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Jenny Frenchs ghost buildings

Jenny French (MArch ’11) visited 15 unbuilt visionary architecture projects around the world for the Julia A. Appleton Traveling Fellowship. The exhibit based on her inquiry, “Representation’s Ghost,” is on display in Gund through January 28. In other exciting news, French was shortlisted for the 2013 MOMA PS1 Young Architects Program. Results of the competition are expected early next year. 

Nov 18, 2012

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Hanif Kara shares Stirling Award

The 2012 RIBA Stirling prize went to a dark horse this year: the Sainsbury Lab designed by Stanton Williams. Hanif Kara’s (lecturer in creative engineering) structural and civil engineering firm AKT II shared the accolades.

Nov 16, 2012

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Kryszyztof Wodiczko gives voice to veterans

Krzysztof Wodiczko (professor in residence of art, design and the public domain) has animated the statue of Abraham Lincoln in NYC with the stories of contemporary veterans for “Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection.” The Wall Street Journal has the story.

Nov 12, 2012

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Gund Hall: architectures teaching tool

Architectural Record looks at 6 schools that represent exemplary 20th century design for architectural education and reports on how they are faring for the 21st century. Foremost among the gorgeous structures is Gund Hall, which beginning in 2010 has undergone a redesign of its studio spaces overseen by Lee Cott (MArch ’70). More on that to come. In the meantime, read “The Architecture of Architecture Schools.”

Nov 11, 2012

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GSD: still on top

Architectural Record just published the annual review by DesignIntelligence, “America’s Top Architecture Schools 2013,” and Harvard once again appears in first place for graduate architectural education, as it has for 12 of the 14 years of the ranking. Not only that, it is number 1 in graduate landscape architecture education as well. What keeps the GSD at the top? “Not only does it have a strong reputation overall, but it scores very well in design, analysis, planning, and the communication skills that graduates need in professional practice.” Read James P. Cramer’s  Architectural Record and DesignIntelligence articles or download the entire DI survey. 

Nov 9, 2012

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Architectures shelf life: Teman and Teran Evans design seminar

Twin GSD alums Teman and Teran Evans (MArch ’04 and lecturers in architecture) aren’t worried when the New York Times proclaims the architect is obsolete. They have parlayed their celebrated design skills into a firm that offers brand consulting, architectural design and jewelry design, and they are currently jolting the thinking of GSD students through their Paper or Plastic seminar.  As Teman puts it, “We’re three-dimensional problem-solvers, and we can solve problems at the big scale of buildings and also small problems that fit in your hand.” Read more in “Architects in supermarkets” in the Harvard Gazette.

Nov 8, 2012

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Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo to design Reggio School

Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo (design critics in urban planning and design and founding members of Ecosistema Urbano of Madrid) just won a competition for the construction of the Reggio Children Foundation’s new experimental education center in Italy.

Nov 8, 2012

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Carlos Garciavelez on the Mexico City Periferico

Carlos Garciavelez (MAUD '12 and teaching associate in urban design) published his thesis research "Concrete Matters: Beyond Stillbirth Infrastructure" in the Mexican journal Arquine. Garciavelez argues for the introduction of a rapid transit bus system to the Periférico, a double decker beltway in Mexico City, to partially transform it into a mass transit infrastructure and create new public amenities for the city. Read “El Periférico como generador ce cuidad.”

Nov 5, 2012

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Lucas Correa Sevilla and Pablo Pérez Ramos present in Ecuador

Lucas Correa Sevilla (MAUD '12) and Pablo Pérez Ramos (MLA '12, DDesS candidate)  recently presented their research "Sustainability Through New Methodologies of Urban and Landscape Design" in the "Ecuador Será Sustentable" congress. The congress, organized by Grupo FARO, pursues a multidisciplinary approach to a long-term debate on the interactions among environment, economy and society in Ecuador.

Nov 4, 2012

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