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A recent feature in the University of Texas Alumni Magazine, The Alcaldepositions the work of Everett Fly (BArch '75 and MLA '77), a landscape architect from San Antonio, within the history of architectural preservation in America. Establishing his work in historic black communities and sites including Nicodemus, Kansas, and the Winks Panorama Lodge in Gilpin County, Colorado, the sole Rocky Mountain resort open to African-Americans between 1928 and 1960, Fly found himself in Eatonville, Florida, one of the most significant towns in black history.

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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. 

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A GSD team has been invited by the Politecnico di Milano to participate at the Bocconi University “Urban Campus” International Competition. Led by Professor Joan Busquets and  Professor Hashim Sarkis, the design team includes Stefano Andreani (MDesS ’13), Federico de Molfetta (MDesS ’13), and Xing Xiong (MArch II ’12) and will compete with nine international teams.

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Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced that its first Distinguished Executive in Residence for the Real Estate Academic Initiative (REAI) will be Gerald D. Hines, the internationally renowned real estate developer.

Two conversations will be held on Wednesday, April 18 at the GSD: Creative Collaboration:  An Overview of the Hines and Robert A.M. Stern Architects Project Portfolio at 1:00 p.m. and Evolution of an Investment Builder: How a House Renovation in 1956 Lead to the Creation of a Global Firm at 6:00 p.m.

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An article by Dan Weissman (MDesS '12) on his experiences in Haiti was published in Gobal Post. Since February 2011 he has been involved in a series of reconstruction projects that are a collaboration between the GSD, MIT’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and various NGOs, government agencies and corporate entities throughout the Port-au-Prince region. Over the course of six trips to the city, the team continues to engage in projects ranging from small architecture and urban design to macro-scale territorial planning, water and landscape management projects. 

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SsD, the firm led by Jinhee Park (Design Critic in Architecture) and John Hong (Adjunct Associate Professor) won four AIA awards for recent work: The White Block Gallery, featured in Metropolis Magazine, won both a regional AIA New England Design Award as well as an Honor Award for Design Excellence from the Boston Society of Architects (BSA). 8 Towers, part of the Ordos 100 project, andIsland of Water, a landscape urbanism project in Incheon, Korea both won BSA Unbuilt Architecture Awards with the latter project taking the highest Honor Award in that category.

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Curator of the Loeb Fellowship, Jim Stockard (MCP ’68, LF ’78) has been appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Public Housing Sustainability and Reform. The Commission has been established as a result of the Governor’s commitment to dramatically reform the outdated and inefficient system by which 242 local agencies manage a stock of 50,000 public housing units funded by the state and another 37,000 supported by the federal government. The purpose of the 23 member Commission is to “develop recommendations for the sustainability and reform of public housing authorities and the portfolio of state aided public housing that will ensure the long-term viability of public housing as an affordable housing resource, including the reform of the statutory governance structure with a goal of creating a practical, cost-effective and modern regional governance structure.”

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The U.S. Treasury Department's IRS Northeast Headquarters, designed by Adjunct Professor in Architecture, Jonathan Levi, opened its first phase in January 2012. A GSA Design Excellence Commission, the second phase of the project is to be completed in February 2012. 

The Roger F. Wellington School in Belmont, Massachusetts, was designed by Levi and dedicated in September 2011 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman. 

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This month, Black Dog Publishing, London will publish a new book by Krzysztof Wodiczko titled The Abolition of War, an insight into the working practice of Wodiczko and the political and social concepts infused in his work. With an extended essay by Wodiczko as the starting point for discussions on war and war-related history and memory, texts from theorists and critics in the field support a parallel forum. 

In March 2012, Wodiczko was awarded the "Feed the World with More Art" 2012 award for "his lifelong inspiring and life-changing work" in New York City. 

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