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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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GSD students recently harvested the first honey from the beehive located on the roof of Gund Hall. The bees have been on the roof since spring 2011 thanks to Connie Migliazzo (MLA I ‘13) and Hallie Chen (MArch I ‘12) who started the hive and Melissa Alexander (MAUD ’13) and Ben Ruswick (MArch I ‘15) who help to maintain it. The honey will be raffled off on October 26 to benefit a local community garden.

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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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Eric Höweler (assistant professor of architecture) and his firm Höweler + Yoon Architecture took top prize in the Audi Urban Future Award 2012 for “Shareway 2030, a reimagining of the Boston to Washington metropolitan region.

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The major sights of Boston, as well as tidbits of history and arcane lore are as close as your smartphone with a new app that just rolled out thanks to 4 GSD students. Ingrid Bengtson (MArch ’15), Sayli Korgaonkar (MArch ’14), Eduardo M. Llinas-Messeguer (MAUD ’13) and Josh Schecter (MArch ’15) helped CultureNOW create walking tours, photos and podcasts for the Museum Without Walls.

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How can a solid structure evoke change and the passage of time? That’s the challenge Farshid Moussavi (professor in practice in architecture) met in designing the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.

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This past summer, the International Travel Community Service Fellowship Program provided funding to GSD students for travel overseas to perform community service. Their experiences demonstrate the wide range of roles planners and designers perform and their innovative contributions to solve urban challenges.

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Martin Bechthold, Professor of Architectural Technology and founder of the GSD's Design Robotics Group (DRG), and Nathan King (DDes candidate in Technology) will host a robot workshop at Rob|Arch 2012 in Graz.

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Gary Hilderbrand (adjunct professor of landscape architecture, and John Beardsley (adjunct professor of landscape architecture and director of garden and landscape studies at Dumbarton Oaks) shared the stage in an evening of discussion at the Philip Johnson Glass House on September 20. Their dialogue focused on issues of "Procession" in Johnson's work at his New Canaan estate and other projects, and more broadly throughout modernist and traditional works.

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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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