Since its founding in 1967, graduates of the School have been assembling an impressive list of accomplishments. The alumni association of the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation is active in sponsoring numerous career related, academic and social activities. The network of Maryland graduates constitutes an ever-expanding group of practitioners and scholars.
Become Involved with the Maryland Alumni Association is a great way to feel connected to the school and give back to a university that played such an important part in your life. Being such a small school within a large university there is so much opportunity to make a difference for the alumni and students of the school of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
You, as an alumnus, can reconnect in a variety of ways, from by being a student mentor for IDP, returning as a visiting critic on a review, or by making a donation to the Art Auction, just to name a few. We are also looking for class representatives from each year (both undergraduate and graduate classes) to help keep all of our alumni informed and connected with the school. If you would like to help out in any way, please contact the alumni association.
Our graduates are practicing all over the world and in all different sectors of the field. The annual AIAS Architecture Career Fair helps to connect alumni from firms all over the East Coast with our current students and recent alumni. If you would like more information on representing your firm at the career fair or attending the career fair, please contact us . To reach the University of Maryland Career Services center visit www.careercenter.umd.edu .
Welcome to the Alumni Association of the Urban Studies and Planning Program!
Our University of Maryland colleagues are valuable resources in our planning community. By staying in touch, we can help each other as we progress in our careers. The Alumni Association is dedicated to strengthening communications, and encouraging active involvement with the students and faculty of the Urban Studies and Planning Program. Your participation in this effort is essential to improve our network of alumni around the country.
The Alumni Association assists the Program in activities such as student recruitment, mentoring, and career workshops. It is also the Association's goal to encourage and facilitate alumni networking by coordinating social activities in the Washington-Baltimore region, including happy hours, and UM sporting events. You are encouraged to help organize an event, volunteer to be a mentor, or get involved in any way you can.
Please browse this web site to learn more about faculty and student accomplishments, and new features of the Urban Studies and Planning Program. Be sure to visit the class notes, professional development, and gift opportunities pages.
We invite all URSP alumni to please e-mail Alexander Chen, if you would like to participate, or just to give us an update on your lifetime progress. The Association is currently looking for members of each graduating class to assist. Let us know if you can help.
The Board of Visitors mission is to serve as advisors, ambassadors and advocates for the School. Members of the Board of Visitors are:
Glenn Birx, Chair
Chief Operating Officer, Ayers Saint Gross
Steve Parker, Vice Chair
President/Founding Partner, Grimm & Parker
William Bonstra, Program Chair
Managing Partner, Bonstra Haresign Architects
Emily Eig, President and CEO, EHT Traceries
Tom Gallas, Cheif Executive Officer, Torti Gallas
Jordan Goldstein, Principal/Managing Director, Gensler
Kurt Haglund, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
Dennis Jankiewicz, Chairman / CEO Emeritus, Design Collective
Alex Klatskin General Partner, Forsgate Industrial Partners
Al Rubeling, President, Rubeling Associates
Brenda Sanchez, Senior Architect/Design Manager, Smithsonian Institution
Beth Savage, Director, Center for Historic Buildings, General Services Administration
Roger Schwabacher, Principal, HOK
Craig Spangler, Principal, Ballinger
Rich Vogel, Senior Vice President, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Susan Weiler, Partner, Olin
Steve Wiesenthal, Senior Assoc. Vice President for Facilities Services & University Architect, University of Chicago