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MDesS students win low-energy design competition

Two GSD student teams recently won first-place awards in the 2013-14 NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) Net-Zero Energy Design Competition.   The competition called for low-energy, high aesthetic architectural designs supported by energy simulation analysis for a variety of building types in Holyoke, Mass.

Mar 17, 2014

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GSD team finalist for Hines Student Urban Design Competition

Five GSD students spent J-Term preparing their entry for the Urban Land Institute’s 2014 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition and were rewarded with the news that they made it to the final round. The GSD team–Mikhail Thomas Grinwald (MArch), team leader Wajeha Qureshi (MDesS), PG-Human Smit (MUD), Aliza Sovani (MLA) and Sonja Vangjeli (MLA), advised by faculty adviser Richard Peiser– is 1 of four out of 163 in North America invited to compete for the grand prize.

Mar 10, 2014

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Hashim Sarkis on getting to a better Beirut

Hashim Sarkis (Aga Khan professor of landscape architecture and urbanism in Muslim societies) hopes Beirut can learn from the experience of other cities in mediating between modernization and historic preservation for the city’s decision about constructing the Fouad Boutros Bridge in Ashrafieh. Engaging community and innovative problem solving are essential, he comments in the Daily Star. Read “Ashrafieh opposes a bridge too far.”

Mar 7, 2014

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Loeb alums elected to FAIA

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.

Mar 7, 2014

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Career Center and HUPO Host Career Events

On February 28, GSD Career Services hosted the second annual Planning Careers Expo, where representatives from public, private, and nonprofit agencies—including GSD alums–met with students interested in jobs and summer internships in the planning fields.

Mar 5, 2014

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