April 30, 2008
College Park, MD--Garth Rockcastle, Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, is featured in today's New York Times in the Real Estate section. The article describes the success of the Open Book literary and arts center in Minneapolis, for which Rockcastle was the architect (with his firm Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle). Rockcastle is known for creative projects that maximize adaptive reuse in urban contexts. His work as an architect informs his leadership of the School, which focuses on urbanism and sustainability across disciplines.
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