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Andreas Georgoulias (lecturer in architecture and research director of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure) kicked off the holiday season with a research presentation at the 3rd International Architectural Conservation Conference in Dubai earlier this month.

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Hyuntek Yoon and Soobum You (both MArch  ’12) of Atelier WHY have won the Detroit Riverfront Competition with an urban fantasy land that bridges streetscape and river with a magical forest.

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In the Community Innovation Lab, guided by Michael Hooper (assistant professor of urban planning) and Susan Crawford( visiting Stanton professor of the First Amendment), GSD and HKS students teamed up with three community groups in Boston and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics to make “big ideas” a reality in the Dudley and Upham’s Corner neighborhoods.

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Jinhee Park (design critic in architecture and MArch ’02) and John Hong (adjunct associate professor and MArch ‘96) are in the Architectural Record “2012 Design Vanguard.” The honor comes right on the heels of a Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award for their White Block Gallery.

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Farshid Moussavi (professor of architecture) is a finalist for the competition to design a new science museum and educational center in Moscow.

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Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design) joined colleagues from FEMA, MGH, the Harvard Center for the Environment and FAS for a HSPH forum and webcast called “Big Weather and Coastal Cities: Resilience in the Face of Disaster,”  moderated by Huffington Post senior writer Tom Zeller Jr.

Read about the forum in “Lessons for the next Sandy” in the Harvard Gazette.

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Florian Idenburg’s (adjunct associate professor of architecture) firm SO-Il is part of a partnership selected to compete for the creation of the new Shrem Museum of Art at U.C. Davis.

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TempAgency, a design/research collaborative between Kutonotuk (Leena Cho, MLA ’09 and Matthew Jull, MArch ’08) and mcdowellespinosa, is selected as one of the five finalists for the prestigious MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program 2013.

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“Sinking Gardens,” by Nikola Bojic (MDesS 13) and Alan Waxman (MLA 14), was installed in XiXi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou for the 2012 West Lake International Sculpture Exhibition. The work connects the history of families who lived for generations in XiXi with the contemporary building boom, and lays claim to public space for the future of China.

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For anyone to whom the similarity between a building and a French pastry is not evident, Pierre Herme’s presentation, “The Architecture of Taste,” at the GSD last week was a revelation. Herme’s approach to designing unique tastes through a combination of flavors and textures “is analogous to the programmatic construction that takes place in architecture,” observes Savinien Caracostea (MArch ’13), the event organizer. Read more about it in “Constructing the Perfect Bite” in Harvard Magazine.

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