HISP alumna Sarina Otaibi’s (M.H.P.’11) post-graduate restoration of an 1800’s Scandinavian church in her hometown of Granite Falls, Mn., was featured this week on the National Trust for Historic Preservation blog. The church, which she and her mother saved from demolition, went from inhabitable to a community treasure, used now for concerts and events in her hometown.
On a cobbled historic street in Annapolis, Md., sits the Chase-Lloyd House, a 250 year-old Georgian mansion constructed by Declaration of Independence signatory Samuel Chase, and one of the city’s few remaining examples of pre-revolutionary colonial architecture. Yet, despite its historical landmark status, the house had not been properly documented since the 1960s, creating a 50-year gap in its architectural and living history. Last fall, five graduate students from UMD’s Historic Preservation Program (HISP), under the guidance of Adjunct Professor Dr.
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.