Interior Design News
DCP new faculty for AY 2010-2011
September 23, 2010 – The College of Design, Construction and Planning is pleased to welcome new faculty members for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Robert Blakeslee: The true measure of success
August 31, 2010 – Robert Blakeslee is curious.
He believes this curiosity has helped him to get where he is today – and today he is in a great place.
A 1973 interior design graduate, Blakeslee actually came to UF with the intention of pursing a degree in architecture, but when he transferred to interior design he soon found that it suited him.
He has always been grateful to UF, and since graduating he has been involved with the college in numerous ways.
Jo Hasell: Shaping the IND program
August 24, 2010 – Without Jo Hasell, UF’s interior design program quite literally wouldn’t be what it is today.
Senior class creates designs for former Ford building in Jacksonville
April 14, 2010 – Interior design assistant professor Marty Hylton led the senior class in a unique capstone project—coming up with design ideas to adaptively use an old Ford assembly plant in Jacksonville, Florida. The students’ projects show that the plant, which sits at the base of the Mathews Bridge, could contain a cruise ship terminal and many other uses.
Koger Gallery and Gardens Museum gets rehabilitated with the help of interior design junior studio
December 03, 2009 – The interior design junior studio is collaborating with a soon-to-be-formed non-profit group to rehabilitate and adaptively use the former Koger Gallery and Gardens Museum in Jacksonville as a Community Arts Center and Living Arts Alternative School. Constructed in the 1960s, the original building and later addition were designed by Robert Broward, a well-known modernist architect who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright. The building was initially an art museum for the city of Jacksonville and was then converted to a private gallery featuring the Asian art collection of the Koger family.
Interior design studio explores hospital renovation possibilities
December 03, 2009 – The senior studio in interior design is focusing on healthcare design. Specifically, they are exploring the addition and renovation of the Cabell Huntington Hospital, located in Huntington, West Virginia.
Margaret Portillo named Editor-In-Chief for “Journal of Interior Design”
November 23, 2009 – Margaret Portillo, Ph.D., University of Florida professor and chair of the department of interior design, was recently named editor-in-chief of the “Journal of Interior Design,” the only scholarly journal exclusively dedicated to issues related to the design of the interior environment.
College hosts lecture on social technology and the future of design
October 14, 2009 – At 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, the College of Design, Construction and Planning will co-host “The Changing Place of Business,” a reception and lecture featuring David Lanthrop as keynote speaker.
World Monuments Fund exhibition on preserving modern architecture opens Sept. 8
August 27, 2009 – “Modernism at Risk: Modern Solutions for Saving Modern Landmarks,” an exhibition organized by the World Monuments Fund and sponsored by Knoll Inc., will travel to design schools and other venues across the United States beginning with the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction and Planning.
New director researching nomination of island to World Heritage List
June 23, 2009 – This summer, the University of Florida Preservation Institute: Nantucket (PI:N) will begin a new mission with its new director, interior design assistant professor Morris “Marty” Hylton III.
In today’s economy, dressing room lighting can spell retail life or death
March 10, 2009 – Dressing room lights may determine how bright the outlook for clothing sales is with the nation’s retailers, a new University of Florida study suggests.