Posts by Barbara Epstein
The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is not the only monumental event on the current DC landscape. The National Capital Planning Commission–headed by Marcel Acosta (LF ’01)–and the Van Alen Institute have announced the … read more
The buzz in DC last weekend was all about the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, designed by Phil Freelon (LF ‘90, lead architect) and David Adjaye (lead designer).
Designing Affordability, an exhibition on affordable housing curated by Marc Norman (LF ‘14), will debut in Sydney Australia and run from October 6 through November 18, 2016. The exhibition, which first ran at New York City’s Center for Architecture, presents … read more
From his experience living and working among refugees, Alessandro Petti discusses the “architecture of exile,” and cites some surprising truths about life in the camps.
Emi Kiyota reminds us that elders are resources and assets, and that the one thing we all have in common is getting old.
Greta Byrum is getting to know her Loeb cohort, and already she’s discovered that Emi Kiyota is way out ahead of FEMA in generating resilience strategies to support social infrastructure that meets the needs of communities and of vulnerable residents … read more
Emmanuel Pratt turns to the garden as means and model to implement regenerative placemaking, combat social blight, and redress historical inequities. His emphasis is on "generative."
Submissions are now being accepted for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, celebrating urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban … read more
Pallavi Mande was raised in a culture that is intertwined with water, and she's come full circle to advocate for protecting our water resources.
Karen Abrams is looking to dismantle racism by demystifying planning and land use policy and activating youth to take ownership of their communities. And by introducing people to their neighbors.