Collge of Design, Construction & Planning
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Welcome to the College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) at the University of Florida. Established in 1925, the college has become one of the largest design, planning and construction institutions in the country with more than 1,500 students.

Academic Units

DCP is home to five independent professional disciplines: architecture, building construction, interior design, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. The college also is home to an interdisciplinary program in historic preservation, which allows graduate students to gain expertise in research and application of historic preservation in the United States and abroad.

Accreditation and Degrees

The academic programs in the college have an accreditation process from the professional organizations of each discipline.

  • Architecture – National Architectural Accrediting Board
  • Construction Management – American Council for Construction Education
  • Interior Design – Foundation for Interior Design Education Research
  • Landscape Architecture – American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Urban and Regional Planning – Planning Accreditation Board

DCP offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and programs. Through its academic units, the college offers doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees, as well as online programs, distance education programs, combined degrees, joint degrees, certificate programs, and academic minors.

College Institutes, Centers and Programs

Research and service projects conducted through the research centers and institutes often entail multidisciplinary, cross-campus student input and effort. Each division of the college is involved in on-going projects that advance both scholarly study and professional practice. The college contributes to community, state, regional and national efforts to conserve and improve the quality of the natural and built environments through its research centers. The college’s teaching and research programs have national and international prominence.

Field Trips

Each year there are field trips to give students an opportunity to broaden and expand their educational experience through study of planning, design and construction projects. Students frequently combine such studies with attendance at state and national professional meetings.

University of Florida Campus

The University of Florida is located in Alachua County in Gainesville, Florida. The academic programs and resources are located in three buildings on campus: the Architecture building, the Fine Arts Complex building and Rinker Hall.