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St. John Properties, Inc. Named NAIOP 2018 Developer of the Year

NAIOP  |  News Baltimore-based commercial real estate developer honored for industry innovation NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected St. John Properties, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, as the 2018 Developer of the Year – the association’s highest honor. St. John Properties is a commercial real estate developer and owner with 19 million square feet of Class “A” commercial office, flex/R&D, retail and warehouse space, as well as more than 2,500 residential units. By the end of 2019, the company portfolio will expand to...

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Baltimore Sun’s 2018 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Edward St. John

The Baltimore Sun  |  Editorial Board When Edward St. John was about to finish college, his mother gave him an ultimatum: Come home to run the business his late father built, or she would sell. That wasn’t what Mr. St. John had in mind. He had studied electrical engineering at the University of Maryland because he wanted to be a test pilot, and he knew that was the surest way to accomplish it. But he hashed things out with some fraternity brothers over a few beers, and he decided to take over the company. Much as he might joke about whether the Air Force might have been the...

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UMD re-thinks campus space to better reflect ‘the future of education’

Education Dive  |  Autumn A Arnett Dive Brief:  The University of Maryland is one of a number of institutions across the country that is re-designing its physical spaces to better achieve the teaching and learning outcomes the university has identified as optimal, as it looks to move away from the traditional professor-at-the-front lecture style. The new Edward St. John building on the College Park main campus features classroom layouts including six-round pod-style classrooms, comprised of a number of tables that each sit six students, and media classrooms, which feature...

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A New High-Tech Learning Center Changed How These Professors Teach

The Chronicle of Higher Education  |  Julia Schmalz When the Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center opened this fall at the University of Maryland at College Park, students were not the only ones learning. Faculty members using the high-tech spaces designed for collaborative learning found that they had to rethink their pedagogy to take advantage of the new tools at their disposal. Watch the...