The Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Loeb Fellowship has selected the nine Fellows who will comprise its 2015-2016 class. They include leaders who have managed disaster relief projects around the world, guided decision makers in revitalizing urban areas around the United States, and helped build sustainable communities more locally. “The incoming class of Loeb fellows brings a remarkable diversity of perspectives to a set of problems that are, at core, universal today,” said Mark Mulligan, associate professor in practice of architecture and interim curator of the Loeb Fellowship Program. “Their work addresses problems of sustainability, of social equity, of access to a better living environment and better life. And design is the common thread running through their efforts, at local and global scales.”
The Loeb Fellowship, now in its fifth decade, is a unique program that offers the resources of Harvard University to a diverse group of professionals who have promising careers in shaping the built and natural environment. Each year, accomplished individuals are selected from an open application process and invited to spend one academic year in residence, to take classes, study, learn, reflect, network, and contribute to the intellectual life of the GSD.