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Carl Elefante is the first alum to be elected as President of the American Institute of Architects.

Posted on 05/21/2016 by Maggie Haslam

A design project conceived by two graduate students from the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Architecture Program has placed in the 2016 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Design Competition. Graduate students Erin Barkman and Emily Latham’s winning design, entitled, “Creativity Sustaining Community,” delicately integrates a proposed corporate headquarters for Pigmental Animation Studio into the streetscape of Georgetown, boosting both the social and environmental capital of the community.

Posted on 04/22/2016 by Maggie Haslam

An interdisciplinary team of graduate students from UMD’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation has won second place in the third annual HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning (IAH) Competition 2016, beating out over 80 teams from some of the finest and most prestigious graduate-level programs in the United States.

Posted on 04/21/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Four extraordinary young women are this year’s recipients of prestigious scholarship-internship opportunities in the Baltimore/D.C. area, through the generous support of partner firms Design Collective, David M. Schwarz Architects, Gensler and Torti Gallas. The awards recognize academic achievement and a continued dedication to the built environment through practice and study.


Posted on 04/19/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Researchers at the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth have leveraged an innovative land use model to predict how different policies surrounding Transit Oriented Development, or TOD, will affect housing, gentrification and opportunity in the Washington, D.C. region.

Posted on 04/19/2016 by Maggie Haslam

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has awarded Dr. Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, a 2016 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Lung-Amam is one of approximately twenty scholars selected for this award after a rigorous and competitive national selection process. It is only the fourth time a faculty member from the field of urban planning has been selected.

Posted on 04/19/2016 by Maggie Haslam

Two current M.Arch students have been recognized for design excellence at this year’s 2016 UNBUILT Awards, presented by the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC). Thuy Do and Haomin Yang won an Award of Merit for “Navy Yard Waterfront Vessel (The Vessel),” the result of last fall’s ARCH 600: Integrated Design Studio. 

Posted on 04/13/2016 by Maggie Haslam

From Grad School to Grade School: Preservation Student Organization Introduces Sustainable Community Building to Local Elementary School

Posted on 04/13/2016 by Maggie Haslam

HISP alumna Sarina Otaibi’s (M.H.P.’11) post-graduate restoration of an 1800’s Scandinavian church in her hometown of Granite Falls, Mn., was featured this week on the National Trust for Historic Preservation blog. The church, which she and her mother saved from demolition, went from inhabitable to a community treasure, used now for concerts and events in her hometown.

Posted on 03/24/2016 by Maggie Haslam

On a cobbled historic street in Annapolis, Md., sits the Chase-Lloyd House, a 250 year-old Georgian mansion constructed by Declaration of Independence signatory Samuel Chase, and one of the city’s few remaining examples of pre-revolutionary colonial architecture. Yet, despite its historical landmark status, the house had not been properly documented since the 1960s, creating a 50-year gap in its architectural and living history. Last fall, five graduate students from UMD’s Historic Preservation Program (HISP), under the guidance of Adjunct Professor Dr.

Posted on 03/10/2016 by Maggie Haslam