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SA+P Participates in Leadership Conference in DC


This Summer, the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Morgan State University Chapter president and vice president, Francis Ikhalea and Marvin Oduro respectively, attended the annual AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. Along with Associate Professor, Suzanne Frasier, the conference was three-days of training and breakout sessions with other 200 students representing architecture schools from all over the country. Conference highlights included meeting “starchitects” ... Read More »

Design Build Spaces Unveiled

Students admire their Space for Laughter

Words By: Brian Stansbury Each year the Undergraduate Program in Architecture and Environmental Design (BSAED) in the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) offers a SummerDesign/Build studio. This studio has proven to be a valued asset to the curriculum, School and University for many reasons. Promoting the University and SA+P in the public view, demonstration of unique and experimental design and construction methods, ... Read More »

SA+P Welcomes New Faculty


The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) would like to welcome four new faculty to our family: Dr. Jason Charalambides will be teaching primarily in the Graduate Program in Architecture. He is a professional engineering and registered architect. His research interests include Concrete Design, Steel Design, Statics and Strength of Materials,  Computer and Numerical Methods for the Built Environment Professionals, Building ... Read More »

Reorganizing SA+P

Microsoft Word - Reorganization Chart.docx

The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) recently restructured its academic unit in hopes to achieve the following goals: Goal 1: To increase efficiencies and streamline activities among the various academic Goal 2: To tap the intellectual synergies of disciplines to foster transdisciplinary and collaborative engagements that benefit students and faculty. Goal 3: To utilize the lean and more organized structure ... Read More »

Destination 1 Highlighted on AIABaltimore Magazine

Destination One AIA

Destination One (2013 Design Build Artscape Project) was highlighted on the May 2014 AIABaltimore Monthly Newsletter focusing on Winners of the 2013 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards. On May 28, AIABaltimore hosted at the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS) the “Highlighting Local Talent: Presentations by AIABaltimore Design Excellence Award Recipients”. School of Architecture and Planning students ... Read More »

Architecture Student recipient of President’s Creative Award

At the Spring 2014 Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17th, Architecture and Environmental Design (BSAED) graduate, Ralph Harper, was named the 2014 recipient of the President’s Award for Exceptional Creative Achievement. The award, established in 1953 by Dr. Martin D. Jenkins, President of what was then Morgan State College, has been a tradition to encourage and give recognition to the ... Read More »

Planning Student awarded MAC-CAE scholarship to travel to India

Jessica Molina, 3+2 (Architecture & Environmental Design and City and Regional Planning) student, will be traveling to India this summer for 8 weeks as the recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Excellence (MAC-CAE) scholarship.  As part of Summer Cultural Immersion Program in Bengali and Hindi, Jessica will complete 60 hours of community service and 72 hours per week  learning ... Read More »

Architecture Students Travel to Liberia For Design Challenge

MSU School of Architecture and Planning adjunct professor, Stan Britt, and students Thuy Do, and Zoia Jenkins. (AFRO/Courtesy Photo)

During the 2014 spring break, undergraduate students from the Architecture and Environmental Design program, Thuy Do, Zoia Jenkins, and Zahra Naserdeghan, with Professor Stanford Britt, FAIA, traveled to Liberia to visit the campus of Tubman University and participated in a design challenge with students from two other Historically Black Universities (HBCU) Howard University in Washington D.C. and Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, ... Read More »

Faculty Delivers Plan for Easton’s The Hill

Easton Town Council was presented with a draft “small area plan” for the future of “The Hill neighborhood by a team from Morgan State University. The plans were presented by Morgan faculty, including Professor Dale Green from the School of Architecture and Planning, who is working to prove that The Hill is the nation’s oldest free African-American community through archaeological ... Read More »

Professor Sharma Exhibits Work at International Exhibit

Courtesy Photo

Two of Dr. Archana Sharma’s, Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, works were exhibited at the peer-reviewed International Exhibit for the 2014 Council of Educators in Landscape, at CBEIS, Morgan State University, through 26-29th March 2014. The independent piece entitled “Design code in Haiku” and offered haiku as means of practicing critical design thinking, in addition to drawing and sketching. The ... Read More »