Now in its third summer, the Mount Vernon / University of Maryland Field School in Historic Preservation allows students to escape the classroom and join an active archaeological site, unearthing new parts of Washington's history and learning key techniques in preservation. Writer Karen Shih uncovers the story in the Fall 2015 TERP Magazine.
The powerful derecho that hit the Washington area in June of 2012 is on record as one of the most destructive, fast-moving storms in U.S. history. While the region has largely recovered, there are still traces of the storm’s destruction. For many in the MAPP community, there is no better example of the storm’s grisly aftermath than Bostwick, the historic Bladensburg site a short distance from the UMD campus.
This fall brings an exciting and eclectic group of artists, educators and experts to the MAPP auditorium to share their perspectives and experience with students, faculty and alumni. All lectures are free and open to the public. We hope you'll join us!
B.D. Wortham-Galvin Assistant Professor, Architecture, College of the Arts | Portland State University Architecture as a Verb: Design Practice is Cultural Practice Wednesday, September 9, 5:00pm – 6:30pm Lombardo Architecture Lecture
Last week, HISP graduate students Abby Tesfaye, Tom Gross, Imania Price, Elizabeth Totten, Mandi Solomon, Sehba Imtiaz, Tyler Smith, Kate Kachovec and Andrew Malone descended on Capitol Hill with faculty member Constance Ramirez to discuss an issue fundamental to their profession: protecting the country’s most important historic structures. The excursion, a brief trip over the District line, is an annual trek for students in UMD’s Historic Preservation Program, this year as part of HISP630: Preservation Policy and Planning.
Students, faculty and administrators from the University of Maryland gathered in The City of Frederick Wednesday to share project results from the inaugural semester of the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), a campus-wide program that connects University resources with Maryland communities. Attended by city officials and residents of Frederick, the presentation offered overviews of eight of the 14 courses completed last semester, directed to assist Frederick with some of their most pressing sustainability challenges.
When Kateryna Goncharova presented the University of Maryland’s Historic Preservation program’s Marvin Breckenridge Patterson Lecture at the Ukrainian embassy in 2012, she emphasized significant differences between the U.S. preservation industry and the system of preservation in her home country of Ukraine. The lecture was not Kateryna’s first trip stateside; her work for the Ukrainian State Research and Project Institute occasionally brought her to Washington, D.C.
The annual Architecture, Planning, Preservation and Real Estate Development Career & Internship Fair takes place on Friday, March 27, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Great Space. The Career fair is a great opportunity for students and employers to network and connect for internships and post-graduate employment.
If your firm is interested in participating, please visit this website to register.
Each year, a million people from around the world visit Mount Vernon, Virginia, to explore the history of the home of first U.S. president, George Washington. Yet few visitors have the opportunity to experience Washington’s historic plantation the way a handful of students will this summer: exploring the grounds in a very literal way as part of an archeological and preservation project, unearthing parts of the estate that haven’t been touched since the 1700s.
“Heritage and the Arab Spring," an international symposium and roundtable, will be hosted by the Freer Gallery of Art, February 28, 2014 from 9:30-5:30. This event is co-sponsored by MAPP and co-organized by Professor Michele Lamprakos.
Last month, six students from the University of Maryland’s Historic Preservation program presented the findings of a semester-long preservation studio to the Baltimore City Planning Department. Their study of Baltimore’s Old Goucher neighborhood aimed to demonstrate how preservation can inform a city planning process and help shape community organization practices.
Bostwick House, the historic 18th-century home and site located in Bladensburg, Maryland, has served as a “living classroom” for the University’s Historic Preservation Graduate Program for more than five years. Now a new website, created by the program, opens the home’s figurative front door to the world.
Assistant Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation Michele Lamprakos and Nancy Um of Binghamton University organized an international symposium and roundtable in February, entitled, “Heritage and the Arab Spring,” at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The event brought together archaeologists, anthropologists, architects, architectural historians and preservation specialists to explore the role of cultural heritage in a new and shifting Middle East.
MAPP is pleased to welcome Dr. Dennis Pogue as interim director of the Historic Preservation Program this semester, while Director Don Linebaugh takes sabbatical leave. Pogue, who is also an adjunct associate professor of historic preservation at UMD, has more than 30 years’ experience in historical archaeology, historic preservation and museums, including a prominent 25-year stint at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens.
Alumna Kristin Britanik (MHP ‘09) co-authored an article for The Root this past July with literary critic and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The article, entitled “Did Africans Immigrate to Jim Crow America?” addresses a reader question about tracing the roots of her great-great-grandfather, who willingly immigrated to the United States during post-Civil War segregation, or the Jim Crow era.