Building Hope: From Vision to Action


3835 Campus Drive
Architecture Building (145 ARC)
College Park, MD 20742
United States

Wooden buildings with an interior courtyard
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Housing community in west Baltimore proposed by Leah Clark
Painting of snowy rocks and a night sky with stars
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Watercolor by Julie Gabrielli, after a photograph by George Balog.

Building Hope is a 6 episode podcast series featuring the visionary work of students and graduates of the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation that features recent graduates in conversation on topics such as climate resilience, low-carbon materials, food justice, housing equity, biophilic design, and community collaboration.

The launch event will be a Q & A between current students and recent alumni where we will discuss some relevant podcast themes and record material for the final episode.


Leah Clark (M.ARCH '21)
Ava Omidvar 
Melonee Quintanilla  (M. ARCH '21, B.S. Architecture '18)


Julie Gabrielli, Clinical Associate Professor


Discussion themes:
  1. What does sustainability mean to you, as a student and for after you graduate?
  2. What do you want to ask recent graduates or talk about with them?
  3. How are you building hope?

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