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Morgan SA+P Faculty Participate in 2018 Light City Festival

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School of Architecture and Planning professor Pavlina Ilieva partnered with architect Kuo Pao Lian of PI.KL Studio to participate in the 2018 Light City festival. Together, the pair, in collaboration with Post Typography and Figure 53 along with participation from SA+P alumni and students, produced the subaquatic installation ‘Some Thing in the Water’ in downtown Baltimore at the Inner Harbor. ‘Some Thing in …

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Cheon, Kroiz Collaborative Brings Diamond Installation Back to Downtown Baltimore

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Back by popular demand, School of Architecture and Planning associate professor and architect Gabriel Kroiz and Mina Cheon, a new media artist, scholar, and educator resurrected their original “Diamonds Light Baltimore” light sculpture to be exhibited along Baltimore’s Bromo Arts and Entertainment District. The exhibit, which made its debut as a Maryland Art Place (MAP) installation during the inaugural Light City 2016, was brought …

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SA+P Students Present Work at AIABaltimore Showcase

Marcella Massa and Jessica De Freitas

Two Master of Architecture students in the School of Architecture and Planning, Marcella Massa and Jessica De Freitas, joined AIABaltimore’s third annual Good Design = Good Health Showcase, in February, to present their study on the Pigtown neighborhood in southwest Baltimore. The study is part of the studio project taught by SA+P professors Jason Charalambides, Ph.D., Mohammad Gharipour, Ph.D., and Cristina …

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SA+P Professor Talks Temporary Urbanism and Postindustrial Appropriations in Three Cities

Daniel Campo

MSU Associate Professor and Program Director of City and Regional Planning Daniel Campo spoke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in mid-February, as part of “Not Built to Last,” a panel about temporary urbanism and Les Grands Voisins project in Paris. Professor Campo will continue to share his perspectives on the temporary as well as the undesigned and unplanned with …

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SA+P Professor Dr. Mohammad Gharipour Publishes Ninth Book

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Dr. Mohammad Gharipour, Professor of Architecture, just published his ninth book, entitled “Gardens of Renaissance Europe and the Islamic Empires.”  This edited book, which is published by Pennsylvania State University Press, is the first study on the role of gardens and landscapes in the broader context of the information sharing that took place among Europeans and Islamic empires in Turkey, Persia, and …

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Professor Grieb’s Taphouse gets Award Recognition

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Brian Grieb, AIA, Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, has been recognized for two design awards for a recently completed private residence in Baltimore. Under his leadership, his architectural design practice, GriD architects, was selected for a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects Chesapeake Bay Chapter as well as the People’s Choice Award – Residential …

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Dr. Samia Rab Kirchner joins UNESCO as Desk Reviewer

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Dr. Samia Rab Kirchner, Associate Professor,  joins the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and cultural Organization (UNESCO) Technical Team Desk Reviewer for historic properties proposed from the Middle East for inscription on the World Heritage List. Each year, UNESCO State Parties submit Nomination Dossiers for historic properties for inscription on the World Heritage List. The Operational Guidelines of the UNESCO World …

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Transportation Work Earns Morganite ‘Outstanding Student’ Honor

Jeremy Weiss, a master’s degree student in City and Regional Planning at Morgan State University, has been chosen as a University Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year for 2017. Each year at the annual winter meeting of the Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the most outstanding student from each University Transportation Center (UTC) is honored …

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Landscape Faculty clarifies myth about Western influence of design in Colonial India

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Professor Archana Sharma’s emerging research on Indology, led to an article clarifying the myth about Western influence on built infrastructure design in India through colonization period was recently published in the Journal of Landscape Architecture, India. Sharma reviews the writing on ancient Indian text Manasara, related to architecture and town planning, to establish that street and sidewalk design guidelines were …

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SA+P Faculty Win AIA Maryland Design Award

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SA+P Architecture and Environmental Design Program Director and Assistant Professor Pavlina Ilieva and Adjunct Instructor Kuo Pao Lian, co-owners and principles of PI.KL Studio were awarded the 2017 Excellence in Design Merit Award for Commercial Architecture by the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Maryland. The AIA Portland jury awarded the top state award to R.House, a community centered food hall …

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