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Students at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design teamed up with the Harvard Ceramics Program to design innovative techniques for ceramic materials. Led by Leire Asensio-Villoria, lecturer in architecture and landscape architecture, and DDes candidate Felix Raspall, the “Ceramic Materials Formations” exhibition at Gallery 224 in Allston showcased the students' exploration of fabrication techniques and the behavior of different ceramic materials. 

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Working with Loeb Fellow Thaddeus Pawlowski during J Term on their Boston Living with Water submission paid off for Lindsay Woodson (MArch), Jon Springfield (MUP) and Kira Sargent (MLA). Their entry, No Building is an Island, is a finalist in the building category, along with another entry by GSD alums Stephanie Goldberg (MArch ’93) and Mark Reed (MArch ’92), Prince Building Piers. There was GSD representation in the Neighborhood category with Resilient Linkages by Alex Krieger (professor of urban design), Kelly Lynema (MUP 13) and Brandon Cuffy (MArch) of NBBJ; and Chris Reed (associate professor of landscape architecture) was awarded Honorable Mention for Fort Point’s Living Basin in collaboration with Perkins and Will. Read more in the LOEBlog.

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Ask any resident of Mexico City where they would like to be on a warm, Sunday afternoon, and it may well be a landscape designed by Mario Schjetnan. On Tuesday, February 17, Schjetnan described his latest projects on the practice and theory of landscape in a public lecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. 

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The Boston Society of Architects, a local AIA chapter, has announced its 2014 Design Awards, and Ann Beha (LF ’88) is once again in the spotlight. Her Shelburne Museum Center for Art and Education and her University of Chicago Center for Economics both took Design Excellence Awards. Beha recently won an AIA Honor Award for her work on the Cambridge Public Library.

See the entire list of BSA honorees, which includes associate professor of landscape architecture Chris Reed’s Stoss.

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Innovation fosters collaboration, and at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design important and exciting cross-university dialogues are always taking place. Leire Asensio-Villoria’s “Ceramic Materials Formations” exhibition is a case in point. 

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Last week's Aga Khan lecture, the first in Harvard Graduate School of Design's spring lecture series, explored the interaction between globalization, resistance, space and urban design in Cairo

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