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!
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.
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!
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 email@example.com (for planning purposes).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.