Each semester, Master of Architecture candidates showcase a self-guided project developed during their final year of study as part of the architecture program design thesis review. Inventive, creative and oftentimes profoundly personal, thesis projects are a culmination of the skills amassed during the program, presented to a jury of professionals and the university community for critique and lively discussion. This year, 19 students will present projects that tackle a variety of contemporary challenges, from multigenerational housing to the demise of the honeybee.
As you plan your end-of-year giving, rise above the consumerism of the holidays to support the creative processes that literally shape our world. Your gift to the Kibel Gallery Endowment Operating Fund will ensure that students and the larger community have access to the highest quality educational exhibits to inform solutions-based explorations at a critical time.
Posted on 12/03/2019 by Christine Cestello Hinojosa
Conventional wisdom dictates a slowdown in retirement. Yet, for Dr. Isabelle Gournay, it appears she is just getting started. Since transitioning to Professor Emerita of Architecture last spring, Gournay has released a new book on planned communities, contributed to a second book on American art deco and is adding new insights to the phenomenon of the American Beaux-Arts architect. But if retirement is about taking the time to follow your passions, Gournay is right on track.
A city’s urban fabric plays a central character in a community’s story—the buildings and spaces lodged in memory that witness history and nurture communities. When those physical spaces are lost, how do you continue the narrative? This question occupies the thoughts of Zena Howard, FAIA, every time she approaches a project.
Sasha Kahn, a senior candidate for a double degree in Architecture and Government & Politics, has been named a 2019 Phillip Merrill Presidential Scholar. The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors the University of Maryland’s most successful seniors and their designated university faculty and K-12 teachers for their mentorship. Kahn was one of 19 seniors selected campus-wide for the program, considered the most prestigious and competitive undergraduate achievement at the University of Maryland.
On Tuesday, citizens of Salisbury, Md., flooded the polls to overwhelmingly re-elect Salisbury Mayor and ARCH alum Jake Day for a second term. Day, who was born and raised in Salisbury, received a whopping 85% of the vote to beat rival Wayne King.
“I think the city recognizes and appreciates what we’ve accomplished the last four years; they appreciate our style of leadership,” Day told Delmarva Public Radio on Tuesday. “What we’ve accomplished is something [the city] didn’t want to let go of, they didn’t want to lose.”