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Studies show that small tweaks can have big impacts for the county

Posted on 01/17/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Leggs’ work to create a National Civil Rights Monument in Birmingham receives boost from NPS Designation

Posted on 01/17/2017 by Maggie Haslam

ARCH Alum Stephen Ayers, FAIA became Architect of the Capitol in 2007, the 11th person to assume the role of caring for the U.S. Capitol complex. He is currently overseeing the delicate task of restoring the Capitol Dome, a four-year project that began in 2013. He is also the first architect certified as an Acredited LEED Professional by the USGBC and a member of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's Board of Visitors. Recently, the University of Maryland visited Ayers at the Capitol to talk about his job, the history of the Capitol building and his love for UMD.

Posted on 01/10/2017 by Maggie Haslam

14 fall projects were presented to government officials from Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis

Posted on 12/15/2016 by Maggie Haslam

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) has awarded the annual John Friedmann Book Award to Dr. Sonia Hirt, Dean of UMD’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, for her book, Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation. The award, established in 2013 and named for distinguished author and planning scholar John Friedmann, recognizes work that best exemplifies scholarship in the area of planning for sustainable development.

Posted on 12/14/2016 by Maggie Haslam

 “Memento Mauri: The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba,” an essay by Michele Lamprakos (Assistant Professor, Architecture) has appeared in a new collection of essays by prominent scholars of Middle Eastern art and architectural history.  Published by Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative,  The Destruction of Cultural Heritage: From Napoléon to ISIS explores the destr

Posted on 12/14/2016 by Maggie Haslam

This spring, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (The Clarice) at UMD will unveil a new production very different from the artists regularly showcased on stage. The newly refurbished Applause Café will offer an upscale dining experience for students and faculty, borrowing themes from California cafés and featuring a revamped menu.

Posted on 12/14/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Colvin Case Study Challenge recognizes excellence among emerging professionals

Posted on 12/13/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Students from ARCH 402 were treated to a tour, last month, of two project sites in Washington, D.C.’s emerging Southwest waterfront, as they prep designs for a multi-family housing project in the Baltimore neighborhood of Mount Vernon. The two projects, designed by Perkins Eastman, offered a glimpse at new, sustainably-focused development that balances market trends—like the demand for urban, amenity-heavy, swanky enclaves—with the existing neighborhood context.

Posted on 12/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam

National Building Museum: December 14, 2016


Posted on 12/07/2016 by Maggie Haslam