Class of 1977

Paul S. Belaski MArch ’77 Elected to Vermont House of Representatives

Paul S. Belaski MArch '77

Paul S. Belaski MArch ’77 was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives. His first term begins in January 2017.

posted December, 2016

2017_01_17 Paul Belaski

Alex Krieger MCP ’77 and Toni L. Griffin LF ’98 Named to United States Commission of Fine Arts

Alex Krieger MCP ’77 and Toni L. Griffin LF ’98

President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint two Harvard Graduate School of Design alumni and faculty members to the United States Commission of Fine Arts: Toni L. Griffin LF ’98, professor in practice of urban planning, and Alex Krieger MCP ’77, professor in practice of urban design. The seven-member Commission of Fine Arts is an independent federal agency tasked with advising the President, Congress, and the federal and District of Columbia governments on select matters of design and aesthetics. It was established by Congress in 1910 as a permanent body to advise the federal government on matters pertaining to the arts and national symbols, and to guide the architectural development of Washington, D.C.

Photo credit: United States Commission of Fine Arts webpage

November 2016

posted November, 2016

https://www.cfa.gov/about-cfa

Everett L. Fly MLA ’77 Receives National Humanities Medal

Everett L. Fly MLA ’77

Everett L. Fly MLA ’77 selected as one of 10 recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal. Presented on September 10, 2015 by President Obama, Mr. Fly was distinguished “for preserving the integrity of African-American places and landmarks. A landscape architect, Mr. Fly has worked tirelessly to win historical recognition for Eatonville, Florida, Nicodemus, Kansas, and other sites central to African-American history, preserving an important part of our broader American heritage.” Since 1996, 175 National Humanities Medals have been bestowed — to 163 individuals and 12 organizations.

Photo credit: Ralph Alswang for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

September 2015

posted September, 2015

Everett L. Fly MLA ’77

In Memoriam: Charles Thanhauser MArch ’77

Charles Thanhauser MArch '77

In Memoriam: Charles Thanhauser MArch ’77 passed away on June 22, 2015. Read his obituary here.

June 2015

posted June, 2015

http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/charles-thanhauser-condolences/175145210?eid=98323745

Everett L. Fly MLA ’77 Organizes Workshop on Historic Black Towns and Settlements

Everett L. Fly MLA ’77

Everett L. Fly MLA ’77 worked with Dr. Bill Ferris Ph.D., former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and historian at the University of North Carolina (UNC), and Dr. Kenneth Janken Ph.D., interim director of the Center for the American South, to organize and conduct a workshop on historic Black towns and settlements. The workshop, which took place April 6-7, 2015 on UNC’s campus, addressed a range of strategic topics, including land use law, economic cultural tourism, community health, cultural food ways, entrepreneurship, archival preservation, and physical historic preservation. Fly began his research and study of historic Black towns and settlements while studying under John Brinckerhoff Jackson at the GSD. Read more about the event here.

April 2015

posted April, 2015

GSD Alumni from Classes of 1976 and 1977 Convene in Chicago for 2014 AIA Convention

Darrell Fitzgerald MArch ’77, George Kunihiro MArch ’76, William Wilson MArch ’77, and Kevin Triplett MArch ’76

GSD alumni from the classes of 1976 and 1977 convened in Chicago for the 2014 AIA Convention.

Photo L-R: Darrell Fitzgerald MArch ’77, George Kunihiro MArch ’76, William Wilson MArch ’77, and Kevin Triplett MArch ’76

July 2014

posted July, 2014

GSD Classes of 1976 & 1977