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Fifty years ago, one of the first projects undertaken by UMD’s then-new school of architecture was to make the final major vision of Martin Luther King Jr. a reality. John Wiebenson, the late architect, professor and co-founder of what is now the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, helped designed the plans for “Resurrection City,” a campsite on the National Mall where the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s “Poor People’s Campaign” lived and lobbied for jobs, better wages and a voice in government.

Posted on 01/30/2018 by Maggie Haslam
Feb 5, 2018
7:00 PM
Kibel Gallery

30x30 Expanding the Legacy presented by the Kibel Gallery is closing on February 5th!   On February 5th, there will be a screening of all 30 featured women from 7:00 - 8:30 with a cafe style discussion.  We hope that you will join in support of the IAWA (International Archive of Women in Architecture) and the Kibel Gallery in this closing event.

Posted on 01/30/2018 by Heather Summers

The Bozzuto Group is a privately held, award-winning, integrated real estate services organization that specializes in complicated urban infill projects. Bozzuto creates quality homes and extraordinary communities—some 42,000 residences to date—while maintaining the utmost respect for the environment. They pride themselves on providing outstanding service and consistent value for customers and partners. Some of their award-winning projects include The Fitzgerald and Union Wharf in Baltimore, and Monroe Street Market in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 01/23/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Mahmoud Riad was discouraged. It was the summer of 2004 and he was three years into a five year architecture degree in Cairo, Egypt. Feeling frustrated by a lack-luster program and without a summer internship, he flew to Washington, D.C., to visit his mother, who was completing her Ph.D. at Georgetown University. There, it was a chance dinner with one of his mother’s colleagues that connected him to Roger Lewis, FAIA, a professor of architecture at the University of Maryland. Roger’s enthusiasm for Mahmoud’s work was inspiring.

Posted on 01/23/2018 by Maggie Haslam
Apr 13, 2018
9:30 AM
Architecture Building

The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (MAPP + D) is hosting its first annual research symposium!


Posted on 01/19/2018 by Jelena Djakovic

The ENTIRE school is invited to two workshops in part of the MAPP @ 50 Looking Ahead Exhibit hosted by special guests Cassie Meador and Bimbola Akinbola from Dance Exchange. 


Come for food, fun and conversation about MAPP's past 50 and future 50 years!


Travel to the future with us!


Great Space

Workshop 1: 12 - 2 pm

Posted on 01/14/2018 by Heather Summers
Apr 13, 2018
5:00 PM
Great Space

The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation invites their Alumni to submit work to the MAPP 50th Anniversary Exhibition –a curated show highlighting the past, present and future of the School.


Submissions are due January 15, 2018 (an extension will be provided for those having problems with their submissions).


Posted on 01/12/2018 by Jelena Djakovic

The 4th Annual Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards Gala will take place on March 6, 2018 with keynote speaker Daniel Brook author of A History of Future Cities.

Posted on 01/05/2018 by Carrie Chard

The Jackson Magnolia, a collossal, 200-year-old tree that has been a fixture on the White House grounds for 39 presidents, is in trouble. After early reports of its impending removal, a sizable trimming has kept in intact for another day. HISP alum, historian and author of A Garden for the President Jonathan Pliska joined host Ari Shapiro on NPR's All Things Considered to share the tree's storied history and what its future holds. Listen through the link below.

Posted on 12/29/2017 by Maggie Haslam

On December 16th, eight MRED students [pictured below] presented their feasibility studies for their capstone projects to a panel of industry judges: Van Anderson, Senior Vice President, Revere Bank; Gerald Joseph, Founder and Principal, Joseph Development Company; John Lin, President and CEO, CapStar Commercial Realty; and Anthony Waddell, Vice President of Real Estate Development, Mid-Atlantic, Preservation of Affordable Housing.


Posted on 12/21/2017 by Carrie Chard