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Morgan Professor Tours One of New York’s Last Wild Waterfronts with Nathan Kensinger

photo by Nathan Kensinger

As the snows of a prolonged winter melt away, signs of life are slowly returning to one of the East River’s last wild spaces. Along the rocky hills of Hunter’s Point—an overgrown promontory at the mouth of the Newtown Creek—a dense forest will soon become verdant, luring in adventurous Long Island City residents. For many years, dog walkers, high school students, ... Read More »

Christine Doherty Awarded Travel Scholarship

Christine Doherty, graduating senior in the Architecture and Environmental Design program, has been awarded the 2014 AIABaltimore Architecture Research and Travel and Scholarship. This summer, Christine will be traveling to Bogota, Columbia to research how architecture and public spaces can be used to combat social injustices. In her words, “successful architecture improves the lives of ordinary people. It can make people safer, life ... Read More »

Landscape Architecture Program wins Sustainable Challenge

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Landscape Architecture students win first place in the 2014 Maryland Sustainable Growth Challenge competition for its “Easton Street Redesign” project. The Sustainable Growth Challenge, an annual collegiate competition hosted by the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, engages students from across the state in planning and sustainability issues.   Read More »

FoAM member Luanne Greene inducted as Fellow

Luanne Greene, a member of the Friends of Architecture at Morgan (FoAM), will be inducted as a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at an investiture ceremony at the 2015 National AIA Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta this spring. Greene’s work as an architect and planner has transformed campus planning through thoughtful emphasis on placemaking, elevating the experience of a ... Read More »

SA+P Hosts AIA Maryland Annual Educator’s Meeting

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  The great divide between Town and Gown, the academic ivory tower and the real world  of practicing design professional seems to be shrinking all the time. Just last month, a group of architectural educators for across the state including the School of Architecture and Planning’s (SA+P) own Sanjit Roy, Pavlina Ilieva, Jeremy Kargon, and Gabriel Kroiz spent the evening ... Read More »

Professor Kargon presents at Architectural Historians Conference

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Architecture Professor and Master of Architecture Program Director, Jeremy Kargon recently returned from Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he attended the annual conference of the South East chapter of the Society for Architectural Historians (SESAH). He presented the talk “Art-in-Architecture and Regional Modernism,” which documented the work of Baltimore artist Amalie Rothschild in six local buildings built between 1951 and 1981. For more information about ... Read More »

Professor Mohammad Gharipour goes to Malaysia

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Architecture Professor Mohammad Gharipour, Ph.D. will be traveling to Malaysia for a conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, at which he will be chairing the session “Religious Traditions, Religious Spaces” and delivering a talk titled “Challenges of Contemporary Urban Conservation in Isfahan, Iran.” Earlier this semester, Professor Gharipour traveled to Montreal where he gave a talk titled “Continuity and Symbiosis: The Architecture of Iranian Synagogues” at ... Read More »

SAP Professor Featured in NYC Online Publication

The Hungry March Band practicing on the Williamsburg Waterfront, 2001 | Photo by Daniel Campo

New York City is blessed with magnificent open spaces that accommodate many different types of traditional recreation: you can fly a kite, play ball, picnic, stroll. But the best way to determine what kinds of uses should go where, to design and plan our landscapes of play, might not always be from the top down. After all, the wide-ranging interests ... Read More »

Morgan Grad Arch Student and Faculty Win AIABaltimore Photography Prizes

Photo: Jonathan Midgett

Morgan Graduate student Jonathan Midgett (M.Arch. ’16, expected) won the top student prize for AIA Baltimore’s annual photography context, announced last Tuesday at an evening event held to celebrate the photography of Baltimore’s built environment. Jonthan’s photograph “Snow Alley” was submitted under the category “Entryways: The Big Picture,” and was captioned as follows: This shot shows an entryway not really appreciated by many who ... Read More »

Faculty and Student Travels to Korea for Art Installation

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Gabriel Kroiz, Chair of Undergraduate Design and Construction and B.S. in Architecture & Environmental Design student, Adrian James, traveled to Seoul, South Korea where they worked on the light installation “Will You Marry Me?’. The piece utilizes off the shelf lighting fixtures combined with an armature of wood and digitally fabricated steel connectors. Click here for time lapse video of ... Read More »