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Neal Morris on Designing for Culture and History in New Orleans

Neal Morris's (LF '10) office sits squarely in the middle of a historically African American neighborhood and shopping district undergoing an urban renaissance in New Orleans. So he was perfectly situated to get himself drawn into the middle of a project that nods to an important moment in musical history by securing the future of orchestral jazz culture in the city. He tells the story in the LOEBlog.

Mar 17, 2015

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Ábalos & Herreros archive at CCA, on exhibit

In conjunction with their recent acquisition of the Ábalos & Herreros archive, the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal has mounted "Out of the Box: Ábalos & Herreros," curated by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen.

Mar 17, 2015

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Mapping the Ganges

In his recently published Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India's Ancient River, Anthony Acciavatti (MArch '09) describes—through maps, photographs, and texts—the dense world of the Ganges River. 

Mar 16, 2015

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Women In Design Celebrate International Womens Day at the Harvard GSD

The Women in Design (WiD) student group celebrated International Women’s Day in style at the Harvard Unversity Graduate School of Design, engaging students, staff and faculty to think about the role of women in the field. From a photo booth where people could show their support, to writing Wikipedia articles on women designers, video interviews, and a reception in the Loeb Library, the group highlighted the central role women play at the GSD and in the design profession.

Mar 13, 2015

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Michael Graves (MArch ’59) dies at 80

Michael Graves, one of the most important American architects of the 20th century, died yesterday at the age of 80. Graves, known for his postmodern design and commitment to designing for health, was a member of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design's class of '59.

Mar 13, 2015

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Hanif Kara: Remembering Frei Otto, 2015 Pritzker Prize Laureate

Frei Otto was named winner of the 2015 Pritzker Prize, one of architecture’s premier prizes. Frei Otto sadly passed away on Monday at the age of 89, shortly after the Pritzker Prize committee informed him of the award. Due to the unfortunate and unconventional circumstances, the Pritzker Prize committee decided to to award the prize to Mr. Otto posthumosly.  Hanif Kara, professor in practice of architectural technology at the Harvard GSD, pays tribute to the impact of Frei Otto's work. 

Mar 11, 2015

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From SROs to Micro-Units

In the last century, stereotypes and attempts at social engineering have narrowed housing options in America, to the detriment of our ability to provide housing for all segments of society, argues Barbara Knecht (LF ‘93). But new middle class norms and well-designed small housing configurations are changing attitudes and providing hope for dealing with our current housing crisis. Read her contribution to the LOEBlog series, "Loeb Lab: From SROs to Micro-Units."

Mar 9, 2015

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