Martin Bechthold, Professor of Architectural Technology and founder of the GSD's Design Robotics Group (DRG), and Nathan King (DDes candidate in Technology) will host a robot workshop at Rob|Arch 2012 in Graz.
Burcin Becerik-Gerber (DDes '06) has been appointed to the Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Southern California
GSD students Naz Beykan (MDesS) and Jainxaing Huang (DDesS) had fun with field research that will make a serious contribution to understanding the cooling effects of green space on the urban landscape.
GSD students Daniel Ibañez (MDesS '12, DDesS Candidate '15), Fadi Masoud (MLAII ' 12), Laurent Corroyer (MDesS '13) and Jeannette Sordi (Visiting Student '13) were invited to deliver papers at the international Med.Net.EU.12 conference in Genoa, Italy in June.
Daniel Ibañez (DDes candidate and co-founder of Margen-Lab) participated in the symposium "Arquitectura Iberica | Reencuentros y Talleres" directed by Eduardo Souto de Moura (2011 Pritzker Prize) and Francisco Mangado (both former GSD visiting professors).
Daniel Ibañez (MDesS ‘12, DDesS candidate) and Fadi Masoud (MLA II ' 12) have been accepted to present their paper, Topo-logics in the Mediterranean Basin: Exploring potentials of topography as infrastructure and resource for new urban metabolisms, at the Med.Net.EU conference in Italy.
Gareth Doherty, Lecturer in Landscape and Urban Planning and Design, has been awarded Coolidge First-step Funds for Harvard-Brazil Faculty Engagement from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies for research on urban ecology and color in Brazil.
Horizontal Systems, co-founded by CEO Jordan Brandy (DDes '08) and VP Ivan Panushev (DDes '08) was purchased by Autodesk Inc. for cloud-based computing and modeling software. Based in New York, Horizontal Systems provides Building Information Modeling (BIM) programs, which will be incorporated into Autodesk's 360 program, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.