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HISP alumna Sarina Otaibi’s (M.H.P.’11) post-graduate restoration of an 1800’s Scandinavian church in her hometown of Granite Falls, Mn., was featured this week on the National Trust for Historic Preservation blog. The church, which she and her mother saved from demolition, went from inhabitable to a community treasure, used now for concerts and events in her hometown.

Posted on 03/24/2016 by Maggie Haslam

On a cobbled historic street in Annapolis, Md., sits the Chase-Lloyd House, a 250 year-old Georgian mansion constructed by Declaration of Independence signatory Samuel Chase, and one of the city’s few remaining examples of pre-revolutionary colonial architecture. Yet, despite its historical landmark status, the house had not been properly documented since the 1960s, creating a 50-year gap in its architectural and living history. Last fall, five graduate students from UMD’s Historic Preservation Program (HISP), under the guidance of Adjunct Professor Dr.

Posted on 03/10/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Innovative mapping tool will help community identify opportunities for development, revitalization

Posted on 03/10/2016 by Maggie Haslam

An interdisciplinary team of graduate students from UMD’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation has landed one of four finalist slots in the third annual HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning (IAH) Competition 2016, beating out over 80 teams from some of the finest and most prestigious graduate-level programs in the United States. UMD will go head-to-head against Harvard University, UT Austin and the University of Kansas on April 19, 2016, at HUD’s Washington, D.C. office to vie for the winning title.

Posted on 03/09/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Lecture series and exhibit celebrate the achievements of women in the profession

Posted on 02/12/2016 by Maggie Haslam

The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation has awarded Clinical Professor Amy Gardner, Associate Professor Madlen Simon and Architecture Lecturer Brittney Williams a Built by Women (BxW) DC award for their work on UMD’s two award-winning Solar Decathlon Projects, WaterShed and LeafHOUSE. The Decathlon projects were among 35 winning sites selected from a competitive pool of 110 nominations.

Posted on 02/12/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Terps return to the competition arena to defend two-time winning streak.

Posted on 02/11/2016 by Maggie Haslam

New degree is the first of its kind in the U.S.

Posted on 02/10/2016 by Maggie Haslam

New partnership puts university assets to work for a more sustainable Maryland

Posted on 02/09/2016 by Maggie Haslam

 A landmark transit ridership model developed by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) suggests that the location of job and households, the level of transit service, the cost of travel by different modes, and the level of transit fares all fundamentally shape the demand for ridership on Washington’s Metrorail system, Metro.

Posted on 01/13/2016 by Maggie Haslam