The newest in a long-standing tradition of student-edited journals at the GSD is about to take flight. Simon Battisti (MArch II ’14), Etien Santiago (PhD ‘18, MArch II ‘11), Lukas Pauer (MAUD '14) and Patrick Boateng II (MPP ’13, MUP ‘14), in collaboration with award-winning designer Boy Vereecken, are the editors (and proud parents) of the first issue of Very Vary Veri.
Xiaoxuan Lu (MLA ’12) has become a bit of a celebrity as a result of her YIXI talk (similar to TED Talks), combining her Penny White Fund research and her ASLA award-winning thesis.
PhD candidate Sun-Young Park has been appointed Assistant Professor of History specializing in 19th century Europe at George Mason University's Department of History and Art History.
“Projective Views on Urban Metabolism,” the annual Doctor of Design conference, brought together scholars from across the disciplines and around the globe to explore how a new approach to urban metabolism might enhance our understanding of contemporary urban transformations.
A team of GSD students, led by Kristen Hunter (DDes) and advised by Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design), traveled to Japan this month to collect an award, meet with officials and tour the Tohoku region devastated by compound disasters in 2011.
Floating overhead like a giant pair of wings at the 2014 Cevisama exhibition is a ceramic structure created by the GSD Design Robotics Group. It’s a mock-up of a structural ceramic and concrete shell system being developed in collaboration with the Institute for Structural Design at TU Graz, Austria.
Daniel Ibañez (MDesS ’12, DDes candidate) and Tomas Folch (MLA I ’12), in association with Rodrigo Rubio (Margen-Lab) and Sofia Armanet, have recently received second prize in the international competition to build a telecommunication tower in Santiago de Chile.
Nathan King (Fall 2013 Instructor of Architecture and DDes ’14) presented the results of the course relating to Innovation in Ceramics and The Future of Architectural Applications, during the Form|Rule|RuleForm symposium on Self-organizing forms and processes at the University of Innsbruck Institute for Structure and Deign, Innsbruck Austria.
The current explosive growth of South Asian cities was the impetus for the Contemporary South Asian City Conference this month in Karachi, Pakistan, where Rahul Mehrotra (chair and professor of urban planning and design) gave the first guest lecture, titled “Kinetic City.” He was attending as part of a Harvard team that included Spiro Pollalis (Professor of Design, Technology and Management) and Justin D. Stern (PhD student in urban planning and design), as well as representatives from the School of Public Health, South Asia Institute (a co-sponsor of the conference) and Harvard Medical School.