Morgan Dix Wheelock (MLA '64), landscape architect and former Chairman of the Architectural Review Commission, will be inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame on November 8 in Boston.
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.
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.
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).
Several MLA alumni and affiliates have been inducted into the 2012 ASLA Council of Fellows.
Xiaoxuan Lu (MLA ’12 and senior landscape researcher, GSD Center for Technology and Environment) details her “beautiful and clever strategy” for cleaning up the bomb-scarred landscape of Laos and mitigating the effects of gold mining in an interview in Co.Exist. Her project “Mining/Demining” won a 2012 ASLA Award of Excellence. Read “Cleaning Up Unexploded Bombs By Turning Them Into Gold Mines.”
Xiaowei Wang (MLA ’13) has created a public art event that’s also a pollution monitoring project for notoriously smog-ridden Beijing. Wang took advantage of the tradition and beauty of kite flying in China to enlist kite enthusiasts in mapping air quality.