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Landscape Ascendant: Charles Birnbaum’s year in review

2014 was a watershed year for landscape architecture, in the view of Charles Birnbaum (LF ’98): “This year there was a cultural shift that saw landscape architecture and its practitioners achieve an unprecedented level of visibility and influence.” He takes stock of the achievements and events in the Huffington Post.

Dec 10, 2014

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Anthony Flint Looks Back at the Architect of Tomorrow

To research Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow, Anthony Flint (LF ’01) haunted the Loeb Library Special Collections for 2 years. The book, to be released on November 4, details the architect's lessons for the urban centers of the 21st century. Flint’s book tour includes several Boston-area appearances in the coming months. More details in the LOEBlog.

Oct 27, 2014

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Alumni Q+A: Inga Saffron LF’12

Going from covering suburban planning-board meetings to witnessing sectarian violence in the Balkans may not seem like the most obvious career path, but for 2012 Loeb Fellow alumna Inga Saffron, it was a natural progression that ultimately led to her current role as the architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Oct 9, 2014

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Rick Lowe (LF ’02) named MacArthur Fellow

 The MacArthur Foundation has recognized the singular achievements and promise of Loeb alum Rick Lowe’s “social sculpture” by awarding him one of its iconic “genius grants.” Learn more on the LOEBlog.

Sep 17, 2014

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Loeb Fellows influence housing policy in indonesia

Deidre Schmidt (LF ’08) and Matt Nohn (LF ’14) are working with policymakers in Indonesia to formulate a comprehensive and integrated housing framework to meet the needs of a rapidly urbanizing population. More in the LOEBlog.

Sep 3, 2014

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Jair Lynch in the Washington Post

In a recent interview in the Washington Post, Jair Lynch (LF ’06) reaches way back for the roots of his interest in building and cities and forward toward the future of his beloved city. Read “Just Asking: D.C. developer and former Lego fanatic Jair Lynch.”

Sep 3, 2014

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GSD Alums in PID

Among the “9 Women Who Are Rocking Public Interest Design” listed in Architizer last week are 3 GSD alums and a Loeb Fellow. Liz Ogbu (MArch ‘04), Marika Shioiri-Clark (MArch ’11), Chelina Odbert (MUP ’07) and Deanna VanBuren (LF ’12) are in practice, in academia and even in prisons–building, convening, researching and listening to the needs of communities to tackle social problems on every continent. Read more about them. Photo courtesy of Lee Romney, LA Times.

Aug 25, 2014

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Critical Conservation: the old is new

In an article for Architectural Record, writer Bryony Roberts cites the Critical Conservation program at the GSD as evidence of a trend toward adapting and transforming existing buildings in highly nuanced ways that challenge the user’s experience of the structure and its history. Rick Lowe (LF ’02) and Project Row Houses in Houston are part of the vanguard. Read “Beyond Gordon Matta-Clark.” Image courtesy of modpod, a project of Project Row Houses

Aug 19, 2014