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GSD’s first Distinguished Executive in Residence for the REAI will be Gerald D. Hines

Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced that its first Distinguished Executive in Residence for the Real Estate Academic Initiative (REAI) will be Gerald D. Hines, the internationally renowned real estate developer. Two conversations will be held on Wednesday, April 18 at the GSD: Creative Collaboration:  An Overview of the Hines and Robert A.M. Stern Architects Project Portfolio at 1:00 p.m. and Evolution of an Investment Builder: How a House Renovation in 1956 Lead to the Creation of a Global Firm at 6:00 p.m.

Apr 16, 2012

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Article by Dan Weissman (MDesS ’12) on [Re]Building Port-au-Prince

An article by Dan Weissman (MDesS '12) on his experiences in Haiti was published in Gobal Post. Since February 2011 he has been involved in a series of reconstruction projects that are a collaboration between the GSD, MIT’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and various NGOs, government agencies and corporate entities throughout the Port-au-Prince region. Over the course of six trips to the city, the team continues to engage in projects ranging from small architecture and urban design to macro-scale territorial planning, water and landscape management projects. 

Apr 16, 2012

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GSD team to participate at the Bocconi University Urban Campus international competition

A GSD team has been invited by the Politecnico di Milano to participate at the Bocconi University “Urban Campus” International Competition. Led by Professor Joan Busquets and  Professor Hashim Sarkis, the design team includes Stefano Andreani (MDesS ’13), Federico de Molfetta (MDesS ’13), and Xing Xiong (MArch II ’12) and will compete with nine international teams.

Apr 16, 2012

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Richard Kuhn (MArch ’87) designs libraries in nation’s capital

Richard Kuhn (MArch '87) shares an article in ARCHITECT magazine on two new libraries that he designed at the Freelon Group in Washington, D.C.—the Tenley Friendship Library and the Anacosta Neighborhood Library. The projects are featured as examples of the new generation of library architecture.

Apr 15, 2012

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Jim Stockard, Curator of the Loeb Fellowship, appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Public Housing Sustainability and Reform

Curator of the Loeb Fellowship, Jim Stockard (MCP ’68, LF ’78) has been appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Public Housing Sustainability and Reform. The Commission has been established as a result of the Governor’s commitment to dramatically reform the outdated and inefficient system by which 242 local agencies manage a stock of 50,000 public housing units funded by the state and another 37,000 supported by the federal government. The purpose of the 23 member Commission is to “develop recommendations for the sustainability and reform of public housing authorities and the portfolio of state aided public housing that will ensure the long-term viability of public housing as an affordable housing resource, including the reform of the statutory governance structure with a goal of creating a practical, cost-effective and modern regional governance structure.”

Apr 12, 2012

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Forthcoming book by Krzysztof Wodiczko: The Abolition of War

This month, Black Dog Publishing, London will publish a new book by Krzysztof Wodiczko titled The Abolition of War, an insight into the working practice of Wodiczko and the political and social concepts infused in his work. With an extended essay by Wodiczko as the starting point for discussions on war and war-related history and memory, texts from theorists and critics in the field support a parallel forum.  In March 2012, Wodiczko was awarded the "Feed the World with More Art" 2012 award for "his lifelong inspiring and life-changing work" in New York City. 

Apr 12, 2012

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Levi-designed IRS Northeast Headquarters opens first phase

The U.S. Treasury Department's IRS Northeast Headquarters, designed by Adjunct Professor in Architecture, Jonathan Levi, opened its first phase in January 2012. A GSA Design Excellence Commission, the second phase of the project is to be completed in February 2012.  The Roger F. Wellington School in Belmont, Massachusetts, was designed by Levi and dedicated in September 2011 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman. 

Apr 12, 2012

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Kyu Sung Woo (MUD ’70) awarded Harleston Parker Medal

Kyu Sung Woo (MUD '70) was awarded the Harleston Parker Medal by the Boston Society of Architects and the City of Boston. The annual award recognizes "the single most beautiful building or other structure" built in Boston within the past ten years. The Harvard University Graduate Student Housing building at 10 Akron Street was completed in 2008 with consideration for the specific goals of the university. “Every institution has a different mission,” he says. “It’s interesting and exciting to see how we relate those missions into different buildings. For example, all the dormitories we have done, none of them have the same unit plan or floor plan. It’s not just because of a site being rural or urban or suburban, but also, I think, each university has a different tradition and a different mission.”

Apr 11, 2012

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