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Oct 19, 2018
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October 19, 2018 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm


Come and learn about the exciting opportunities to further your education with the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation here at the University of Maryland!


Posted on 09/05/2018 by Jelena Dakovic

Ph.D. candidates Shenpeng (Frank) Zou and Binbin Peng have been awarded fellowships from the University of Maryland Graduate School for their outstanding efforts as scholars and contributions as graduate assistants. They are among an elite group of graduate and doctoral students to receive this honor, which provides them financial and academic support during their doctoral studies.


Posted on 07/09/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Music legend’s home designated “National Treasure” by National Trust for Historic Preservation this month

Posted on 07/02/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Celebrating 50 years, moving on to the next 50!


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As we wrap-up the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is wrapping up, we want to share photos and more from the year's events


Posted on 06/28/2018 by Jelena Dakovic

Historic Preservation graduate student Ty Ginter is featured this month on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s website for their work to preserve the history of Washington D.C.’s “Gay Way,” a cluster of LGBT establishments that thrived in Southeast D.C. during the second half of the 20th century.

Posted on 06/22/2018 by Maggie Haslam

The University of Maryland welcomes Dr. Juan Burke, who will join the architecture program this fall as an assistant professor. Dr. Burke, who is currently an assistant professor at SUNY Alfred, brings substantial expertise as a professional and a scholar to UMD in both architecture and historic preservation. He previously taught as an assistant professor at the School or Architecture and Design, Technological Institute of Monterrey in Mexico.

Posted on 06/15/2018 by Maggie Haslam


Professor of Architecture Brian Kelly has been named Associate Dean for Development and Faculty Affairs, at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. A staple of the school for 30 years, Kelly will leverage his relationships and program expertise to assist with the school's development and fundraising campaign. In his new role, he will also assume responsibilities regarding faculty affairs issues from Professor Don Linebaugh. Kelly begins his new role July 1.


Posted on 06/12/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Writer Paul Coelho said, “In the search for your destiny, you will often find yourself obliged to change direction.” Dan Engelberg (M.C.P. '14) took a lot of different turns in his path to urban planning, ironically bringing him back to where his journey began: College Park, Md. Dan grew up just down the street from UMD’s campus on Beechwood Road, later moving to Columbia, Md. He completed his bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, following some friends out to California after graduation with his sights set on some traveling.

Posted on 06/06/2018 by Maggie Haslam

Cities have the power to create an all-out assault on the senses. Ambient noise, in particular—the honk of a horn, a barking dog or the gleeful screams of a playground—can blend together into an auditory soup so droning and constant that we may tune it out completely. But what would happen if you stopped and truly listened to a city street's audio narrative? What would it tell you about a neighborhood’s social makeup, economic fabric or political affiliations?

Posted on 06/11/2018 by Maggie Haslam

This spring, graduate and undergraduate students from UMD's architecture program collaborated virtually with students from Al-Nahrain University in Baghdad for a joint-studio called "Bridging the Gap.” Now, in its second year, this cross-cultural, virtual classroom centers on bridging the distance and cultural gaps that exist across two continents, by exploring the commonalities, differences and challenges of each culture through site-specific projects. This year, the teams targeted marketplaces.

Posted on 06/06/2018 by Maggie Haslam