Loebs Brenda Case Scheer (LF ’90) and James Brown (LF ’09) are among the 139 American Institute of Architects members elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows this year for their contributions to architecture and society and achievements of excellence. Read more in the LOEBlog.
This year’s Lincoln/Loeb Fellow Helen Lochhead has been following the progress of the Rebuild by Design teams and finds much to inspire hope for a more climate-resilient urban landscape. Read her reflections in the LOEBlog.
Harriet Tregoning (LF ’04) has left her post as DC planning director to become director of HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. See more at the LOEBlog.
NYC Mayor Bill DiBlasio has turned to a seasoned administrator – and Loeb alum – to head the Department of Environmental Protection in his new administration. Emily Lloyd (LF ’81) was commissioner under Mayor Bloomberg from 2005-08, so she’s no stranger to the workings of city government and the agency; she’s welcomed by agency staff and environmental advocates alike. Read more at the LOEBlog.
By Hope Hardesty, MLA '14 For the last major lecture of the fall semester, the Margaret McCurry Lecture in Design Arts, the GSD community enjoyed an evening with celebrated British sculptor and installation artist Antony Gormley. Gormley creates spaces that encourage active participation with art rather than passive observation, calling into question the exclusivity of art along with art’s relationship to design. Read on at the LOEBlog. Image: Antony Gormley’s One & Other, produced by Artichoke, 2009. Photo copyright Matthew Andrews.
Design scholars and practitioners from around the world just released the Laufen Manifesto for a Humane Design Culture. They went public in a video that includes the voices of: Andres Lepik (LF ’12), Rahul Mehrotra (chair of urban planning and design), Christian Werthmann (former chair of department of landscape architecture), Martin Rauch (Austrian artist who collaborated on the Mudworks installation), Caroline James (MArch ‘14, Loeblogger and chair of Women in Development) and Anna Heringer (LF ’12), along with many others. Learn more about the principles they espouse.
Students in the first semester core planning studio got a helping hand from some of the top practitioners in the country on October 15. As part of the annual Big City Planning Directors Institute—co-sponsored by the American Planning Association, the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, and the GSD—a group of directors participated in a mini-charrette session with first-year planning students.
GSD denizens represent a strong presence at the upcoming Buenos Aires Biennale: BienalBA. Inaki Abalos, Felipe Correa, Rahul Mehrotra and Jorge Silvetti are featured speakers, and Mehrotra has won the Bienal de Arquitectura Internacional award..
Seven of the 11 winners of this year’s Community Service Fellowships were UPD students. As the summer comes to a close, UPD’s summer fellows reflect on their experiences.
Harvard’s ability to foster innovation has long been a core strength of the university, never more so than today. President Faust's mission to create One Harvard is spurring greater collaboration across schools, disciplines and facilities, and the GSD is at the forefront of the explosion of creativity.