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Faculty News : Nov 3, 2016

Craig Smith participates in Ethics and the Built Environment Symposium

By Casey Wooster

UF SA+AH faculty member Dr. Craig Smith will be included on the panel "Space, Place, Ethics" in the first ever Ethics and the Built Environment Symposium, organized by the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP).

By bringing together people with diverse interests and perspectives, the Symposium's organizers hope to initiate and sustain a more holistic dialogue between the fields of arts, humanities and sciences on the common ground of ethics and the built environment. During the Symposium, participants will engage in discussions on topics, such as the ethical grounds of building, the immense long-range implications of the built environment, and existing as well as alternative professional and educational practices.

During the week-long symposium, the panel "Space, Place, Ethics" will take place on Tuesday, November 15, from 11 am to 12:30 pm in the UF School of Architecture's Teaching Gallery. Dr. Smith along with six other panelists will lead a discussion to uncover the diverse perspectives on the meaning, experience and phenomena of the built and lived-in environments through various agents, including the dweller, inhabitant, user, builder, designer and project.

In addition to the keynote speakers and the interdisciplinary panels, the Symposium will host an exhibition open to the public at the Teaching Gallery. The main purpose of this exhibition is to be a showcase work relevant to the topics of ethics and the built environment. The exhibition will include the invited keynote speaker’s project portfolio, teaching portfolio and UF students’ posters.

Ethics and the Built Environment Symposium and exhibition runs Monday, November 14, through Friday, November 18, in the UF School of Architecture's Teaching Gallery, located in the Architecture Building on 1480 Inner Road, Gainesville, FL 32611. To register and learn more about the Symposium, visit