MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY School of Architecture and Planning
The Year in Review
2009 – 2010
The Year in Review
2009 – 2010 Message from the Dean: The Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) had a good year. The accomplishments highlighted in this Annual Report reflect the faculty’s devotion and commitment to being excellent teachers, productive researchers, and active practitioners. Students have also worked hard and kept long hours to meet the requirements expected of them. The melding of faculty efforts to teach and mentor, as well as students’ openness to explore and learn, has created an environment that fostered dialogue and creative possibilities. We all are energized. As we use this energy to make a difference in our respective disciplines, we hope to fulfill our School’s vision to be “a preeminent institution of its kind and a role model for HBCUs.” The academic year 2009-2010 has been one of significant accomplishments. Among some of these include the following: Our student population continued to grow steadily in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. We began construction on our new building, the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies, which we will share with the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Transportation Studies. The faculty produced seventeen (17) publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and professional venues, and made more than 25 academic presentations. Our contracts and grants increased by 77% from 2008-2009. We involved students in at least fourteen (14) service learning projects. Our students were able to travel to various countries such as India, Germany, France, Sweden, and the Netherlands. They will also experience Korea and Haiti this summer. This report is an abbreviated version of what SA+P has done this past year. There is so much more to share, but we could not include every single activity. We know we can sustain our stride, for next year will be another great year. Thank you for taking the time to read our Annual Report. We hope you enjoy it and celebrate with us.
Graphic Design: Joey Stevens, Graduate of the Master of Architecture Program Design Content: Dr. Mary Anne Akers
Dr. Mary Anne Alabanza Akers Dean, School of Architecture and Planning Morgan State University
Editing: Linda Stevens
sa+p is: The MSU School of Architecture and Planning strives to educate and develop diverse and enlightened design and planning professionals through a process of skill acquisition and critical inquiry.
diverse + global
growing + nurturing
faculty + research
students + teaching
community + service
sa+p is diverse + global . . .
home With faculty coming from places such as Hong Kong, the Philippines, and India, and students from Colombia to Turkey to Ghana, SA+P knows DIVERSITY. Combined with research and work experience in locations such as Israel, Sweden, and Peru, the best way to characterize us is that we:
design for the world
Diversity: SA+P fosters knowledge and appreciation for the cultures and contributions of diverse segments of humanity and their environments. We promote the inclusion of students who have been traditionally excluded from the study of the built and natural environment.
sa+p works, studies, and researches around the globe . . .
Louisiana / Haiti Sustainable Village Project Faculty and students are working with disaster recovery and urban infrastructure professionals to build a village in Jacmel. The village will provide housing, infrastructure, and other services with the goal of creating communities rather than camps.
Frames of Reference Presentation M. Arch student Joey Stevens gave a presentation at AIA Architecture Week on his internship experience at Behnisch Architekten in Stuttgart, Germany, as well as research conducted on the use of public space in various European cities.
South Korea A group of students will be enrolled in Korean classes at the Ewha Women’s University. The course, entitled “Public Project for Artist and Designers,” will be jointly taught by Morgan State and MICA professors.
The 2010 Urban Design Studio in Varanasi, India, was an interdisciplinary Graduate Studio in collaboration with the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi – India’s premier architecture school. The studio was the brainchild of Professors Sanjit Roy and Suzanne Frasier, who co-taught it with graduate faculty from India. Students were exposed to the historical, cultural, socioeconomic, and technological factors that shape dense urban form in India. Through analysis and understanding of urban form, the research of the studio sought to develop a critical understanding of the importance of urban densities in creating sustainable urbanism in the sacred city of Varanasi – the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. From their experience in India, the students learned that well-designed densities can produce desirable neighborhoods in cities across the world that balance dense development with access to open space and public transportation. The students returned with elements of Indian design solutions that they can apply to solve urban problems in the U.S. These students represent the next generation of architects and urban designers, whose vision of the effects of and responses to environmental crises on global cities will give increasing purpose and meaning to urban design. The award-winning research work of the 2010 India Studio has been presented at multiple venues and will be featured in an exhibition this summer at the AIA Baltimore Gallery called “Varanasi: Mapping Urban Themes.”
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sa+p is multidisciplinary . . .
5 academic departments:
undergraduate b.s. in architecture + environmental design b.s. in construction management (fall 2010) graduate master of architecture master of landscape architecture master of city and regional planning
B.S. in Architecture + Environmental Design The Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design (BSAED) is a four-year pre-professional degree program consisting of two years of general education studies, and knowledge attainment and skills building in environmental history, visual graphics, design and planning theory, research and problem solving, and public presentation techniques. The last semesters involve the advanced exploration of design and planning of practical field projects. This program, which started in 2001, grew from 10 students to the current number of 215 students, who are predominantly AfricanAmerican.
Master of Architecture The Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) is an accredited program geared towards the dual objectives of preparing students both for employability in quality design professional offices and leadership roles as licensed public and private sector architects. The curriculum is structured to address issues such as master planning, historic considerations, urban design, economics, construction technologies, security, maintenance, and design standards. Of special concern at Morgan State University are the issues of the African-American evolving influences in the design profession. Master of Landscape Architecture The Master of Landscape Architecture Program (MLA) is an accredited graduate program that offers the pursuit of an urban-based education which involves the design, planning, and management of the land. Students with landscape architecture degrees enhance the quality of life for urban residents by designing urban plazas and parks, housing projects and office parks, or developing land use policy for a whole region.
An accelerated 3+2 program started in 2008 which allows qualified undergraduate students to apply to the graduate program during their third year. This program enables undergraduate students to obtain two academic degrees in five years: a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture. B.S. in Construction Management The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, which will start in Fall 2010, is a four-year program that will educate students in basic construction management principles and practices and their application to sustainable construction projects. With emphasis on green building technologies, materials, and processes, the students will be well-prepared to handle projects that require an integrated approach to environmental stewardship. Accreditation with the American Council for Construction Education will be sought after about two years.
Master of City and Regional Planning The accredited graduate program in City and Regional Planning (CRP) supports Morganâ€™s urban mission by addressing the specific social, political and economic concerns of urban areas, utilizing Baltimore as a proximate lab setting. This allows for the development of student projects that address the specific needs and meet the requests of the local citizens. Graduates of this program are hired by Federal Government agencies, planning departments at the state,county and municipal levels, private firms, community development corporations, international agencies, and national governments.
SA+P is the only Historically Black Institution that houses the three disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning within one academic unit. 10
sa+p is growing + nurturing. . . master of landscape architecture
students (1985 – 2009)
master of architecture
students (1985 – 2009)
In 10 years, the B.S. in Architecture and Environmental Design program increased from 7 students to 201 students.
master of city and regional planning
students (1985 – 2009)
The B.S. in Construction Management, which will start in Fall 2010, is projected to expand rapidly like the B.S. in Architecture and Environment Design. The graduate programs have steadily increased over the years.
b.s. architecture + environmental design
students (2001 – 2009)
The undergraduate program grew by during its second year. 12
Design and planning pedagogy is at its best when faculty and students spend quality time in a nurturing environment.
student / faculty ratio
undergraduate retention rate
(1996 â€“ 2009)
first year (blue) to second year (orange) Note: The SA+P Retention Coordinator was hired in Fall 2003.
SA+P Faculty / Student Ratio 2008 â€“ 2009 Opposite page: Top-Left: Planning faculty and students in a review. Bottom-Left: Students and faculty member review work. Bottom-Right: Mentor and students discuss project.
Morgan State University officially began construction of the CBEIS building on April 2, 2010, with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Governor Martin Oâ€™Malley. The new CBEIS building will be home to the School of Architecture and Planning and will house academic and research programs for the School of Engineering, including civil engineering and transportation studies. It will feature 34 classrooms, computer labs, studios, 100 offices, 10 group study rooms, 4 lab-model shops, conference rooms, jury rooms, atrium spaces with skylights, lounges, a green roof, loading area, and 300 parking spaces.
sa+p will soon have a new home.
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sa+p is faculty + research . . .
we are faculty members with terminal degrees from: city college of new york clemson university columbia university cranbrook academy of art loyola college of maryland morgan state university michigan state university state university of new york at buffalo university of california at berkeley university of cincinnati university of illinois at urbana-champaign university of maryland at college park university of michigan at ann arbor university of pennsylvania university of washington washington university at st. louis 18
Opposite Page: Faculty members at the Commencement Ceremony.
FACULTY DATA Regular Faculty
Contractual Full-time Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degrees
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african-american history architectural history architecture practice architecture theory community-based planning cultural aesthetics designbuild design pedagogy historic preservation building technology landscape design material art solar energy sustainabilitycommunity design transportation + sustainable design vernacular design theory of the built environment planning + diversity planning history urban design 22
Ruth Connell presenting at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Southeast Fall Conference in Savannah, Georgia.
Research Mission: SA+P embraces an interdisciplinary agenda that promotes sustainability in its broadest sense. It engages research that values both problem-solving and theory-building design and practices, with a focus on urban core areas of the region. Sanjit Roy presenting at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Southeast Fall Conference in Savannah, Georgia.
publications Daniel Campo. Book review of “The Big Box Reuse.” By Christensen, Julia (2008) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Journal of Urban Technology 16-2-3. 2009.
Diane Jones. “Green Infrastructure: Assessing the Benefits of Bioretention over Traditional Storm-Water Management.” WSEAS International Conference on Urban Rehabilitation and Sustainability, November 2009.
Daniel Campo. “In the Footsteps of the Federal Writers’ Project: Revisiting the Workshop of the World.” Landscape Journal, 29:2. 2010.
Jeremy Kargon. Book of Baltimore’s Imaginary Buildings. Baltimore: Design Research Bureau, 2009.
Bill Chan. “Electronic Time Line: A Tool for Visualizing History of Islamic Architecture & Environmental Design.” Islamic Urban Heritage International Conference Proceedings. Saudi Arabia Government, May 2010.
Jeremy Kargon. Review of “Hayward, Mary Ellen, Baltimore’s Alley Houses: Homes for Working People since the 1780s.” Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. 104, No. 3: 327-329. Fall 2009.
Ruth Connell. “The Special Effects Machine: Temporary Architecture at Music Festivals.” ACSA Southeast Fall Conference, Savannah, GA. October 2009.
Jeremy Kargon. “Thomas Poppleton’s Map: Vignettes of a City’s Self-Image.” Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. 104, No. 2: 185-207. Summer 2009. Jeremy Kargon. “Changing Monuments and Monumentality.” Interdisciplinary Themes Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1: ISSN: 1920-3241. 2009.
Ruth Connell. “The Sentient Drape: Intelligent Building Layers.” Building Technology Educators Society Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. August 2009.
Gabriel Kroiz. “Origami Sunshade Studio” in Book of Imaginary Buildings. Ed. Jeremy Kargon. Baltimore: Design Research Bureau, 2009.
Ruth Connell. “Culture and Inhabiting Everyday Landscapes: What Can Artists Tell Architects about Shaping the Everyday Landscape?” Southwest ASCA Conference Proceedings, October 2009.
Mahendra Parekh. “Virtue of Drawing for a Freedom of Thought: A Manuscript.” (Self- published).
Suzanne Frasier. “Textile Assemblies: Precedent, Medium, and Message in an HBCU Undergraduate Architecture Studio.” National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, March 2010.
Sidney Wong. “Clarence Stein and Liang Sicheng: The American Influence on Pre-war Chinese Planning.“ Society of American City and Regional Planning History Proceedings National Conference, Oakland, CA. October 2009.
Diane Jones. “Highway Development: Shaping Settlement, Dividing Communities.” Unspoken Borders: Ecologies of Inequality. University of Pennsylvania, April 2010.
Michael Zebrowski. “The Cost of Making It.” National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, March 2010.
Diane Jones. “The Effect of Urban Form on Traffic Accident Incidence.” Proceedings 4th WSEAS International Conference. Harvard University, January 2010.
Michael Zebrowski and Mark Wise. “Making Concrete.” National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, March 2010.
“On the other hand, some of the most acclaimed European and American artists, architects, and musicians of the 20th century regularly—and even copiously—used African artifacts to inform the composition, color, construction, rhythm, harmonies, and content of their art pieces. In addition, the design professions have borrowed liberally from the aesthetic culture of the African continent; for example, the European haute couture fashion industry habitually uses African silhouettes, patterns, and textures in their clothing design collections.” – Suzanne Frasier in “Textile Assemblies: Precedent, Medium, and Message in an HBCU Undergraduate Architecture Studio”
“A couple of opportunities arise when recycled and inexpensive materials are used in the design studio. First, when discussing the craft of architecture with students, they begin to understand that craft is not dependent on the quality of the materials used, but rather is based on the handling of the material, an understanding of its properties, and the way it connects with other materials present.” – Michael Zebrowski in “The Cost of Making It”
Siddhartha Sen. “Promoting Diversity in Planning Schools – Some Institutional and Critical Issues.“ Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Crystal City, VA. October 2009.
Memory.” The City: Culture, Society, Technology, Simon Frasier University, Vancouver, Canada. November 2009.
academic presentations Mary Anne Akers, Christina Southhall, Adetodun Olugbenle, Marvin Perry. “From Traditional Student to the Life-Long Learner, Community Revitalization through Environmental Design.” Service Learning and Civic Engagement Conference, Towson, MD. April 2010.
Shaping the Everyday Landscape?” Chang(e)ing Identities: Design, Culture + Technology, ACSA Southwest Fall Conference, Albuquerque, NM. October 2009. Ruth Connell and Dale Green. “An Uncanny Loss: African American Churches of the Eastern Shore.” Preservation Maryland, Easton, MD. May 2010.
Daniel Campo. “Greenpoint: What It Was, Is, and Likely Will Become.” Along the Shore: Changing and Preserving of Brooklyn’s Industrial Waterfront. June 2010.
Suzanne Frasier. “Environmental and Cultural Sustainability.” Green Homewood, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. April 2009.
Daniel Campo. “In the Footsteps of WPA Philadelphia Tour #9: Revisiting the Workshop of the World.” Smithsonian Urban History Colloquium, Washington, D.C. August 2009.
Jeremy Kargon. “From Building towards Landscape: Erich Mendelsohn and the Reconstitution of the Natural World.” Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago, IL.
Paul Voos. “The Student: Citizen: Designer.” American Association of State Colleges and Universities American Democracy Project National Meeting: Diversity and Civic Engagement, Baltimore, MD. June 2009.
Jeremy Kargon. “Homewood and the City: Geography, Ecology, and Infrastructure.” Green Homewood, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. April 2009.
Paul Voos, JoAnn Trach-Tongson, and Ellis Brown. “Engaging the Community as an Urban HBCU: Integrating Community & Campus.” Society of College and University Planners Mid-Atlantic Meeting, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. March 2010.
Barbara Mobarak. “Understanding the Significance Test in Poorly Documented African-American Architecture.” Upper Chesapeake Bay Conference, Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. March 2010.
Sidney Wong. “Clarence Stein and Liang Sicheng: The American Influence on Pre-War Chinese Planning.” Society of American City & Regional Planning History National Conference, Oakland, CA. October 2009.
Sanjit Roy. “Artscape: The Space of Art.” ACSA Southeast Fall Conference, Savannah, GA. October 2009. Sanjit Roy. “Disjunctive Visions: Simmel & the Spaces of Modernity.” ACSA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March 2010.
Suzanne Frasier. “Textile Assemblies: Precedent, Medium, and Message in an HBCU Undergraduate Architecture Studio.” National Conference on the Beginning Design Student. March 2010.
Daniel Campo. “Vernacular Recreation at Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal.” Dreamland Pavilion: Brooklyn and Development, Brooklyn, NY. October 2009.
Diane Jones. “Connecting University and the Community.” American Democracy Project National Meeting, Baltimore, MD. June 2009.
Daniel Campo. “The Unplanned and Undesigned.” MIT Graduate Group in Urban Ideals and Actions course, Cambridge, MA. March 2010.
Diane Jones and Paul Voos. “Art is Community Empowerment.” Structures for Inclusion Conference, Howard University, Washington D.C. March 2010.
William Chan. “Electronic Time Line: A Tool for Visualizing Environmental Design History.” Society of American City & Regional Planning History National Conference, Oakland, CA. October 2009.
Diane Jones and Manoj Jha. “Green Infrastructure: Assessing the Benefits of Bioretention over Traditional Storm-Water Management.” WSES International Conference on Urban Rehabilitation and Sustainability, Baltimore, MD. November 2009.
Ruth Connell. “The Sentient Drape: Intelligent Building Layers.” Building Technology Educators Society Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. August 2009.
“Here is the lesson of Homewood and the City, a lesson by negative example: true sustainable design must account for waste as nourishment, not merely as flotsam.” – Jeremy Kargon in “Homewood and the City: Geography, Ecology, and Infrastructure”
Diane Jones and Jennifer Wienckowskie. “Street Topology and Urban Morphology: A Northeast Baltimore Case Study.” WSEAS International Conference on Urban Rehabilitation, Baltimore, MD. November 2009.
Ruth Connell. “The Special Effects Machine: Temporary Architecture at Music Festivals.” ACSA Southeast Fall Conference, Savannah, GA. October 2009.
Diane Jones. “Mount Auburn Cemetery.” Traditional Building Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2009.
Ruth Connell. “Culture and Inhabiting Everyday Landscapes: What Can Artists Tell Architects about
Jeremy Kargon. “Changing Monuments and Monumentality: Reconstructing Perceptions of Civic
increase in contracts and grants in one year
Funded Faculty Contracts and Grants
Submitted Contracts and Grants Not Funded
Mary Anne Alabanza Akers. “GOT GREEN: Great Opportunities Through Green Research on Eco Entrepreneurial Networks.” U.S. Small Business Administration. $75,000
Mary Anne Akers. Contract to provide technical services for the Main Street Program. Baltimore Development Corporation. $103,509. Mary Anne Akers. Contract to provide conceptual revitalization plans. Communities Organized to Improve Life (COIL, Inc.). $99,918.
Mary Anne Alabanza Akers. Contract to fund two graduate internships. Maryland/National Capital Region Parks and Planning Commission. $39,036.
Mary Anne Akers. “Democracy by Engaging in Strategic Initiatives for Green Neighborhoods (D.E.S.I.G.N).” U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. $274,757.
Mary Anne Alabanza Akers. Private donors. $11,500. Daniel Campo. “Vernacular Recreation at Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal.” National Endowments for the Humanities. $50,400.
sa+p funding sources
Mary Anne Akers, Dale Green, and Gabriel Kroiz. “Towards an Urban Model for Reducing Carbon Footprints: Life Cycle Assessments of Historic Buildings.” State and Federal Appropriations Committees. $2,172,633.
Ruth Connell. “Art Serpent Artscape Installation.” Private donors. $1,000. Paul Voos and Diane Jones. “ART Is: Community Empowerment.” National Endowment for the Arts. $15,000.
Students benefit from faculty research. A total of $69,036 of grants and contracts was used to support and hire students as research assistants. Planning graduate students presenting a federally funded research project at the Minority-Serving Institution Research Consortium Partnership Conference in April 2010.
Landscape faculty and students attending conference for “Art Is: Community Empowerment” presentation funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Diane Jones and Paul Voos. “Determining Impacts of Urban Infrastructure on Social, Spatial, and Environmental Patterns.” National Science Foundation. $533,460.
Contracts and Grants Pending Funding
Jeremy Kargon. “Think, Do, Design.” $8,000.
Mary Anne Akers. “Flexible Manufacturing Networking as a Green Economic Strategy.” U.S. Department of Energy. $500,003.
Christina Southall and Ashley Bell, Gabriel Kroiz and Jeremy Kargon. “Think, Do, Design.” Maryland State Arts Council. $10,000.
William Chan, Richard Lloyd, and Sidney Wong. “Digital Notations for User-Oriented Participatory Learning in Environmental Design History.” Pending $25,000 in funding from the National Endowment of Humanities – Level 1 Grant Application.
Randal Reed and Siddhartha Sen. “A Proposal to Advance Public Participation Related to Transportation Planning.” Federal Transit Administration. $137,392.
Siddhartha Sen and Randal Reed. “Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior of African American Pedestrians at High Crash Locations in Baltimore City.” State Highway Administration. $50,000.
Faculty submitted proposals worth $3,573,148. Of this amount, $191,936 (5%) was funded. 28
sa+p is students + teaching . . .
collaboration Education Mission: SA+P provides professional preparation for future architects, landscape architects, and planners. We provide access to all students, including those with less demonstrable preparation. Through our graduates, our programs advance sustainability and enrich and preserve cultural and built environments.
Graduate student presents studio project.
Planning students work on a team project.
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“I am an educator who likes to use the study of architecture as a process of learning to write, to use data, and to think; the focus of the school [should be] educating a class of profound thinkers about the built environment [and] training students to become practicing architects.” – Barbara Mobarak, Department of Architecture
“I have provided mentorship and coaching for our planning students by connecting them with planning professionals in Maryland so that they develop their network and expand their career options.”
Opposite Page Top: Planning students listen attentively to a faculty presentation. Middle-Left: Undergraduate students sketching in the park. Middle-Right: Professor Sanjit Roy and his structures class display trusses they built out of wood. Bottom: Professor Siddhartha Sen discusses with planning students.
– Sidney Wong, Department of City and Regional Planning
“I have used research, teaching, and presentation opportunities to promote Morgan’s status among local, national, and international institutions. Liaisons with those institutions have led to students’ work with exciting resources such as Johns Hopkins University’s Fowler Collection and to their increasing exposure to architecture from around the country and the globe.”
“The studio environment, as a means to test proposed hypotheses, gives students a great opportunity to co-develop material and provide substantive input to current and valuable research toward the regeneration and management of cities.”
– Jeremy Kargon, Department of Architecture
– Paul Voos, Department of Landscape Architecture
When students are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in fabrication processes and materials, they understand the aesthetic and functional aspects of space and design. Opposite Page Various images of students working in fabrication shop.
exhibits Opposite Page Top-Left: Everyone an artist? “More than One.” Coppin State University, April 6 to May 8, 2009. 16 SA+P architecture students exhibit their 9-Square Matrix Models. Organized by the community arts organization Art on Purpose and Professor Suzanne Frasier. Top-Right: “Binary Landscapes.” Student Exhibition sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation in the Legg Mason Building in Harbor East. Led by Professor Michael Zebrowski. Bottom: This IS Newark Ideas Competition invited Professor Glenn Smith to be one of 25 designers to develop innovative ideas for improving the image of Newark, New Jersey. The final products were exhibited in Newark, where the downtown gallery opening was attended by city and other officials including Mayor Cory Booker.
NEWARK VOICES G. SMITH STUDIO LLC, GLENN SMITH
This Page Top: Students from the graduate Architecture program exhibited their work along with MICA art students at Baltimore Green Week.
VINSON J. CAMACHO
“IT AIN’T WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW THAT GETS YOU INTO TROUBLE. IT’S WHAT YOU KNOW FOR SURE THAT JUST AIN’T SO. Mark Twain PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING, YET PERCEPTION IS NOTHING. PERCEPTION THAT IS EXTERNALLY DRIVEN IS TRANSIENT, ILL-DEFINED AND OF LITTLE CONSEQUENCE. YET PERCEPTION THAT IS INTERNALLY DERIVED LIBERATES AND TRANSFORMS CITIES AND THEIR CITIZENS. THIS IS A CAMPAIGN THAT EXTRACTS THE VOICES OF THE NEWARK CITIZEN AND CITY GOVERNMENT TO ENERGIZE, REALIGN AND TRANSFORM THE EXTERNAL IDENTITY OF THE CITY. THE CAMPAIGN EDUCATES AND ELEVATES A CITY OF BOUNDLESS ENERGY. THE INTERNAL VOICES SHARE, CARE, DEFINE, ALIGN AND CONSTRUCT A NEW NEWARK. NEWARK, LIKE OTHER POST-INDUSTRIAL CITIES, HAS BEEN PLAQUED BY CRIME, RACIAL TENSION, INFRASTRUCTURE DECAY, GOVERNMENT CORPUTION, DORMANT WATERFRONTS AND DIMINISHED HOUSING STOCK – REAL OR PERCEIVED; TRUTH OR FICTION. WHATEVER THE REALITY, THE SHIFT IN PERCEPTION AND IMAGE MUST BE A LAYERED APPROACH TOWARD IDENTITY CHANGE. THE SIGN, THE SLOGAN, AND THE THEMED IMAGE ARE FLEETING SOLUTIONS TO A SYSTEMIC ISSUE 36 OF SELF-IMAGE AND SELF-PROMOTION.
THE PROPOSAL THE INTERNET = GATEWAY = PORT OF ENTRY INTO THE HEART OF THE CITY – THE REAL TIME CONDITION AND IDENTITY OF THE CITY THROUGH ITS CITIZENS. ENTRY INTO THE M NEWARK VOICES WEBSITE WILL UNVEIL A WORLD OF INFORMATION THAT TRANSCENDS THE PHYSICAL BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY WARDS AND NEIGHBORHOODS AS PHYSICAL BOUNDARIES, DISPLAYING THE DYNAMIC INTERCONNECTIVITY BETWEEN IDEAS AND PHYSICAL PLACES IN THE CITY.
Bottom: Tiara by Suzanne Frasier. Not Pictured Justin Jeffers, Sarah Hope, and Regina Irizarry. Exhibited watercolor renderings of the Historic Ivy Grist Mill located on Morgan’s campus just off of Coldspring Road. November 2009.
student work Opposite Page Top-Left: Model by Architecture student Regina Gilfanova. Top-Right: Site plan by Landscape Architecture student Brad Nowicki. Middle-Left: Site diagram by City and Regional Planning student team. Middle-Top-Right: Site plan by Landscape Architecture student Chen Lin. Middle-Bottom-Right: Rendering by Architecture student Brandi Hopkins. Bottom: Ink rendering by Landscape Architecture student Elizabeth Weigl. This Page Top: Model by Architecture student Sami BaSuhail. Middle: Rendering by Team 1 from NOMA Student Competition. Bottom: Site rendering by Architecture student Joey Stevens.
sa+p is community + service . . .
Service and Outreach: SA+P’s service and outreach priority rests within our desire to support the neighborhoods of Baltimore. Service is provided to communities and nonprofit organizations through collaborative ventures. Robin Hill Park Site planning and design for a new park within the Robin Hill neighborhood in Baltimore County (within Beltway). This project was completed within the Landscape Architecture Studio IV in conjunction with NeighborSpace, an urban land conservancy, in spring 2010.
Think, Do, Design Program for high school girls that was implemented for the first time in 2008. Conceived in collaboration with the Middle Grades Partnership’s program at Roland Park Country School, “Think, Do, Design” draws from rising 11th-grade students, mostly African-American girls, and exposes them to advanced concepts in “visual thinking” and environmental design.
art serpent The Urbanite Project: Divining Baltimore Louisiana / Haiti Sustainable Village Project Faculty member Gabriel Kroiz was a member Project organized by faculty member Diane Jones of one of four teams featured in Urbanite involving students from Morgan State and local magazine’s Urbanite Project – an annual feature Baltimore businesses and organizations in a that pairs creative minds from Baltimore to national effort to provide relief aid to the people propose new ideas for improving the city. The of Cayes des Jacmel, Haiti.Project: This effort involves the Haiti Sustainable Village team developed a proposal for day lighting School of Architecture and Planning as well as Central Avenue. Louisiana / Haiti Sustainable Village Project. Morganthe State University
Planning and Design for Caye des Jacmel, Co-Author, Eliza Smith Steinmeyer. PublishedInfrastructure in Haiti Urbanite Magazine, March 2010. Broadcast on the Mark Steiner Show, WEAA, March 2010.
Art Serpent was an installation that was one of the highlights of Artscape 2009, Americaâ€™s largest Arts Festival held from July 17-19, 2009. Baltimore Office of the Promotion of the Arts (BOPA) organized a design competition in March 2009 which was won by Sanjit Roy, a fulltime SA+P faculty member in the Architecture program. Art Serpent was a 150â€™ long structure on Charles Street on the bridge over Penn Station that created a colorful, dynamic, and exuberant urban environment. The structure was made of recycled sailcloth in a nod to the maritime traditions of Baltimore. By using recycled materials at such a large urban scale, the project presents possibilities of environmental responsibility and sustainability as an enduring vision of urban public space. The design was fabricated on campus by SA+P students as a summer project, giving them experience in working on a real-life project and becoming a public contribution of Morgan State University to public art in urban spaces in Baltimore. Artscape 2009 had an estimated attendance of 400,000 people.
art serpent artscape 2009
sustainable streetscape plan for Make It Right community housing in the Lower Ninth Ward. They travelled to New Orleans to conduct a charrette with community residents. Diane Jones.
service learning activities of the history and development of a historic African-American community birthed out of an HBCU (then Morgan College). Dale Green.
Cherry Hill Neighborhood. Students conducted socioeconomic and housing analyses to provide recommendations to the Cherry Hill Neighborhood. Joyce Ann Pressley.
Morgan State University’s Ivy Mill Structure. A studio project, in collaboration with the Neighborhood Design Center, focused on developing conceptual designs for this historic structure. Sanjit Roy.
Community Organizations to Improve Life, Inc. This planning class conducted research and provided planning recommendations to revitalize five West Baltimore neighborhoods. Joyce Ann Pressley.
Northeast Communities Charrette, Northeast Communities Organization. Paul Voos and Diane Jones.
Design Charrette for Redevelopment Proposals of Route 40. This project involved students from Morgan State University, local residents, and local architects. The proposals were presented to the community at the Neighborhood Design Center in April 2009 as part of the events of the 2009 Baltimore Green Week. Sanjit Roy.
Northwood-Appold Community Playspace. The playspace was designed by two landscape architecture students. Paul Voos. People and Nature Seminar. The work of this seminar produced a booklet that helped the Department of Natural Resources communicate more clearly what “experiencing nature” is all about. Glenn Smith.
East Baltimore. Students provided design solutions for parcels in East Baltimore. This site is bounded by Washington, Orleans, Baltimore, and Wolfe Streets. Students developed urban infill development reflecting transit-oriented design, mixed-use including ground floor retail, commercial, and civic spaces with primarily multifamily housing above. Dale Green.
Perlman Place. In collaboration with the Baltimore City’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, students created design solutions for Baltimore’s most endangered historic district (Perlman Place). This work involved the students conducting an existing conditions assessment of the district, site analysis, and research which ultimately informed the design process and solution for rehabilitation of the remaining historic rowhouses and creative, sensitive infill of the new construction. Dale Green.
Jones Falls Valley Plan. Working with the Baltimore Department of Planning, a studio project examined urban design, zoning, and land use in the Jones Falls Valley and attempted to find opportunities for new development while enhancing and protecting the Valley’s many existing assets. Daniel Campo. Morgan Park. Undergraduate students produced inventory / surveys of 95 historic properties in the Morgan Park neighborhood. This comprehensive project included research and documentation
Claiborne Avenue Corridor Project, Lower Ninth Ward New Orleans, Louisiana. Landscape architecture students developed green and 44
Robin Hill Neighborhood. Conducted site planning and design for a new park within the Robin Hill neighborhood in Baltimore County (within the Beltway). This project was completed in collaboration with NeighborSpace, an urban land conservancy. Paul Voos. West Baltimore MARC Station. Undergraduate students participated in the community planning and urban design of the West Baltimore MARC Station area master plan. They collaborated with the community and the owner of the historic American Ice Company building which served as the catalyst for the redevelopment of the West Baltimore MARC Station area master plan. Dale Green.
The SA+P faculty are engaged in service activities with academic organizations and groups. These activities consist of publication review, participation in student critiques, guest lectures at other institutions, and accreditation site visits. Faculty provided various types of academic service to the following organizations: American Council for Construction Education Anne Arundel Community College Program in Architecture, Interiors, and Construction Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Catholic University School of Architecture Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Drexel University Department of Architecture Environmental Design Research Association Harvard University Graduate School of Design Journal of Planning Education and Research Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board Louisiana State University Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture MIT Graduate Group in Urban Design and Public Policy Maryland Institute College of Art Minority Serving Institution Research Partnership Consortium School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India 45
Opposite Page: Top: Mahendra Parekh converses with a local practitioner. Middle: City and Regional Planning Advisory Board. Bottom: Professional landscape architects serve as jurors.
partnerships Baltimore City Public Schools
SP Trace Architects Streuver Bros. Eccles & Rouse Turner Construction Company Waldon Studio Architects and Planners PC
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Eastern Tech High School
Academic / Professional Groups
Baltimore Department of Parks and Recreation Baltimore Department of Planning Baltimore County Office of Planning General Services Administration, National Capital Region Maryland / National Capital Region Parks and Planning Commission Maryland Department of Planning Maryland Transportation Administration State Department of Natural Resources State Highway Administration, Office of Environmental Design U.S. Department of Labor, Center for Program Planning and Results
American Institute of Architects American Collegiate Schools of Architecture American Collegiate Schools of Planning American Planning Association American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Environmental Design Research Association
Non-Profits and Community Organizations Annapolis Neck Federation Baltimore Architectural Foundation Baltimore Green Week Baltimore Heritage Baltimore Parks for People Urban Initiatives Advisory Council Baltimore Water Alliance Cherry Hill Community Garden and Open Space Committee Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity Community Organizations to Improve Life D: Center Environmental Justice Partnership Friends of the Roland Water Tower Habitat for Humanity Herring Run Watershed Association Homewood House Museum Make It Right Foundation Maryland American Institute of Architects National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Natural History Society of Maryland Neighborhood Design Center Northeast Development Alliance Northwood-Appold Community Park Heights Renaissance Robin Hill neighborhood in Baltimore County Society for Urban Economic Development Practitioners
Businesses and Industries ARCH, Inc. Baltimore Development Corporation Baltimore Green Construction Barton Malow Company Biohabitats, Inc. Booz | Allen | Hamilton Commercial Interiors, Inc. Daft, McCune, Walker, Inc. Design Collective Development Design Group, Inc. Earth Resources Technology Forest City Gaudreau, Inc. Graham Landscape Architecture Hensel Phelps Construction Company Hord, Coplan, Macht Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson Mahan Rykiel Associates Mahogany, Inc. Meridian Management Group, Inc. P & J Contracting Company Penza Bailey Architects, Inc.
sa+p is driven . . .
progress GOAL ONE: SA+P will continue to develop AfricanAmerican design, planning, and construction management professionals. GOAL TWO: In our teaching and curriculum, SA+P will ensure that we provide the most current content for development of innovative and critical knowledge and skills. GOAL THREE: SA+P will be identified as a national leader in urban design, planning, and construction applied research. GOAL FOUR: SA+P will become a significant resource for the Baltimore community as a leader in urban design, communitybased development, and neighborhood transformation.
GOAL FIVE: SA+P will define, express, and market our identity as a School.
awards + recognition The Department of Landscape Architecture was featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine. Frank Edgerton Martin. “A Diverse Education: A Historically Black University Connects Urban Ecology and Social Justice.” Landscape Architecture Magazine, 40-51. December 2009.
“Because we work within inner Baltimore City neighborhoods of color, the issue of environmental justice expands the definition of sustainability. We want students to understand that the poor want the same things as the rich relative to healthy and clean environments.” – Glenn Smith, Department of Landscape Architecture
Undergraduate Students. People’s Choice Award, Juror’s Choice and Creativity Award for their participation in the City Block’s LEGO competition. Baltimore, MD. Sanjit Roy. Winner of Artscape Midway Design Competition for “Art Serpent.” Adetodun Olugbenle. American Institute of Architects Baltimore Travel Scholarship. He will travel to Malmo, Sweden to study sustainable practices in urban design and planning. Mahendra Parekh. Certificate of Appreciation from American Institute of Architects, Maryland Chapter. Mahendra Parekh. Distinguished Service Award from American Institute of Architects, Baltimore Chapter. Monika Davis. AIA Baltimore Academic Scholarship award. 50
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