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Bending light: the GSD/Wyss Institute collaboration

The GSD and the Wyss Institute Adaptive Material Technologies platform have unveiled their first jointly developed patent pending system: the Dynamic Daylight Control System. The new prototypes have the potential to revolutionize building lighting systems with dramatic environmental and economic impacts.

Sep 4, 2014

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Loeb Fellows influence housing policy in indonesia

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.

Sep 3, 2014

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Jair Lynch in the Washington Post

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.”

Sep 3, 2014

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Gramlich Fellows present summer research

Gramlich Fellows Rob Wellburn and Matt Furman (both MUP ’15) presented the findings of summer-long community development research projects at a training institute for nonprofit professionals in Orlando, Florida.

Sep 3, 2014

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Fall Lectures and Conferences Program

The Harvard GSD fall lecture program will start this Thursday evening, September 4, with a lecture by architect Bjarke Ingels. Among other highlights of this semester...

Sep 2, 2014

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GSD alum proposal shortlisted for Urban Urge Awards

The interdisciplinary team composed of Judith Rodríguez (MLA/MAUD ’13), research associate for the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, and Abner L. Calixter, research associate for GSD Exuma, was selected finalist for the Mojdeh Baratloo Urban Urge Awards 2014 for their proposal titled "CAJU - Refresca São Paulo."

Aug 26, 2014

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GSD Alums in PID

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.

Aug 25, 2014

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Gia Wolff transforms the Tate

Gia Wolff (MArch ’08) can draw a line from her interest in “spectacle, performance, scale and experience”–which she explored in her GSD thesis project–to her winning 2013 Wheelwright Prize proposal, to her current installation in the Tate Modern’s “Up Hill Down Hall: An indoor carnival.”

Aug 25, 2014

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Critical Conservation: the old is new

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

Aug 19, 2014

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