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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
Professor, Area Chair/Director, and Associate Dean, Architecture

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
Professor, Area Chair/Director, and Associate Dean, Architecture

 

Contact:

aiasumd@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/aiasumd 

www.aias.org/membership

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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,
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 that value the mosaic of cultures and experiences that students bring to the table.

Advisor:
Michele Lamprakos
Associate Professor, Architecture

 

Contact:

umdcp.nomas@gmail.com 

www.facebook.com/groups/639560982742811

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
Lecturer, Architecture

 

Contact:

apxumd@gmail.com

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
Interim Assistant Director, Architecture

 

Contact:

wiacollegepark@gmail.com 

www.facebook.com/WIAUMD

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, Professor, Architecture

 

Contact:

rootshaa@gmail.com 

http://umd.orgsync.com/org/rootshomeandabroad163506