Class of 1988

Matthew Winkelstein MArch ’88 Named Senior Associate at BAR Architects

Matthew Winkelstein MArch '88

Matthew Winkelstein MArch ’88, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to Senior Associate at the San Francisco-based firm, BAR Architects. A leader in BAR’s sustainable and integrated design initiatives, Winkelstein brings over 25 years of experience in domestic and international architectural and planning projects, including mixed-use, multifamily residential and community design projects to the role. Some of his recent projects include 1601 Mariposa, a mixed-use urban infill project with 8,000 sf retail for Related California; 38 Dolores Street for The Prado Group, with 81-units over a Whole Foods; and the 218-unit transit-oriented Dublin Station in Dublin, California for UDR, Inc.

Photo courtesy of BAR Architects. 

posted June, 2017

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Joseph Cincotta MArch ’88 Firm Wins World Architecture News Award

Joseph Cincotta MArch '88

LineSync Architecture LTD, the firm of Joseph Cincotta MArch ’88, has been awarded a World Architecture News 2016 Small Spaces Award in the Temporary Category for its project Wheel Pad. This is the first international award for Cincotta and LineSync Architecture LTD, a 11 person firm in the one-stop-light historic village of Wilmington, Vermont owned by Julie Lineberger EdM ’82.

Wheel Pad is a 200 sq.ft. accessible bedroom and bathroom that can be attached to an existing home. It is an affordable, eco-friendly non-toxic, immediately available living space offering privacy, and supporting the independence of individuals with mobility issues. The design comes in both temporary and permanent models. Wheel Pad was started in 2015 to respectfully and supportively provide transitional and permanent housing for anyone needing accessible living accommodations in a socially conscious and environmentally friendly way as economically as possible.

Photo by Carolyn Bates Photography, courtesy of LineSync Architecture LTD. 

posted March, 2017

Wheel Pad

Project by Robert Piotrowski MArch ’88 and Dea Ecker in Architect Magazine

Robert Piotrowski MArch ’88

Ecker Architekten, the Buchen, Germany-based firm run by Robert Piotrowski MArch ’88 and partner Dea Ecker, were noted for their redesign of a student center tucked into an existing complex at Eckenberg Academy, giving the German school its first taste of new design in a half century. Read about the project here.

November 2013

posted December, 2016

Eckenberg Assembly Hall

Architect Magazine Highlights Work of Rick Peterson MArch ’88 and Don Schieferecke

Rick Peterson MArch ’88

The October 2013 issue of Architect Magazine highlighted two recent projects led by GSD alums. Rick Peterson MArch ’88 and Don Schieferecke, principals of the Denver-based firm OZ Architecture were featured in an article about their attempt to reinvent McMurdo, a utilitarian science outpost in the wilds of Antarctica where much of the research in recent years has focused on climate change. Read about their work here.

November 2013

posted December, 2016

McMurdo Rendering

Alexandros Washburn MArch ’88 Accepts Professorship at Stevens Institute of Technology

Alexandros Washburn MArch ’88

Alexandros Washburn MArch ’88, former chief urban designer of New York City, announced his new professorship and research center at the Stevens Institute of Technology. The Center for Coastal Resilience (CRUX) is dedicated to the proposition that cities can increase their resilience to extreme events while simultaneously improving their quality of life.

February 2014

posted December, 2016

Alexandros Washburn

William Huang MArch ’88 Accepts ULI Award on Behalf of City of Pasadena

William Huang MArch ’88

On October 24, 2014, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Tewillinger Center for Housing recognized the City of Pasadena, CA with the 2014 Ralph C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Awards given for the nation’s most outstanding housing policy at its fall meeting in New York City. Pasadena’s recognition was based on its housing policy and programs which have resulted in the development of over 5,000 housing units in transit-oriented areas, including 1,370 units of affordable and workforce housing. Pasadena’s commitment to its housing vision, community engagement, and informed dialog has produced a highly integrated and effective mix of goals, policies, and programs for its 2014-2021 housing element plan. Specifically mentioned in the application were Pasadena’s Inclusionary Housing and Density Bonus Ordinances, fee waivers for affordable housing,, and Project HOUSED, the City’s housing first program for the chronically homeless.

October 2014

posted December, 2016

w. huang

Bob Piotrowski MArch ’88 and Dea Ecker Work Featured in DETAIL Architecture

Bob Piotrowski MArch ’88

A project by German firm Ecker Architekten, run by Bob Piotrowski MArch ’88 and his wife Dea Ecker, was recently featured in DETAIL Architecture. Read the article here.

January 2015

posted December, 2016

Eckenberg Assembly Hall

David Heymann MArch ’88 Published New Book, “My Beautiful City Austin”

David Heymann MArch ’88

David Heymann MArch ’88 recently published the book, “My Beautiful City Austin” (John Hardy Publishing, Houston). Read about the book and order here. Heymann also shares that an essay he wrote about Stephen Holl’s design proposal for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston was published at OffCite. Additionally, a set of photographs he took this summer was featured in The Arctic Circle program, published at Places Journal.

March 2015

posted December, 2016

My Beautiful City Austin

Sean Chiao MAUD ’88 Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Sean Chiao MAUD ’88

Sean Chiao MAUD ’88 has been elevated by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to its prestigious College of Fellows for 2016. “The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.” The 2016 Fellows will be honored during a ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention.

February 2016

posted December, 2016

AIA college of fellows