An interdisciplinary team of graduate students from UMD’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation has landed one of four finalist slots in the third annual HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning (IAH) Competition 2016, beating out over 80 teams from some of the finest and most prestigious graduate-level programs in the United States. UMD will go head-to-head against Harvard University, UT Austin and the University of Kansas on April 19, 2016, at HUD’s Washington, D.C. office to vie for the winning title.
The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation has awarded Clinical Professor Amy Gardner, Associate Professor Madlen Simon and Architecture Lecturer Brittney Williams a Built by Women (BxW) DC award for their work on UMD’s two award-winning Solar Decathlon Projects, WaterShed and LeafHOUSE. The Decathlon projects were among 35 winning sites selected from a competitive pool of 110 nominations.
A landmark transit ridership model developed by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) suggests that the location of job and households, the level of transit service, the cost of travel by different modes, and the level of transit fares all fundamentally shape the demand for ridership on Washington’s Metrorail system, Metro.
Anyone visiting the MAPP offices on a Monday or Wednesday morning may be confused when they discover Led Zepelin’s “Cashmere” radiating through the concrete floors. But, for those who work and study at our school, this is a cyclical tradition tolerated by some, loved by many, and inspiring air guitar shreds in a chosen few. A fan favorite among the UMD undergrad underground, “History of Popular Music, 1950-Present” taught in the school’s auditorium for the past 10 years by Associate Professor of Musicology Dr.