Esplanade 2020, a visionary plan published by The Esplanade Association, outlines the conservation of the Charles River Esplanade at the park’s 100th anniversary. The project aims to transform Boston’s waterside park into a world-leading urban public space.
Jon Hong (MArch '96) and Jinhee Park (MArch '02) of SsD recently received the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices Award. Emerging Voices spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism.
Philip Freelon (LF '90) broke ground on the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture last week in Washington DC.
Horizontal Systems, co-founded by CEO Jordan Brandy (DDes '08) and VP Ivan Panushev (DDes '08) was purchased by Autodesk Inc. for cloud-based computing and modeling software. Based in New York, Horizontal Systems provides Building Information Modeling (BIM) programs, which will be incorporated into Autodesk's 360 program, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Silvia Benedito, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, and Alexander Häusler (MArchII '04) have been selected as finalists for the Bayern-Oil site development Competition in Ingolstadt, Germany.
A collaboration between Nathan King (DDes '13) and Herbert Dreiseitl (LF '11) yields a permanent sculptural installation at the newly constructed Ann Arbor Municipal Center. The sculpture, designed by Herbert Dreiseitl, consists of a vertical cast bronze element and a horizontal waterway that together carry water through the site. Nathan King has also been invited to give several lectures and collaborate on curriculum development for emerging programs in Design Research and robotic fabrication technologies.
Betsy Otto (LF '07) recently joined the Markets and Enterprise Program at the World Resources Institute, a global environmental think tank in Washington, DC. She is directing WRI’s Aqueduct project, a global water risk assessment and mapping tool to inform private and public sector investment and water management decisions. The Aqueduct project team engages business, NGOs and governments for positive change in managing water resources worldwide.
Chee Pearlman (Loeb Fellow '11) will join architect David Rockwell of Rockwell Group in curating 'The Design Studio," a session on design and creativity at this year's TED Conference in Long Beach, California on March 1. The session will feature a range of contributors to explore creative development, design innovation, and using art and design to mold the human experience.
Arthur Huang (MArch '04), co-founder of Miniwiz SED, has been selected as the first Taiwanese entrepreneur for the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Venture Fellows program.
Deborah Freedman (MArch '86) has left the practice of architecture to build worlds in children's picture books. Blue Chicken was released by Viking in 2011 to three starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and School Library Journal, and was on Kirkus's list of "Best Children's Books of 2011".