Students Across Campus Find a Common Language in UMD Data Challenge
It’s just after 10 a.m. at the Stamp Student Union, and some of the region’s best data scientists are huddled around Sarah Kim’s laptop as she and her teammates talk trash—specifically, which borough of New York City is the worst at recycling it.
Students Create Heritage Tour Linking African American Past in Southern Prince George's County
It’s called “Paradise on the Patuxent.” Eagle Harbor, the smallest municipality in Maryland and its sister community, Cedar Haven, have offered a resort-style refuge for Washington-area African Americans for almost 100 years. In these tiny, tight-knit communities of beachside cottages, crabbing, summer barbecues and boating ebbs and flows with the seasons.
Maryland’s Real Estate Development Program kicked off the Fall 2019 Capstone competition on Friday night, December 13th, with five dual degree students (MRED/M.ARCH) presenting their projects to a panel of industry experts. Casey Huntington took top prize with her project, 1600 Nexus, a mixed-use, mixed-income development in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia that judges cited as beautiful and equitable development for a low-income community facing gentrification.
When Pablo Güiraldes was working towards his master’s degree in architecture in the late 1990s at Maryland, he was a teaching assistant in an ARCH 400 series course with Brian Kelly. It was around that time that he met architect Bob Allies, who came to Maryland to teach a 600/611 studio as a Kea Distinguished Professor. Allies was principal of a young design firm, Allies and Morrison, and had put together an impressive roster of projects, including the British Embassy in Dublin and a garden at the Tate.
Each semester, Master of Architecture candidates showcase a self-guided project developed during their final year of study as part of the architecture program design thesis review. Inventive, creative and oftentimes profoundly personal, thesis projects are a culmination of the skills amassed during the program, presented to a jury of professionals and the university community for critique and lively discussion. This year, 19 students will present projects that tackle a variety of contemporary challenges, from multigenerational housing to the demise of the honeybee.