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Career Discovery students take on local challenge

Career Discovery students investigating urban planning and design this summer are getting a crash course in how to redevelop a site. Under the guidance of Adrienne Matthews (MUP ’14), Lydia Scott (MUP ’14), and Beth Lundell Garver (MAUD ’14), the students are developing plans to reuse a large parcel of land that is currently home to a big-box store in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Jul 15, 2014

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Urban planning students publish plan for Chelsea

Students from UPD’s second semester core urban planning studio have published “Connect Chelsea: Three Visions for a Gateway City,” a report of their recent work in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Their proposals range from converting industrial waterfront into parkland to incubating businesses, designed for lasting impact.

Jul 10, 2014

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Matt Teismann awarded Indonesia grant

Matt Teismann (MDes candidate) was awarded a grant from the Harvard Kennedy School's Indonesia Program for his project (Architecture) Without Origins. Teismann will spend 3 weeks in Indonesia, Sumatra, and Nias in August and September to analyze how cultural and social estrangement in Sumatra has been influenced by the disappearance of deeply rooted and rich architectural heritage exemplified in the village of Bawömataluo.

Jul 7, 2014

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Dan Borelli (MDes ’12) receives ArtPlace Grant

The Nyanza Superfund site was a giant lemon for the town of Ashland, Massachusetts, but Dan Borelli (MDes ’12 in Art, Design and the Public Domain) is intent on making lemonade. He’s just received an ArtPlace grant to create an oral and visual history of the community’s relationship with the site, and a light and landscape installation.

Jul 7, 2014

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Arielle Assouline-Lichten a partner in OfficeUS

Arielle Assouline-Lichten (MArch ’13), co-instigator of the Denise Scott Brown Pritzker petition, has been selected to participate in “OfficeUS”, a functioning architectural firm that is the American Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. 

Jul 1, 2014

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