Alumni News: Archive

Wendy W Fok (DDes ’16) announced as one of the 13 shortlisted candidates of the Emerging Designer Competition following a Canada-wide search that commenced in March 2013. 

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President Drew Faust's vision of One HARVARD has both inspired the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s collaborations across schools, disciplines and facilities, and led to unprecedented cross-disciplinary activity and engagement with the university at large over the past year. This fall, we sat down with Michael Hays, professor of architectural theory and associate dean for academic affairs, to ask him about the GSD’s support of the One HARVARD mission.

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Honoring the school’s growing global influence, GSD Development and Alumni Relations hosted Alumni Weekend 8,000 miles from Gund Hall, where nearly 150 alumni, faculty and friends convened in Hong Kong from September 14 through 16 for an engaging program including “The Future of the City in Global City-Regions” symposium, local architectural tours and a Grand Reception. While the bulk of participants came from the school’s vast alumni base in the region, several participants traveled from remote locales including London, Poland, Chicago, Texas and Australia, representing classes from 1970 to 2014. In an effort to meet alumni closer to home, the School opted to host this year’s event outside of Cambridge for the second year in a row.

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Research and collaboration is front and center at the GSD, and these days, it’s moving design forward into areas never before ventured. The Design Robotics Group (DRG), a research unit that looks at the role of material processes and systems in the built environment, and the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab (REAL), have delved into the world of science through their innovative partnership with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

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William (Bill) Anderson (MCRP ’83) is a planner living in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego with his wife, two kids and their dog. He is a principal and vice-president at AECOM, overseeing the Economics + Planning practice for the western US Design + Planning group.

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Upon invitation by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s African American Student Union, Musician/Artist Kanye West came to the School on the afternoon of Sunday, November 17.

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ONE PRIZE, an annual design and science award to promote green design in cities, awards GSD graduate Kenya Endo (MLA ’13) the winner of the 2013 “stormproof” competition.

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