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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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School of Architecture and Planning Hosts International Conference in Baltimore

For the first time since its inception in 1979, the Department of Landscape Architecture in the School of Architecture and Planning is hosting the 2014 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture annual conference, which will take place in the Inner Harbor from March 26th to 29th. Close to 500 faculty, students, and practitioners from around the world will gather to present …

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SA+P Alumnae Appointed to State Board of Architects

Master of Architecture Alumnae, Cynthia Shonaiya ’98, was recently appointed to the Maryland State Board of Architects. As a board member, Ms. Shonaiya qualifies and licenses individuals seeking licensure and issues permits to business entities through which architecture is practiced, regulates the practice of architecture, investigates complaints against licensees, as well as complaints related to unlicensed practice, and may issue …

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Professor Scharmen Semifinalist for Sondheim Prize

Frederick Scharmen, Assistant Professor in Architecture, is a semifinalist for this year’s Sondheim Prize. The Sondheim Prize awards a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region. As a semifinalist, Professor Scharmen’s work will be shown in the Decker, Meyerhoff and Pinkard galleries of MICA during the Artscape weekend (July 18-20, 2014). …

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Planning Students Investigating Controversial Harbor Point Development Project

On Wednesday, February 5th, Professor Tonya Sanders, PhD and students enrolled in her City and Regional Planning course, Neighborhood and Community Development, visited Stelios Spiliadis, owner of Black Olive Restaurant and Black Olive Inn, at the Olive Room of the Black Olive Inn to discuss the controversial Harbor Point project that is going in just across the street from Mr. Spiliadis’ …

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SA+P Alumnae Places in International Design Competition

Carmen Potter, alumnae from the Graduate Program in Architecture, was selected as the 3rd place winner in the Triangle Fire Memorial design competition. The two phase international competition was created to memorialize the employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911 in which 146 lives were lost. The memorial will be a permanent installation at the Brown Building on …

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Easton’s Historic Hill Transdisciplinary Team Present Ideas

This Fall, a Morgan team led by Dr. Mary Anne Akers, Dean for the School of Architecture and Planning and Professor Dale Green (Architecture and Environmental Design), along with other Morgan Professors including Dr. Archana Sharma (Landscape Architecture), Dr. Tonya Sanders (City and Regional Planning), Paul Voos (Landscape Architecture), Dr. Angela Howell (Anthropology), Dr. Stella Hargett (Chair of Sociology), and …

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