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Chris Reed is easy on the eyes

Chris Reed (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture), celebrated for the exemplary style of his landscape designs, now has another claim to style notoriety: his natty attire. Read “The 25 Most Stylish Bostonians of 2013” in the Boston Globe.

Mar 13, 2013

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Somayeh Chitchian presents at Northeastern University

Somayeh Chitchian (MDesS ‘13) will be presenting her research “Other[ed] City: (Re)Presentation of Muslim Identities in Contemporary Urban West” at the Northeastern University Annual Graduate Student Conference in World History on March 17.

Mar 13, 2013

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Penny White Fund announces awards

The Department of Landscape Architecture has announced the 2013 Project Awards for the Penny White Fund. Sixteen projects were selected for their originality and innovation, as well as their contribution to pressing challenges related to the fields of urbanism, landscape and ecology.

Mar 13, 2013

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Zaha Hadid, 10 Years Later

Zaha Hadid discussed recent projects—both realized and unrealized—with a packed house at Wednesday night's lecture, "10 Years Later."

Mar 12, 2013

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Bechthold and Mulligan in Kyoto

Martin Bechthold and Mark Mulligan are headed to the Kyoto International Design Symposium where they’ve been invited to present work highlighting the GSD’s pursuit of interdisciplinary design research and the role of technology as a catalyst to open new avenues for design practice and design research.

Mar 11, 2013

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The value of ugliness: Timothy Hyde on the Southbank Centre

Timothy Hyde (associate professor of architecture) has published his essay “Piles, Puddles, and Other Architectural Irritants” in the current issue of the journal Log. The latest in a long sequence of proposed ideas for the renovation of the Southbank Centre in London has just been presented to the public. Hyde examines this persistent desire to “fix” the brutalist icon in order to speculate on the possible significance of ugliness for a metropolitan audience.

Mar 11, 2013

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MDesS students are 2013 CASE semi-finalists

TThe initial results of the MIT Case Competition 2013 were released this afternoon, and GSD students have made the semi-finals. Two teams of MDesS students concentrating in Real Estate and the Built Environment have been invited to submit proposals and compete before judges and industry professionals. Jason McAlees, Dylan Lazovik, Andrea Raynal and Carly Jane Zapernick are on the first year team. The second year team includes Julie Zelermyer, Andre White, Vaibhav Jain and Min Zhou.

Mar 11, 2013

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Resilient China: GSD students to speak at IACP Conference

Lukas Pauer and Lin Ye (both MLAUD '14) have been invited to speak on their work “Rescaling Watersheds: On Shanghai’s Water Infrastructure” at the 7th International Association for China Planning Conference at Shanghai Jiao Tong University from June 29 to July 1.

Mar 5, 2013

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Hult Prize Honorable Mention for GSD students

A team representing the GSD, Harvard School of Public Health and Kennedy School has secured an honorary mention in the 2013 Hult Prize competition for creatively using design as the medium for social entrepreneurship to address food insecurity in urban slums. The team (from left in the photo above) included Venkata Krishna Kumar Matturi, Conor O'Shea and Ghazal Jafari (MDesS candidates) working with Yogeeta Manglani (MSc, HSPH) and  Varun Bhandari (MPA, HKS).

Mar 5, 2013

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