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Landscape Architecture Students complete work in Belair-Edison

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Last year, the Morgan student chapter for the American Society of Landscape Architecture (SASLA) worked with the Belair-Edison neighborhood to complete conceptual designs for renovated residences and vacant lots. St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, a non-profit housing provider, sponsored a student charrette for front yard designs with residents in the community to supplement newly renovated homes in Belair-Edison. The chosen concepts revolved around …

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Professor Kroiz was selected to participate in Light City

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The Artist & Architect team of Mina Cheon and Gabriel Kroiz, Chair, Undergraduate Design, have been chosen to produce an installation entitled ‘Diamonds Light Baltimore’ as part of the 2016 Baltimore Festival, Light City: A Festival of Lights and Ideas. The project will be installed along the Baltimore Waterfront for the week of March 28 – April 3.

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Morgan Faculty and Alumni Present on use of 3D technologies to the GBC

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Morgan State University (MSU) was recently asked to participate on the Education and Workforce Committee of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) in order to assist in their efforts to improve the economic competitiveness of the greater Baltimore region in attracting new businesses and supporting existing companies that utilize three-dimensional technologies – 3D imaging, 3D design, and additive manufacturing systems. Presenters Included: …

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Morgan Hosts Imagining America Conference

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An interdisciplinary team of Morgan faculty and students including Theater, Music, Art, Behavioral Health, and Architecture hosted two events for the Imagining America Conference on October 2nd at Murphy Fine Arts Center. An afternoon session entitled The Fourth Wall: Using the Arts to Engage Urban Communities involved the following faculty; Shirley Basfield Dunlap, College of Liberal Arts, Theater Arts E. Blaise DePaolo, …

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Next City shares ideas on future of streets by Professor Sharma

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Thinking about green networks and streets, advancing the thinking beyond the streetscape of Easton town, which was recognized through the first place award at Maryland Sustainable Growth Challenge early this year, Dr. Archana Sharma’s, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, ideas on futuristic transportation for Baltimore have been captured in Next City blog. To read the full Next City article, click here. …

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BSAED Program takes Annual Trip to Fallingwater

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On Thursday, October 22nd, over 50 Architecture and Environmental Design (BSAED) students and faculty made the annual pilgrimage to Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1936 masterpiece, Fallingwater. For the first time in years, the weather was clear and warm – optimum conditions for sketching and photography. In addition to touring the building, students documents Wright’s articulation of architectural promenade through spatial compression …

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SA+P Participates in Imagining America Conference at Morgan

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The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) students and faculty (Brian Stansbury and Gabriel Kroiz) collaborated with Morgan’s Theater, Music, Art, and Public Health departments on two events for the Imagining America Conference on October 2nd at Murphy Fine Arts Center. The bamboo construction activity was part a workshop session: The Fourth Wall: Using the Arts to Engage Urban Communities in which …

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Planning Professor Elected President of University of Maryland Extension—Baltimore City Advisory Board

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Dr. Tonya Nashay Sanders, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at Morgan State University was elected President of University of Maryland Extension—Baltimore City Advisory Board this month. Previously she served as the Vice-President of the Board from May 2015 until September 2015. Dr. Sanders is enthusiastic about taking the helm of the board, “The Board and I are very …

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Undergraduate Architecture and Environmental Design Housing Studio Visits Philadelphia

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Forty (40) students from the Fall 2015 Undergraduate Housing Design Studio and their faculty Pavlina Ilieva, David Lopez, Kuo Pao Lian, and Kathleen Lechleiter visited Philadelphia on September 18 to explore cutting edge housing developments that are transforming neighborhoods and winning international recognition for innovation and critical practice. The group visited the studios of Erdy McHenry Architecture, Interface Studio Architects …

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Professor Ruth Connell Selected as 2015 Distinguished Educator of the Year  

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From: AIAMaryland September 2015 Newsletter Ruth Connell, AIA, Associate Professor at Morgan State University School of Architecture + Planning was bestowed with AIA Maryland’s 2015 Distinguished Educator of the Year Award during AIA Maryland’s Design Awards celebration on September 17.  AIA Maryland congratulates Ruth on her well-deserved recognition as its 2015 Distinguished Educator of the Year. Nominated by Christopher Morrison, …

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