Celebrating the "Fearless" Achievements of MAPP Women


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. Together, these talented women address the environmental, social and economic influences that design, development and planning have on our urban fabric, and contribute to a growing and diverse university community.


Read more about some of the recent projects and achievements of MAPP’s inspiring women, below:


MAPP Librarian Cindy Frank shows #nothingisordinary in new exhibit


Preservation student awarded the Sally Kress Thompkins Fellowship from NPS


New Report by Willow Lung-Amam examines housing along the Purple Line (WaPo article)


Ronit Eisenbach's "Hot/Cold" examines culture and religion in Israel


Michele Lamprakos' new essay explores the mosque-cathedral of Cordoba


ARCH student Salam Aref bridges education and culture to help others


Madlen Simon helps students "bridge the gap" of culture in cross-continental studio with Iraq


Heidi Bulich helps students envision potential in everyday places


Planning projects directed by Chao Liu help Anne Arundel County improve public services

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Maggie Haslam