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Erika Naginski appointed Robert Sterling Clark Professor for 2012-2013

Erika Naginski has been appointed the Robert Sterling Clark Professor for 2012-2013. The Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professorship at Williams College and the Clark Art Institute brings to campus a distinguished art or architectural historian to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level and circulate in the  intellectual community. Previous Clark Professors have included Robin Kelsey (Harvard University), Michael Cole (Columbia University), and Harry Francis Malgrave (IIT College of Architecture).

Apr 9, 2012

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Professor Felipe Correa to lecture in Montevideo

Felipe Correa, Assistant Professor and Director of the Urban Design Program, will speak at Universidad de la República in Montevideo (Uruguay) on April 13th. His lecture will focus on resource extraction within the South American continent and its effects on current urbanization processes.  The lecture will also mark the launch of theSouth America Project Research Workshops to be carried out in Montevideo throughout the next two years.

Apr 9, 2012

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Cao | Perrot Studio’s Cloud Terrace opens at Dumbarton Oaks

Cloud Terrace, a new temporary installation by landscape artists Andy Cao (LF '11) and Xavier Perrot, recently opened at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. Clouds sculpted from chicken wire dangle 10,000 loaned Swarovski crystals creating the effect of gathered raindrops over the property's Arbor Terrace. John Beardsley, Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at the GSD and Director of Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, says temporary installations “breathe new life into these landscapes,” which are “living works” no matter how historic. The commission developed from Cao's visit to the institute as a Loeb fellow in 2011.

Apr 9, 2012

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Rafael Moneo honored by UVA and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation

The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello will present the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture on April 13 to Professor Rafael Moneo. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals are the highest external honors bestowed by the University, which grants no honorary degrees. They recognize achievements of those who embrace endeavors in which Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third U.S. president, excelled and held in high regard. The Medal presentation will be followed with a lecture by Moneo.

Apr 5, 2012

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Alex Krieger invited to lecture in China and Israel

Over the GSD Spring Break Alex Krieger lectured at six of China's leading architecture and planning schools including Tsinghua University in Beijing, Tonji University in Shanghai, Dongnan University in Nanjing, Xian University, Harbin University, & Tianjin University.   Additionally, he addressed the staff of the Planning Bureaus of  the cities of Tianjin, Shanghai, Nanjing and Fuzhou about the importance of urban design.  Earlier in March he delivered the Keynote Lecture at the Annual Conference of the Israel Planners Association, on this year's organizing theme of planning large scale urban infrastructure.

Mar 26, 2012

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Zofnass methodology published in Infrastructure Sustainability and Design

Recently released, Infrastructure Sustainability and Design compiles the first two years of research of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure. The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure was founded in 2008 by a generous donation from Paul and Joan Zofnass, and is housed at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Its activities are extended to several schools at the University including Public Health, Government, Business, and the Center for the Environment.

Mar 26, 2012

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Carl Koepcke (MArch ’12) and Marshall Prado (MArch ’11) featured in ArchDaily

Carl Koepcke (MArch '12) and Marshall Prado (MArch '11) are featured in ArchDaily for their construction system of a rapidly deployable ice shelter using snow and ice as building materials. The temporary shelter is intended for cold environments and utilizes the insulative properties and inherent compressive strength of the proposed building materials to craft a spatial catenary volume. Using parametric modeling and digital fabrication techniques, plastic panels create a lightweight and packable structure. “Instead of using traditional igloo construction, the proposed process could be self-forming under wet, frozen conditions,” explained the designers.

Mar 22, 2012

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