Associate Professor Ronit Eisenbach led a bi-national team to design Hot/Cold, an engaging art installation in Haifa, Israel, for the Holiday of Holiday Festival celebrating Christmas, Chanukah and Ramadan.
A new study by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth and the advocacy group CASA states that stakeholder intervention is crucial to preserving affordable housing along the proposed Purple Line light rail corridor, particularly in areas like the immigrant-heavy Langley Park, Maryland. The study, “Preparing for the Purple Line: Affordable Housing Strategies for Langley Park, Maryland,” looked at the people and economy of this mostly-immigrant community at the edge of Prince George’s County and how it would fare once the new public transportation project was completed.
ARCH Alum Stephen Ayers, FAIA became Architect of the Capitol in 2007, the 11th person to assume the role of caring for the U.S. Capitol complex. He is currently overseeing the delicate task of restoring the Capitol Dome, a four-year project that began in 2013. He is also the first architect certified as an Acredited LEED Professional by the USGBC and a member of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's Board of Visitors. Recently, the University of Maryland visited Ayers at the Capitol to talk about his job, the history of the Capitol building and his love for UMD.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) has awarded the annual John Friedmann Book Award to Dr. Sonia Hirt, Dean of UMD’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, for her book, Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation. The award, established in 2013 and named for distinguished author and planning scholar John Friedmann, recognizes work that best exemplifies scholarship in the area of planning for sustainable development.
This spring, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (The Clarice) at UMD will unveil a new production very different from the artists regularly showcased on stage. The newly refurbished Applause Café will offer an upscale dining experience for students and faculty, borrowing themes from California cafés and featuring a revamped menu.