Jennifer Bonner (MArch '09) and Jon Lott (MArch '09), assistant professors of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, have been appointed director's of the GSD's Master in Architecture program, effective July 1, 2017. Lott will work primarily with students in the MArch I and MArch I-AP program, and Bonner will focus on students in the MArch II program. They succeed Grace La (MArch '95), professor of architecture.
Born in Alabama, Bonner is director of MALL and has served as assistant professor of architecture since 2015. She is a recipient of a series of awards, including Architectural Review‘s Award for Emerging Architecture and two Faculty Design Awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. As a GSD graduate, she was awarded the James Templeton Kelley Prize for her project Assemblage of Twins. Her research and design work has been published in journals including Architectural Review, Architectural Record, Wallpaper, a+t, DAMn, ART PAPERS, PLAT, and MAS Context. She also served as faculty editor of the GSD's ninth edition of Platform, entitled Still Life.
Lott is principal of PARA-Project, PC. and co-founder of Collective-LOK. He is recipient of the Design Vanguard award (by Architectural Record), the New Practices New York award (by the American Institute of Architects), and the Architectural League Prize (by the Architectural League of New York), and was a MoMA/PS1 Young Architects finalist. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Domus, the Architect’s Newspaper, a+u, Form, and Azure, among others. He is a Leopold Schepp and John E. Thayer Scholar, has been a project editor for PRAXIS: Journal of Writing + Building, and an invited juror at Harvard, Princeton, Rice, Yale, Columbia, MIT, UPenn, Cornell, Toronto, and the Architectural League of New York. He received his MArch with distinction from the GSD. He is co-editor of the GSD's forthcoming tenth edition of Platform.