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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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Harvard Design Magazine announces inaugural issue of redesign

Harvard Design Magazine is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of its redesign, “Do You Read Me?” Launched at the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, this issue celebrates the magazine’s new orientation carried out by recently appointed editor in chief Jennifer Sigler at the helm, together with associate editor Leah Whitman-Salkin and creative director Jiminie Ha (With Projects, Inc.).

Aug 19, 2014

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Ecosistema Urbano chosen to revitalize Centro Histórico de Asunción

Ecosistema Urbano, the firm of Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo (design critics in architecture), has been awarded 1st prize in the international competition for the Master Plan to redefine the historic downtown of the city of Asunción, Paraguay.  Details and photos in ArchDaily and on the Plan CHA website or read a translation of the proposal. Photo courtesy of la Secretaría Nacional de Cultura

Aug 18, 2014

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Rahul Mehrotra designs for connection

Rahul Mehrotra (professor of urban design and planning and chair of urban planning and design) views architecture as the expression of the aspirations of society. In his teaching he advocates for design that connects all strata of society and chips away at inequities, and he practices what he preaches. Watch a video interview by ArchDaily.

Aug 18, 2014

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