Caroline James
Caroline James
Caroline James is an architect at Maryann Thompson Architects in Watertown, Massachusetts, collaborating on residential projects as well as the new visitors center at Walden Pond. She received her Master in Architecture in 2014 from the Harvard GSD, where she co-chaired Women in Design. In 2013, Caroline spearheaded with Arielle Assouline-Lichten the Petition to Recognize Denise Scott Brown for her work deserving of the 1991 Pritzker Prize, garnering nearly 20,000 signatures worldwide. Caroline continues to create dialogues on issues of inclusion, recognition and joint creativity in design, including AN INCLUSIVE EDGE: A Panel Discussion with Architects and Advocates at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennale. She is a frequent contributor to the LOEBlog, where her writing looks at how architecture, design and planning principles interact with wider social, economic and political contexts.
Posts by Caroline James

Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: From “Fundamentals” comes the human scale

The 14th Venice Architecture Biennale brought a different tone to the world’s premiere architecture exhibition. Carrying the theme “Fundamentals,” the Biennale had an aim to be, in the words of curator Rem Koolhaas, (professor in practice of architecture and urban … read more

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Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: Lynn Richards Takes on the Mantle at Congress for the New Urbanism

Lynn Richards (LF ’13) came to Cambridge 2 years ago as a Lincoln/Loeb Fellow, a role that bridges the Loeb Fellowship and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's Department of Planning and Urban Form. Starting this month she has assumed … read more

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Finding Middle Ground: the Harvard African Development Conference

One of the virtues of the Harvard African Development Conference is its ability to draw upon practitioners from very different backgrounds and methods. The fifth-annual HADC invited dignitaries, former prime ministers, ambassadors, representatives from the African Development Bank, and even … read more

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On the Frontiers: Jane Thompson, Design Luminary

Transforming Faneuil Hall into a market space that brings people together around the culture of food; programming miles of Houston’s waterfront in partnership with city officials and flood management; redesigning Grand Central Station district, viewing the whole streetscape as a … read more

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Emerging Politics in India: Senior Loeb Scholar Sunil Khilnani

The Senior Loeb Scholars at the GSD this year are Sunil Khilnani and Katherine Boo. Partners in life, they both seek to understand the mechanisms that promote and stifle equitable and just societies. Khilnani, director at King’s India Institute at … read more

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From Storytelling to Direct Action: Katherine Boo, Senior Loeb Scholar

Over the past two years, the Senior Loeb Scholars at the GSD have come two by two. In 2013, architects Todd Williams and Billie Tsien visited, and this year Sunil Khilnani and Katherine Boo are the 2014 Senior Loeb Scholars. … read more

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Women in Design Perspective: Breakfast with Cynthia Davidson

Cynthia Davidson (LF ’89), editor of Log, visited the GSD to deliver the keynote address to the Symposium, What Criticism? created by current Loeb Florencia Rodriguez. On the following morning, twelve students in Women in Design and three Loeb fellows … read more


Women in Design Respond to the NEA report

The recent Washington Post article "Five facts about professional artists in the United States" examines recent data from the National Endowment for the Arts about the state of the arts in the U.S. Almost as a footnote, writer Katherine Boyle … read more

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Let the Water In: Tracy Metz at GSD

Tracy Metz (LF 2007) was recently back at the GSD headlining a panel to examine how the Dutch negotiate their evolving relationship with water--and what the rest of the world can learn from them as our sea levels rise, our … read more

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Interview with Jennifer Yoos: strata of engagement

Jennifer Yoos (LF 2003) designs architecture through a collaborative and research-based approach. Her design studio in Minneapolis, VJAA, which recently won the 2012 AIA Architecture Firm Award, is a model practice for innovating the role of architect in culture, society … read more

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