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Timothy Hydes insights on a 1950s phenomenon

For the Boston Globe story this week about Five Fields, designed by Walter Gropius in Lexington, Mass., journalist Linda Matchen turned to Timothy Hyde (associate professor of architecture) for context and perspective on the social factors that gave rise to this unique  community and others like it. Read “An era fades at Five Fields in Lexington” for the story and Hyde’s insights. Photo of Gropius House by Jack E. Boucher, courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division

Aug 21, 2013

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Keith Coleman on the cusp

Black Engineer.com thinks Keith Coleman is a rising star and said so in a recent profile. In February, Coleman (MDesS ‘09) a structural design engineer at CH2M Hill, was named Black Engineer of the Year at the BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference.  Read the profile. 

Aug 21, 2013

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Airports and churches: the Graham Foundation grantees

An exhibition curated by Sonja Dümpelmann (associate professor of landscape architecture) and Charles Waldheim (department chair and professor of landscape architecture) and a publication by Dümpelmann were selected for Graham Foundation grants. Dean Mohsen Mostafavi was also tapped for his book Nicholas Hawksmoor: London Churches.

Aug 20, 2013

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Seeking obsolescence: James Leng wins SOM Prize

This year the GSD is well represented among the winners and finalists of the SOM Prize. James Leng (MArch ’13) received the top prize, and Arielle Assouline-Lichten (MArch ’13) and Edward Becker (MArch ’13)  were among the 8 finalists.

Aug 19, 2013

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Mohsen Mostafavi on designs for life

In an interview with BBC World Service broadcaster Peter Day on new trends in design thinking, GSD dean Mohsen Mostafavidiscusses the GSD's Bauhaus legacy and the inherent links between design, business and entrepreneurship. Mostafavi’s 3-minute interview starts about 16 ½ minutes into the story and his comments continue at 25 minutes.

Aug 8, 2013

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Cross-disciplinary action: the spring option studios

Spring semester option studios took UPD students across the globe, from Milan to Mexico City, from Chicago to Istanbul. Planning and urban design students were teamed with colleagues from across the GSD’s disciplines to investigate some of the core issues of the built form.

Aug 8, 2013

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Form and Pedagogy: Carlos Garciavelez on the university city in Latin America

Carlos Garciavelez (MAUD '12 and lecturer in urban design) published part of his Druker Fellowship research "Form and Pedagogy: An Atlas of 20th Century University City in Latin America" in the Argentinian architectural journal PLOT. Garciavelez’s applied research project traces the university campus model in Latin America as the most salient symbol of progress of the 20th century large-scale urban interventions inscribed into the Latin American city.

Aug 7, 2013

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