News and Events

MAPP is pleased to welcome Ming Hu to the faculty community this fall. As an assistant professor of architecture, Ming will be bringing her considerable experience in high performance building design, sustainability and BIM to teach structures and materials and methods. Ming holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and Tsinghua University. She currently serves as the AIA’s Director of Academic Engagement, is Commissioner on Environment for the City of Rockville, Maryland and is a co-founding partner of HMK Design Consulting in Rochester, NY.

Posted on 09/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Brent Leggs joins UMD’s Historic Preservation program this fall as an assistant clinical professor, bringing 15 years of experience in African-American heritage preservation with the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) and an eclectic background in preservation, finance and real estate. Brent initially joined HISP in spring 2015 as a lecturer, teaching the Social and Ethical Issues in Preservation course. He is a Harvard Loeb Fellow and received his M.H.P. and M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.


Posted on 09/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam

The Colvin Institute at the University of Maryland is proud to announce the 1st Annual Colvin Case Study Challenge.  The Challenge is a national real estate paper competition, where projects are judged on the depth of understanding of markets, project valuation, finance, urban design, entitlement processes and operational issues by leading real estate professionals. This is a retrospective written case study documenting a recently completed (within 5 years) project in your region.


Competition Highlights: 

Posted on 08/29/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Urban Planning course discovers neighborhood identities through "Story Mapping"

Posted on 08/02/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Winning designs seek to heal the wounds of war

Posted on 07/25/2016 by Maggie Haslam

For over a decade, the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation has been providing research and study opportunities for students and faculty in Stabiae, an important historical site south of Pompeii in Naples, Italy. A beautiful seaside area once home to the powerful Roman elite, Stabiae was buried by over 70 meters of volcanic ash with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.


Posted on 08/04/2016 by Maggie Haslam


The National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) has accepted the University of Maryland’s architecture program into the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative. By blending experience and examination into the curricula, the initiative will provide students with the opportunity to compete licensure requirements while earning a degree, forging an accelerated path to professional practice.


Posted on 06/17/2016 by Maggie Haslam

UMD Taps Dr. Sonia Hirt to Lead School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

Posted on 06/02/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Shortly after the spring semester dust settled in College Park, Adjunct Associate Professor Dennis Pogue and Faculty Research Associate Kirsten Crase took six historic preservation students to UMD’s home across the pond: the majestic Kiplin Hall, situated in the rolling countryside of North Yorkshire, England. The students spent a month engaging the historic preservation program’s long-term survey of the former farm properties of Kiplin Estate, most of which were sold off in the early part of the 20th century.

Posted on 07/01/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Read more about Dean Hirt, her vision for MAPP and other fun tidbits (like what she was reading this summer!) in an interview with the dean.

Posted on 10/03/2016 by Maggie Haslam