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The Colvin Institute at the University of Maryland is proud to announce the 1st Annual Colvin Case Study Challenge.  The Challenge is a national real estate paper competition, where projects are judged on the depth of understanding of markets, project valuation, finance, urban design, entitlement processes and operational issues by leading real estate professionals. This is a retrospective written case study documenting a recently completed (within 5 years) project in your region.


Competition Highlights: 

Posted on 08/29/2016 by Maggie Haslam

On Saturday, May 14, this semester's Capstone students presented their semester long projects in the Spring Term Monument Capstone Competition. Judging this year's competition, from the left, were H.L.Ward, President of Monument Bank, Joshua Wooldridge, with The Bainbridge Companies, Jay Krigsman, The Krausz Companies, and from the right, Van Andersen, Monument Bank, Melina Duggal,  Duggal Advisors, and Richard Greco, LifeBridge Health. 

Posted on 08/10/2016 by Carrie Chard


Posted on 08/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam

For over a decade, the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation has been providing research and study opportunities for students and faculty in Stabiae, an important historical site south of Pompeii in Naples, Italy. A beautiful seaside area once home to the powerful Roman elite, Stabiae was buried by over 70 meters of volcanic ash with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.


Posted on 08/04/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Urban Planning course discovers neighborhood identities through "Story Mapping"

Posted on 08/02/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Winning designs seek to heal the wounds of war

Posted on 07/25/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Shortly after the spring semester dust settled in College Park, Adjunct Associate Professor Dennis Pogue and Faculty Research Associate Kirsten Crase took six historic preservation students to UMD’s home across the pond: the majestic Kiplin Hall, situated in the rolling countryside of North Yorkshire, England. The students spent a month engaging the historic preservation program’s long-term survey of the former farm properties of Kiplin Estate, most of which were sold off in the early part of the 20th century.

Posted on 07/01/2016 by Maggie Haslam

HISP alum Stephanie Sperling (C.H.P. '09) has been appointed Director of Archaeological Research by Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Division . Sperling has been an important and influential research archaeologist working with Anne Arundel County since 2008, during which time she has worked as a consultant for the County’s Cultural Resources Division, and has provided professional services to the Lost Towns Project, Inc. and the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, Inc. as an independent consultant.

Posted on 06/28/2016 by Maggie Haslam


The National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) has accepted the University of Maryland’s architecture program into the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative. By blending experience and examination into the curricula, the initiative will provide students with the opportunity to compete licensure requirements while earning a degree, forging an accelerated path to professional practice.


Posted on 06/17/2016 by Maggie Haslam