Silvia Benedito (assistant professor in landscape architecture), and Alexander Häusler (MArch II '04) of OFICINAA won 3rd prize in the international competition to design the Danube riverfront in the city of Ingolstadt, Germany.
GSD denizens represent a strong presence at the upcoming Buenos Aires Biennale: BienalBA. Inaki Abalos, Felipe Correa, Rahul Mehrotra and Jorge Silvetti are featured speakers, and Mehrotra has won the Bienal de Arquitectura Internacional award..
Erle Ellis just got to the GSD for his stint as visiting associate professor of landscape architecture and he’s already making a splash. In an opinion piece for the N.Y. Times, he challenges the conventional wisdom that human population growth is outstripping the earth’s ability to provide sustenance.
GSD students took part in an unconventional experiment at MoMA PS1 this summer, aimed at generating bold solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Brennan Baxley (MLA), Stefan DiLeo (MAUD), Yoonjee Koh (MArch), Yina Ng (MArch) and Patricia Semmler (MArch) joined peers from Cornell for a 2-week residency, living and working in a temporary installation at the museum.
The 11th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design has been awarded to two projects in very different parts of the world: Porto, Portugal and Medellin, Colombia. The theme this year, Transformative Mobility, goes beyond physical movement to encompass social mobility and the reinvigoration of civic space. Today, as throughout its 27-year history, the Prize celebrates broad design interventions that repair and regenerate cities.
Michael Ezban's (MLA ’13) article titled “Decoys, Dikes, and Lures: Polyfunctional Landscapes of Waterfowl Hunting” has been published in Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, the peer-reviewed journal edited by John Dixon Hunt.
As the world copes with significant climate events, Landscape Architecture is breaking out of its pigeonhole of gardens and grounds and assuming a role as convening discipline for urban problem-solving. Last term’s core studio Flux City, led by Chris Reed (HU ’91, professor of landscape architecture) took sea level rise as its focus, and students creaeted interventions to reverse the vulnerability of Jamaica Bay, NY.
In the recent issue of Green Building and Design Magazine, published in conjunction with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Nina Chase (MLA ’12) is the “Landscape Architect to Watch.”