News and Events

Gerrit Knaap presents the keynote speech tonight, October 4th, at a three-day conference on smart growth that is being hosted by the University of Illinois' Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment. The focus of the conference is on sustainable cities.

Posted on 10/04/2018 by Jelena Djakovic

The 30th Anniversary of the Historic Preservation Program arrives in 2018. We're excited to share outstanding events we are planning for the 2018–2019 academic year.



Saturday, October 27, 2018

HISP@30: Looking Back/Moving Forward Dinner at Riversdale House Museum

Winter 2019

Patterson Lecture

May 3 - 4, 2019

The Chalafonte and Cape May

Posted on 10/01/2018 by Jelena Djakovic
Oct 27, 2018
5:30 PM
Riversdale House Museum

Please join us as we celebrate HISP@30!


HISP@30 Alumni Dinner 

The Riversdale House Museum

4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737


Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Posted on 10/01/2018 by Jelena Djakovic

Four UMD students took home Excellence in Design Awards in the 2018 AIA Maryland Student Design Awards2018 competition. Awards were presented at a celebration held on September 27, 2018, in Annapolis.  


Congratulations to all of our winners!


  • Citation in the Upper Level Undergraduate Category - Cristhy Centeno: Digital Community
Posted on 09/28/2018 by Jelena Djakovic

For the past two decades, the three Washington area chapters of the American Institute of Architects along with the National Building Museum have partnered to host the annual Interschool Design Competition. The competition, which is open to students enrolled in architectural programs from local universities, introduces the participants to the realities of working for an architectural firm. Eight teams, comprised of one student from each of the participating programs, encourage both creative thinking and interschool collaboration.

Posted on 09/28/2018 by Jelena Djakovic

On October 13, 2014, as preparations were being made for construction of the new Edward St. John building, a 1931 model of the UMD campus, discovered in Holzapfel Hall, was transported to the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (MAPP) for restoration.


Posted on 09/27/2018 by Jelena Djakovic

The newest cohort of graduate students at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation recently headed to Annapolis as part of the semester-opening interdisciplinary tour. Despite heavy rain and rising waters, the group had a fulfilling trip visiting three different development projects along with the U.S. Naval Academy. The sites provided the opportunity to discuss topics ranging from designing and building within the city and Annapolis Historic District to zoning regulations and climate change.


Posted on 09/13/2018 by Jelena Djakovic

MAPP’s American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS UMD) is joining forces with AIA Potomac Valley to compete in the 2018 Canstruction competition, “CAN't Stop the Beet!.”


Canstruction is a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about hunger. Its teams of volunteers participate in events in 150+ cities around the world each year.


Posted on 09/13/2018 by Jelena Djakovic
Oct 5, 2018
10:00 AM
Architecture Building

Participate in The National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit from October 5th – 7th.  REGISTER HERE.

Posted on 09/12/2018 by Jelena Djakovic