Architecture (ARCH)School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
1200 Architecture Building, 301-405-8000
Director: B. Kelly (Director, Assoc Prof, Asoc Prof & Area Chair)
Professors: M. Bell (Prof, Affiliate Prof), R. Etlin (Dist Univ Prof), S. Hurtt (Prof), G. Rockcastle (Prof), R. Vann (Prof)
Associate Professors: C. Bovill (Assoc Prof), R. Eisenbach (Assoc Prof), A. Gardner (Assoc Prof), I. Gournay (Assoc Prof, Affil Assoc Prof), B. Kelly (Assoc Prof)
Assistant Professors: M. Ambrose (Asst Prof), H. Koliji (Asst Prof), P. Noonan (Prof Of Practice), L. Quiros Pacheco (Asst Prof), I. Williams (Asst Prof)
Instructors: K. Crenshaw (Lecturer), L. Escobal (Lecturer), B. Grieb (Lecturer, Proj Mgr), S. Lau (Lecturer), S. Lewis (Lecturer), P. Mortensen (Lecturer), A. Rubeling (Lecturer)
Professors Emeriti: W. Bechhoefer (Prof Emeritus), R. Bennett (Prof Emeritus, Lecturer), K. Du Puy (Prof Emeritus), G. Francescato (Prof Emeritus), J. Hill (Prof Emeritus), R. Lewis (Prof Emeritus), J. Loss (Prof Emeritus), B. Schlesinger (Prof Emeritus)
The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation offers a four-year pre-professional undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in architecture. Students graduating with the undergraduate major in architecture typically require two years to complete the curriculum leading to the professional degree in architecture (M.ARCH).
Students receive rigorous and comprehensive instruction from a faculty whose members are active in professional practice or research. Many faculty members have distinguished themselves across the professional spectrum and represent different approaches to architectural design. Their individual areas of expertise include architectural design and theory, history, architectural archaeology, technology, urban design and planning, and historic preservation. Visiting critics, lecturers, and the Kea Distinguished Professor augment the faculty; together they provide students with the requisite exposure to contemporary realities of architectural design.
The B.S. degree in architecture will qualify graduates to pursue a career in a number of fields, such as construction, real estate development, public administration, or historic preservation, or to continue in graduate work in professional fields such as architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, or law. The program offers design studios and electives in drawing and visual representation leading some of our students to pursue advanced degrees in graphic design, interior design, fashion design, exhibition design and other creative fields.
The School's mission is to educate Architects, Planners, Preservationists, Developers and the many allied stakeholders whose work and scholarship focuses on the quality of the built environment and promotes social justice, cultural value, resource conservation and economic opportunity.
We take advantage of our unique location—in a region that features the nation's capital and the post-industrial City of Baltimore, and links the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean while surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland's opportunities and challenges are found in its diverse communities, explosive growth and extensive historic resources.
Our faculty, students and alumni collaboratively advance their vision and commitment through research, teaching, colloquia, writing, creative design, planning, policy formation and professional work. Our mission is historically rooted in our land grant mandate and enhanced by our regional and international activities.
Academic Programs and Departmental Facilities
Visual Resources Center
Images and other materials may be used for presentations in school classes and for research.
Admission to the Major
Advising for current students is available by e-mail, or in person. Advising appointments and school tours are conducted by trained peer advisors who can help you navigate admissions, course registration, degree planning and other issues.
Contact Advising by E-mail
Undergraduate Architecture students
To schedule an appointment with the advisors, please visit: www.arch.umd.edu/arch/advising-arch
Advising for undergraduates in the School is mandatory each semester.
Student Societies and Professional Organizations
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Please visit our website for scholarship opportunties for current students: www.arch.umd.edu/arch/scholarships
The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit: www.financialaid.umd.edu .