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The Architecture, Interior Design and Construction Management Department is proud to make the following announcements as a way to keep our students informed. Please check this page from time to time for important updates on our program. Some links on this page require Adobe Reader.

Join us on our 2016 Summer Travel Study of the Grand tour of Italy!
See one of the most famous buildings first hand
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Annual Department Trip to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob Set! NEW!

We will be making our annual fall “pilgrimage” to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob on Friday, October 23, 2015. This is during the “peak” fall colors for western PA.  The trip costs $35 for both tours and you have to be signed up by October 8, 2015. The trip sells out each year so don’t delay! For more information contact the Department Chair, Professor Michael Ryan at

Architecture Students Win Four AIA Region Awards! NEW!

We are very happy and extremely proud to announce the 2014 AIA Chesapeake Bay Region Student Award Winners.  The judges said the evaluation was very difficult due to the tremendous quality of the projects submitted.  The top Honor Award went to Tharin Thomas and Gene Bauer for their design “Polychrome Pass.”  The Merit Award went to Tharin Thomas for his EcoForm Project. Andrew Fuller also won a Citation Award for his EcoForm project Assateague Island.  Congratulations to all our winners!!!

Interior Design Students Win Four National Awards!

Four Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) students won awards participating in the prestigious MADE: In America Lighting Design Competition sponsored by Maryland’s own national award winning furniture and lighting company, Niermann-Weeks. Students in AACC’s ACH 204 Interior Construction Detailing class were selected to participate in this courses taught by Dimitra Tangires, Faculty Advisor for AACC’s ASID Student Chapter. This is the third consecutive year they have placed in Made: In America’s national, regional and local events.

AACC Wins Two State ASID Awards! NEW! 

The Maryland Chapter of ASID ( The American Society of Interior Designers)  has chosen (2)  AACC Interior Design students for awards in this year’s 2013 Design Competition.  AACC students won in three categories; Student Cathy Terranove won 1st Place in Hospitality Design, and Honorable Mentions in Commercial Design and Historic Design. Student Mallika Prasad won honorable mention in Historic Design category. This year’s student winners add to a legacy of AACC ASID winners now exceeding over 30 awards in the past 12 years and considered by the industry as one of the leading programs of its kind.

Architecture Students Win Top State AIA Awards, AGAIN! 

Anne Arundel Community College architecture students won three state community college awards, including the top award for delineation presented by the Maryland State American Institute of Architects.  AACC architecture students have won the top delineation award for three consecutive years.

Marci Kendall of Baltimore won first place for Excellence in Hand Delineation for her project, “Philadelphia City Hall,” a project in Assistant Professor Robert Lowe III’s Architectural Design 2 class. Bernard Jeffers of Severna Park won a Jurors Citation in Design for his project, “Rebounding Lands – Assateague National Seashore.” In addition, Frederick Gramlich Jr. of Pasadena also won a Jurors Citation in Design for his project, “Abstracting Assateague.” Both Jeffers’ and Gramlichs’ entries grew out of projects in Professor Michael D. Ryan’s Architectural Design 4 class where a focus on sustainability design is emphasized.