News and Events

A solar-powered house that blends Native American principles with cutting-edge technologies and modular design won second place at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017.

Posted on 10/15/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Andrea Ponsi talks with his hands. In a recent critique of projects in MAPP’s great space, his fluent gestures—combined with a sharp Italian accent—demand attention. Later in studio, working closely with students one-to-one, Ponsi again uses his hands to make a point—this time with a pencil.


Posted on 10/16/2017 by Maggie Haslam

2017-18 roster focuses on quality of life in State’s biggest Counties

Posted on 09/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Historic Preservation students, in collaboration with the Town of Bladensburg, the Aman Memorial Trust and local preservation professionals will soon begin on a two-year project that will document and restore a unique feature of Bostwick House: a late 18th-century buttress.

Posted on 09/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam
Oct 27, 2017
1:00 PM
Architecture Building

Join us for MAPP's Graduate School Open House, October 27, 2017 to learn more about our graduate programs in architecture, urban planning, historic preservation and real estate development.

Posted on 09/14/2017 by Maggie Haslam
Aug 1, 2017
1:00 AM
University of Maryland

This year marks the 50th anniversary of our school’s beginnings at the University of Maryland. What started as a home for would-be architects has morphed over the years to include planners, preservationists, real estate developers, educators, artists, leaders and even a mayor.

Posted on 08/19/2017 by Christine Cestello Hinojosa

Over the past two decades, the three Washington area chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Washington Architectural Foundation, and the National Building Museum have collaborated to organize the annual Interschool Design Competition. These competitions expose students to the various local architectural curriculums and the architectural profession.

Posted on 10/18/2017 by Maggie Haslam

NAAB praises program for a “highly effective” learning culture and active-learning initiatives

Posted on 09/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

The University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation welcomes Dr. Maria Day-Marshall, a 30-year veteran of housing policy, government and finance, as the new director of the school’s Real Estate Development Program [MRED]. Day-Marshall was most recently the interim executive director and general counsel for D.C.’s Housing Finance Agency.

Posted on 07/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

The concept of "retrofitting" buildings—making modifications to an existing structure to increase sustainability while reducing energy consumption and cost—is a practice that has gained significant traction within design/build disciplines and community stakeholders over the past decade in response to climate change, rising construction cost and an increased desire for energy conservation.

Posted on 07/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam