Sanford Kwinter wins Arts and Letters Award in Architecture

Last week the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced the recipients of its 2013 architecture awards. Sanford Kwinter (professor of architectural theory and criticism and co-director, master in design studies program) is being recognized for contributing to “ideas in architecture through any medium of expression.”

Apr 24, 2013


Gender politics at Pritzker: the Denise Scott Brown petition

A campaign to press the Pritzker committee to retroactively include Denise Scott Brown in the 1991 prize awarded to her creative partner and husband Robert Venturi continues to pick up steam, thanks to recent attention from the New York Times, the Huffington Post and the New Yorker. The petition was started by Arielle Assouline-Lichten (MArch ’13) and Caroline James (MArch ‘14).

Apr 23, 2013


Carpenter Center turns 50

This spring the Carpenter Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The event is marked with lectures, public talks, and a new exhibition at the GSD's Loeb library.

Apr 11, 2013


Thomas Heatherwicks view

Admitted students were treated to a journey inside the mind of a protean designer when Thomas Heatherwick spoke at the conclusion of Open House last Friday. In his introduction, Dean Mohsen Mostafavi called Heatherwick “one of the exciting people crossing boundaries between art, architecture, engineering. Not only is his work innovative for the different scales it represents; he gives us new ways to view daily items: from a bus to a master plan.”

Apr 10, 2013


Aggregate Collaborative awarded Connection Grant

The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative—a group of thirteen architectural historians that includes associate professors Ed Eigen and Timothy Hyde—has received a Connection Grant from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The generous funding will allow the group to launch Aggregate Online in fall 2013.

Apr 8, 2013


John Hong with Seung H-Sang at Archleague

John Hong (adjunct associate professor of architecture) will be moderating a talk by Seung H-Sang at the Architectural League of N.Y. on April 10th. Seung is one of the most important Korean architects practicing today and was featured in the GSD-published book Convergent Flux. The event is at 7:00 p.m. at Cooper Union.

Apr 7, 2013


Cultural Entrepreneurship finalists selected

Harvard recently announced the finalists in the inaugural Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge, and GSD teams are well represented with an array of innovative ideas. The Challenge was created to support students’ exploration of entrepreneurship that sustains the arts and enhances their cultural impact.

Apr 4, 2013


Anthony Acciavatti on Psychorheology

Cabinet magazine features an article by Anthony Acciavatti (MArch '09) on psychorheology, a science developed in the late 1930s to explore the psychological ramifications of tactile experience.

Apr 3, 2013


Timothy Hyde speaks in São Paulo

Timothy Hyde (associate professor of architecture) was a speaker at the “Architectural Elective Affinities” conference at the Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo of the University of São Paulo. The conference, which examined the correspondences and transferences between architecture, urbanism, and other disciplines, was organized by the European Architectural History Network in conjunction with the FAUUSP.

Mar 30, 2013

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