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Historic Preservation students work to develop potential plans for Coltrane's home in New York.

Posted on 12/06/2016 by Maggie Haslam

When Historic Preservation Alum Jon Pliska (MHP ’07) first embarked on a survey of the White House Grounds, it was expected to be a six-month assignment. For about three years, Jon had been working with the National Park Service’s (NPS) Historic American Landscape Survey—or HALS—as a contracted “landscape historian,” a cottage industry born from his bachelor’s degrees in history and biology, and raised during his time in graduate school at UMD.

Posted on 11/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Former College Park Mayor Andrew Fellows Tapped to Lead Efforts for an Engaged, Sustainable Campus Environment

Posted on 11/10/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Syrian-born Salam Aref leverages a love for architecture, art and history to improve the lives of women on a global scale.

Posted on 11/04/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Communities take measures to achieve Sustainable Maryland Certification

Posted on 11/04/2016 by Maggie Haslam



Since the year 2000, the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation has been providing research and study opportunities for students and faculty at Stabiae, an important ancient site near Pompeii in the Bay of Naples, Italy. The beautiful Roman villas that lined the shore of this seaside resort, a favored destination of the Roman elite, were buried by over seven meters of volcanic ash with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.


Posted on 10/20/2016 by Maggie Haslam

University partnerships will boost economic development, research and innovation for Maryland’s hardest-hit regions

Posted on 10/20/2016 by Maggie Haslam

UMD Architecture Students, Faculty and Alumni Recognized at 2016 AIA Maryland Design Awards

Posted on 09/26/2016 by Maggie Haslam

The Historic Preservation program assists the National Park Service with piecing together a lesser-known history of the C & O Canal.

Posted on 09/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam


Dr. Casey Dawkins has been appointed director of the Urban Studies and Planning & Ph.D. programs at the University of Maryland (UMD). Casey has been an associate professor of UMD’s Urban Studies program and a research associate for the National Center for Smart Growth since 2011.


Posted on 09/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam