This month, HISP Alum Gilbert Mbeng (MHP 2010) returned to his homeland of Cameroon to continue an on-going research and preservation project on the vernacular architecture of the Kom, the principle ethnic group of Cameroon’s Northwest Provence. The Mbainwol Initiative, a co-sponsored program with UMD’s Historic Preservation Program and an extension of Gilbert’s masters thesis, aims to preserve, educate and create a legacy of architectural heritage for the Kom people.

Posted on 12/04/2015 by David Cronrath

Terps return to the competition arena to defend two-time winning streak.

Posted on 02/11/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Winning designs seek to heal the wounds of war

Posted on 07/25/2016 by Maggie Haslam

The Historic Preservation program assists the National Park Service with piecing together a lesser-known history of the C & O Canal.

Posted on 09/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Assistant Clinical Professor Brent Leggs and Historic Preservation student Jamesha Gibson co-facilitated the African American Preservation Meeting at The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Past/Forward Conference in Houston last month. This year the National Trust had multiple community conversations on the topic of Preservation 50 to envision news ways of communicating the value of historic preservation and brainstorm strategies for achieving greater social impact.

Posted on 12/07/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Leggs’ work to create a National Civil Rights Monument in Birmingham receives boost from NPS Designation

Posted on 01/17/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Associate Professor Ronit Eisenbach led a bi-national team to design Hot/Cold, an engaging art installation in Haifa, Israel, for the Holiday of Holiday Festival celebrating Christmas, Chanukah and Ramadan.

Posted on 01/25/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Lung-Amam one of ten emerging faculty nation-wide recognized for her work to foster campus inclusion


The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has named Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Dr. Willow Lung-Amam a 2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar. Dr. Lung-Amam is one of ten emerging faculty from programs nationwide recognized for their efforts to foster inclusive campus communities as academic leaders.


Posted on 05/12/2017 by Maggie Haslam

NAAB praises program for a “highly effective” learning culture and active-learning initiatives

Posted on 09/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

2017 has been a banner year for natural disasters and a brutal one for humanity. Hurricanes, tropical storms, wildfires and earthquakes have evoked devastation on a global scale; this year in the U.S., natural disasters have claimed hundreds of lives, displaced tens of thousands more and have economically crippled entire regions. Tropical storm Harvey alone, which flooded an area around Houston the size of Lake Michigan, caused approximately $180 million in damage and displaced over 30,000 people.


Posted on 10/25/2017 by Maggie Haslam

On December 16th, eight MRED students [pictured below] presented their feasibility studies for their capstone projects to a panel of industry judges: Van Anderson, Senior Vice President, Revere Bank; Gerald Joseph, Founder and Principal, Joseph Development Company; John Lin, President and CEO, CapStar Commercial Realty; and Anthony Waddell, Vice President of Real Estate Development, Mid-Atlantic, Preservation of Affordable Housing.


Posted on 12/21/2017 by Carrie Chard

Fifty years ago, one of the first projects undertaken by UMD’s then-new school of architecture was to make the final major vision of Martin Luther King Jr. a reality. John Wiebenson, the late architect, professor and co-founder of what is now the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, helped designed the plans for “Resurrection City,” a campsite on the National Mall where the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s “Poor People’s Campaign” lived and lobbied for jobs, better wages and a voice in government.

Posted on 01/30/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Planning Students present research findings on two social justice projects at the 2018 National Planning Conference.

Posted on 05/14/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Cities have the power to create an all-out assault on the senses. Ambient noise, in particular—the honk of a horn, a barking dog or the gleeful screams of a playground—can blend together into an auditory soup so droning and constant that we may tune it out completely. But what would happen if you stopped and truly listened to a city street's audio narrative? What would it tell you about a neighborhood’s social makeup, economic fabric or political affiliations?

Posted on 06/11/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Historic Preservation graduate student Ty Ginter is featured this month on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s website for their work to preserve the history of Washington D.C.’s “Gay Way,” a cluster of LGBT establishments that thrived in Southeast D.C. during the second half of the 20th century.

Posted on 06/22/2018 by Maggie Haslam