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).
Theaster Gates (LF '11) now has an extra $3.5 million to put toward using the arts and culture to strengthen communities, courtesy of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Read about it in the LOEBlog.
The Loeb Fellowship cast a wide net for next year’s Fellows and once again has selected practitioners logging extraordinary successes to achieve equity and enhance our built and natural environment. Their work encompasses sustainable agriculture and food security, traditional practices for tribal community development, water rights and coastal resiliency. They are leading pop-up neighborhood improvement demonstrations and studying pop-up political resistance. They are saying No to sprawl and Yes to affordable housing and livable streets. And they include the Fellowship’s first television talk show host! Meet the 2014-15 Loeb class
Lynn Richards (LF and Lincoln/Loeb Fellow ’13) has barely had time to share the exciting news of her appointment as President and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism, yet she hasn’t waited to dig into her new role. She officially starts July 1, but she’s already there part time. “While I was sad to leave EPA and all the good work the Smart Growth Program has done, I am absolutely thrilled to lead an organization known for innovative design and building great places.” Read more on the LOEBlog.
Not only the Philadelphia Inquirer but the Loeb Fellowship and the GSD are a-Twitter with the news that Inga Saffron (LF ’12) just won a Pulitzer for distinguished criticism. The award citation recognized “her criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise.” More