Aloysha Verzhbinsky (MArch ’90) promoted to partner at Tom Eliot Fisch Architects

Aloysha Verzhbinsky (MArch '90) has been promoted to partner at Tom Eliot Fisch Architects in San Francisco. With the firm since 2001, Verzhbinsky has more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction of major institutional and public works projects, including hospitals, libraries, recreational facilities, and commercial buildings. His projects have appeared inArchitect, Architecture, and Progressive Architecture and received design awards from the AIA California Council and the San Francisco, New York, and Boston Chapters of AIA.

Mar 21, 2012


Karolina Kawiaka (MArch ’94) Nominated for People’s Choice Award

Karolina Kawiaka (MArch '94) has been named a winner in the National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument grounds. Her design, "The People's Forum," is currently on display at the National Building Museum and will be included in an upcoming show at the Virginia Center for Architecture. View her design, listen to the interview, and vote for it to win the People's Choice Award.

Mar 18, 2012


Professor Chris Reed to speak at LABASH Conference

Chris Reed (AB '91), Adjunct Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Founding Principal of Stoss Landscape Urbanism, will present a keynote lecture entitled "Landscape and City-Making" at the annual LAbash conference on Friday March 16 in Miami. 

Mar 14, 2012


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


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


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


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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