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SA+P Professor Dr. Mohammad Gharipour Publishes Ninth Book

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

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

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

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

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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SA+P Welcomes New Faculty

The School of Architecture and Planning would like to welcome the following new faculty to the Morgan State Family:   Cristina Murphy, Assistant Professor in Architecture, is joining Morgan after being on the faculty at the University of Arizona and the University of Nebraska, where she was the Hyde Chair of Excellence in Architecture for the fall semester of 2016. …

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Professor Pavlina Ilieva honored with the 40 under 40 award by Baltimore Business Journal

Each year, the Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ) recognizes 40 outstanding young professionals under the age of 40 who are making noteworthy contributions to Greater Baltimore’s businesses, their companies and community. BBJ’s 40 Under 40 class is chosen from the hundreds of nominations that are submitted to the expertise of the BBJ’s editorial board, and represents the best of the region’s …

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Professor Gharipour receives Research Award at CELA Annual Meeting

Dr. Mohammad Gharipour, Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, recently received the Research Award (senior level) from Council of Educators of Landscape Architecture (CELA) in their annual meeting in Beijing, China.  This is the most prestigious award for research on landscape architecture.  According to CELA, “This annual award is given to a prolific researcher with more than ten years of …

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MSU Students Get ‘Camp Ready’ at 36th Annual Artscape

In a continued show of support for America’s largest free arts festival, Morgan State University will have a noticeable presence at Baltimore City’s annual Artscape event.  This year, School of Architecture and Planning students, led by lecturer Brian Stansbury, will be erecting a new exhibit entitled: Camp Ready. Tying into the event’s theme of “Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits,” the exhibit will …

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