Alumni News: Archive

Max Rohm (MArch/MLA ‘01 and visiting design critic in 2005) and Flavio Janches just published a new book, Urban Interrelations, proposing enhancing integration of informal settlements into the urban mainstream through community participation in the development of public spaces and facilities.

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For 40 years Gund Hall has reigned as an architectural icon of the 20th century: great bones, proudly displayed. But changes in contemporary architectural practice and education, along with the need for increased energy efficiency have argued for updating. The GSD is rising to the challenge.

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Jenny French (MArch ’11) visited 15 unbuilt visionary architecture projects around the world for the Julia A. Appleton Traveling Fellowship. The exhibit based on her inquiry, “Representation’s Ghost,” is on display in Gund through January 28. In other exciting news, French was shortlisted for the 2013 MOMA PS1 Young Architects Program. Results of the competition are expected early next year. 

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Architectural Record looks at 6 schools that represent exemplary 20th century design for architectural education and reports on how they are faring for the 21st century. Foremost among the gorgeous structures is Gund Hall, which beginning in 2010 has undergone a redesign of its studio spaces overseen by Lee Cott (MArch ’70). More on that to come.

In the meantime, read “The Architecture of Architecture Schools.”

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GSD: still on top

Nov 10, 2012

Architectural Record just published the annual review by DesignIntelligence, “America’s Top Architecture Schools 2013,” and Harvard once again appears in first place for graduate architectural education, as it has for 12 of the 14 years of the ranking.

Not only that, it is number 1 in graduate landscape architecture education as well.

What keeps the GSD at the top? “Not only does it have a strong reputation overall, but it scores very well in design, analysis, planning, and the communication skills that graduates need in professional practice.”

Read James P. Cramer’s  Architectural Record and DesignIntelligence articles or download the entire DI survey

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