Class of 1975

Alumni Bring Solar Power to Puerto Rico; Featured in Architectural Record, Miami Herald

Jonathan Marvel MArch '86, Walter Meyer MLAUD ‘03, Jennifer Bolstad AB ‘98, MLA ‘02, José Juan Terrasa-Soler MLA '07, Jerold S. Kayden AB '75, JD '79, MCRP '79

A team of GSD alumni are involved in Resilient Power Puerto Rico, a project launched after Hurricane Maria to bring solar generators to the most under-served areas of the island with the long-term goal of promoting solar electric energy for every household in Puerto Rico. Jonathan Marvel MArch ’86 (Project Co-founder and Director of Logistics and Installation), Walter Meyer MLAUD ’03 (Project Co-founder and Strategy Director), Jennifer Bolstad AB ’98, MLA ’02 (Project Co-founder and Director of Administration and Finances), and José Juan Terrasa-Soler MLA ’07 (Director at Marvel Architects San Juan, Puerto Rico) are members of the Resilient Power Puerto Rico team, which operates under the nonprofit Coastal Marine Resource Center. Their work has been featured in a number of news outlets, including Architectural Record, the Miami Herald, AIA blog (interview with Marvel), the Architect’s Newspaper, and the Huffington Post.

In October, Terrasa-Soler participated in the GSD event “Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico: Lessons for Future Urban Disasters,” moderated by Jerold S. Kayden AB ’75, JD ’79, MCRP ’79, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, and organized by the Department of Urban Planning & Design, the MDes – Risk & Resilience concentration, and the course “Land Use and Environmental Law.”

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Marvel via AIA.

posted November, 2017

Jonathan marvel

Nelson Chen AB ’75, MArch ’78  Appointed Professor of Practice and Director of the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Nelson Chen AB ’75, MArch ’78 

Nelson ChenAB ’75, MArch ’78 has been appointed professor of practice in architecture and director of the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has practiced in Hong Kong since 1987 as principal architect of Nelson Chen Architects Ltd., an award-winning design firm. His design work was recently published in the monograph Nelson Chen Architects – Context and Community (Watermark Publications, UK).

December 2013 

posted December, 2016

Nelson Chen

Mark Francis MLAUD ’75 Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from UC, Berkeley

Mark Francis MLAUD ’75

Mark Francis MLAUD ’75 received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley for his “extraordinary contributions to the academy and profession of landscape architecture.” The award was presented at UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium on March 14, 2014.

March 2014

posted December, 2016