Seven of the 11 winners of this year’s Community Service Fellowships were UPD students. As the summer comes to a close, UPD’s summer fellows reflect on their experiences.
For the Boston Globe story this week about Five Fields, designed by Walter Gropius in Lexington, Mass., journalist Linda Matchen turned to Timothy Hyde (associate professor of architecture) for context and perspective on the social factors that gave rise to this unique community and others like it. Read “An era fades at Five Fields in Lexington” for the story and Hyde’s insights.
Photo of Gropius House by Jack E. Boucher, courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
An exhibition curated by Sonja Dümpelmann (associate professor of landscape architecture) and Charles Waldheim (department chair and professor of landscape architecture) and a publication by Dümpelmann were selected for Graham Foundation grants. Dean Mohsen Mostafavi was also tapped for his book Nicholas Hawksmoor: London Churches.
This year the GSD is well represented among the winners and finalists of the SOM Prize. James Leng (MArch ’13) received the top prize, and Arielle Assouline-Lichten (MArch ’13) and Edward Becker (MArch ’13) were among the 8 finalists.
Collective-LOK, formed by Jon Lott (MArch '05), William O'Brien Jr. (MArch '05) and Michael Kubo (MArch '06) was recently chosen as one of three finalists for Ground/Work: A Design Competitionfor Van Alen Institute's New Street-Level Space.
Carlos Garciavelez (MAUD '12 and lecturer in urban design) published part of his Druker Fellowship research "Form and Pedagogy: An Atlas of 20th Century University City in Latin America" in the Argentinian architectural journal PLOT. Garciavelez’s applied research project traces the university campus model in Latin America as the most salient symbol of progress of the 20th century large-scale urban interventions inscribed into the Latin American city.
The Center for Outdoor Living Design (COLD) at Kent State University has selected work by two GSD grads among the winning designs in the "Coldscapes" New Visions for Cold Weather Cities" competition.