MAPP’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee culminates its thought-provoking “Table Talks” series with its first International Lunch. Faculty, staff and students are invited to celebrate the richness of our global community by sharing conversation and food designed to connect our diverse backgrounds.
The gender gap historically seen in professions that shape the built environment is narrowing. A recent census of alumni from UMD’s architecture program found that, since its founding in 1967, over 1,200 of the 3,000 graduates from the program are women. MAPP’s faculty has changed too. Today, 33% of faculty in MAPP’s four programs are women and two of which—Sonia Hirt and Margaret McFarland—hold prominent leadership roles.
Daphne Spain, Ph.D., is the James M. Page Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. She will speak on Constructive Feminism: Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City.
Carolyn Armenta Davis, Hon. AIA, is an international architectural historian, lecturer, critic, curator and writer focusing on contemporary African-American, Afro-Latino, Afri-European and African architects. In this lecture, she takes a look at those architects and observes the diverse cultures, politics, economics, geographies and histories that inform their designs. Davis has spoken in over 35 cities worldwide. Her writings have been published globally and she has served on numerous local, national and international design juries.
Join Eric Shaw, Planning Director of the District of Columbia Office of Planning (DCOP), David Do, Director of the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA), Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor in Urban Studies (UMD), and Roger Lewis, Washington Post Columnist and Professor Emeritus in Architecture (UMD), as students discuss the challenges and opportunities of a culturally and economically rich DC neighborhood.
Apr 8, 2016
Carol Ross Barney FAIA, Luanne Greene FAIA, LEED AP, Melanie Hennigan AIA, LEED AP, Lisa London AIA LEED AP BD+C, DBIA, Kathryn Prigmore FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Women Leading Architecture focuses on the stories of contemporary women leaders in the architecture profession. This two-day symposium will highlight the careers of five accomplished female leaders in the profession. The participants will discuss their career paths touching on the important moments that guided them towards leadership positions in both the profession and the community. The speakers will provide insights into how they benefited from mentors and overcame obstacles along their way to assuming leadership roles.
With much enthusiasm, The University of Maryland Kibel Gallery, in collaboration with the Embassy of Brazil, The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, present the exhibition, Lina Bo Bardi: To Teach is To Construct produced and curated by Ronit Eisenbach and Denise Hochbaum.
Steve Dumez is a Partner and the Director of Design of the New Orleans-based architectural studio Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. Under his design direction, the firm has been the recipient of several prestigious awards for design excellence including the 2014 Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects and more than 100 awards at the local, state and regional level.
"Ruth Adler Schnee: A Passion for Color and Design" pays tribute to this important figure, exploring her life, her work, and the challenges she faced as a woman designer. Schnee, who has been called a "Detroit Treasure," helped to bring the Mid-Century Modern movement to Michigan. Her work has been shown by the Detroit Institute of Arts and collected by the Archives of American Art.
What is the role of public art in the creation of meaningful places? What impact does a public art master plan have on community and development? Through film, pictures and art, Reston: The Art of Community depicts a planned community’s history as one of the nation’s foremost places for public art, and their on-going dedication to art for everyone.
Thanks to Roland Krebs, Urban Planning Consultant for the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., there is a new exhibition on display on the Mezzanine level above the Great Space.
In this lecture, Mr. Leggs will discuss his mission of saving African American places important in American history. He will further discuss how preserving a historic building, neighborhoods, and landscapes take more than just a connection to place or a love of history. It requires a basic understanding of preservation tools, nonprofit management, strategic planning, real estate, business practices, project management, and finance.