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Your Guide to a Great Afternoon at the Wharf—From Two Alums Who Helped Develop It

Terps Behind D.C.’s Hot New Destination Construct Its Story

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The Wood That Could—and Did—Receive a $20M Award

DoE Grant Supports Researcher’s Efforts to Introduce Ultra-strong Wood for Construction

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To Design for the Future, Class Looks to the Past

Architecture Students Boost Site Sustainability Through Indigenous Ecological Practices

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Students create brick wall

Building Knowledge, Brick by Brick

At Architecture Program’s Popular Wall-Building Demo, Students Get a Little Messy to Learn

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Stills from "Rushmore," "Children of Men," and "The Mirror"

When a Movie’s Scene Stealer Is the Scene Itself

Architecture Course Explores Parallels of Making Films and Making Places

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Three students work at the PlaceHack hackathon in the Great Hall of the MAPP building

In 24 Hours, Six Campus Sites Reimagined

Students Converge at UMD’s First Placemaking Hackathon to Brainstorm New Function, Beauty for Familiar Spaces

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Cutting the Environmental Cost of Construction

UMD Study Calls for National Building Guidelines That Include the Energy Expense of Construction Materials

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Surviving a Sea Change

Students Help Assateague Island Find Resilience Through Adaptation

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Insta-Worthy Redesign for a Salvadoran City

Graduate Student in Architecture Uses Social Media to Reach—and Re-envision—His Grandparents’ Community

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World War I memorial cross

A Witness to History

The Story of Bladensburg’s Peace Cross Illuminates a Changing America

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UMD Study: Housing, Demographics Play Outsize Role in D.C.’s COVID Death Disparity

Short-term Safety Measures Could Save Lives in Predominately Black and Poor Areas, Researchers Say

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Passion Projects

A Cemetery Park? A Baltimore Food District? Unconventional Ideas, Inventive Design Reign in Architecture Program’s Thesis Projects

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