MAPP Maryland Day Events


Events organized by School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Illusion by Design: Meet UMD's Magician, Joe Largess


At Great Space in Architecture Building from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Do you believe in magic? If not, the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's resident magician, Joe Largess, will make you a convert, Watch him perform amazing illusions, sleight of hand and tricks of the eye in this all-ages show. You might even be selected to help in his act! 


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Monumental Golf 


At  Mayer Mall, Architecture Building from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Test your putting skills at some architecturally monumental mini-golf holes and see small versions of great architecture. Or see if you can make a hole-in-one with the monumental dinosaur. Get pointers from the experts of the UMD Golf Course. 

LEAFHouse Tours


At LEAFHouse, Metzerott Road (Shuttle from Architecture Building) from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


UMD's award-winning 2007 U.S. Solar Decathlon entry, LEAFHouse, was designed by UMD architecture students and is now operated by the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation as a public showcase and educational venue for solar design and sustainable living. Learn about LEAFHouse's cutting-edge energy systems and speak with professional architects about sustainable home design as well as careers in architecture. See a construction demonstration and participate in a hands-on living wall activity. (Shuttle buses to LEAFHouse leave from and return to the Architecture Building.) 


Create a Box City


At Architecture Building , Great Space from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Recreate College Park, Md., or your hometown or make your own dream neighborhood with tissue boxes, cereal boxes and oatmeal canisters. Urban planning students are on hand to help you think like a city planner (ages 6 and up). 

Careers in Architecture 


At Architecture Building from 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Discover the possible careers that can start with an architecture degree from UMD. Hear from faculty and students, learn about program requirements, tour the building and see student work. 

Architecture Makerspace 


At  Architecture Building  MediaScape from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Think, design, make, innovate and play! Join architecture students to test and experiment with design tools including a 3-D printer, digital fabrication tools and related materials and methods. 

Sky's the Limit! 


At McKeldin Mall-College Tent-School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, All day


Use your imagination to design and construct buildings, bridges or the next Washington monument. Children ages 6 and up are welcome. 

PALS: Students Supporting Sustainability Across Maryland 


At McKeldin Mall, All day


Learn about the new Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) initiative that gives students real-life consulting experience to support the economic, social and environmental sustainability goals of cities, counties and towns in Maryland. See some of the results of its first year in Frederick and learn about the courses planned for the 2015-16 school year