News and Events

Assistant Clinical Professor Brent Leggs and Historic Preservation student Jamesha Gibson co-facilitated the African American Preservation Meeting at The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Past/Forward Conference in Houston last month. This year the National Trust had multiple community conversations on the topic of Preservation 50 to envision news ways of communicating the value of historic preservation and brainstorm strategies for achieving greater social impact.

Posted on 12/07/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Historic Preservation students work to develop potential plans for Coltrane's home in New York.

Posted on 12/06/2016 by Maggie Haslam
Dec 21, 2016
9:00 AM
College Park

Commencement Information

School Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall

Each student will be individually recognized during this ceremony. Ph.D. students will be hooded at this ceremony.

Posted on 11/30/2016 by Michael Brick

Former College Park Mayor Andrew Fellows Tapped to Lead Efforts for an Engaged, Sustainable Campus Environment

Posted on 11/10/2016 by Maggie Haslam

When Historic Preservation Alum Jon Pliska (MHP ’07) first embarked on a survey of the White House Grounds, it was expected to be a six-month assignment. For about three years, Jon had been working with the National Park Service’s (NPS) Historic American Landscape Survey—or HALS—as a contracted “landscape historian,” a cottage industry born from his bachelor’s degrees in history and biology, and raised during his time in graduate school at UMD.

Posted on 11/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Communities take measures to achieve Sustainable Maryland Certification

Posted on 11/04/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Syrian-born Salam Aref leverages a love for architecture, art and history to improve the lives of women on a global scale.

Posted on 11/04/2016 by Maggie Haslam



Since the year 2000, the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation has been providing research and study opportunities for students and faculty at Stabiae, an important ancient site near Pompeii in the Bay of Naples, Italy. The beautiful Roman villas that lined the shore of this seaside resort, a favored destination of the Roman elite, were buried by over seven meters of volcanic ash with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.


Posted on 10/20/2016 by Maggie Haslam

University partnerships will boost economic development, research and innovation for Maryland’s hardest-hit regions

Posted on 10/20/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Please join us for a reception where you can meet our new dean, Dr. Sonia Hirt.


The office of 

HDR, Arlington


is hosting the event on

Posted on 10/05/2016 by Christine Cestello Hinojosa