News and Events

MAPP’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee culminates its thought-provoking “Table Talks” series with its first International Lunch. Faculty, staff and students are invited to celebrate the richness of our global community by sharing conversation and food designed to connect our diverse backgrounds.

Posted on 04/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Join us for the biggest campus party of the year! This year's Maryland Day is chock full of things for the whole family to experience and explore. See the full menu of events here, including these fun happenings at MAPP: 


School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation- Sky's the Limit!

All Day: Architecture Tent, McKeldin Mall

Posted on 04/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

This spring, 17 students from UMD’s architecture program swapped the Georgian Revival buildings of their College Park campus for the Medieval and Renaissance palazzi of Florence, Italy, the first class to participate in a new semester-long, study abroad studio program. Developed in partnership with International Studies Institute (ISI), the Florence program pairs a studio-level course with an immersive, cultural experience in one of the most architecturally exciting cities in the world.


Posted on 04/27/2017 by Maggie Haslam

For the past 25 years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has provided more than 2100 preservationists the opportunity to continue their study and practice by funding trips to their annual conference, PastForward. The Diversity Scholarship Program (DSP) aims to diversify the preservation movement through a broad range of economic, racial, ethnic and cultural perspectives, by targeting these scholarships to leaders of underrepresented communities. 


Posted on 04/18/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Terps edge out area universities to take first in $10,000 development competition

Posted on 04/10/2017 by Maggie Haslam

Since 2011, Sustainable Maryland has empowered the state's 157 municipalities to create more vibrant, green communities. Administered by UMD’s Environmental Finance Center, Sustainable Maryland offers training, financial incentives and support to communities striving to build resilient and tailored programs that can improve quality of life. Six municipalities were certified in 2016, bringing the roster to 36 statewide; a total of 67 are now registered for the program, representing over 40% of Maryland’s towns and cities.

Posted on 04/04/2017 by Maggie Haslam

First Annual Social Justice Day: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Stamp Student Union

Event begins at 9:00am


The all-day event brings together faculty, staff and students from the entire College Park campus to showcase UMD’s commitment to social justice through research, teaching and community engagement. Topics include: 


Posted on 04/04/2017 by Maggie Haslam
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The Colvin Institute at the University of Maryland is proud to present the 2nd Annual Colvin Case Study Challenge. The Challenge is a national real estate paper competition for students enrolled full or part-time in a graduate or undergraduate real estate program. Additional details and forms are attached.

Posted on 03/28/2017 by Carrie Chard

For the past 24 years, Barbara “Cookie” Kerxton, John Torti and Tom Gallas have met each spring at the Torti Gallas office in Silver Spring, Maryland, to interview finalists for the Jack Smith Kerxton Memorial Scholarship. The legacy of Cookie’s husband, Jack, is kept alive through the scholarship program and it has impacted generations of University of Maryland (UMD) students. This year’s Kerxton recipient, Ryan Banger, is a student in the Master of Architecture program.

Posted on 03/28/2017 by Maggie Haslam

The gender gap historically seen in professions that shape the built environment is narrowing. A recent census of alumni from UMD’s architecture program found that, since its founding in 1967, over 1,200 of the 3,000 graduates from the program are women. MAPP’s faculty has changed too. Today, 33% of faculty in MAPP’s four programs are women and two of which—Sonia Hirt and Margaret McFarland—hold prominent leadership roles.

Posted on 03/21/2017 by Maggie Haslam