SACD 30 for 30
City of Aberdeen Summer Studio
For 30 years USF’s School of Architecture and the Florida Center for Community Design and Research have served local communities…
Hillsborough County Community Atlas
The objective of this project is to develop a Community Atlas website for kids that presents quality-assured data and information…
Revitalizing Oldsmar Masterplan
Revitalizing Oldsmar City of Oldsmar CRA Revitalizing Oldsmar Masterplan Final Document [PDF] In the Spring of 2016, the City of…
FDOT District 7 Community Engagement
The Florida Center for Community Design and Research (FCCDR) assisted FDOT District VII to reach out to those neighborhoods affected…
Cape Coral Bimini Basin Masterplan
Bimini Basin Master Plan City of Cape Coral, Florida Cape Coral Bimini Basin Masterplan Final Document [PDF] Similar to other…
Hillsborough County Center Design Charrette
This project is an exploration of how the County Center can contribute to the civic atmosphere of downtown. Creating a…
Who We Are
The Florida Center for Community Design and Research is an integral part of the University of South Florida's School of Architecture & Community Design. We provide design expertise, technical assistance, applied research, and community engagement services in Florida's growing communities to address urban challenges related to the built environment. We employ research faculty, professional and support staff, and graduate students from multiple departments across the University.
Founded in 1986 as a statewide research center, the FCCDR has worked with over 100 communities on more than 150 projects. Our mission is to assist the citizens of Florida in the creation of more livable and sustainable communities. There are four program areas that align with this mission: Design Technology, Urbanization and Resiliency, Urban Design and Community Health, and Community Engagement.See Our Work
Many of our projects use advanced information technology to collect, organize, and disseminate community resource data for use by researchers, planners, resource managers, and the general public to encourage effective decision-making about future growth, development, and management of built and natural resources.
Urbanization & Resiliency
We help local governments, non-profit organizations, development professionals, and concerned citizens explore ways to accommodate growth while preserving the quality of life for all Floridians. Our projects propose creative, sustainable solutions to urban and regional problems.
Urban Design & Community Health
We gather and analyze data on the intersection of the built environment and public health to help planners evaluate the quality and extent of existing infrastructure and identify trends. This collected knowledge can then be used by practitioners, both within the Florida Center and elsewhere, as a basis for creating community designs and public policies that result in healthier communities.
Our researchers are skilled at developing community engagement plans that provide guidance and tools to implement meaningful outreach programs. Information provided by the community is analyzed and resulting data is published in distinctive written and graphic forms.
Taryn Sabia, Ed.M., M.Arch, MUCDResearch Associate Professor, Director Florida Center for Community Design and Research
Theodore Trent Green, RAAssociate Professor, Director Master of Urban and Community Design Program
JoAnne Fiebe, MUCD, LEED AP BD+CVisiting Research Assistant Professor
Josué Robles Caraballo, M.Arch. MSci. BUDDResearch Faculty and Lecturer
Hilaria FuentesFiscal and Business Specialist
Genevieve Frank, M.ArchGraduate Research Associate
Joshua Frank, M.ArchGraduate Research Associate
Danielle BarozinskyGraduate Research Assistant
Arianna DelgadoGraduate Research Assistant
Vivi LoweryGraduate Research Assistant
Kimberly MiddletonGraduate Research Assistant
Lawrence RaposoGraduate Research Assistant
Yesenia VegaGraduate Research Assistant
Four FCCDR Projects Submitted for AIA Tampa Bay Design Awards
Four FCCDR projects have been submitted this year for the 2016 AIA Tampa Bay Design Awards. Three of the project…
Cape Coral Moves Foward with FCCDR Project
City of Cape Coral Moves Forward with Bimini Basin Redevelopment In 2015, the City of Cape Coral sponsored an Innovation…
FDOT Project Wraps Up
District VII office of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) engaged the Florida Center for Community Design and Research to…