William Morgan (MArch '58), award-winning architect and pioneer in researching the origins of architectural creativity, recently received an honorary degree, Doctor of Arts, from the University of Florida during a ceremony in Jacksonville, Fla.
Dongwoo Yim (MAUD '08) of PRAUD (Progressive Research in Architecture, Urbanism and Design) received an honorable mention for their design, the Greenhouse Transformer in the Harlem Edge/Cultivating Connections competition. The competition called for redevelopment designs of the decommissioned Department of Sanitation marine transfer station located in the Hudson River at 135th Street.
Contract named Michael Murphy (MArch '11) and Alan Ricks (MArch '10) of MASS Design Group as the 2012 Designer of the Year. With design and healthcare projects in Rwanda and Haiti, MASS thinks big and executes. And it is on a trajectory to continue designing for dignity, to improve people’s lives through design, and to be a primary example for how designers can rethink their role in a world of increasingly global impact. A full report from Contract, including a number of MASS Design Group's projects and a glimpse into their philosophy in video is featured on their website.
James S. Lee (MArch '78), Founder of iContinuum Group, has been awarded a one-year research grant from the Urban China Initiative, a Beijing-based research partnership between the McKinsey & Company, Tsinghua University and Columbia University.