Terps Visit Baltimore Studio

JMT Architecture hosted a group of students from University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation on Tuesday, March 26th, as part of Practice Leader Albert Rubeling, Jr., FAIA’s course “Careers in Architecture.”  The event, held at the Baltimore Studio in Hunt Valley, Maryland, included a review of their PXT Behavioral On-line Assessment with Eric Miller of Smart Performance Strategies and a panel discussion with Terrapin Architecture Alumni on their chosen career paths. 

The former Terrapins spoke about their experience since graduation, sharing lessons learned and insight into their first few years in the industry. Speakers include three JMT employees: Michael Grabenstein, AIA, LEED AP®; Sean Konig; and William Ayres, IV.  

Grabenstein joined JMT Architecture in 2013. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland and his Master of Architecture at Syracuse University.  Grabenstein spoke about the value of his experience in changing schools after his undergraduate tenure. 

Konig joined JMT in 2016 and spoke about his educational path completing his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Maryland. 

With nearly one year as an Architectural Designer for JMT Architecture, Ayres was able to relate to the students who are completing this course as part of their senior year before graduation. Ayres spoke about the value of networking and open-mindedness in career planning. 

Rubeling enjoyed overseeing this year’s guest panelists and Studio visit. This Spring 2019 semester is his 10th year teaching this current course as a lecturer for the University. As a former Terp, Rubeling enjoys the opportunity to give back to his University in this capacity. As a Lecturer he has met many great students, including Konig and Ayres. 

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