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This year marks the 50th anniversary of our school’s beginnings at the University of Maryland. What started as a home for would-be architects has morphed over the years to include planners, preservationists, real estate developers, educators, artists, leaders and even a mayor. From our start as the School of Architecture, we grew to become the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. We are immensely proud of the achievements of our alumni, so this anniversary is as much about your accomplishments and path as it is about ours.


Posted on 07/12/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Please join Dean Sonia Hirt at an alumni reception for Seattle Alumni and Friends!


Thursday, July 13, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Hosted by, and at the home of:


   Tom Eichbaum, FAIA (B.Arch '74) and Sandy Eichbaum (MED '81)

   718 19th Avenue E

   Seattle, WA 98112


Posted on 07/06/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Ariel Bierbaum talks about her work in and out of the classroom, the solace of baking, and how her childhood shaped her profession.

Posted on 06/23/2017 by Maggie Haslam


Posted on 06/23/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Sixteen capstone students completed their spring semester projects, the students were divided into two separate groups and presented to a panel of industry experts for the Colvin first place prize of $1,000!


Posted on 06/16/2017 by Carrie Chard

Lung-Amam's Tresspassers is "essential reading on the landscape of twenty-first-century America."

Posted on 06/14/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Some of the best ideas are born from the singular question, “What if?” These two words are a definitive part of Ethan Bindernagel’s lexicon and emulate the spirit of his adopted home state—California—where innovation and risk narrate its history, and where careful planning will forge its future. For the past 10 years, Ethan has worked for the City of Walnut Creek, a community located about 25 miles east of San Francisco; first as a planner and, most recently, as the city’s economic development manager.

Posted on 06/08/2017 by Maggie Haslam

The first course Marcus Ervin took in real estate development, he nearly failed. An undergraduate architecture student at Morgan State University, Marcus took the course in hopes of parlaying the knowledge into a side job in the industry to earn some additional income. It was more than he expected. “The course was constructed like ‘The Apprentice’ and we were tasked with redeveloping a blighted neighborhood in east Baltimore,” Marcus, recalls laughing, “I knew nothing about project financing and had limited experience with Excel.

Posted on 06/08/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Architectural Historian William Graham joins UMD’s Historic Preservation Program

Posted on 06/02/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Dr. Marccus Hendricks will join the University of Maryland’s Urban Studies and Planning Program this fall as an incoming Assistant Professor. With a research and practice agenda rooted in environmental justice, Hendricks’ interests focus on how infrastructure, environmental outcomes and neighborhood forces interact to affect people’s everyday lives and their lives during times of extreme events. He specializes in infrastructure planning and management, environmental planning and hazard and disaster mitigation.

Posted on 06/02/2017 by Maggie Haslam