News and Events

The newest cohort of graduate students at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation recently headed to Annapolis as part of the semester-opening interdisciplinary tour. Despite heavy rain and rising waters, the group had a fulfilling trip visiting three different development projects along with the U.S. Naval Academy. The sites provided the opportunity to discuss topics ranging from designing and building within the city and Annapolis Historic District to zoning regulations and climate change.


Posted on 09/13/2018 by Jelena Djakovic

MAPP’s American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS UMD) is joining forces with AIA Potomac Valley to compete in the 2018 Canstruction competition, “CAN't Stop the Beet!.”


Canstruction is a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about hunger. Its teams of volunteers participate in events in 150+ cities around the world each year.


Posted on 09/13/2018 by Jelena Djakovic
Oct 5, 2018
10:00 AM
Architecture Building

Participate in The National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit from October 5th – 7th.  REGISTER HERE.

Posted on 09/12/2018 by Jelena Djakovic

Two years after the ARCH406 studio completed the furniture design for the Applause Café at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the custom built furniture has now been installed!


For the back story on how this all began, visit "Architecture Students Set the Stage for New Cafe."


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Posted on 09/12/2018 by Jelena Djakovic
Oct 3, 2018
7:00 PM
Architecture Building

The Fall Lecture, Women in Real Estate Development, will take place on October 3. This is an exciting panel made up of leading women in the industry. Panelists include: Pamela Askew, WC Smith; Victoria Davis, Urban Atlantic; Leila Finucane, Victory Housing, Inc.; and Julie Smith, The Bozzuto Group.

Posted on 09/07/2018 by Carrie Chard

MRED alumni and current MRED student happy hour will be held on September 19 from 4:30-7:30 pm at Burton's Grill in College Park/Riverdale (near the new Whole Foods). Come for complimentary appetizers, a cash bar and stay for the networking and fun!! Please RSVP to Carrie Chard at (for planning purposes).

Posted on 09/07/2018 by Carrie Chard
Oct 19, 2018
1:00 PM
Great Space


October 19, 2018 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm


Come and learn about the exciting opportunities to further your education with the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation here at the University of Maryland!


Posted on 09/05/2018 by Jelena Djakovic

The Master of Architecture experience culminates with the thesis review. A year in the making, thesis review comprises roughly 60 heart-pounding, spirited and transformative minutes. It is a composite of skill, design thinking and interpretation wrapped in a meaningful, often personal self-directed design project. Students work under the guidance of a faculty thesis committee of three—from thesis match to presentation—to create a written and illustrated document that encapsulates their unique vision.


Posted on 08/02/2018 by Maggie Haslam

For the past five years, Gérard Boulin, a program assistant for UMD’s Real Estate Development Program, has been quietly sending his spare cash and supplies collected from friends and colleagues to Haiti. This generosity is distributed through Boulin’s nonprofit SWIFF Inc. foundation, going to an orphanage for girls and for assisting his hometown of Léogane, Haiti.


Posted on 08/02/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Led by the National Center for Smart Growth and the iSchool, researchers work with community stakeholders in West Baltimore to uncover barriers and opportunities to "smart" technology.

Posted on 07/18/2018 by Maggie Haslam