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Faculty Delivers Plan for Easton’s The Hill

Easton Town Council was presented with a draft “small area plan” for the future of “The Hill neighborhood by a team from Morgan State University. The plans were presented by Morgan faculty, including Professor Dale Green from the School of Architecture and Planning, who is working to prove that The Hill is the nation’s oldest free African-American community through archaeological …

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Professor Sharma Exhibits Work at International Exhibit

Two of Dr. Archana Sharma’s, Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, works were exhibited at the peer-reviewed International Exhibit for the 2014 Council of Educators in Landscape, at CBEIS, Morgan State University, through 26-29th March 2014. The independent piece entitled “Design code in Haiku” and offered haiku as means of practicing critical design thinking, in addition to drawing and sketching. The …

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Professor Connell’s Work Exhibited at New York Museum

Professor Ruth Connell’s (Department of Architecture) paintings and lithographs titled, “Art of the Finger Lakes: Ruth Connell Artist” will be exhibited at The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, New York. The exhibit will continue through September 2.

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CBEIS Hosts Helsinki New Horizons Exhibition

This summer, the Embassy of Finland chose to make the U.S. premier of Helsinki: New Horizons, a traveling exhibition created by the City Planning Department of Helsinki, at the Center of the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS) on Morgan State University’s campus from June 2 – 30.   The exhibit focuses on the sustainable development of the City of Helsinki …

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School of Architecture and Planning Visits Fallingwater

On April 29th, the School of Architecture and Planning students and faculty took its bi-annual (sold out) bus trip to Fallingwater on a cold, windy, rainy day and had a great day! Fallingwater, located in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, arguably America’s most famous architect. The house was built between 1936 and 1939 for clients, the …

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Local Architects Raise Scholarship for Architecture Students

At the First Annual AIABaltimore/Baltimore Foundation for Architecture Fellows Scholarship Dinner On Friday, April 4th,  Assistant Professor and Former AIA Vice President Leon Bridges, FAIA, NOMAC helped raise $5,000 to initiate a new student scholarship for the School of Architecture and Planning.

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Olin Partner visits Landscape Studio

Hallie Boyce, a partner with Olin Studio and a prominent figure in the Landscape Architecture profession, visited Professor Archana Sharma’s LAAR 520 to deliver an inspirational talk and critique students ongoing design work on a network of parks and observation deck along Herring run stream. The studio work was also invited for presentation at Cinco-de-Mayo community presentation session on Morgan …

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Mohammad Gharipour Wins NEH Faculty Award, Featured in New York Times

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Architecture faculty member Mohammad Gharipour was recently presented with the National Endowment for Humanities Faculty Award for his research on Synagogues of Isfahan, Iran. His research is a continuation of his project on non-Muslim sacred sites in the Middle East, which will be published as a comprehensive volume in 2014. Dr.Gharipour’s research was recently featured in New York Times’ article, “Centuries …

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CBEIS Ranked Among Nation’s Most Impressive Buildings

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PHILADELPHIA, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A new web article by Best Masters Degrees puts 50 of the world’s most sustainable university buildings in the spotlight. “The 50 Most Impressive Environmentally Friendly University Buildings” in the article were hand-picked for their eco-friendly features including engineering, architecture, design and qualities of sustainability. Environmentally sound university buildings typically consume far less energy and afford …

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