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Harvard Magazine celebrates “good” design

Sinthian Cultural Center by Toshiko Mori

Sinthian Cultural Center by Toshiko Mori

Harvard Magazine recently published an article by Stephanie Garlock called “Good Design: A Public Interest Movement Redefines Architecture,” in which the author provides a critical analysis of socially progressive and pro bono architecture practices today.

In her overview, Garlock discusses the work of many Harvard University Graduate School of Design faculty, alumni, and friends. Michael Maltzan (MArch ’88) and Theresa Hwang (MArch ’07) are mentioned for their work in Maltzan's firm; the work of Toshiko Mori, Robert P. Hubbard professor in the practice of architecture, and Jordan MacTavish (MArch ’12) is highlighted; and Michael Murphy (MArch ’11) and Alan Ricks's (MArch ’10) firm MASS Design Group is also celebrated. CEO of Perkins+Will Phil Harrison (’86, MArch ’93), co-chair of the GSD’s current capital campaign, is cited as a leader in imagining the role of corporate architecture with “good design.”

Additionally, Garlock applauds the work of the Loeb Fellowship and its curator John Peterson (LF ’06),  along with Fellowship alumni Bryan Bell (LF ’11), David Perkes (LF ’04), and Maurice Cox (LF ’06).