News and Events

Pairing UMD research and community needs will make Baltimore Avenue a “living research corridor”

Posted on 04/06/2018 by Maggie Haslam

The University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation has appointed Michael Marshall, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, as the 2018 Kea Distinguished Professor in Architecture. Mr. Marshall will join the teaching team for the award-winning ARCH600/611 Integrated Design Studio/Advanced Technology Seminar during the fall 2018 semester.


Posted on 04/04/2018 by Maggie Haslam

In 1996, a Carnegie Foundation report on architectural education posed a radical idea that intended to bridge the gap between students and their future practice. Authors Ernest Boyer and Lee Mitgang envisaged a “unified profession,” in which firms and the academy collaborate to strengthen “the educational experience of students during school, creating a more satisfying system of internship after graduation, and extending learning throughout professional life.”


Posted on 04/02/2018 by Maggie Haslam

On the tail of Washington’s unprecedented windstorm earlier this month, a crowd gathered in Hyattsville, Md., to commemorate a far more powerful force: the fight for a woman’s right to vote. The event marked the unveiling of a historic roadside marker signifying a landmark women’s suffrage rally in 1913. On hand was Kacy Rohn, a recent graduate from the Historic Preservation and Urban Planning Graduate Programs, and author of a comprehensive compendium of Maryland sites—over 50 in all—that were directly related to suffrage activities in the early part of the 20th century.

Posted on 03/27/2018 by Maggie Haslam

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