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Grimm + Parker Architects (G+P) is a diverse group of talented, dedicated designers committed to community architecture. With 45 years in the industry and over 200 design awards, they are committed to building communities that are places where people can truly thrive. G+P is a fairly large firm—more than 105 employees, as of this writing, including 46 LEED Accredited Professionals—with a strong balance of emerging professionals and long-tenured staff located at three studios throughout the region: Calverton, Md.; Tysons, Va.; and Charlottesville, Va.

Posted on 03/27/2018 by Maggie Haslam

The University of Maryland’s Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development honored five outstanding individuals on March 6, 2018 for their innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to real estate development. The 2018 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards recognized Horning Brothers’ Joseph Horning and David Roodberg, Kelly Sweeny McShane, Abraham Rosenthal and Adrian Washington for their outstanding work in revitalization and placemaking, creative problem-solving, collaboration and long-term solutions to urban challenges in the state, region and beyond.


Posted on 03/09/2018 by Maggie Haslam


Giving Day 2018 begins just at 12:00 midnight! 


The March 7th 24-hour giving challenge supports student scholarships, academic programs and campus initiatives. Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (MAPP) are encouraged to support students and programming towards aimed at creating a quality built environment.


Posted on 03/07/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Since 1913, the Tau Sigma Delta honor society has celebrated the achievements of students who are academically thriving in the field of architecture and other allied disciplines. This year, the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation is pleased to add xx of students to their ranks. These highly gifted, dedicated and tenacious students emulated the Fearless credo of UMD and the academic excellence of ΤΣΔ.


The class of 2018 is:


Posted on 03/02/2018 by Maggie Haslam


Please note: by hovering over the titles of the events, you will be able to connect to the linked pages. Registration information below.

It all comes down to this! Join alumni, faculty (past and present), staff and friends as we celebrate 50 memorable years with these great events: 


Register for these events HERE.



Posted on 03/01/2018 by Maggie Haslam


Dr. Sonia Hirt, Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, has been elevated to the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows. This prestigious honor recognizes Hirt’s outstanding contributions to both the profession and society.  Dr. Hirt will be inducted this April at a special ceremony in New Orleans.


Posted on 03/01/2018 by Maggie Haslam

TERPS Head to Toronto for the 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition Finals

Posted on 02/22/2018 by Maggie Haslam

 Team challenged to conceive affordable housing site for seniors, people with disabilities


Posted on 02/20/2018 by Maggie Haslam


Posted on 02/16/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Over the past 50 years, MAPP has produced its fair share of power couples. In the fall of 2016, Ryan Rattanni and Chelsie Miller were added to the roster. The two met through UMD’s Urban Studies and Planning Program, where they worked and studied alongside each other in a tight-knit cohort; sparks began to officially fly during Uri Avin’s Land Use Planning Class… possibly because Uri is known to make Barry White references during his lectures (but more likely because they worked on a project together).

Posted on 02/16/2018 by Maggie Haslam