Eric Howeler of Howeler+Yoon Architecture has recently completed the new BSA Space at the Atlantic Wharf in Boston. A striking green "cloud" ceiling and dropped stair invites visitors to the meeting space and 6,000sf exhibition space dedicated to architecture and design.
Wang Shu is the first architect in China to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and at 48, the fourth youngest. The architect is celebrated for his commitment to China’s history in a time of rapid development, integrating salvaged materials in experimental modern forms.
Esplanade 2020, a visionary plan published by The Esplanade Association, outlines the conservation of the Charles River Esplanade at the park’s 100th anniversary. The project aims to transform Boston’s waterside park into a world-leading urban public space.
Jon Hong (MArch '96) and Jinhee Park (MArch '02) of SsD recently received the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices Award. Emerging Voices spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism.
Betsy Otto (LF '07) recently joined the Markets and Enterprise Program at the World Resources Institute, a global environmental think tank in Washington, DC. She is directing WRI’s Aqueduct project, a global water risk assessment and mapping tool to inform private and public sector investment and water management decisions. The Aqueduct project team engages business, NGOs and governments for positive change in managing water resources worldwide.
Horizontal Systems, co-founded by CEO Jordan Brandy (DDes '08) and VP Ivan Panushev (DDes '08) was purchased by Autodesk Inc. for cloud-based computing and modeling software. Based in New York, Horizontal Systems provides Building Information Modeling (BIM) programs, which will be incorporated into Autodesk's 360 program, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Two faculty members have been invited to speak at the 100th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture organized at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 1-4. Ingeborg Rocker, Associate Professor of Architecture and Coordinator of Digital Workshops at the GSD, will be on the conference's opening panel alongside Sanford Kwinter, Co-Director of the Master in Design Studies Program and Professor of Architectural Theory and Criticism at the GSD.
The Boston Globe's Robert Campbell reviews Preston Scott Cohen's 'Lightfall' exhibit in Gund Hall on the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
A collaboration between Nathan King (DDes '13) and Herbert Dreiseitl (LF '11) yields a permanent sculptural installation at the newly constructed Ann Arbor Municipal Center. The sculpture, designed by Herbert Dreiseitl, consists of a vertical cast bronze element and a horizontal waterway that together carry water through the site. Nathan King has also been invited to give several lectures and collaborate on curriculum development for emerging programs in Design Research and robotic fabrication technologies.
Silvia Benedito, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, and Alexander Häusler (MArchII '04) have been selected as finalists for the Bayern-Oil site development Competition in Ingolstadt, Germany.