Fadi Masoud (MLA II '12) was recently selected by the Landscape Architecture Foundation as one of four 2012 National Olmsted Scholar Finalists. He was selected from a pool of 46 candidates nominated by their faculty as University Olmsted Scholars.
Governing by Design: Architecture, Economy, and Politics in Twentieth Century, a new book by Associate Professor Timothy Hyde and the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, is an innovative collection of essays on the relation between architecture and political, economic, social, and biological forms of governance. “Governing by Design offers a unique perspective on twentieth-century architectural history, disputing the primacy placed on individuals in the design and planning process and instead looking to the larger influences of politics, culture, economics, and globalization to uncover the roots of how our built environment evolves.”
Preston Scott Cohen represents the practice of architecture in the documentary film, From Nothing, Something, about the creative process. Directed by Tim Cawley, "From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds common methods, habits, mindsets and neuroses that help bring breakthrough ideas into being."
The film will be shown at the Independent Film Festival of Boston on Sunday, April 29th at 5:30, among others.
The April 14 "Rising Tide: Asia Lifts the World" conference organized by the GSD and Harvard Business School was featured in the Singapore Center for Liveable Cities newsletter.
The annual Asia Business Conference conference examined Singapore as a global city and an economic model. While other economies have been struggling with crises in recent years, Asia has emerged as a pivotal force in the global economy. Today, Asian consumers and companies shape the direction of international markets, business and law.
An extended feature in Harvard Magazine on Professor Rahul Mehrotra (MArch '87) describes his work in Hyderabad, between the historic town that developed from the 14th century hilltop fort built by Hindu rulers, and HITEC City (Hyderabad Information Technology Engineering Consultancy) with towering office buildings and high-rise apartment towers. Mehrotra's Mumbai-based firm, RMA, endeavors to "soften thresholds" between these different sectors of society, building for a new India while conserving its past. The article by Elizabeth Gudrais traces the firm's evolution, Mehrotra's design methodology, and the context of Hyderabad.
Professor in Practice Farshid Moussavi delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Architects' Journal Women in Architecture Awards on April 20 in London.
Moussavi is the founder and principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA), an international practice based in London currently working on the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, USA and a Quran Museum in Tehran, Iran. Moussavi was co-founder and co-principal of the award-winning Foreign Office Architects (FOA), known for projects such as the Yokohama International Ferry Terminal in Japan.
Three significant appointments have been made in the history of landscape architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Dr. Sonja Duempelmann appointed Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Dr. Edward Eigen appointed Associate Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Dr. John Dixon Hunt appointed Visiting Professor of Landscape Architecture
Mitchell Joachim, founder of Terreform, was featured in the May issue of Dwell Magazine for the Now 99- Today's Design Landscape: Ideas, People, Products & Plans. An interview with Diana Budds explores Joachim's designs for biologically based architecture as the future of housing. The published interview follows.
Alumni Seung Teak Lee (MArch '09) and Mi Jung Lim (MArch '09) are STPMJ and were announced today as recipients of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. The Prize is one of North America’s most prestigious awards for young architects.
The Young Architects Program is an annual collaboration between The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that fosters innovative design research and promotes emerging talent. Five finalists for the PS1 courtyard design will be featured in an exhibition at MoMA this summer, including two entries by GSD faculty.