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Students Across Campus Find a Common Language in UMD Data Challenge



It’s just after 10 a.m. at the Stamp Student Union, and some of the region’s best data scientists are huddled around Sarah Kim’s laptop as she and her teammates talk trash—specifically, which borough of New York City is the worst at recycling it.


Posted on 03/04/2020 by Jelena Dakovic

Team challenged to conceive affordable, community-driven housing in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Posted on 02/27/2020 by Maggie Haslam

Multidisciplinary Program Includes Urban Planning, Sustainable Design and Other Built Environment Disciplines

Posted on 02/27/2020 by Maggie Haslam

Students Create Heritage Tour Linking African American Past in Southern Prince George's County


It’s called “Paradise on the Patuxent.” Eagle Harbor, the smallest municipality in Maryland and its sister community, Cedar Haven, have offered a resort-style refuge for Washington-area African Americans for almost 100 years. In these tiny, tight-knit communities of beachside cottages, crabbing, summer barbecues and boating ebbs and flows with the seasons. 


Posted on 02/27/2020 by Maggie Haslam

Project to Develop Ways to Make Older Campus Structures Models of Efficiency

Posted on 02/27/2020 by Maggie Haslam

Maryland’s Real Estate Development Program kicked off the Fall 2019 Capstone competition on Friday night, December 13th, with five dual degree students (MRED/M.ARCH) presenting their projects to a panel of industry experts. Casey Huntington took top prize with her project, 1600 Nexus, a mixed-use, mixed-income development in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia that judges cited as beautiful and equitable development for a low-income community facing gentrification.

Posted on 12/19/2019 by Jelena Dakovic

Public, private and nonprofit partners seek to ensure housing stability for existing residents and preserve or create at least 17,000 affordable homes along new Purple Line transit corridor.

Posted on 12/12/2019 by Maggie Haslam

National competition recognizes excellence among emerging professionals

Posted on 12/09/2019 by Maggie Haslam

When Pablo Güiraldes was working towards his master’s degree in architecture in the late 1990s at Maryland, he was a teaching assistant in an ARCH 400 series course with Brian Kelly. It was around that time that he met architect Bob Allies, who came to Maryland to teach a 600/611 studio as a Kea Distinguished Professor. Allies was principal of a young design firm, Allies and Morrison, and had put together an impressive roster of projects, including the British Embassy in Dublin and a garden at the Tate.

Posted on 12/05/2019 by Maggie Haslam

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.


Posted on 12/05/2019 by Maggie Haslam