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Architecture Professor Wins AIA Design Award

For the second consecutive year, Assistant Professor Brian Grieb and his design practice, GriD architects have been awarded a design award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) West Virginia Chapter. This year’s award winning project, Highland House, was a modest renovation and addition to a cabin located Upper Tract, West Virginia, co-designed with his firm’s partner, Alistair Dearie.  GriD architects transformed a …

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SA+P Students Preserving Baltimore’s Architectural History

This year, School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) students have been integral in the renovation of the Carroll Mansion on East Lombard Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Graduate students, Jeanie Libutti (M.Arch. ’18) and Adia Key (M.Arch. ’19), were charged with redesigning the dining room with all new furniture, floor and wall treatments, and lighting fixtures. The result is a balance of …

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Morgan Professor secures technical assistance from U.S. National Park Service

Landscape Architecture Assistant Professor Archana Sharma, Ph.D. secured technical assistance from U.S. National Park Service through Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program for the year 2015-2016. She is joined by Engineering Assistant Professor James Hunter and the Morgan Community Mile Initiative Director Ellis Brown in this effort. Dr. Sharma is working with National Park Service Project Manager Wink Hastings on conservation and …

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School of Architecture Collaborates in “Diamonds Light Baltimore”

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Gabriel Kroiz, associate professor and chair of Undergraduate Design in Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning, teamed with artist Mina Cheon to create 15 outdoor light sculptures that will be on display as a part of “Light City Baltimore.” The Kroiz Cheon collaborative named their project “Diamonds Light Baltimore.” It will illuminate landscapes along sections of the inner harbor’s …

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Professor’s Work exhibited at The Lowe House of Delegates Office

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Art work by Department of Graduate Built Environment Design Associate Professor Ruth Connell has been selected for a curated exhibit at The Lowe House of Delegates Office in Annapolis, Maryland. With over 462 entries, Ruth Connell, architecture professor at Morgan for over 25 years,  is one of 55 artists selected for this exhibition sponsored by the Maryland Federation of Art. The …

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Morgan SA+P Professor Recognized As 2016 Emerging Scholar

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Congratulations to Mohammad Gharipour, Ph.D., an associate professor in Morgan’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), on his recent recognition as a 2016 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. Dr. Gharipour is one of only 12 scholars nationally who were selected for this honor. The magazine noted his service-minded scholarship and the dynamic impact he is having on the future of higher education …

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Morgan Professors’ reading at Barnes and Noble

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Department of Graduate Built Environment Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Archana Sharma,  spread the word on critical design thinking through verse by reading poetry out of her recently published book Manan: Thinking Design, with fellow Morgan colleague Dr. Elizabeth Gunn, Director, English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on 3330 St. Paul Street on February 11th. If you missed the stint …

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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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