Kyu Sung Woo (MUD '70) was awarded the Harleston Parker Medal by the Boston Society of Architects and the City of Boston. The annual award recognizes "the single most beautiful building or other structure" built in Boston within the past ten years. The Harvard University Graduate Student Housing building at 10 Akron Street was completed in 2008 with consideration for the specific goals of the university. “Every institution has a different mission,” he says. “It’s interesting and exciting to see how we relate those missions into different buildings. For example, all the dormitories we have done, none of them have the same unit plan or floor plan. It’s not just because of a site being rural or urban or suburban, but also, I think, each university has a different tradition and a different mission.”
Recently released, Infrastructure Sustainability and Design compiles the first two years of research of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure. The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure was founded in 2008 by a generous donation from Paul and Joan Zofnass, and is housed at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Its activities are extended to several schools at the University including Public Health, Government, Business, and the Center for the Environment.
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.
Daniel Ibañez (MDesS ’12) and his design partner Rodrigo Rubio at MARGEN-LAB have been featured as an up-and-coming, cutting-edge duo in the Spanish national newspaper, El Mundo.
James S. Lee (MArch '78), Founder of iContinuum Group, has been awarded a one-year research grant from the Urban China Initiative, a Beijing-based research partnership between the McKinsey & Company, Tsinghua University and Columbia University.
Betsy Otto (LF '07) recently joined the Markets and Enterprise Program at the World Resources Institute, a global environmental think tank in Washington, DC. She is directing WRI’s Aqueduct project, a global water risk assessment and mapping tool to inform private and public sector investment and water management decisions. The Aqueduct project team engages business, NGOs and governments for positive change in managing water resources worldwide.
Silvia Benedito, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, and Alexander Häusler (MArchII '04) have been selected as finalists for the Bayern-Oil site development Competition in Ingolstadt, Germany.
Arthur Huang (MArch '04), co-founder of Miniwiz SED, has been selected as the first Taiwanese entrepreneur for the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Venture Fellows program.