The Druker Traveling Fellowship was established though the generosity of Ronald M. Druker LF’76 and the trustees of the Bertram A. Druker Charitable Foundation. This gift is a result of Mr. Druker’s affinity for the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, his eight-year teaching career and his Loeb experience. This event, symposium, and exhibition mark the 25th anniversary of the fellowship.
The fellowship is awarded annually for students to carry out comprehensive research-based travel throughout the world. Recipients are leaders in the design of urban environments and are expected to share their experiences with the GSD community through a lecture or symposium. The goal of this endowed fellowship “is made with the intention of creating urban environments that are practical and imaginative responses to the broad spectrum of physical, political, financial and aesthetic concerns of society.” This award deepens the experience of the recipients’ design education and expects them to make an important contribution to the global discourse in design-based research.
2:00pm Introductory Remarks
Department Chair Rahul Mehrotra (MAUD ’87) / Ronald M. Druker (LF ’76)
2:30pm The Fellowship Across Decades (Moderated by Rahul Mehrotra)
Bill N. McIlroy – First Recipient, 1987 / Janne Corneil – 1995 Recipient / Frank Ruchala, Jr. – 2002 Recipient
4:00pm Coffee Break
4:15pm Current Explorations — (Moderated by Felipe Correa, MAUD ’03)
Loreta Castro Reguera – 2010 Recipient / Victor Muñoz Sanz – 2011 Recipient / Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro — 2012 Recipient
6:00pm Druker Fellowship Work In Progress Reception, with viewing of “Form and Pedagogy: An Atlas of the 20th Century University City in Latin America,” curated by Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro – 2012 Recipient
Ronald M. Druker, president of the Druker Company, LTD. has been involved in a variety of development activities encompassing retail, hotel, residential and office projects. His most recent focus has been on urban mixed use developments, including the Heritage on the Garden in Boston’s Back Bay, On the Public Garden and Atelier|505 in Boston’s South End. Both of these complezes were recognized by they Urban Land Institute by winning the coveted “Oscar” of the profession, The ULI Award for Excellence. Druker is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, The Columbia Graduate School of Business and was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he also was a member of the Urban design Faculty from 1975-1983. Druker is active on many civic, educational and cultural boards.
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