Tag Archives: Architecture

Grand Opening: National Museum of African American History and Culture

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).

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Meet the 2016-17 Loeb Fellows: Alessandro Petti

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.

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2017 Rudy Bruner Award Accepting Applications

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

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Meet the 2016-17 Loeb Fellows: Mark Lamster

Mark Lamster, architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News, introduced himself and his work to the Harvard GSD community and explained how Dallas has earned the name Paradox City.  

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Inga Saffron Visits a Symbol of Resilience

The 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan is receiving a great deal of attention on the 15th anniversary of the catastrophe, but one of the planes, Flight 93, came down in a remote area of Pennsylvania, where the barriers to completing … read more

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Museum Architecture 101 with Deborah Frieden, 9/22

Designing and building museum spaces require specialized knowledge and considerations, expertise Deborah Frieden (LF ’07) amassed as senior manager and project director for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She is currently bringing her 25+ years of experience in … read more

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Understanding America Through the Lens of Black History and Culture

In September the new National Museum of African American History and Culture will open to the public on the Mall in Washington, DC. The building was designed by David Adjaye and Phil Freelon (LF ‘ 90) in a style unlike … read more

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Inga Saffron on 'Architecture’s Odd Couple'

In the recent issue of the New York Times Book Review, Inga Saffron (LF ’12) reviews Hugh Howard’s dual biography of Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. She turns her critical eye on Howard’s claim that, despite their prickly relationship, … read more

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Street Level Washington, DC

Doebele Fellow Andres Quinche (MUP/MLA ’19) is walking the streets of Washington, DC, as part of his work with the DC Office of Planning this summer on two meaningful research projects. His update on his activities is in the Harvard … read more

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Deanna Van Buren Awarded Echoing Green Fellowship

Deanna Van Buren (LF '13) and her business partner Kyle Rawlins have been awarded an Echoing Green Fellowship for their organization Designing Justice + Designing Spaces. They launched the architecture and real estate development practice to redress equities in the built … read more

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