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 “Memento Mauri: The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba,” an essay by Michele Lamprakos (Assistant Professor, Architecture) has appeared in a new collection of essays by prominent scholars of Middle Eastern art and architectural history.  Published by Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative,  The Destruction of Cultural Heritage: From Napoléon to ISIS explores the destr

Posted on 12/14/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Students from ARCH 402 were treated to a tour, last month, of two project sites in Washington, D.C.’s emerging Southwest waterfront, as they prep designs for a multi-family housing project in the Baltimore neighborhood of Mount Vernon. The two projects, designed by Perkins Eastman, offered a glimpse at new, sustainably-focused development that balances market trends—like the demand for urban, amenity-heavy, swanky enclaves—with the existing neighborhood context.

Posted on 12/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Historic Preservation students work to develop potential plans for Coltrane's home in New York.

Posted on 12/06/2016 by Maggie Haslam

When Historic Preservation Alum Jon Pliska (MHP ’07) first embarked on a survey of the White House Grounds, it was expected to be a six-month assignment. For about three years, Jon had been working with the National Park Service’s (NPS) Historic American Landscape Survey—or HALS—as a contracted “landscape historian,” a cottage industry born from his bachelor’s degrees in history and biology, and raised during his time in graduate school at UMD.

Posted on 11/08/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Former College Park Mayor Andrew Fellows Tapped to Lead Efforts for an Engaged, Sustainable Campus Environment

Posted on 11/10/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Syrian-born Salam Aref leverages a love for architecture, art and history to improve the lives of women on a global scale.

Posted on 11/04/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Communities take measures to achieve Sustainable Maryland Certification

Posted on 11/04/2016 by Maggie Haslam

ARCH Alum Stephen Ayers, FAIA became Architect of the Capitol in 2007, the 11th person to assume the role of caring for the U.S. Capitol complex. He is currently overseeing the delicate task of restoring the Capitol Dome, a four-year project that began in 2013. He is also the first architect certified as an Acredited LEED Professional by the USGBC and a member of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's Board of Visitors. Recently, the University of Maryland visited Ayers at the Capitol to talk about his job, the history of the Capitol building and his love for UMD.

Posted on 01/10/2017 by Maggie Haslam