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Students confront shifting landscape of American suburbia

Sururban development trends were explored in-depth by a Harvard University Graduate School of Design option studio entitled the Storm, the Strife, and Everyday Life: Sea Change in the Suburbs. Led by design critic Daniel D’Oca (MUP ’02), this studio tasked each student with examining a major concern in the suburbs.

Dec 18, 2014

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Landscape Ascendant: Charles Birnbaum’s year in review

2014 was a watershed year for landscape architecture, in the view of Charles Birnbaum (LF ’98): “This year there was a cultural shift that saw landscape architecture and its practitioners achieve an unprecedented level of visibility and influence.” He takes stock of the achievements and events in the Huffington Post.

Dec 10, 2014

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Conference finds disruptive innovation critical to real estate industry

On October 16, 2014, at the second annual Harvard Real Estate Conference “Disruptive Innovation in Real Estate,” seven global real estate industry leaders demonstrated that disruptive innovation in real estate development, building typologies, and finance has been critical to the growth of the real estate industry.

Nov 25, 2014

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Quiet strength: Robert Silman on engineering the Harvard Art Museums

When the doors to the new Harvard Art Museums open this month, Renzo Piano’s dramatic cantilevered glass galleries and tent-like skylight, already partly visible from the street, will be fully revealed. Less visible, but just as dramatic, are the intricate contributions of Robert Silman Associates, the structural engineering firm that worked with Renzo Piano Building Workshop to tame challenging site and design features.

Nov 7, 2014

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Anthony Flint Looks Back at the Architect of Tomorrow

To research Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow, Anthony Flint (LF ’01) haunted the Loeb Library Special Collections for 2 years. The book, to be released on November 4, details the architect's lessons for the urban centers of the 21st century. Flint’s book tour includes several Boston-area appearances in the coming months. More details in the LOEBlog.

Oct 27, 2014

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Archinect’s Greener Grass profiles real estate program

Tracing the line from architectural thinking through real estate and development thinking, Architect's Greener Grass blog muses aloud about Harvard University Graduate School of Design's Masters in Design Studies, Real Estate and the Built Environment. 

Oct 22, 2014

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UPD students reflect on joint and concurrent degree programs

That architects, urban planners, landscape architects, lawyers, government officials, and many other professionals all make valuable contributions to solving systemic problems underlies the interest of many individuals in enrolling in a joint or concurrent degree program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Oct 3, 2014

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GSD Career Services maps out ambitious agenda for supporting UPD students

Career Services is practically bursting with programs, energy, and ideas for how to assist in the professional development of UPD students. Among the highlights of the office’s ambitious agenda for the coming year is expansion of the Community Service Fellowship Program (CSFP) in partnership with the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University.

Sep 18, 2014