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A Campus Legacy, by Design

Architect Alums Shaped 25+ UMD Buildings—and Counting

By Maggie Haslam

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Alums from UMD's Architecture Program have designed or played key roles in the design of iconic buildings across campus.

Illustration and map by Valerie Morgan

For three decades, alums from UMD’s Architecture Program have revisited the familiar grounds of College Park, lured not by basketball season or Maryland Day, but by the rare privilege to make a permanent contribution to campus.

Since Tom Eichbaum ’74 designed Van Munching Hall in the early 1990s, Terps have mapped out more than 25 buildings on Maryland’s campus, not including countless additions and renovations, projects throughout Greater College Park and over a dozen master plans.

Their inspiration has come from unlikely sources: a memory or milestone, a moment in history, nature, even a vexing challenge. Here, we get behind the bricks-and-mortar to learn what drove the design of some of Maryland’s most iconic spaces—and a few on the way.

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