Class of 2000

Eric Shaw MUP ’00 Recognized as Top 20 LGBT+ Public Sector Executive by OUTstanding and the Financial Times

Eric Shaw MUP ’00 has been recognized as one of 2017′s Top 20 LGBT+ Public Sector Executives by the professional membership network OUTstanding and the Financial Times. This is a new category for the annual Leading LGBT & Ally Executives lists, which began four years ago. It recognizes public sector executives at the highest levels of their organization that are working to make their office and community more welcoming.

From the announcement: “Being an out and proud member of the LGBT+ community, Eric has helped set the tone for employees and agency partners that his office is an inclusive environment. He has directed staff to ensure that lgbt+ issues are included in the office’s community planning program. He also secured resources to incorporate lgbt+ narratives into the urban design and historic preservation strategies for the District. In line with expressing his goal of supporting and mentoring of LGBT+ students, their office has seen a noticeable increase in the number of LGBT+ identified interns. Externally, Eric serves on the UCLA Alumni Association Board and Harvard Design School Alumni Council where he advocates for the support and mentorship of LGBT+ students, and for increased LGBT+ representation in the fields of planning and architecture. He has participated in UCLA Student Affairs LGBT+ Round Table bringing together staff, students, faculty and alumni to identify strategies to create a more inclusive environment for the LGBT+ at the university.”

posted November, 2017


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

Arch league emerging voices

Ben Russin MArch ’00 Joins Bowie Gridley Architects

Ben Russin AIA, MArch ’00

Ben Russin AIA, MArch ’00 joined the Washington DC-based firm, Bowie Gridley Architects, as a project architect.

April 2014

posted December, 2016

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

Thomas Robinson MArch ’00 Firm in Newsweek and CBS Sunday Morning

Thomas Robinson MArch ’00

Thomas Robinson MArch ’00 serves as Founder and Principal of LEVER Architecture. LEVER was recently highlighted in Newsweek and CBS Sunday Morning for their mass timber buildings featuring cross-laminated timber. Framework, a 12 story tall timber building, is the winner of the U.S. Tall Wood Prize Competition sponsored by the USDA which awarded the team a $1.5 million grant. It is slated to be one of the nation’s first wood high-rise structure. Albina Yard, 4 story creative office building, is the nation’s first to use domestically produced cross-laminated timber. Both projects are located in Portland, Oregon.

June 2016

posted December, 2016