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Chris Reeds plaza: designed for campus life

Chris Reed (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) has envisioned the transformation of a heavily used but uninviting space at Harvard – the Science Center plaza – into a new social hub and destination. It’s a fitting task for Reed and his firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism, whose hybridized approach rooted in infrastructure, functionality and ecology was recognized with a prestigious 2012 Smithsonian / Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. Read "A 'Common Space' at Harvard’s Crossroads" in the current issue of Harvard Magazine.

Nov 3, 2012

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Chris Reed on building resilient cities

Chris Reed (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) just returned from Asia, where he was a keynote speaker at the 2012 Forum on Resilient Cities, hosted by Kongjian Yu (design critic in landscape architecture and DDesS 95) at the Peking University College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Beijing.

Nov 1, 2012

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A hive of activity atop Gund

GSD students recently harvested the first honey from the beehive located on the roof of Gund Hall. The bees have been on the roof since spring 2011 thanks to Connie Migliazzo (MLA I ‘13) and Hallie Chen (MArch I ‘12) who started the hive and Melissa Alexander (MAUD ’13) and Ben Ruswick (MArch I ‘15) who help to maintain it. The honey will be raffled off on October 26 to benefit a local community garden.

Oct 24, 2012

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Hilderbrand and Beardsley at the Philip Johnson Glass House

Gary Hilderbrand (adjunct professor of landscape architecture, and John Beardsley (adjunct professor of landscape architecture and director of garden and landscape studies at Dumbarton Oaks) shared the stage in an evening of discussion at the Philip Johnson Glass House on September 20. Their dialogue focused on issues of "Procession" in Johnson's work at his New Canaan estate and other projects, and more broadly throughout modernist and traditional works.

Oct 13, 2012

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Xiaoxuan Lu: Mining/Demining Laos

Xiaoxuan Lu (MLA ’12 and senior landscape researcher, GSD Center for Technology and Environment) details her “beautiful and clever strategy” for cleaning up the bomb-scarred landscape of Laos and mitigating the effects of gold mining in an interview in Co.Exist.  Her project “Mining/Demining” won a 2012 ASLA Award of Excellence. Read “Cleaning Up Unexploded Bombs By Turning Them Into Gold Mines.”

Oct 1, 2012

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