After an extensive national search, the Great Plains Institute (GPI) has named Deborah Karasov MLA ’81 as its new Chief Operating Officer. Karasov brings nearly 30 years of nonprofit leadership experience to the newly created role which will further enable GPI to advance its time-critical mission to transform the energy system to benefit the economy and environment.
Karasov comes to GPI from Great River Greening where she served as executive director for more than 13 years, growing the geographic and operational outreach from a local to a statewide conservation leader. A champion for the environment and philanthropy, she has held roles in academia, the nonprofit sector, and in federal government. Karasov served on the Mayoral Task Force on Sustainable Development Policies in St. Paul, earned the Theodore D. Horowitz Citizen Participation Award from the City of Minneapolis’ Committee on the Environment, and earned a spot at the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute.
Read the full announcement.
posted May, 2019
posted December, 2018
Studio Joseph, the architecture practice founded and led by Wendy Evans Joseph MArch ’81, has designed the upcoming Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum exhibition “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.” Set to open Friday, April 13, the show explores how multi-sensory design can open us up to new experiences and understandings while reaching a greater variety of users. It features over 65 design projects and more than 40 objects and installations to touch, hear, smell, and see. The show is designed to be accessible and welcoming to visitors of all abilities.
“The Senses” will be on view through October 28, 2018.
posted April, 2018
The work of Harvard University Graduate School of Design alumni is well represented in this year’s American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards, which recognize the best of landscape architecture from the United States and around the world. Winners received their awards at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Los Angeles last October. Those honored include:
GENERAL DESIGN CATEGORY
Andrea Cochran MLA ’79, Megumi Aihara MLA ’07 (Windhover Contemplative Center)
Mikyoung Kim MLA ’92 (Chicago Botanic Garden: The Regenstein Learning Campus)
RESIDENTIAL DESIGN CATEGORY
Award of Excellence
Andrea Cochran MLA ’79, Lin Peng MLA ’12 (Birmingham Residence)
Andrea Cochran MLA ’79 (Telegraph Hill Residence)
Stephen Stimson MLA ’87 (Northeast Harbor, a Restoration on Mount Desert Island)
Reed Hilderbrand LLC Landscape Architecture, led by by Principals Gary Hilderbrand MLA ’85 and Douglas Reed MLA ’81 (Proving Grounds – A 20-Year Education in American Horticulture; Agrarian Modern – The Recovery and Renewal of Manatuck Farm)
Bruce Jett MLA ’92 (Northpoint Apartments)
ANALYSIS AND PLANNING CATEGORY
Charlotte Barrows MLA ’06 (The Olana Strategic Landscape Design Plan: Restoring an American Masterpiece)
Leo Alvarez MLA ’81, Ralph Johnson MArch ’73 (Waterfront Botanical Gardens)
Reed Hilderbrand LLC Landscape Architecture, led by by Principals Gary Hilderbrand MLA ’85 and Douglas Reed MLA ’81 (Conservation at the Edge – Prototyping low-intervention conservation in the Patagonian wilderness)
Gordon Gill MArch ’93 (Positioning Pullman)
Katharyn Leah Hurd MLAUD ’12 (Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan)
Charles Birnbaum LF ’98 (The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin)
More information, including the full list of 2017 winners.
Photo: Windhover Contemplative Center at Stanford University, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture.
posted November, 2017
L. Rudolph Barton MAUD ’81 has been promoted to Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Portland State University, where he was a primary founder of the School of Architecture and helped guide it to initial accreditation. He also was named a United Kingdom Fulbright Scholar for 2015 at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art (GSA). His current research and teaching at the GSA’s Urban Laboratory continues to provoke discourse on the physical and social construction of public space.
posted December, 2016