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.
The GSD announces new faculty appointments in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and administration
The GSD is pleased to announce six new appointments in the departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning, as well as five signficant appointments in faculty administration.
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.
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.”
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.
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
Caroline James (MArch ’14) was at the 2014 Venice Biennale to view the outcome of 2 Rotterdam studios abroad, additional student engagement and her own summer internship with Rem Koolhaas’s (professor in practice of architecture and urban design) AMO studio to put together the “Elements of Architecture” book and exhibition. She found a rigorous presentation of the human relationship to architecture and a wholly new approach to the Biennale itself. Read her post in the LOEBlog.
This summer, The Architectural League and the Center for an Urban Future have launched a design study to articulate new architectural, financial, and programmatic possibilities that will unlock the potential of the NYC branch libraries to be essential neighborhood-based resource centers. An interdisciplinary team including Daniel Hernandez, (LF ’98) of Topoloty LLC and Michael Murphy (MArch ‘11), executive director of MASS Design Group, is among the 5 winning teams selected to participate in the design study. Learn more on the ArchLeague website.
The Lincoln Institute’s quarterly July 2014 issue of Land Lines is rich with insights from Loeb Fellows Lynn Richards (LF ’13), Helen Lochhead (Lincoln/Loeb Fellow ’14) and Anthony Flint (LF ’01). Read more in the LOEBlog.
Generous grants from ArtPlace America will be fertilizing the initiatives of several Loebs as well as GSD director of exhibitions Dan Borelli in the coming year. Beneficiaries include Theaster Gates (LF ’11), Janet Echelman (LF '08), Roger Cummings (LF ’09) and incoming Loeb Jamie Blosser. Read more on the LOEBlog. Image courtesy of Juxtaposition Arts