Faculty and Students win Preservation Award
Professor Ruth Connell and Dale Green and students (Sam Armstrong, Walter Avelar, Alieu Bawo, Willyem Boles, Troy Leftwich, and Olusanmi Faweinmi) from the Summer Cambridge Studio were recipients of the Excellence in Community Engagement Award from the 2012 Maryland Preservation Awards (Maryland Historical Trust) on January 31, 2012.
The 2011 Summer Cambridge Studio, a ten week program for graduate architecture students from Morgan State University directed by the Delmarva Rural Laboratory, Inc. in cooperation with the City of Cambridge, developed design solutions for the reuse of the historic 1926 City Hall/Fire Hall by the City of Cambridge for the administrative, finance and public works departments. Students and faculty engaged community stakeholders through the design process. As a result of the student's work, the community realized that the building could be restored while still meeting the needs of the City. When completed, the project will fulfill all of the City's programmatic requirements, create a high performance work environment, meet the City's sustainability goals, cost less than building a new structure, and re-establish the old City Hall as a community landmark.
Congratulations to faculty and students who participated on this project!!!
For more information about the Maryland Preservation Awards, please read the press release.