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Mark Favermann MCRP ’78 Reviews Books by GSD Faculty/Alumni, HAM Bauhaus Exhibition for The Arts Fuse

Mark Favermann MCRP ’78

Mark Favermann MCRP ’78 recently reviewed a trio of books related by subject–and author–to the GSD for The Arts Fuse, a curated, independent online arts magazine dedicated to publishing in-depth criticism, along with high quality previews, interviews, and commentaries. Despite covering different topics in different ways, the books, Seeing Trees: A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin by GSD faculty Sonja Dümpelmann, The Man in the Glass House by Mark Lamster LF ’17, and Cocktails and Conversations, Dialogues on Architectural Design by Abby Suckle MArch ’77 & William Singer, all, according to Favermann, “assuage notions that architecture/design books are formidable reads.” Read the full review.

Additionally, Favermann recently published a review of the exhibition The Bauhaus and Harvard, currently on view at the Harvard Art Museums, for The Arts Fuse. “The Bauhaus at Harvard is about origins, demonstrating how the thoughtful creative qualities and refined techniques of our contemporary visual and material culture were collaboratively developed a century ago,” writes Favermann. “What’s exhilarating is that The Bauhaus’ artistic joyfulness and charisma is not just a memory — seeing this show generates a sense of spiritual elation, as if you are experiencing the invention of modern art and design.” Read the full review.

Image: Hans Arp “Constellations II” relief, redwood panels with red paint, as displayed in Harkness Commons Dining Room, Harvard University, c. 1950. Photo: D. H. Wright. Courtesy of  The Arts Fuse

posted March, 2019


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

Nelson Chen

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

Town of Amherst, MA Approved Designs by Mark Favermann MCRP ’78 for New Signage

Mark Favermann MCRP '78

Board members from the town of Amherst, MA approved designs by Mark Favermann MCRP ’78 for new signs to help visitors find downtown landmarks and brighten the streetscape. The town hopes to install them sometime in 2016. Read the full article from the Daily Hampshire Gazette and see the renderings of the signs.

November 2015

posted December, 2016

Mark Favermann MCRP ’78 Branded the Massachusetts Town of Scituate

Mark Favermann MCRP '78

The economic development commission of the Massachusetts town of Scituate hopes to attract visitors with signage and branding by Mark Favermann MCRP ’78 of Boston-based firm Favermann Designs. Read more and see examples here.

December 2015

posted December, 2016

Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, MArch ’78 and Andre Kikoski, AIA, MArch ’95 to Speak at Modernism Week CAMP

Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, MArch '78 and Andre Kikoski, AIA, MArch '95

Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, MArch ’78 and Andre Kikoski, AIA, MArch ’95 will lead a conversation as part of Modernism Week CAMP, Ferguson presents Design Insights with Andre Kikoski and Michael Lehrer: East Coast vs. West Coast Modernism. This insightful conversation will compare and contrast the movement on both coasts over the last century. What are some of the shared affinities and dispositional differences between the Coasts? Climate, culture, attitude, history? For more information, visit Modernism Week’s website.

February 2016

posted December, 2016

Modernism Week

Brian Lee MArch ’78 Named to NewCity’s “Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2016″ list.

Brian Lee MArch '78

Brian Lee MArch ’78 has been named to NewCity’s Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2016” list. Ranked among Chicago’s leading creative professionals across an array of disciplines, Lee has shaped architectural discourse in the city since arriving from SOM’s San Francisco office in 2007. Citing Lee for his work on a handful of groundbreaking Chicago projects, NewCity wrote: “Lee has brought his design sensibility to Chicago with the recently completed Chinatown Branch Library and the AMIE 3D-printed pavilion completed in conjunction with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.”

March 2016

posted December, 2016

Brian Lee

John Shields MArch, MAUD ’74, Mark Favermann MCRP ’78, Anthony Pangaro MArch ’69, LF ’76 and Peter Vanderwarker LF ’97 Honored with a Clearwater Award for Esplanade 2020 A Vision for the Future

John Shields MArch, MAUD ’74, Mark Favermann MCRP ’78, Anthony Pangaro MArch ’69, LF ’76, and Peter Vanderwarker LF ’97

John Shields MArch, MAUD ’74, Mark Favermann MCRP ’78, Anthony Pangaro MArch ’69, LF ’76 and Peter Vanderwarker LF ’97, were part of a team honored with a Clearwater Award for their work on Esplanade 2020 A Vision for the Future. Comprised of leading Boston design and planning specialists, the volunteer group was charged with taking a fresh look at every element of the Esplanade and spent more than a year crafting a vision of what the park could become. Presented by the Waterfront Center, the Clearwater Award recognizes grass-roots and volunteer work by individuals or groups for the betterment of their community and its waterfront. The team accepted their award at the center’s annual conference, which took place in Davenport, Iowa on Sept. 25-28, 2013.

October 2013

posted December, 2016

Esplanade 2020