Since its founding in 1967, graduates of the School have been assembling an impressive list of accomplishments. The alumni chapter of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation is active in sponsoring numerous career related, academic and social activities. The network of Maryland graduates constitutes an ever-expanding group of practitioners and scholars.
MAPP Alumni Newsletter
Architecture Alumni Association
Become involved with the University Maryland Alumni Association and, in particular, the MAPP+D Alumni Chapter. It is a great way to feel connected to the school and give back to the university that played such an important part in your life. Because we are a small school within a large university there are many opportunities to make a difference for the alumni and students of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
You, as an alumnus, can reconnect in a variety of ways, from by being a mentor for a student, returning as a visiting critic on a review or being a guest speaker, to name a few. We are also looking for class representatives from each year (both undergraduate and graduate classes) to help keep our alumni informed and connected with the school. If you would like to help out in any way, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our graduates are practicing all over the world and in all different sectors of their chosen professions. The school's annual Architecture, Planning, Preservation and Real Estate Development Career and Internship Fair helps to connect alumni from firms and companies all over the East Coast with our current students and recent alumni. If you would like more information on representing your firm at the career fair or attending the career fair, please contact our Career Services Office. To reach the University of Maryland Career Services center visit www.careercenter.umd.edu .
Urban Studies and Planning Alumni Association
Welcome to the Alumni Association of the Urban Studies and Planning Program!
Our University of Maryland colleagues are valuable resources in our planning community. By staying in touch, we can help each other as we progress in our careers. The Alumni Association of the Urban Studies and Planning Program (Association) is dedicated to strengthening communications, and encouraging active involvement with the students and faculty of the Urban Studies and Planning Program. Your participation in this effort is essential to improve our network of alumni around the country.
The Association assists the Urban Sudies and Planning program in activities such as student recruitment, mentoring and career workshops. It is also the Association's goal to encourage and facilitate alumni networking by coordinating social activities in the Washington-Baltimore region, including happy hours and UMD sporting events. You are encouraged to help organize an event, volunteer to be a mentor or get involved in any way you can.
Please browse this web site to learn more about faculty and student accomplishments and new features of the Urban Studies and Planning program. Be sure to visit the class notes, professional development and gift opportunities pages.
We invite all URSP alumni to please e-mail Alexander Chen, if you would like to participate, or just to give us an update on your lifetime progress. The Association is currently looking for members of each graduating class to assist. Let us know if you can help.
Board of Visitors to the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
The mission of the Board of Visitors is to serve as advisors, ambassadors and advocates for the School. Members of the Board of Visitors are:
Glenn Birx, Chair
Vice President, Ayers Saint Gross
Steve Parker, Vice Chair
Chairman Emeritus, Grimm + Parker
William Bonstra, Program Chair
Managing Partner, Bonstra Haresign Architects
Emily Eig, President and CEO, EHT Traceries
Tom Gallas, Chief Executive Officer, Torti Gallas + Partners
Petch Gibbons, Partner, outlier Realty Capital
Jordan Goldstein, Principal/Managing Director, Gensler
Kurt Haglund, Chief Operating Officer, rand* construction corporation
Dr. Rodney Harrell, Director, Livability Thought Leadership, AARP Public Policy institute
Dennis Jankiewicz, Chairman / CEO Emeritus, Design Collective
Alex Klatskin General Partner, Forsgate Industrial Partners
Ron McDonald, Managing Principal, RMC Development, LLC
Marshall Purnell, FAIA, Professor of Architecture, North Carolina State University, College of Design
Abe Rosenthal, Vice President of Development & Design, The Cordish Companies
Al Rubeling, President, Rubeling & Associates
Brenda Sanchez, Senior Architect/Design Manager, Smithsonian Institution
Beth Savage, Director, Center for Historic Buildings, General Services Administration
Roger Schwabacher, Principal, HOK
Craig Spangler, Principal, Ballinger
Rich Vogel, Senior Vice President, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Susan Weiler, Partner, OLIN
Steve Wiesenthal, Principal, Studio Gang Architects