Alex Krieger (MCP ’77) received the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) 2016 Award of Honor at the BSA’s February 16 awards ceremony. This annual, lifetime-achievement award recognizes “outstanding contributions to architecture and to the profession.”
Currently professor in practice of urban design, Krieger has taught at the GSD since 1977. He has combined a career of teaching and practice, dedicating himself in both to understanding how to improve the quality of place and life in our major urban areas. Krieger chaired the Department of Urban Planning and Design from 1998 to 2004 and from 2006 to 2007. He served as Director of the Urban Design Program from 1990 to 2001, and as Associate Chairman of the Department of Architecture from 1984 to 1989.
In addition to leading design studios and seminar courses at the GSD, Krieger teaches a general education class on the evolution of American cities at Harvard College. He has also served in several university-wide roles, including as senior planning advisor for Harvard’s campus expansion into Allston, and on design-review committees for both the Allston and Cambridge campuses.
In private practice, Krieger is a principal at NBBJ, a global architecture and planning firm. He has authored more than two-dozen essays on American urbanization for various publications and lectures frequently at national conferences and universities.