The Harvard Graduate School of Design announces the appointment of Ali M. Malkawi as Professor of Architectural Technology, effective July 1, 2013.
Edward Becker (MArch candidate) has received an American-Scandinavian Foundation fellowship at Aalto University for his research "Helsinki 2030: The Contemporary Manifestation of Finland’s Architectural Vernacular."
A home designed and built by Noah Walker, (MArch ‘04), of Walker Workshop Design Build, has been featured in the Los Angeles Times.
The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank, has announced the inauguration of the Infrastructure 360° Awards, the first infrastructure sustainability awards in Latin America and the Caribbean. Andreas Georgoulias (lecturer in architecture and Zofnass Program research director) will be leading this effort for the GSD side.
The Hyatt Foundation announced that Toyo Ito will be the recipient of the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The Tokyo-based architect has recently taught studios on post-tsunami reconstruction and temporary housing at the GSD. He is recognized for producing an outstanding body of work that combines conceptual innovation with superbly executed buildings.
Two GSD studios have made Mexico City their laboratory and have taken dramatically different approaches to solving problems and liberating the potential of this thrilling metropolis.
GSD students and faculty are addressing a spectrum of urgent issues at the ACSA 101 conference: New Constellations / New Ecologies.
Peter Del Tredici (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture and senior research scientist at the Arnold Arboretum) will receive the Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society in London this spring. The award recognizes his outstanding and extensive work in botany and horticulture over the past forty years.
The Crown Sky Garden incorporates light, sound, water, wood elements and bamboo planters to create a space for both active participation and quiet reprieve. See videos and more.
Hugo Van Vuuren (MDesS) is helping innovative designers become entrepreneurs. He's an advisor with venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates' NEA Studio, where investors and experts help designers found mobile and web start-ups in NY.