Toshiko Mori Architect receives the Merit Award in the Architecture and Projects categories for their projects House in Ghent and Sinthian Cultural Center and Artists' Residence, respectively.
Five GSD students spent J-Term preparing their entry for the Urban Land Institute’s 2014 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition and were rewarded with the news that they made it to the final round. The GSD team–Mikhail Thomas Grinwald (MArch), team leader Wajeha Qureshi (MDesS), PG-Human Smit (MUD), Aliza Sovani (MLA) and Sonja Vangjeli (MLA), advised by faculty adviser Richard Peiser– is 1 of four out of 163 in North America invited to compete for the grand prize.
Hashim Sarkis (Aga Khan professor of landscape architecture and urbanism in Muslim societies) hopes Beirut can learn from the experience of other cities in mediating between modernization and historic preservation for the city’s decision about constructing the Fouad Boutros Bridge in Ashrafieh. Engaging community and innovative problem solving are essential, he comments in the Daily Star. Read “Ashrafieh opposes a bridge too far.”
Michael Van Valkenburgh, the Charles Eliot Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, has received a Spark Grant from the Harvard Institute for Teaching and Learning (HILT) to suport development of a new master class.
A team of GSD students, led by Kristen Hunter (DDes) and advised by Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design), traveled to Japan this month to collect an award, meet with officials and tour the Tohoku region devastated by compound disasters in 2011.
Professor Niall Kirkwood's publication, co-authored by Justin Hollander and Julia Gold, is translated by Xiaodi Zeng (MLA '00) and published by China Architecture & Building Press Inc of Beijing.
The ruins of the 18th century Menokin plantation are poised for rebirth, nurtured by the creative efforts of Jorge Silvetti (professor of architecture) his firm Machado and Silvetti and students of the spring 2013 studio, “Ruins, Memory and the Imagination.” Student projects are currently featured in an exhibit at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond through April 27.
Floating overhead like a giant pair of wings at the 2014 Cevisama exhibition is a ceramic structure created by the GSD Design Robotics Group. It’s a mock-up of a structural ceramic and concrete shell system being developed in collaboration with the Institute for Structural Design at TU Graz, Austria.
Luis Callejas’s work will be exhibited at the Pinkcomma Gallery in Boston, MA beginning February 20.
Rocker-Lange Architects are participating in this year’s Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale with their research project entitled “The Ideal City of refigured Civic Space.” The project will be on display until February 28th 2014 and is located in the Kwung Tong Pier.