For the third year running, the GSD recently brought its annual Alumni + Friends Weekend to a new host city—Miami—to examine design challenges of the area, and showcase the projects of regional alumni.
Tracing the urban evolution of Mexico City, Mexico City: Between Geometry and Geography, coedited by associate professor of urban design Felipe Correa and critic in urban planning and design Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro, looks at a selection of the capital city's key urban projects throughout its 600-year history.
Carlos Garciavelez (MAUD '12), recipient of the 2012 Druker Traveling Fellowship and lecturer in urban planning and design, culminated his research with the release of a book titled Form and Pedagogy: The Design of the University City in Latin America (ARD 2014).
Jennifer Cooper (MLA’10) received the 2014 Bradford Williams Medal for her article, “The Art of Taking Apart,” which appeared in the March 2013 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM).
Collette Creppell AB '82 MArch '90, Kevin Harris MAUD '80, and Sabeen Hasan MArch '09 hosted an alumni reception to welcome the Loeb Fellows to New Orleans while Mark Johnson MLAUD '82 welcomed GSD alumni in Denver during the ASLA Annual Meeting.
Justine Kwiatkowski Vélez MLA ’06, MUP ’06 came to the field of landscape architecture because of her desire to give back to the world, whether through the restoration of environmentally-degraded sites, or the beautification of space.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2015 Wheelwright Prize. The open international competition awards $100,000 to a talented early-career architect to support travel-based research.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Class of 1961 held a mini reunion in Reston, VA.