Class of 1997

Work by Ten Recent GSD Alumni Published in Architectural Portfolio How-To from Margaret Fletcher MArch ’97

Devin Dobrowolski MLA '16, See Jia Ho MArch '15, Ahmed Hosny MDes '15, Jia Joy Hu MLA '17, Chase Jordan MArch '17, Flavio Sciaraffia Marquez MLA '15, Saurabh Mhatre MDes '15, Fani Christina Papadopoulou MArch '16, Alberto Embriz de Salvatierra MLA'17, Michelle Shofet MLA '16, Margaret Fletcher MArch '97

Portfolio work from ten recent GSD alumni–Devin Dobrowolski MLA ’16, See Jia Ho MArch ’15, Ahmed Hosny MDes ’15, Jia Joy Hu MLA ’17, Chase Jordan MArch ’17, Flavio Sciaraffia Marquez MLA ’15, Saurabh Mhatre MDes ’15, Fani Christina Papadopoulou MArch ’16, Alberto Embriz de Salvatierra MLA’17, and Michelle Shofet MLA ’16–has been published in the new book, Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio: The Only Primer You’ll Ever Need, by Margaret Fletcher MArch ’97. Their contributions were selected from over 10,000 pages of portfolios submitted by students for possible inclusion. Notably, Hu’s portfolio is included as a full case study and is featured in its entirety in the publication.

Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio is a  step-by-step guide to learning the art of designing a compelling and effective architectural portfolio. It includes 400 portfolio examples from 55 designers representing 50 schools nationwide.

Fletcher currently serves as Associate Professor of Architecture at Auburn University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture.

posted October, 2017

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Gregg Novicoff MArch ’97 Firm Honored with 2017 National AIA Architecture Award

Gregg Novicoff MArch ’97

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA), the firm at which Gregg Novicoff MArch ’97 serves as associate principal, has received the 2017 National AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor given by the AIA to a practice. This annual award recognizes one firm that has been producing notable architecture for at least a decade. Founded in 2001, LMSA is being recognized as a mission driven practice that focuses on the idea that architecture can contribute to social and environmental justice.

Image below (© Tim Griffith, courtesy of LMSA) shows the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, California. The project was led in part by Novicoff. See more photos.

posted May, 2017

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Alumni Organize Free Panel: _Virtual_Displacement: Viral Voices 2017 (March 30, 2017, AIANY)

Elie Gamburg MArch ’08, Benjamin Gilmartin MArch ’97

On March 30, 2017 the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee, co-chaired by Elie Gamburg MArch ’08 and Benjamin Gilmartin MArch ’97, will host a free panel discussion moderated by Jessica Leigh Hester, Senior Editor, The Atlantic (+ CityLab).

WHAT: _Virtual_Displacement: Viral Voices 2017
As the digital revolution has become pervasive in its effect on the practice of our everyday lives, counterintuitively, many new processes born in the digital realm are beginning to find needs to become physical and geofixed. Once ephemeral – occurring only in digital space – now online and new media companies have begun to invest themselves into the design and production of actual retail environments, vehicles, kiosks, and other public interfaces, adding new variables to the built environment and forcing evolution in long-standing conceptions of urban place-making. What had once been described as the accelerating process by which “all that was solid will melt into air” may also set into motion a countervailing effects by which what “was air now turns back into solid” – as digital practices and firms that once existed only virtually bring their data, media, and products back into the physical world.

WHEN: Thursday, March 30th – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

WHERE: Center for Architecture – AIANY, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY

RSVP 

Speakers:
Anand Babu – Chief Operating Office, Sidewalk Labs
Allie Kelly – Executive Director, The Ray
Brian Lakamp – Founder & CEO, Totem Power
Jeff Maki – Senior Director of Innovation and Strategy, Intersection
Luc Wilson – Founder, KPF-UI (Urban Interface)

posted March, 2017

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Dr. Michelle Addington MDes ’94, DDes ’97 Appointed Dean of UT Austin School of Architecture

Dr. Michelle Addington MDes ’94, DDes ’97

Harvard University Graduate School of Design alumna Dr. Michelle Addington MDes ’94, DDes ’97 has been selected as the next Dean of the UT Austin School of Architecture. The first woman to be appointed dean of architecture in the school’s 107-year history, Addington will begin her new role on July 1, 2017. She currently serves as the Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture, and holds a joint appointment with the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Read the full UT announcement.

Image courtesy of Yale University

 

posted March, 2017

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GSD Alumni Honored with Architectural League of New York’s 2017 Emerging Voices Award

Brian Bell MArch '97, David Yocum MArch '97, Eduardo Cadaval Narezo MAUD '03, Clara Solà-Morales MArch '97, Frida Escobedo Mdes '12, Thomas F. Robinson MArch '00, Jonathan Tate Mdes '08,

Harvard University Graduate School of Design alumni were recently honored with Architectural League of New York 2017 Emerging Voices Award. The program spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design “voices” that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Winners will lecture in New York City in March 2017 as part of the award program (more information here).

GSD alumni winners include:

Brian Bell MArch ’97 and David Yocum MArch ’97, Principals, BLDGS, Atlanta, Georgia
Eduardo Cadaval Narezo MAUD ’03 and Clara Solà-Morales MArch ’97, Principals, Cadaval & Solà-Morales, Mexico City and Barcelona
Frida Escobedo MDes ’12, Principal, Frida Escobedo, Taller de Arquitectura, Mexico City
Thomas F. Robinson MArch ’00, Founding Principal, LEVER Architecture, Portland, Oregon
Jonathan Tate Mdes ’08, Principal, OJT, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo courtesy of The Architectural League.

 

posted March, 2017

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Alums Organize Free Panel on Designing for the Global Refugee Crisis (Feb. 23, 2017, AIANY)

Elie Gamburg MArch ’08, Benjamin Gilmartin MArch ’97, Robert Pietrusko MArch ‘12, Farzana Gandhi MArch ‘06

On February 23, 2017 the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee, co-chaired by Elie Gamburg MArch ’08 and Benjamin Gilmartin MArch ’97, will host a free panel discussion about mass migration and how the design community can respond appropriately to the needs of refugees facing economic distress and environmental degradation. Speakers will include Robert Pietrusko MArch ‘12, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Architecture at the GSD, and moderator Farzana Gandhi MArch ‘06. The event will take place from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012). Learn more and RSVP here.

posted February, 2017

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Katherine Orff MLA ’97 Appointed Director of the Urban Design Program at Columbia GSAPP

Katherine Orff MLA ’97

Associate Professor Katherine Orff MLA ’97 was appointed Director of the Urban Design Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. A faculty member who has been a key part of both the Urban Design Program and the school for many years, Orff is an internationally renowned award-winning practitioner focused on urban design in the era of climate dynamics.

March 2015

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Kristina Hill PhD ’97, GSA ’98 Discusses Urban Adaptations for Rising Sea Levels at the Hammer Museum

Kristina Hill PhD ’97, GSA ’98

Kristina Hill PhD ’97, GSA ’98 participated in a panel discussion on urban adaptations for rising sea levels at the Hammer Museum, co-presented by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Watch a video of the talk.

March 2015

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Katherine Orff MLA ’97 Delivers Keynote at Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? Symposium

Katherine Orff MLA '97 and Matthew Tucker MLA '01

Katherine Orff MLA ’97, Founder and Partner at SCAPE, delivered the keynote address at the Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? symposium, which was convened by Professors Matthew Tucker MLA ’01 and Christine Baeumler at the University of Minnesota on April 17-18. The event focused upon the examination of the pressing ecological dilemmas associated with the Anthropocene epoch and offed speculative trajectories for future landscape architecture critical practice. Nearly 200 landscape architects, architects, artists and environmental activists attended the symposium. Other speakers included Professor Tucker as well as author Emma Marris, documentary filmmaker Andrew Blackwell, artist Buster Simpson and artist Koert vanMensvoort. The symposium also included a pre-symposium “Culvertized” workshop led by Tucker and Simpson, which focused upon the concept of bluespace and urban headwaters to retrofit urban stormwater infrastructure.

April 2015

posted December, 2016

Nicholas Bares MAUD ’97 Designs New Civic Building in Buenos Aires

Nicholas Bares MAUD '97

Nicholas Bares MAUD ’97, a partner and senior designer at B4FS Architects, helped lead the design of a new civic building in Buenos Aires, the Centro Cultural Kirchner. The center, which opened on May 25, 2015, will play a main role in bringing vibrant life to the most important political and civic center of the city and the country, the “Plaza de Mayo” and Casa Rosada (Government House) area. Learn more about the building.

August 2015

posted December, 2016

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Luis Eduardo Bresciani MAUD ’97 Appointed President of Chile’s National Council of Urban Development

Luis Eduardo Bresciani MAUD '97

Luis Eduardo Bresciani MAUD ’97 has been appointed President of the National Council of Urban Development of Chile (CNDU), a permanent national advisory body of the Chilean President, that incorporates national ministries, representatives of congress, private sector and professional associations, nonprofit and civil organizations, universities and experts.

April 2016

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Shane Williamson MArch ’99, Betsy Williamson MArch ’97 Firm Receives Emerging Voices Award

Shane Williamson MArch ’99 and Betsy Williamson MArch ’97

Williamson Chong, the Toronto-based architecture and design firm of Shane Williamson MArch ’99Betsy Williamson MArch ’97, prinicpals, and their partner Donald Chong, announces it has been selected by the Architectural League of New York for its Emerging Voices Award. They will present their work in a lecture on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7 p.m., at the Scholastic Auditorium in New York. Each year the Architectural League selects eight emerging practitioners through a juried, invited portfolio competition. The Emerging Voices Award spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design and urbanism. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work and considers accomplishments within the design and academic communities. View the complete list of past winners where there are many GSD graduates represented.

March 2014

posted December, 2016

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Pau Sola-Morales MDes ’97, DDes ’00 Appointed Dean at Rovira i Virgili University

Pau Sola-Morales MDes '97, DDes '00

Pau Sola-Morales MDes ’97, DDes ’00 was appointed Dean of the School of Architecture at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain. Read the press release. The School of Architecture is a young school of architecture created in 2005 with the assistance of many first-class architecture professionals. Among its objectives are to provide a good service to the territory in which it is inserted, and train their future professionals; a territory rich in history and heritage, that currently struggles to establish itself as a new metropolitan area around multiple cities and scattered infrastructures; a territory under transformation to which the School of Architecture wants to give its support.

December 2015

posted December, 2016

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

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Gregg Novicoff, AIA LEED AP, March  ’97 has been named Associate Principal

Gregg Novicoff, AIA LEED AP, MArch '97

Gregg Novicoff, AIA LEED AP, MArch  ’97 has been named Associate Principal at Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA). He has 20 years of professional experience and has been with LMSA since 2005. His projects include the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, California, and Family House, which provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital. He is currently working on several affordable housing and veterans housing projects with nonprofit organizations, including Mercy Housing, Swords to Plowshares, Chinatown Community Development Center, and San Francisco Housing Development Corporation. Mr. Novicoff is a licensed architect in California and a LEED accredited professional.

June 2016

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New book by Katherine Orff MLA ’97, Toward an Urban Ecology

Katherine Orff MLA '97

Katherine Orff MLA ’97 has published the book Toward an Urban Ecology, an extended case study of her firm SCAPE, a the New York-based landscape architecture and urban design studio that combines the efforts of designers, scientists, policy-makers, and communities to effect change. The book shows in detail how they construct narratives of projects, what kinds of questions they ask, and how they’ve engaged in a constellation of sites and issues in a way that is useful to inspire the next generation of landscape design practitioners and activists.

May 2016

posted May, 2016

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