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Undergrad Advising

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students we want to welcome you to the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. We are happy that you will be joining us and hope that your experience is productive, rewarding, and enjoyable. We have assembled some information to aid you in your transition into our classroom/studio environment. The sections below address many of the frequently asked questions posed by students. Should you find that there are items that are not addressed, please let us know so that we can help you get the answer to your question as well as include that information in future iterations of this document. Feel free to contact us to discuss your concerns.

 

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To meet with one of our Undergraduate Advisors, schedule an appointment.

 

Keep up to date on what's happening in the Architecture Program and be informed about important advising deadlines by visiting the ARCH calendar.

Grad Advising

Graduate students are assigned a full-time faculty member as their advisor. Students meet with their advisor at least once every semester in advance of registration to review their progress in the architecture program and to plan their schedule for upcoming semesters. Faculty advisors can also assist students by providing general career advice, creating networking opportunities, and helping to prepare students for careers after graduate school.

 

Incoming graduate students are encouraged to work directly with the Architecture Program Director as they transition into their program and select courses for their first semester.

Attachments: 
2016-17 Architecture Program Student Handbook

Career Services

Welcome to the MAPP Career Services page. We offer services to both employers and students.

 

For employers, we offer the following services:

  • A forum to post job opportunities for MAPP students or alumni
  • On campus Interviews
  • MAPP annual career fair

 

For more information see the section below for employers or contact Kristen Tepper

 

If you are a student, we offer the following services:

  • Professional Career development services, including workshops and resume assistance
  • Career opportunities
  • Upcoming career events

 

For more information on these services, see the appropriate section below.

Summer Internships 2017

Location:  Bethesda, MD

Company:  Streetsense

Date: 2/23/17  Application Deadline:  March 2017


Summer Internship Program 2017


Streetsense is an experience-focused strategy and design collective.  As experts in the real estate, retail and hospitality industries, we create brands people love and places people love to be. With an undisciplined approach and an insight-driven worldview, we impact experiences at every level and at every scale - from neighborhood restaurants to city blocks.


About the Program:  Our summer program is a paid internship for college students interested in creating meaningful experiences that shape communities. The program will challenge you to think creatively and question what it means to develop an experience - whether designing for the digital space, print media, or the built environment.  As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work alongside industry-leading architects, designers, brokers, chefs, brand strategists, and research analysts.  Streetsense interns will be placed in different practice groups that best match their skillsets, but will also be asked to work across a variety of disciplines.


Areas of expertise include:

Real Estate Brokerage

Branding & Marketing, including Graphic Design and Creative Strategy

Architecture and Urban Planning

Interior Architecture and Design

Research & Analysis

Interactive & Digital Strategy


Qualifications:  We’re looking for the sharpest and savviest college students to join our summer 2017 internship program.  As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a diverse array of experts, hone relevant, real world experience in your field, explore disciplines you may not be familiar with, and tackle a summer-long team project informed by hands-on fieldwork, interactive guest lectures, and bagel fueled brainstorms.  


For more information on the internship and how to apply, please visit here.




Location:  Baltimore, MD

Company:  Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc.

Date: 2/24/17.  Application Deadline:  03/17/17


Job Description:  2017 Summer Program: Design with Dredge


Situated at the water’s edge and in former wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay, the Port of Baltimroe is part of a complex estuarine environment where legacies of labor, innovation and ecological justice overlap.  Every year in this dynamic environment, natural and anthropogenic siltation processes infill waterways and navigation channels, creating an economic and cultural imperative to remove 1.5 million cubic yards of sediment from the Baltimore Harbor.


However, the region’s industrial past and heavily urbanized land use patterns make dredge material reuse and disposal an ongoing challenge.  Together with teh Maryland Port Administration and Cornell University, the Mahan Rykiel summer internship will explore mechnaisms for innovative dredge material reuse by weaving ecological, cultural and economic research in to catalytic design pilot projects that support living landscapes and new city shorelines.  For more information please visit here.



Location: One of 8 offices

Company: Lord Aeck Sargent

Date: 2/8/17 (Applications due March 20, 2017)

 

2017 SUMMER DESIGN FORUM INTERN PROGRAM

 

LORD AECK SARGENT (LAS) is seeking talented design students to spend an intense eight weeks working with one of the Southeast’s most innovative design firms. The LAS Design Forum Intern Program allows students to gain hands-on experience working on projects in a variety of disciplines, including architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and interior design. Compensation for the 8 week program will be $5,000. Other benefits include:

• Visiting significant architecture and design

• Attending in-house professional training and seminars

• Bi-weekly meetings with a summer mentor

• Networking with other young architects and designers

• Consideration for future summer intern employment and fulltime employment with Lord Aeck Sargent after graduation

 

Interested students should apply on the LAS website at http://www.lordaecksargent.com/about/careers/ by Monday, March 20th at 5:00pm. REQUIREMENTS The term of the 2017 Summer Design Intern Program is eight weeks and runs June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and are responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging. All applicants must also be in their third year of school or higher and have exceptional graphic and critical thinking skills. To be considered, intern candidates should submit all of the following:

  • One-page resume 
  • Portfolio of work in PDF format, not to exceed ten pages and a maximum of 5MB. 

Please include:

• Hand drawings

• Computer modeling

• Renderings

• Diagrams and/or concept drawings

• A short, descriptive caption for each image – if group projects are submitted, clearly indicate what work you have done.

Cover letter expressing your interest in the program. We will confirm receipt of application documents via email. If you do not receive confirmation, please re-submit.

IMPORTANT DATES The deadline for applications is March 20th. Successful applicants will be contacted for a phone interview at the beginning of April. Candidates selected to be a part of the 2017 Summer Design Intern Program will be notified by April 14th. The eight week internship begins in June 1 and runs through the July 31, 2017. We look forward to the energy, enthusiasm, and fresh thinking that the students bring to LAS through the internship experience. Please send any questions via email to: hr@lordaecksargent.com Please be advised, we do not accept internship applications via email. Upload all application documents to our web page at http://www.lordaecksargent.com/about/careers/.

 

Location:  Philadelphia, PA

Company: Penrose Management

Date: 1/12/17


Job Description:  Development Intern

This Intern will be exposed to real estate development from inception through construction completion and lease-up. The Development Intern will gain exposure to external team of financiers, architects, designers, engineers and contractors. The Intern will have the opportunity to attend external and internal meetings – including meetings with company executives - and education sessions, visit construction sites, and participate in aspects of the design process. Each Intern will simultaneously participate on multiple projects in varying stages of development. This position expects strong financial skills, meticulous accuracy in all work and effective written and oral communication.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Drafting, editing, assembling, and finalizing - under the direction of a member of the development        team - multiple, professional responses to Requests for Proposals and/or Qualifications in the pursuit of new business opportunities

- Preparation of applications for local, state and Federal funding sources.

- Preparation of professional PowerPoint presentations for both large and small groups of financiers, municipalities, and community constituents for marketing Pennrose Properties to groups that could be potentially skeptical and occasionally adverse

- Preliminary financial modeling and market analysis and due diligence to determine the economic     feasibility of a project

- Supporting development team on due diligence for financial closings

- Coordination of project meetings, responsible for meeting logistic and preparation

- Timely follow-up of land-development approval process

- Create and maintain overall project schedules for finance, design, approvals and construction.

- Market research and “shopping” of comparable properties in markets where Pennrose is seeking new development opportunities

- Timely preparation of quality correspondence, applications, proposals and reports


Requisite Abilities and Accomplishments

- Strong analytical ability

- Experience in composing on-message PowerPoint presentations

- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure exercising sound judgment, prioritizing demands and responding with composure to a fast-paced environment with high-energy leadership

- Proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

- Demonstrated punctuality and respect for other’s time

- Accuracy – with an attention to detail - and speed in task execution

- Strong work ethic and exceptionally high work standards

- Good judgment and professionalism

- Ability to prioritize demands and respond with composure to a fast-paced environment with high-energy leadership


Required Education and Experience:

- Full-time enrollment in Bachelor's or Master's Degree program at an accredited college or university

- Major or concentration in Real Estate, Urban Planning, Finance or Business or related area

- Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Please click here to apply for this position.  For additional information on our company, please go to www.pennrose.com/careers



Location:  Denver, CO

Company:  MOA Architecture

Due Date:  January 2017

 

Robert L. Outland Women and Minority Scholarship + Internship

 

MOA ARCHITECTURE offers an annual merit based private scholarship award + paid summer internship (plus paid travel and living expense reimbursement) to students in accredited architectural programs. Total value to the students is typically in excess of $12,000.

 

It is our intent that this Scholarship Award + Internship opportunity rewards and challenges students with practical experience in concert with the individual’s educational experience, and further stimulates their passion and interest in a career in architecture. The summer of 2017 will be the 10th year of our program, and it has proven to be a rewarding experience for the students and MOA.

 

For summer 2017, we offer the Robert L. Outland Women and Minority Scholarship + Internship. Named in honor of our founding principal and an Oklahoma Choctaw Native American, this award was established to recognize and reward entering fifth year, or graduate level women and minority students in an accredited architectural program (who will be returning to school in Fall 2017 following the internship). This Scholarship + Internship is specifically intended for students who demonstrate their passion for architecture, high academic achievement and design ability.

 

We have chosen to limit opportunity on an every-other year basis (odd numbered years) specifically for those under-represented in the profession - women and minority students through the Robert L. Outland Scholarship. In alternating even numbered years (next opportunity summer 2018) we offer the Kiyoshi Murata Scholarship + Internship, which is open to all students.

 

Submittals are due between January 1-31, 2017, please visit our Scholarship + Internship page for more information about this opportunity and the application/submission requirements. 



Location:  International

Company:  Department of State

Date: 11/25/16 (Apply by December 1)

 

Job Description:  Presidential Management Fellowship - International Architecture

 

These positions are part of the annual Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program, which is opening its application process at the Department of State.  The PMF program is the flagship leadership development program within the federal government and is open to graduate level students that are approaching graduation in the Spring of 2017 or former students have completed a graduate level program within the past 2 years.

 

Fellows in the Planning and Real Estate Directorate will support senior Architects, Planners, Realty Specialists, Appraisers, Program Analysts and other real estate professionals in their work to manage the real estate of our U.S. Embassies and Consulate operations worldwide.  The Department of State currently manages over 20,000 properties in over 170 countries with a replacement value of more than $80 billion.  We also have robust new construction and rehabilitation programs that have traditionally received over $2 billion in funding per year.  In addition, we have a leasehold account with an annual budget of over $400 million.  Finally, as any large owner-occupier of international real estate, we are always buying, selling, and repositioning our properties to better advance our diplomatic mission.  We are currently managing over 150 real estate transactions worldwide with a value of more than $2 billion.  The Planning and Real Estate group has also won nine (9) national awards in the areas of Asset Management, Public Projects, Master Plans, and Best Practices.

 

Fellowships in Planning and Real Estate provide a unique opportunity for candidates to work on interesting real estate transactions and see how a large federal agency manages its worldwide portfolio.  You will be kept very busy, engaging in exciting work, while learning of and contributing to our daily operations.  Below I have also provided a few links that provide a little background about our Bureau within the State Department:

1.     Design Excellence --- This link is to our Design Excellence video which describes our approach to provide secure, safe, and functional embassies and consulates.   http://video.state.gov/en/video/1907492468001/design-excellence          

2.     New Embassy in London --- This link is a video about our new Embassy project in London, U.K.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPIuKaYBC9w

The application window for the 2016 class is open from November 18 through December 1.  The application can be accessed from the USAJOBS website:

 

·       Link to PMF Announcement and Application:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456296700/

 

This listing and the PMF website (www.pmf.gov) will offer an overview of the process and requirements.  The application and interview process is rigorous and competitive so please allow yourself plenty of time to complete the necessary steps.  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply.  Dual citizenship is welcome.



Location:  Denver, CO

Company:  MOA Architecture

Due Date:  January 2017

 

Robert L. Outland Women and Minority Scholarship + Internship

 

MOA ARCHITECTURE offers an annual merit based private scholarship award + paid summer internship (plus paid travel and living expense reimbursement) to students in accredited architectural programs. Total value to the students is typically in excess of $12,000.

 

It is our intent that this Scholarship Award + Internship opportunity rewards and challenges students with practical experience in concert with the individual’s educational experience, and further stimulates their passion and interest in a career in architecture. The summer of 2017 will be the 10th year of our program, and it has proven to be a rewarding experience for the students and MOA.

 

For summer 2017, we offer the Robert L. Outland Women and Minority Scholarship + Internship. Named in honor of our founding principal and an Oklahoma Choctaw Native American, this award was established to recognize and reward entering fifth year, or graduate level women and minority students in an accredited architectural program (who will be returning to school in Fall 2017 following the internship). This Scholarship + Internship is specifically intended for students who demonstrate their passion for architecture, high academic achievement and design ability.

 

We have chosen to limit opportunity on an every-other year basis (odd numbered years) specifically for those under-represented in the profession - women and minority students through the Robert L. Outland Scholarship. In alternating even numbered years (next opportunity summer 2018) we offer the Kiyoshi Murata Scholarship + Internship, which is open to all students.

 

Submittals are due in January 2017, please visit our Scholarship + Internship page for more information about this opportunity and the application/submission requirements. 

Financial Aid

We are committed to working with every prospective and continuing student to assist in identifying sources of financial aid, scholarships, work study opportunities, and graduate assistantships.

 

The Office of Student Financial Aid will be your primary source of information regarding loans and other types of aid. You should work directly with that office's expert staff to identify the kinds of aid that are available to you.

 

Quick Links:

Financial Aid for Prospective Students

Financial Aid for Current Undergraduate Students

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Graduate and Teaching Assistantships in the Architecture Program

The Architecture Program invites applications from qualified continuing and newly admitted graduate students for a limited number of teaching, administrative, and research positions. The Director of the Architecture Program, in consultation with faculty members and appropriate staff will make the final determination of TA and GA assignments. TA and GA positions are awarded on the basis of academic and professional qualifications. The positions listed in the ARCH Graduate Assistant Position Descriptions constitute the range of assignments typically offered in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Because of limited resources, these positions are typically reserved for Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture students only. All positions are subject to availability and funding. All applicants to the M ARCH and MS in ARCH degree programs are automatically considered for TA or GA positions at the time of admission review. Following determination of admission status, individuals who are granted admission to the Architecture Program may be requested to complete the Graduate Assistant Application Form. Graduate assistantships carry a stipend ($3,500-$4,100) per semester for 10 hours / week service), five credit hours of tuition remission per semester, qualification for in-state tuition rates, and eligibility for participation in the University of Maryland health benefits system.

 

The deadline for submission of a completed Graduate Assistant Application form is: March 31, 2017 5:00 PM.


The deadline for submission of a completed ARCH 150 Graduate Assistant Application form is: April 15, 2017, 5:00 PM.  ARCH 150 TA positions offer compensation through stipend.  Unlike regular semester TA/GA Positions the ARCH 150 TAs do not receive tuition remission.


NB: 2017 Applications will be available on this page by March 1, 2017


Attention Applicants: When completing the application form you must use Adobe Acrobat.  Be aware that other PDF viewer programs are not supported by our application forms and may result in the submission of blank applications.