News and Events

The Fall Graduate Open House is on Friday, October 9th from 1:30 - 6pm. Please RSVP by clicking here.


Posted on 08/25/2015 by Michael Brick

Support beyond Graduation Day: MAPP Career Services for Students and Alumni


Posted on 09/30/2015 by David Cronrath

The University of Maryland mourns the loss of John B. Colvin, who passed away in mid-August in Baltimore. A 1969 graduate of the university, John and his wife Karen endowed the Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development at the University of Maryland in 2008, a key component to the growth and professional recognition of the University’s newly-minted Master of Real Estate Program. John’s mother, Neomi Colvin, who was a pioneer as a woman in the commercial real estate business, inspired the Institute.

Posted on 09/02/2015 by Maggie Haslam

New partnership aims to put education to work for a more sustainable county

Posted on 09/02/2015 by Maggie Haslam

This fall brings an exciting and eclectic group of artists, educators and experts to the MAPP auditorium to share their perspectives and experience with students, faculty and alumni. All lectures are free and open to the public. We hope you'll join us!


B.D. Wortham-Galvin
Assistant Professor, Architecture, College of the Arts | Portland State University
Architecture as a Verb: Design Practice is Cultural Practice
Wednesday, September 9, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Lombardo Architecture Lecture


Posted on 09/01/2015 by Maggie Haslam

Partnership with Howard County, Maryland and Columbia Association yields 31 courses campus-wide.

Posted on 08/27/2015 by David Cronrath

UMD students present year-end sustainability projects to College Park, City of Frederick for UMD’s Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability

Posted on 06/08/2015 by Maggie Haslam

Senior Housing symposium points to Boomer--and Millennial--influence in 21st century life after retirement.

Posted on 05/11/2015 by Maggie Haslam

UMD students’ “fearless design” takes first place at “Interdisciplinary Super Bowl” two years running at the ULI Hines Competition

Posted on 04/10/2015 by David Cronrath

The University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development, the Robert H. Smith School of Business and the A. James Clark School of Engineering honored three innovative entrepreneurs in real estate development last week at the inaugural “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards.” The event, held on the eve of the university’s “30 Days of EnTERPreneurship,” recognized Jeffery S.

Posted on 04/07/2015 by Maggie Haslam

University sustainability program connects University assets with city challenges

Posted on 02/27/2015 by David Cronrath

TERPS make “the final four” at the 2015 ULI-Gerald Hines Student Urban Design Competition

Posted on 03/05/2015 by Maggie Haslam

The University of Maryland has announced the establishment of two new undergraduate minors, one in real estate development and one in construction management. Generously funded by the Colvin Family Foundation, the new minors will offer foundational knowledge in community building, entrepreneurship, business development, sustainable construction and design through experiential learning and a professionally guided curriculum, forwarding the University’s continued mission to support student innovation and entrepreneurship.

Posted on 03/04/2015 by David Cronrath

Students, faculty and administrators from the University of Maryland gathered in The City of Frederick Wednesday to share project results from the inaugural semester of the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), a campus-wide program that connects University resources with Maryland communities. Attended by city officials and residents of Frederick, the presentation offered overviews of eight of the 14 courses completed last semester, directed to assist Frederick with some of their most pressing sustainability challenges.

Posted on 02/06/2015 by Maggie Haslam

Inaugural year of the “PALS” program launches in Frederick, Maryland

Posted on 09/25/2014 by Maggie Haslam

The annual Architecture, Planning, Preservation and Real Estate Development Career & Internship Fair takes place on Friday, March 27, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Great Space. The Career fair is a great opportunity for students and employers to network and connect for internships and post-graduate employment.


If your firm is interested in participating, please visit this website to register.

Posted on 02/13/2015 by Maggie Haslam

The School’s MRED program is proud to announce a new crop of talented professionals joining their faculty ranks this semester. Spanning a variety of professional disciplines and experiences, these men and women will share their knowledge and insight with students in classes across a wide range of areas, including a new course in retail development.


Posted on 02/06/2015 by Maggie Haslam
May 1, 2015
6:30 PM
ARC 0204

Lecture Title: Perkins Eastman's Innovate Approach to Senior Projects both Nationally and Internationally

Daniel J. Cinelli, FAIA, Principal and Executive Director

Perkins Eastman

Posted on 01/27/2015 by Kathy Thorne
Feb 16, 2015
6:30 PM
ARC 0204

Title:  "James Rouse: Real Estate Icon and Innovator"

Lecturer: Joshua Olsen, Senior Vice President, Monument Realty, Washington, DC

Posted on 01/27/2015 by Kathy Thorne


Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett has appointed Margaret McFarland, Director of UMD’s Colvin Institute for Real Estate Development, to the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission [HOC], one of the leading affordable housing finance agencies in the US. She was sworn in October 30 at the County Court House, following in the footsteps of Ralph Bennett, who served in the position for 12 years.


Posted on 11/06/2014 by Maggie Haslam

Students and Faculty to Provide City Officials a Preview of Coursework September 24th


Posted on 09/10/2014 by Maggie Haslam

50,000 hours of student work will help the City of Frederick


Posted on 09/08/2014 by David Cronrath
Aug 27, 2014
3:45 PM
Location varies

New graduate students take a tour with their colleagues and faculty to various sites of interst in the region. 

Posted on 07/15/2014 by Kathy Thorne

The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's Spring Commencement will take place on Friday, May 23, 2014, at 12:00pm in Dekelboum Concert Hall in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

There is no limit on the number of guests attending, and no tickets will be distributed for the School ceremony.

Posted on 03/05/2014 by Christine Hinojosa

Over 260 community stakeholders met at the University of Maryland last month to forge a roadmap for creating vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods along the Purple Line, MTA’s proposed light rail system that will connect Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.

Posted on 04/03/2014 by Maggie Haslam

Last month, fifteen students from the new undergraduate real estate development course joined Associate Clinical Professor Alfred Tetrault , Colvin Institute Director Margaret McFarland

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Paul Brown, III