Class of 1995

Dr. Kongjian Yu DDes ’95 Awarded Honorary PhD by Sapiensa University of Rome

Dr. Kongjian Yu DDes '95

Dr. Kongjian Yu DDes ’95 has been awarded an honorary PhD in Landscape and Environment by Sapiensa University of Rome. The award ceremony took place on Friday, April 7, 2017, in Italy.

posted April, 2017

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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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Mark Pasnik MDes ’95 Honored with 2014 AIA Young Architects Award

Mark Pasnik MDes ’95

Mark Pasnik MDes ’95 was recently honored with a 2014 AIA Young Architects Award. Each year, the Young Architects Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career.

March 2014

posted December, 2016

Mark Pasnik

Andre Kikoski MArch ’95 Recognized as Top 20 “Power Player” in New York City Real Estate

Andre Kikoski MArch '95

Andre Kikoski MArch ’95 was named one of the “20 biggest power players in New York City real estate” by the New York Post. The article, which was published on June 23, 2015, can be found here.

June 2015

posted December, 2016


Rolando Kraeher MArch ’95 Interviewed about St. Patrick’s Cathedral Renovations

Rolando Kraeher MArch '95

Rolando Kraeher MArch ’95 was interviewed by a number of media for his role in the renovation of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, NY. You can learn more about the work he did, with Murphy Burnham & Buttrick, at the Wall Street Journal, WNYC, and CBS Sunday Morning.

September 2015

posted December, 2016

St Patricks Cathedral

Mark Pasnik MDes ’95 and Michael Kubo MArch ’06 Publish Book, “Heroic: Concrete Architecture and The New Boston”

Mark Pasnik MDes '95 and Michael Kubo MArch '06

Mark Pasnik MDes ’95Michael Kubo MArch ’06, and Chris Grimley recently published the book Heroic: Concrete Architecture and The New Boston, which “presents the historical context and new critical profiles of the buildings that defined Boston during this remarkable period, showing the city as a laboratory for refined experiments in concrete and new strategies in urban planning.”  On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 5:30 pm, the trio will appear on WBUR to discuss how politics influenced urban renewal in Boston during the 1960s and how it’s influencing renewal in Boston today.

February 2016

posted December, 2016