Charles Waldheim, John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, will deliver the keynote address at this year's Society of Architectural Historians conference.
Students at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design teamed up with the Harvard Ceramics Program to design innovative techniques for ceramic materials. Led by Leire Asensio-Villoria, lecturer in architecture and landscape architecture, and DDes candidate Felix Raspall, the “Ceramic Materials Formations” exhibition at Gallery 224 in Allston showcased the students' exploration of fabrication techniques and the behavior of different ceramic materials.
The Material Processes and Systems (MaPS) group at Harvard University has been experimenting. Protoceramics is an ongoing project geared toward producing novel material formations with a special interest in tectonic performance.
The Rockefeller Foundation initiative 100 Resilient Cities announced yesterday that Santiago, Chile, has just made the cut. Out of 330 applications, Santiago—nominated and submitted by a team of Harvard University Graduate School of Design students and alumni—was selected as a site to "become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century."
In recognition for their innovative app for congestion, Audi has named Jose Castillo, design critic in urban planning and design (MArch '95, DDes '00), and his team the winner of the Audi Urban Future Award in Mexico City.
Encouraged by placing 1st Runner-up in the inaugural Dean's Design Challenge last May, Wendy Fok (DDes candidate) and her team have gone full steam ahead to bring their innovative Resilient Modular Systems to the world market.
The Frances Loeb Library has recently renovated its lower level, changing what used to be stacks space into an open, focused workspace for PhD students.