In an interview by critic and author Nicolai Ouroussoff, Dean Mohsen Mostafavi discusses his favorite books.
Recently released, Infrastructure Sustainability and Design compiles the first two years of research of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure.
The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure was founded in 2008 by a generous donation from Paul and Joan Zofnass, and is housed at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Its activities are extended to several schools at the University including Public Health, Government, Business, and the Center for the Environment.
Over the GSD Spring Break Alex Krieger lectured at six of China's leading architecture and planning schools including Tsinghua University in Beijing, Tonji University in Shanghai, Dongnan University in Nanjing, Xian University, Harbin University, & Tianjin University.
Additionally, he addressed the staff of the Planning Bureaus of the cities of Tianjin, Shanghai, Nanjing and Fuzhou about the importance of urban design. Earlier in March he delivered the Keynote Lecture at the Annual Conference of the Israel Planners Association, on this year's organizing theme of planning large scale urban infrastructure.
Dwayne Oyler (MArch '01) and Jenny Wu (MArch '01) of Oyler Wu Collaborative were honored by Architectural League with an Emerging Voices Award alongside fellow alumni from SsD. The two firms will speak at tonight's lecture at the Cooper Union in Rose Auditorium, the third evening of the 30th annual Emerging Voices lecture series.
Carl Koepcke (MArch '12) and Marshall Prado (MArch '11) are featured in ArchDaily for their construction system of a rapidly deployable ice shelter using snow and ice as building materials. The temporary shelter is intended for cold environments and utilizes the insulative properties and inherent compressive strength of the proposed building materials to craft a spatial catenary volume. Using parametric modeling and digital fabrication techniques, plastic panels create a lightweight and packable structure. “Instead of using traditional igloo construction, the proposed process could be self-forming under wet, frozen conditions,” explained the designers.
Aloysha Verzhbinsky (MArch '90) has been promoted to partner at Tom Eliot Fisch Architects in San Francisco. With the firm since 2001, Verzhbinsky has more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction of major institutional and public works projects, including hospitals, libraries, recreational facilities, and commercial buildings. His projects have appeared inArchitect, Architecture, and Progressive Architecture and received design awards from the AIA California Council and the San Francisco, New York, and Boston Chapters of AIA.
Eve Blau participated in a panel discussion with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and literary critic Christopher Benfey on "The Human Prospect: A Panel on History, Art and the Humanities" at Hampshire College, as part of the Presidential Lecture Series on February 21, 2012.
Karolina Kawiaka (MArch '94) has been named a winner in the National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument grounds. Her design, "The People's Forum," is currently on display at the National Building Museum and will be included in an upcoming show at the Virginia Center for Architecture. View her design, listen to the interview, and vote for it to win the People's Choice Award.
Dongwoo Yim (MAUD '08) and PRAUD are finalists in the Urban Intervention Seattle Competition for their design "Seattle Jelly Bean."
Students in Felipe Correa's option studio "A line in the Andes" travelled to Quito, Ecuador in February to examine ways the city might employ its new metro stations as foci for further urban transformations, including cultural, educational, and recreational facilities.