Over the past 50 years, MAPP has produced its fair share of power couples. In the fall of 2016, Ryan Rattanni and Chelsie Miller were added to the roster. The two met through UMD’s Urban Studies and Planning Program, where they worked and studied alongside each other in a tight-knit cohort; sparks began to officially fly during Uri Avin’s Land Use Planning Class… possibly because Uri is known to make Barry White references during his lectures (but more likely because they worked on a project together).
Since the beginning of time, the forest has encompassed the necessary elements to invent, grow and sustain life. It shelters and provides nourishment, carves out spaces without interest and adherence to spatial norms, insulates and amplifies. It’s no wonder that the ecosystem of the forest is teeming with life, with city-like environments on a natural scale. It is equally not surprising, that this terrestrial environment has captivated and inspired human civilizations for centuries.
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.
The Bozzuto Group is a privately held, award-winning, integrated real estate services organization that specializes in complicated urban infill projects. Bozzuto creates quality homes and extraordinary communities—some 42,000 residences to date—while maintaining the utmost respect for the environment. They pride themselves on providing outstanding service and consistent value for customers and partners. Some of their award-winning projects include The Fitzgerald and Union Wharf in Baltimore, and Monroe Street Market in Washington, D.C.
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.