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The Master of Architecture experience culminates with the thesis review. A year in the making, thesis review comprises roughly 60 heart-pounding, spirited and transformative minutes. It is a composite of skill, design thinking and interpretation wrapped in a meaningful, often personal self-directed design project. Students work under the guidance of a faculty thesis committee of three—from thesis match to presentation—to create a written and illustrated document that encapsulates their unique vision.

 

Posted on 08/02/2018 by Maggie Haslam

For the past five years, Gérard Boulin, a program assistant for UMD’s Real Estate Development Program, has been quietly sending his spare cash and supplies collected from friends and colleagues to Haiti. This generosity is distributed through Boulin’s nonprofit SWIFF Inc. foundation, going to an orphanage for girls and for assisting his hometown of Léogane, Haiti.

 

Posted on 08/02/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Led by the National Center for Smart Growth and the iSchool, researchers work with community stakeholders in West Baltimore to uncover barriers and opportunities to "smart" technology.

Posted on 07/18/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Ph.D. candidates Shenpeng (Frank) Zou and Binbin Peng have been awarded fellowships from the University of Maryland Graduate School for their outstanding efforts as scholars and contributions as graduate assistants. They are among an elite group of graduate and doctoral students to receive this honor, which provides them financial and academic support during their doctoral studies.

 

Posted on 07/09/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Music legend’s home designated “National Treasure” by National Trust for Historic Preservation this month

Posted on 07/02/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Celebrating 50 years, moving on to the next 50!

 

First, tell us what you think--and get a chance to win an iPad or one of our MAPP@50 1967-2017 books!

 

 

Complete our SURVEY now!

 

 

As we wrap-up the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is wrapping up, we want to share photos and more from the year's events.

 

Posted on 06/28/2018 by Jelena Djakovic

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Dr. Marccus Hendricks has been awarded an Early-Career Gulf Research Fellowship by The National Academy of Sciences. This unrestricted research award will support Hendricks’ research efforts—which center on the role of critical infrastructure in moderating the impacts of environmental hazards and climate change towards community resilience—through tenure.

 

Posted on 06/18/2018 by Maggie Haslam

The University of Maryland welcomes Dr. Juan Burke, who will join the architecture program this fall as an assistant professor. Dr. Burke, who is currently an assistant professor at SUNY Alfred, brings substantial expertise as a professional and a scholar to UMD in both architecture and historic preservation. He previously taught as an assistant professor at the School or Architecture and Design, Technological Institute of Monterrey in Mexico.

Posted on 06/15/2018 by Maggie Haslam

The University of Maryland welcomes Dr. Juan Burke, who will join the architecture program this fall as an assistant professor. Dr. Burke, who is currently an assistant professor at SUNY Alfred, brings substantial expertise as a professional and a scholar to UMD in both architecture and historic preservation. He previously taught as an assistant professor at the School or Architecture and Design, Technological Institute of Monterrey in Mexico.

Posted on 06/15/2018 by Maggie Haslam