scholarship, not collaborative or co-authored. Examples of past research posters highlight master’s level research (completed at UF), pilot graduate research, and completed (or substantially completed) master’s or dissertation research.

Please contact Lauren Keiser at lkeiser@ufl.edu.