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UMD students’ “fearless design” takes first place at “Interdisciplinary Super Bowl” two years running at the ULI Hines Competition

Posted on 04/10/2015 by David Cronrath

The University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development, the Robert H. Smith School of Business and the A. James Clark School of Engineering honored three innovative entrepreneurs in real estate development last week at the inaugural “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards.” The event, held on the eve of the university’s “30 Days of EnTERPreneurship,” recognized Jeffery S.

Posted on 04/07/2015 by Maggie Haslam


In March, researchers and faculty from the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the National Center for Smart Growth traveled to Paris for a three-day exploration of the changes and challenges facing the world’s metropolises. Co-sponsored by the NCSG, the event was the second part of a bilateral international seminar on urban transit issues and development. The group first met last fall in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 04/06/2015 by David Cronrath

In the miniature world of a five year old, nothing is quite as exciting—and full of possibility—as playing outside. Even in the age of the iPad, communing with the outdoors puts the world at a child’s fingertips like no other experience, fostering exploration, creativity and experimentation. This semester, a group of graduate and undergraduate architecture students are examining the elements of meaningful, outdoor play—and how that influences building—for UMD’s smallest students: the pre-school and kindergarten students at the College of Education’s Center for Young Children (CYC).

Posted on 04/06/2015 by David Cronrath

Two-year HISP project for National Park Service explores the relationship between natural and cultural resources

Posted on 04/06/2015 by David Cronrath

New UMD Report from the National Center for Smart Growth points to education, infrastructure, affordable housing for Maryland's economic success

Posted on 03/29/2015 by David Cronrath

Last week, HISP graduate students Abby Tesfaye, Tom Gross, Imania Price, Elizabeth Totten, Mandi Solomon, Sehba Imtiaz, Tyler Smith, Kate Kachovec and Andrew Malone descended on Capitol Hill with faculty member Constance Ramirez to discuss an issue fundamental to their profession: protecting the country’s most important historic structures. The excursion, a brief trip over the District line, is an annual trek for students in UMD’s Historic Preservation Program, this year as part of HISP630: Preservation Policy and Planning.

Posted on 03/12/2015 by Maggie Haslam

Before MAPP alum Abraham (Abe) Murrell (B.S. Architecture ’13) starts his master’s degree in architecture this fall, he has a small to-do list. It’s an ambitious list to squeeze into six months: Abe wants to travel, volunteer and also get some hands-on experience in construction. Even more ambitious, is how he plans to do it: On May 22, 2015, Abe will set out with 31 other volunteers on a cross-country, 4,200-mile fund-raising bike trip to benefit affordable housing efforts. The program, called Bike and Build, will take the team from Charleston, South Carolina, to Santa Cruz, California.

Posted on 03/05/2015 by Maggie Haslam

TERPS make “the final four” at the 2015 ULI-Gerald Hines Student Urban Design Competition

Posted on 03/05/2015 by Maggie Haslam

Two additional architecture courses were added to the University of Maryland’s Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s list of “Fearless Ideas Courses” for 2015.

Posted on 03/05/2015 by Maggie Haslam