News and Events

Last week, the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) awarded a team from the University of Maryland’s architecture program the Grand Prize in the Academic Category at the 22nd annual Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Awards. The award recognized the team’s 2012 innovative re-envisioning of the Schuylkill River waterfront and 30th Street Station area in the heart of Philadelphia, one of three designs selected for academic prizes from a formidable pool of student-led entries from universities around the world.  


Posted on 06/10/2014 by Maggie Haslam

Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability puts the University to work for Maryland Communities

Posted on 03/06/2014 by Molly O'Connell

Makeover Montgomery 2 | Moving Forward Montgomery
May 8-10, 2014
A Three-Day planning conference examining the changing face of Montgomery County communities and suburbs across the country

Posted on 05/01/2014 by Maggie Haslam

Planning conference examines the changing face of Montgomery County communities and suburbs across the country

Posted on 05/16/2014 by Maggie Haslam

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.

Posted on 04/08/2014 by Maggie Haslam

University of Maryland Takes First Place at the Urban Land Institute / Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

Posted on 05/07/2014 by Molly O'Connell

Bill Bonstra, FAIA (B.ARCH ’83) has spent his career as an architect seeking to enrich people’s lives through thoughtful design, a philosophy he has extended to his relationship with the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation for over 30 years. This past month, Bonstra, who has supported the school over the years financially and as an advisor, mentor and teacher, pledged a $30,000 endowment through UMD’s New TerpStart Matching Scholarship Program.


Posted on 01/07/2014 by Paul Brown, III