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.
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.
The University of Maryland’s Historic Preservation Program has been awarded aChesapeake Material Cultural Studies Grant from The Conservation Fund. The grant will support completion of the documentation and study of the Kippax Plantation Archaeological Site, an ongoing archaeological project led by Professor and Interim Dean Donald Linebaugh.