UMD Architecture Team Wins First Place in International Urban Habitats Competition
A design project created by two architecture students from the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (UMD) has won First Place in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture TIMBER IN THE CITY competition. The student team of Eric Bos and Trevor Wood took top honors this week, along with a $10,000 prize in a competitive field of 238 entries and over 900 participants worldwide.
Matt Bowling (MHP '09) was selected as one of five authors in The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's "The Place Database Contest 2019". The purpose of this contest is to create stories through maps by using the institute’s database.
Allison Ladd (MCP ‘01) has been named Newark’s next director of the Department of Economic and Housing Development, as the city attempts to build on its investments and reinvent itself. The city has nearly $5 billion in economic development projects in the works.
“The mayor has a bold vision for the city as far as economic development, equity and growth and being able to have the residents who have lived here be able to stay in the city,” said Ladd in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
Don Linebaugh, who has been serving as interim dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation since Spring 2018, will continue to serve in that post for a third year, as was announced by Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin on July 1, 2019.
Lonna Babu’s (B.ARCH ’16, M.ARCH ‘18) master’s thesis has been selected as part of the AIA 2019 Emerging Professionals Exhibit, a digital exhibition that showcases the most creative plans, projects, art and design from rising young architects.