Glenn Birx, FAIA, a 1980 graduate of the University of Maryland’s architecture program, has created a new $30,000 endowment through the TerpStart Scholarship Program. The endowment will fund the Glenn Birx Scholarship, a need-based scholarship for students interested in pursuing a degree in architecture.
This summer, Urban Studies and Planning graduate student Chelsie Miller led seven high school students from around the region on a six-week internship to help the City of College Park create safer streets using Geographic Information Systems technology. Named “Building Communities through Technology,” the internship provided students an unparalleled experience combining skill acquisition and community service.
Professor Emeritus Ralph Bennett and Clinical Professor Amy Gardner have been elected to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows (FAIA). Ralph and Amy are two of over 100 members elevated this year out of 80,000 AIA members. This prestigious honor recognizes their extensive contributions to the advancement of the profession through teaching and practice. Amy and Ralph will be honored this May at the AIA Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.