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

Posted on 09/26/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Please join us for the Avanti! Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday, October 7, 2016, tee off at 1:00 pm.


Posted on 09/12/2016 by Christine Cestello Hinojosa

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
Oct 28, 2016
1:00 PM
University of Maryland

Are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Architecture, Community Planning, Historic Preservation, or Real Estate Development, or a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning and Design? Join the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation for the annual Graduate Open House on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 1-6pm in the Architecture Building. 


Posted on 09/12/2016 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

MAPP is pleased to welcome Ming Hu to the faculty community this fall. As an assistant professor of architecture, Ming will be bringing her considerable experience in high performance building design, sustainability and BIM to teach structures and materials and methods. Ming holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and Tsinghua University. She currently serves as the AIA’s Director of Academic Engagement, is Commissioner on Environment for the City of Rockville, Maryland and is a co-founding partner of HMK Design Consulting in Rochester, NY.

Posted on 09/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Brent Leggs joins UMD’s Historic Preservation program this fall as an assistant clinical professor, bringing 15 years of experience in African-American heritage preservation with the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) and an eclectic background in preservation, finance and real estate. Brent initially joined HISP in spring 2015 as a lecturer, teaching the Social and Ethical Issues in Preservation course. He is a Harvard Loeb Fellow and received his M.H.P. and M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.


Posted on 09/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam

The Colvin Institute at the University of Maryland is proud to announce the 1st Annual Colvin Case Study Challenge.  The Challenge is a national real estate paper competition, where projects are judged on the depth of understanding of markets, project valuation, finance, urban design, entitlement processes and operational issues by leading real estate professionals. This is a retrospective written case study documenting a recently completed (within 5 years) project in your region.


Competition Highlights: 

Posted on 08/29/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Urban Planning course discovers neighborhood identities through "Story Mapping"

Posted on 08/02/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Winning designs seek to heal the wounds of war

Posted on 07/25/2016 by Maggie Haslam