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
Michael Adlerstein LF '86, the assistant secretary-general in charge of the historic renovation of the UN Headquarters, hosted members of the Sert Council for a private tour of the newly unveiled landmark.
Janet Echelman (LF '08) will soon join Ross Miller (LF '93) as a featured artist along the Boston Greenway. Echelman’s floating sculpture will hover over the Greenway next year, suspended from neighboring buildings. Miller welcomes the company for his sculpture Harbor Fog, installed in 2009. Created from granite blocks of a seawall uncovered during construction, the boat-shaped form has lighting, fog and sound that respond to activity in the environment. Read more in the LOEBlog.
It should come as no surprise that Jennifer Siegal (LF ’03), whose Office of Mobile Design is known for sustainable design and innovative mobile structures, led a prize-winning team in the “Designing for Free Speech” challenge. OMD’s entry is Industrial Up-Cycling: the Pop-Up SoapBox, a movable flexible performance space made of recycled parts discarded by the aerospace industry. Read more in the LOEBlog
Ana Gelabert-Sanchez (LF ’11, MLA) was selected to be part of a team of international advisors working with Zhuhai, China, to assist the city in becoming “one of the most habitable environmentally friendly waterside cities in Asia.” Read more in the LOEBlog.
HUD has announced 6 winning design proposals in the Rebuild by Design competition to increase climate resiliency in NY and NJ coastal communities. One of the winning teams is led by Interboro, founded by Dan D’Oca (design critic in urban planning and design and MUP ‘02), Tobias Armborst, (MAUD '02) and Georgeen Theodore (MAUD '02), and includes Reese Fayde (LF ‘79) of RFA Investors.
Two of the 3 winners of the KPF Traveling Fellowships this year are MArch I students Kevin Murray and Joanie Tom. The awardees were selected by a jury that includes Cathleen McGuigan (editor of Architectural Record and LF ’93) and Eric Höweler (assistant professor of architecture).