Student Organizations

Architecture Student Assembly (ASA)

The Architecture Student Assembly consists of all students enrolled in the Architecture Program including undergraduate and graduate students. The ASA provides official student representation to the Architecture Program Assembly and is the source from which student representatives are selected for membership in the program's committees.

Advisor:
Brian Kelly, AIA
bkelly@umd.edu
Professor, Area Chair/Director, and Associate Dean, Architecture

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American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to promoting excellence in architectural education, training, and practice. Nationally recognized, the University of Maryland AIAS chapter belongs to a community of architecture students across the country devoted to bettering the educational and professional experience of its members. By hosting social, professional, academic, and service events, AIAS offers its members the opportunity to become more active in their scholastic careers.

Advisor:
Brian Kelly, AIA
bkelly@umd.edu
Professor, Area Chair/Director, and Associate Dean, Architecture

Contact:
aiasumd@gmail.com

Website:
aiasumd.org/home

Social Media:
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Architecture in the Schools (AIS)

Architecture in the Schools (AIS) matches volunteer architects with public school teachers to enrich the learning experience of children. AIS reinforces core academic skills and teaches children how to exercise their analytical and creative skills through the architectural design process. AIS fosters a heightened civic consciousness, bridging the gap between what is learned in school and everyday life.

Advisors:
Madlen Simon, AIA
mgsimon@umd.edu
Professor, Associate Dean Academic Affairs & Outreach

Christine Hinojosa
Director, Communications and External Relations

Gerard Boulin
Business Services Specialist, NCSG

Contact:
mgsimon@umd.edu

National Organization of Minority Architects Students (NOMAS)

NOMAS celebrates diversity in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation through programs and initiatives. As architects, we remain conscious of the continuing deteriorating physical, economic, social and political fabric of this country. The various cultures and experiences that students bring to the table will aid in defining solutions that will ensure a healthy living and working environment for all communities.

Advisor:
Juan Burke
jlburke1@umd.edu
Assistant Professor, Architecture

Contact:
nomasumd.pres@gmail.com

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Alpha Rho Chi (APX)

APX is the national fraternity for architecture and the allied arts. Its brotherhood unites men and women for the purpose of fellowship and lifelong friendships and mutual interest in professional development. This is exemplified by the fraternity's motto: Fidelitas, Amor et Artesor, "Fidelity and Love of the Arts."

Advisor:
Brittany Williams, AIA LEED AP 
blwill@umd.edu
Assistant Clinical Professor, Architecture

Contact:
apxumd@gmail.com

Website:
www.alpharhochi.org  

Women in Architecture (WIA)

In a field that is predominantly male, it is vital to fill the absence of a well-established community to specifically empower women. Through weekly meetings and planned events, members discuss and understand how to empower women within the discipline as well as build a network of aspiring and established female architects and designers. If this is something you are interested in being apart of, please join our professional organization. Both men and women are encouraged to participate and become members of WIA.

Advisor:
Lindsey May
lmmay@umd.edu
Assistant Director, Architecture

Contact:
wiacollegepark@gmail.com 

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Roots Home and Abroad

Roots is a student organization working to empower and create sustainable communities, both home and abroad, through long term projects. Although our team is based in the School of Architecture, we welcome students of all backgrounds. Our projects focus on the architectural design of living spaces. At home, we work in the communities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Abroad, we accompany nongovernmental organizations in the journey to improve the communities of Haiti.

Advisor:
Ronit Eisenbach
rze@umd.edu
Professor, Architecture

Contact:
rootshaa@gmail.com 

Website:
https://rootsmd.weebly.com/

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