The Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) has recently announced their 2013 Honor and Merit awards with many Harvard Graduate School of Design alumni and faculty among the winners.
The Architectural League of New York awards Luis Callejas, GSD Design Critic in Landscape Architecture, the 2013 Architectural League Prize.
Students in Joyce Rosenthal’s (assistant professor of urban planning) option studio Creating Resilient Cities: Disaster Field Lab are examining how New York City’s coastal communities can emerge from the devastation of last fall’s superstorm Sandy stronger and more resilient than before.
A team made up of GSD students, a Loeb Fellow and a HU student is using geotechnology to connect audiences with the music, visual art and theatre in urban public spaces. Their vision excited the jury of the inaugural Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge, who awarded first prize to the Musey project.
Zaneta Hong, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, is the recipient of the Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship in Landscape Architecture for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Recent GSD graduate Irene Toselli (MLA ’12) will fly to Ferrara, Italy in June to participate in an award ceremony which will honor her 2012 thesis with the silver medal prize for sustainable architecture.
On an evening in late April, over 100 community members turned out for a public meeting and presentation by students in the 2nd semester core urban planning studio of Plan Downtown Malden, a comprehensive set of recommendations to improve the city center. The studio, led by Ann Forsyth (professor of urban planning), Daniel D'Oca (design critic), Kathryn Madden (design critic in urban planning and design) and Robert Pietrusko (lecturer in landscape architecture and urban planning and design), used Malden’s planning problems as the opportunity to engage advanced level analytical and creative problem-solving and address complex planning concerns.
Stoss Landscape Urbanism, founded by Chris Reed (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) recently unveiled their latest project at Harvard, the Science Center Plaza.
Karen Lee Bar-Sinai (LF 2013) and her design partner Yehuda Greenfield-Gilat, of Jerusalem-based SAYA studio, are profiled in a recent blog post for the New Yorker.
MUP students recently voted to elect Adrienne Mathews and Lydia Scott (MUP ’14) co-presidents of the Harvard Urban Planning Organization. The past year has been filled with HUPO-sponsored events that engage students and professionals, academics, community organizations and city governments in improving cities.