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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


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. 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


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

Professor Adam Bridge with students

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 »

Lithographs by Ruth Connell in Quiet Waters Exhibition

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Architecture Professor and artist Ruth Connell is exhibiting several lithographs in The Galleries at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Maryland.  The group exhibition, “Reflections”, is by the AACC Printmaking Club, and the exhibit dates are August 27 to October 12, 2014. Speaking about her work, Ruth Connell writes: “I most often turn to the natural environment for my inspiration, and I ... Read More »

SA+P Participates in Park(ing) Day


In making our city greener, the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) participated in Park(ing) Day at two locations in Baltimore city on September 19th.  According to, PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. At 834 W. 36th Street in Hamden, students from the ... Read More »

Morgan State Alumnus Recognized for Design Excellence

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Andre L. Johnson, a 1999 graduate of Morgan State University with a Master of Architecture degree, has won a consecutive American Institute of Architects (AIA) award from the North Carolina chapter for his work. His studio also recently won an AIA award from the Triangle (NC) chapter. This brings the total number of design awards to three since the studio was ... Read More »