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SA+P Offers New Post Baccalaureate Certificate

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Starting Fall 2016, the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), under the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture, will start offering a new Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Sustainable Urban Communities. The certificate is offered for students who desire to enhance their knowledge of the crucial issues associated with urban sustainability in a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive fashion. The Program provides for the continuing education of those professionals …

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Artscape 2016 Exhibits Are Out Of This World

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Billed as the largest free arts festival, Artscape is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to Baltimore over the next three days. This year’s theme is “Space: Explore what’s out there.” One exhibit at the festival has taken over a city block. It’s a down-to-Earth installation that’s out of this world. The “Space Place” is a solar system created by …

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Morgan’s SA+P Students Create “Space Place” Exhibit for Artscape 2016

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Morgan State University has once again been invited to participate in Baltimore City’s Artscape – America’s largest free arts festival. For Artscape 2016, Morgan’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) installed a design-build anchor project tying into the festival’s 2016 theme of “Space: Explore What’s Out There.” SA+P instructor Brian Stansbury and his student collaborators created the Space Place exhibit as …

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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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