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Mexico City’s Evolving Landscape: Mario Schjetnan on practice and theory

Ask any resident of Mexico City where they would like to be on a warm, Sunday afternoon, and it may well be a landscape designed by Mario Schjetnan. On Tuesday, February 17, Schjetnan described his latest projects on the practice and theory of landscape in a public lecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. 

Feb 19, 2015

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Harvard Magazine celebrates “good” design

Harvard Magazine recently published an article by Stephanie Garlock called "Good Design: A Public Interest Movement Redefines Architecture," in which the author provides a critical analysis of socially progressive and pro bono architecture practices today.

Feb 18, 2015

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Inga Saffron on Private Control of Public Spaces

Private investment in public park assets is being seen as a win-win situation for budget-challenged urban areas, and indeed it has worked well for existing jewels like Central Park in NYC. But as Inga Saffron (LF ’12) points out in her commentary in the New Republic, there’s a downside as well. Read more in the LOEBlog.

Feb 10, 2015

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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