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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

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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

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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 »

Listen to Professor Connell’s Podcast at National Building Museum

Professor Ruth Connell’s lecture presentation on “Architecture 101: Bio-Architecture” at the National Building Museum is now posted on the museum’s website as a podcast with supporting images. http://www.nbm.org/media/audio/bio-architecture.html Bio-architecture demonstrates the growing influence of nature in buildings through the predominance of organic, nature-inspired patterns and shapes. Ruth spoke about Bio-Architecture for the museum in August of this year, exploring the roots of organic design in the work ... Read More »

BSAED’s Marvin Oduro awarded Leadership Scholarship

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Sophomore Marvin Oduro was awarded the inaugural Baltimore Architecture Foundation/AIABaltimore Fellows Leadership Award for Architecture and Environmental Design (BSAED) Students. Established in 2014 following the decision of the Fellows’ Committee of AIABaltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation to support Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) undergraduate program in Architecture and Environmental Design, candidates for this award are ... Read More »

Students Recognized at AIABaltimore Awards

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The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) was in full force at this year’s AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards on October 10th held at UMBC’s new performing arts building. Several of SA+P students were recognized by the Baltimore Chapter of American Institute of Architecture: Future Architects Resources (FAR) Undergraduate Scholarship Award: Pauline Sipin Honorable Mentions: Christian Cueva and Christine Doherty Future Architects Resources ... Read More »

Ashley Jones Research recognized by Minority Access, Inc.

Ashley Jones, a graduate student in the Master of Architecture program, participated in the Minority Access, Inc. annual meeting in DC this weekend.  Her presentation, “Bridging the Gap Between Art and Technology”, was recognized and positively received by the judges and student peers. Minority Access is committed to increasing diversity, decreasing disparities and reducing incidences of environmental injustices. Their mission is ... Read More »