University of South Florida

School of Architecture & Community Design

USF College of The Arts

Student and Alumni Success Stories

By providing hands-on education, real-world practice, and mentoring, the USF School of Architecture & Community Design offers students the opportunities they need to grow in their professions and pursue their passions. The stories below highlight the experiences and accomplishments of many students and alumni to help inspire you to take the next step in your own success story.

USF Architecture Alumnus Sean Verdecia Targets Luxury Living to Fund Disaster Relief Shelters

Nate Boyd, Class of '13, Designing New Perspectives in Seattle

Dawn Gunter, Class of '10, Principal and Co-Managing Director at Gensler

Daniel Johnson, Class of '12, AIA SF Emerging Professional Award and Author

USF Architecture Alumni, Derek Pirozzi, Chris Weaver, Rachael Dippel and Luke Keene, Win Honorable Mention in International Design Contest

USF Architecture Alumni, Joshua Riek, Israel B. Sanchez and Derek Pirozzi, Selected for Publication

Modular Dwelling Startup by USF Architecture alumni, Sean Verdecia and Jason Ross, Provides Hope for Future Disaster Relief

Joshua Frank, USF Alumnus and Urban Designer, Presents Alternatives to Tampa Bay Next

Architecture Alumnus Ryan Swanson Selected for Global Talent Development Program

Architecture Graduate Stephanie Henschen Falls for Tiny Houses

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