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.
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.
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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.
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).
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.
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.