Dr. Phillips Charities has awarded the University of Florida College of Design, Construction & Planning $140,000 to develop a master’s degree in architecture using Citylab-Orlando, an architectural design laboratory inside the University of Central Florida’s Emerging Media Center.
The collaboration provides a two-year associate’s degree in architecture from Valencia College, a two-year bachelor’s degree in architecture design from UCF and a two-year master of architecture degree from UF.
“In the past, local architecture students had to leave Central Florida to receive their education,” said John Ehrig, vice president of the Orlando-based architectural firm HHCP, who helped craft the UF, UCF and Valencia College partnership. “Now, through this partnership, students can remain here.”
Dr. Phillips Charities also awarded the following grants:
Dr. Phillips Charities — which includes Dr. Phillips Inc. and The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation — awarded nearly $14 million in grants in 2010 to Central Florida nonprofits.
Source: Orlando Business Journal, Grant helps fund new architecture degree