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Two GSD Teams Recognized at ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

The Urban Land Institute/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition challenges multidisciplinary student teams to create a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site. This year's student entries numbered 139 between 64 schools and proposed a long-term vision for creating a distinct identity for a new downtown Houston district. Two teams of GSD students were recognized in the tenth annual competition, one with an honorable mention for superior site planning, and the other, a joint team with the University of Colorado, was selected as one of four finalists.

Mar 12, 2012

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John Johansens (SB ’39, BArch ’42) Goddard Library and Expansion is Highlighted

This exhibition celebrates the life of Clark’s campus buildings—then and now. Based on the research and creative work of students in the art history, studio art, screen studies, and music programs, the exhibition uncovers the exciting history of the Clark campus and also showcases contemporary student expressions of life on our campus. It features archival photographs and documents; drawings, photographs, and video documentaries by current students; and an evening of musical compositions by students inspired by the buildings that frame their lives.

Mar 8, 2012

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Kenneth Luker (MArch ’96) Named Principal of The Freelon Group

Kenneth Luker, MArch ’96, AIA, LEED® AP--Kenneth joined The Freelon Group in 2006 as a Senior Project Designer and became an Associate Principal in 200, and Principal in 2012. His award-winning design career spans a variety of architectural project types with a particular emphasis on college/university design, cultural institutions, and public architecture. He is currently working as Senior Designer on NCSU Gregg Museum (Raleigh, NC) and National Center for Civil and Human Rights (Atlanta, GA). Kenneth received his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University and his Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from Texas A&M University.

Mar 8, 2012

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Been Wang (MAUD ’76) Honored for Supporting Work to Cure Diabetes

In 2003, the New England Monte Jade Science and Technology Association invited two research doctors from Joslin Diabetes Center to speak on the alarming increase of diabetes in Asian-Americans. It was this presentation that inspired Been Wang to get involved with the world’s preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization, something that has become a passion for the renowned local architect. 

Mar 8, 2012

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Dongwoo Yim (MAUD ’08) and PRAUD Win Honorable Mention

Dongwoo Yim (MAUD '08) of PRAUD (Progressive Research in Architecture, Urbanism and Design) received an honorable mention for their design, the Greenhouse Transformer in the Harlem Edge/Cultivating Connections competition. The competition called for redevelopment designs of the decommissioned Department of Sanitation marine transfer station located in the Hudson River at 135th Street.

Mar 7, 2012

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Michael Murphy (MArch ’11) and Alan Ricks (MArch ’10) of MASS Design Group named 2012 Contract Designers of the Year

Contract named Michael Murphy (MArch '11) and Alan Ricks (MArch '10) of MASS Design Group as the 2012 Designer of the Year. With design and healthcare projects in Rwanda and Haiti, MASS thinks big and executes. And it is on a trajectory to continue designing for dignity, to improve people’s lives through design, and to be a primary example for how designers can rethink their role in a world of increasingly global impact. A full report from Contract, including a number of MASS Design Group's projects and a glimpse into their philosophy in video is featured on their website.

Mar 4, 2012

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