Class of 1978

GSD Alumni Honored with 2017 Progressive Architecture Awards

Jennifer Bonner MArch '09, Joshua Prince-Ramus MArch '96, Sharon Johnston MArch '95, Mark Lee MArch '95, Thom Mayne MArch '78, William O'Brien MArch '05, Edwin Chan MArch '85, Nader Tehrani MAUD ’91, Katherine Faulkner MArch ’93, Daniel Gallagher MArch ’91

The work of Harvard University Graduate School of Design alumni was recently recognized with 2017 Progressive Architecture Awards from Architect magazine. The jury, which included GSD alumna Jennifer Bonner MArch ’09,  was tasked with finding the best examples of works that “represent design that pushes the envelope, novel methods of representation, and an exploration of humble building types that can make peoples’ lives better.” Winning projects from firms led by GSD alumni include:


Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center
New York
REX, led by Joshua Prince-Ramus MArch ’96

Menil Drawing Institute
Johnston Marklee, led by Sharon Johnston MArch ’95 and Mark Lee MArch ’95


Bloomberg Center
New York
Morphosis Architects, led by Thom Mayne MArch ’78


Mask House
Ithaca, N.Y.
WOJR, led by William O’Brien MArch ’05

True North
EC3, led by Edwin Chan MArch ’85

New Hampshire Retreat
Bethlehem, N.H.
NADAAA, led by Nader Tehrani MAUD ’91 in collaboration with partners Katherine Faulkner MArch ’93 and Daniel Gallagher MArch ’91

Image courtesy of Architect magazine.


posted March, 2017

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Stan Clauson MLA ’78 Elected President of the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association

Stan Clauson MLA ’78

Stan ClausonMLA ’78 has been elected president of the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association. He took office on July 1, 2014. Stan heads a private planning and landscape architecture firm in Aspen, Colorado. He also is chair of the Landscape/Land Use Planning Professional Practice Network for the ASLA. 

July 2014 

posted December, 2016

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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

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Michael Lehrer, FAIA, MArch ’78 honored as a finalist in Interior Design

Michael Lehrer, FAIA, MArch ’78

Lehrer Architects, the practice founded by Michael Lehrer, FAIA, MArch ’78, was honored as a finalist in Interior Design magazine’s annual Best of Year Award in the outdoor category for their work on two Los Angeles projects designed for communities: Spring Street Park and Potrero Heights Community & Senior Center. Spring Street Park was also one of 20 national projects to be nominated for the 2013 People’s Design Award given by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and received an Award of Excellence from the Los Angeles Business Council for exceptional contribution in the landscape architecture category. Additionally, Potrero Heights Community & Senior Center received an Honor Award from the Southern California Development Forum.

December 2013

posted December, 2016

Spring Street Park

Mark Favermann MCRP ’78 Interviewed by WCVB

Mark Favermann MCRP '78

Mark Favermann MCRP ’78 of Boston-based firm Favermann Design, was interviewed for a segment on local TV station WCVB about his 2005 public art project, which is permanently on display at Audubon Circle on Beacon Street, where Boston meets Brookline. Designed by Favermann in his carriage house design studio, the piece features 20 birds, all local species, crafted from aluminum and welded and painted like a car. The birds, which sit on lamp posts, are designed to last and makes for a unique gateway to Boston. Watch a video of the segment here.

May 2015

posted December, 2016

Brookline, MA to Introduce Wayfinding System designed by Mark Favermann MCRP ’78

Mark Favermann MCRP '78

The town of Brookline, MA will be introducing a wayfinding system to help visitors get around by the end of the year. Designed by Mark Favermann MCRP ’78, the dark red and orange signs will mark points of interest and bring a uniform sign system to the town. Read more about the plan in the Brookline Tab here.

June 2015

posted December, 2016