The physical remnants of our past play a critical role in our county’s narrative; they document our struggles, inform our progress and are a remembrance of those who paved the way. Perhaps no one knows this more than a preservationist, and HISP alum Kristie Kendall (‘10) is no exception.
The concept of "retrofitting" buildings—making modifications to an existing structure to increase sustainability while reducing energy consumption and cost—is a practice that has gained significant traction within design/build disciplines and community stakeholders over the past decade in response to climate change, rising construction cost and an increased desire for energy conservation.
Dr. Hiroyuki (Hiro) Iseki has been promoted with tenure to Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning by the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Hiro is a research faculty with the National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) and has taught for the Urban Studies and Planning Program since 2011.
Associate Professor of Architecture Isabelle Gournay has been named ADVANCE Professor by the university’s ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence. She will serve as the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s (MAPP) liaison for the 2017-18 academic year. Gournay succeeds Professor Madlen Simon, who represented the school during the last academic year, continuing her efforts to both empower and advance MAPP’s women faculty within the school and the university.
The University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation welcomes Dr. Maria Day-Marshall, a 30-year veteran of housing policy, government and finance, as the new director of the school’s Real Estate Development Program [MRED]. Day-Marshall was most recently the interim executive director and general counsel for D.C.’s Housing Finance Agency.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of our school’s beginnings at the University of Maryland. What started as a home for would-be architects has morphed over the years to include planners, preservationists, real estate developers, educators, artists, leaders and even a mayor. From our start as the School of Architecture, we grew to become the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. We are immensely proud of the achievements of our alumni, so this anniversary is as much about your accomplishments and path as it is about ours.