Alumni News: Archive

Morgan Dix Wheelock (MLA '64), landscape architect and former Chairman of the Architectural Review Commission, will be inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame on November 8 in Boston.

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In the midst of a battle that has pitted Northwestern University’s expansion against preservation of the historic (albeit quirky) Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago, Jeanne Gang (MArch ’93) has come up with an elegant solution. Her design for a tower atop the existing structure adds the research space the university needs, pays homage to a unique landmark and forges a “third way” beyond a seemingly

insoluble conundrum. Read “A Vision to Avoid Demolition for a ’70s Pioneer” by critic Michael Kimmelman in the NY Times.

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llustration by Jay Hoffman, courtesy of Studio Gang Architects

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Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) announced this week that it will name a distinguished visiting professorship in architecture in honor of John Portman, Founder and Chairman of John Portman & Associates, a leading design firm based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Silvia Benedito (assistant in landscape architecture) and Alexander Häusler (MArch II '04) have been commissioned to develop “Stadt Park-Donau,” an urban park along the Donau River in Ingolstadt, Germany. The design team for the plan included Erik Anderson (MLA ’13), Michael Luegering (MLA ’13) and Carolyn Deuschle (MLA ’14).

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Alda Çapi Black (MArch ‘11) is heading to Tirana, Albania, to accept first place award in the MOBILIciTY international competition for design of the city’s transportation station. Her collaborator is Chris Masicampo (MArch '12).

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Solar Map Presentation at Cambridge Public Library October 3, 2012 at 7:00pm

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Xiaoxuan Lu (MLA ’12 and senior landscape researcher, GSD Center for Technology and Environment) details her “beautiful and clever strategy” for cleaning up the bomb-scarred landscape of Laos and mitigating the effects of gold mining in an interview in Co.Exist.  Her project “Mining/Demining” won a 2012 ASLA Award of Excellence. Read “Cleaning Up Unexploded Bombs By Turning Them Into Gold Mines.



Burcin Becerik-Gerber (DDes '06) has been appointed to the Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Southern California

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