The 6th Annual Maryland Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards featuring a fireside chat with Leslie Hale, President and Chief Executive Officer, RLJ Lodging Trust and Ronald McDonald, Managing Principal, RMC Development, LLC.


Posted on 02/12/2020 by Carrie Chard
Oct 9, 2019
7:00 PM
Architecture Building

The Colvin Institute's Fall Lecture Series, The Future of Retail, will take place on October 9th. SiteWorks' President, Nick Egelanian, will present publicly available data points to argue that Amazon is not killing retail, and it is also not anywhere close to becoming a dominant player in the grocery industry.


Posted on 09/10/2019 by Carrie Chard

Kibel Gallery Talk: Red Vienna's Housing Program: Practical Lessons and Living Legacy

by Isabelle Gournay

"The Municipality is Building. Vienna Residential Construction 1920 to 2020" Exhibition

On view: Sept 13, 2019 -  October 20, 2019 at the Kibel Gallery



Related events: 

Sep 13, 2019
2:00 PM
Architecture Building



Dean’s Conference Room

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch for Guests, Faculty and Partners 


Kibel Gallery

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Ceremonial Exhibition Opening

Posted on 08/05/2019 by Jelena Dakovic

"The Municipality is Building. Vienna Residential Construction 1920 to 2020" Exhibition

On view: Sept 13, 2019 -  October 20, 2019 at the Kibel Gallery


Kibel Gallery Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9 am -9 pm 

Friday: 9 am -6 pm

Weekends by appointment.

Posted on 08/05/2019 by Jelena Dakovic
Sep 13, 2019
1:00 PM
Architecture Building

September 13, 2019: EXHIBITION & SYMPOSIUM

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Posted on 08/02/2019 by Jelena Dakovic
Jun 20, 2019
Washington, D.C.

On June 20th, MRED alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends came together at the Hawthorne Rooftop & Tavern in Washington DC for happy hour and networking. A great time was had by all. Thank you to everyone who came out. Hope to see you in September in College Park!

Posted on 06/28/2019 by Mohsen Teimouri
Jun 4, 2019

On June 4th, a group of industry experts, students, alumni and friends were hosted for lunch at the Villages of Savannah in Brandywine, MD. In addition to a delicious lunch, attendees listened to a presentation by Stephen Paul ‘77, Executive Vice President, at Mid-Atlantic Builders. The program highlighted the new community and its approach to multi-generational housing.

Posted on 06/28/2019 by Mohsen Teimouri
May 9, 2019
12:00 PM
Kibel Gallery

Urban and Regional Planning and Design (URPD) Seminar 2019 presents:

Investigating Gentrification in the DMV


Dr. Derek Hyra

Associate Professor, American University

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Founding Director, Metropolitan Policy Center


Author of: 

Posted on 05/03/2019 by Jelena Dakovic
Jun 6, 2019
6:00 PM

A list of upcoming Summer & Fall Alumni Events

Dates and events are subject to change, be sure to check back regularly for updates.


Posted on 04/30/2019 by Jelena Dakovic
Feb 25, 2019
7:00 PM
Kibel Gallery

Join us in the Kibel Gallery every other Monday starting February 25th for a FREE yoga session with a certified instructor!


Yoga mats are first come first serve, or bring your own!


All levels are welcome.




Mondays 7 - 8 PM

Posted on 02/22/2019 by Jelena Dakovic
Mar 6, 2019

Thank you to everyone in the MAPP+D community who played a role in making Giving Day 2019 such a success! The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation raised $28,887 through 112 gifts from 70 donors!

Posted on 02/13/2019 by Jelena Dakovic

Join us as we Kick-Off the "Sustenance & Sustainability: Sparking Dialogue, Shifting Culture" project on Wednesday, February 13th at 6:00 PM in the Kibel Gallery.


The project will utiize the Kibel Gallery as a temporal and physical scaffolding to support a place for students, staff and faculty to gather, share and hold critical conversations. 


Posted on 02/08/2019 by Jelena Dakovic

Join us at the 5th Annual Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards Gala which will take place on Tuesday, March 5, as we recognize our honorees: Robert Rauch, Raymond Skinner, W.

Posted on 02/08/2019 by Jelena Dakovic

Latinos in Heritage Conservation: Locating Equity & Social Justice in Historic Preservation


Sarah Zenaida Gould, PhD

Co-Chair, Latinos in Heritage Conservation

Director, Museo del Westside, San Antonio, TX


Posted on 01/25/2019 by Jelena Dakovic

The 30th Anniversary of the Historic Preservation Program arrives in 2018. We're excited to share outstanding events we are planning for the 2018–2019 academic year.



Saturday, October 27, 2018

HISP@30: Looking Back/Moving Forward Dinner at Riversdale House Museum

Winter 2019

Posted on 10/01/2018 by Jelena Dakovic
Oct 5, 2018
10:00 AM
Architecture Building

Participate in The National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit from October 5th – 7th.  REGISTER HERE.

Posted on 09/12/2018 by Jelena Dakovic

MRED alumni and current MRED student happy hour will be held on September 19 from 4:30-7:30 pm at Burton's Grill in College Park/Riverdale (near the new Whole Foods). Come for complimentary appetizers, a cash bar and stay for the networking and fun!! Please RSVP to Carrie Chard at (for planning purposes).

Posted on 09/07/2018 by Carrie Chard

Call for submissions to the first-ever annual placemaking summit

Posted on 05/18/2018 by Maggie Haslam
May 2, 2018
12:00 PM
Great Space

Everyone is invited to join our Annual Diversity and Inclusion International Lunch. Faculty, staff and students celebrate the richness of our global community by sharing conversation and food designed to connect our diverse backgrounds. Together we will finalize our Diversity & Inclusion Values Statement while breaking bread together.

Posted on 04/09/2018 by Fabian Gomez
Apr 12, 2018 to Dec 31, 2019
Architecture Building Great Space

This exhibition celebrates MAPP's first 50 years and looks towards the next 50 by showcasing the depth and breadth of our collective community through the stories and work of individual alums and faculty and the questions and aspirations of our current students, faculty and staff.

Apr 13, 2018
9:30 AM
Architecture Building

The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (MAPP + D) is hosting its first annual research symposium!


Posted on 01/19/2018 by Jelena Dakovic

The ENTIRE school is invited to two workshops in part of the MAPP @ 50 Looking Ahead Exhibit hosted by special guests Cassie Meador and Bimbola Akinbola from Dance Exchange. 


Come for food, fun and conversation about MAPP's past 50 and future 50 years!


Travel to the future with us!


Great Space

Workshop 1: 12 - 2 pm

Posted on 01/14/2018 by Heather Summers
Jan 26, 2018
Architecture Building Great Space

The ENTIRE school is invited to two workshops in part of the MAPP @ 50 Looking Ahead Exhibit hosted by special guests Cassie Meador and Bimbola Akinbola from Dance Exchange. 


Come for food, fun and conversation about MAPP's past 50 and future 50 years!


Travel to the future with us!

From windbreakers to travel mugs, celebrate MAPP’s 50th with official merchandise!

Posted on 12/13/2017 by Jelena Dakovic

MAPP’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee culminates its thought-provoking “Table Talks” series with its first International Lunch. Faculty, staff and students are invited to celebrate the richness of our global community by sharing conversation and food designed to connect our diverse backgrounds.

Posted on 04/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

The gender gap historically seen in professions that shape the built environment is narrowing. A recent census of alumni from UMD’s architecture program found that, since its founding in 1967, over 1,200 of the 3,000 graduates from the program are women. MAPP’s faculty has changed too. Today, 33% of faculty in MAPP’s four programs are women and two of which—Sonia Hirt and Margaret McFarland—hold prominent leadership roles.

Posted on 03/21/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Daphne Spain, Ph.D., is the James M. Page Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. She will speak on Constructive Feminism: Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City.


Syrian-born Salam Aref leverages a love for architecture, art and history to improve the lives of women on a global scale.

Posted on 11/04/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Carolyn Armenta Davis, Hon. AIA, is an international architectural historian, lecturer, critic, curator and writer focusing on contemporary African-American, Afro-Latino, Afri-European and African architects. In this lecture, she takes a look at those architects and observes the diverse cultures, politics, economics, geographies and histories that inform their designs. Davis has spoken in over 35 cities worldwide. Her writings have been published globally and she has served on numerous local, national and international design juries.

Lecture series and exhibit celebrate the achievements of women in the profession

Posted on 02/12/2016 by Maggie Haslam
Feb 1, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Kibel Gallery

Researched and created by the Women in Architecture Committee of AIA Baltimore, this exhibition celebrates the women who contributed to Maryland architecture from the 1920’s to the 1960’s.


Kibel Gallery Panel Discussion

Women Architects' Contributions to Mid-Century Modernism in Maryland

Sonic Artist + Programmer: Ivica Ico Bukvic, presents "Fostering Creativity, Education, and Community through Technology"


Mr. Bukvic is Assoc. Prof. of Computer Music, at Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts; and he is a Collaborator on Cloud, the accompanying exhibit.


This event is co-sponsored by UMD Design|Cultures + Creativity Program.

Jan 27, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015
Kibel Gallery

Lecture: 'Hands on Urbanism: The Right to Green'

Wednesday, February 25th at 5:00 pm, Architecture Building Auditorium, Reception to Follow



Hands-on / practical; involving action, based on active participation

Sep 1, 2014 to Jan 5, 2015
Kibel Gallery

Lecture:  Wednesday, November 12th, 5pm, School of Architecture Auditorium. Reception to follow, Kibel Gallery.

Oct 9, 2009 to Jan 15, 2010
Kibel Gallery

"Ruth Adler Schnee: A Passion for Color and Design" pays tribute to this important figure, exploring her life, her work, and the challenges she faced as a woman designer. Schnee, who has been called a "Detroit Treasure," helped to bring the Mid-Century Modern movement to Michigan. Her work has been shown by the Detroit Institute of Arts and collected by the Archives of American Art.

Jan 25, 2013 to Mar 10, 2013
Kibel Gallery

What is the role of public art in the creation of meaningful places? What impact does a public art master plan have on community and development? Through film, pictures and art, Reston: The Art of Community depicts a planned community’s history as one of the nation’s foremost places for public art, and their on-going dedication to art for everyone.


Sep 10, 2013 to Oct 9, 2013

Thanks to Roland Krebs, Urban Planning Consultant for the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., there is a new exhibition on display on the Mezzanine level above the Great Space.

In this lecture, Mr. Leggs will discuss his mission of saving African American places important in American history. He will further discuss how preserving a historic building, neighborhoods, and landscapes take more than just a connection to place or a love of history. It requires a basic understanding of preservation tools, nonprofit management, strategic planning, real estate, business practices, project management, and finance.


Reception to follow.