Class of 2001

Ed Ogosta MArch ’01 Named 2018 Design Vanguard by Architectural Record

Ed Ogosta MArch '01

Ed Ogosta MArch ’01, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Principal of Edward Ogosta Architecture, has been recognized as one of Architectural Record’s 2018 Design Vanguard recipients. From a small international pool of 10 winners, Ogosta was one of just three architectural practices awarded in the United States, and the only West Coast firm to receive this year’s honor. Ogosta has also been recognized by the national AIA Small Project Awards for his design of Rear Window House, a modern renovation and addition to a 1944 bungalow in Los Angeles, CA. Since 2011, Edward Ogosta Architecture has been dedicated to crafting intelligent architecture with clarity and experiential depth, and has garnered numerous accolades for its intuitive and contemporary vision of residential design.

Photo by John Ellis.

posted July, 2018


Alumni Receive 2018 Graham Foundation Grants for Exhibitions, Publications, Research

Zeina Koreitem MDes '16, John May MArch '02, Eric Bunge MArch '96, Mimi Hoang MArch '98, Kenny Cupers PhD '10, Rami El Samahy MArch '00, Michael Kubo MArch '06, Alexander Robinson MLA '05, Neyran Turan DDes '09, Bradley Cantrell MLA '03, Marielsa Castro Vizcarra MDes '17, Brian Goldstein PhD '13, Ana Maria Leon Crespo MDes '01, Sun-Young Park MArch '08/PhD '14, Sara Zewde MLA '15

Fifteen designers, artists, historians, and others from the GSD alumni community have been selected to receive 2018 Graham Foundation Grants. Announced on April 5, the Graham Foundation’s 2018 Grants to Individuals present $534,850 in new grants to support 74 projects by 111 individuals and collaborators who are “engaging original ideas that advance our understanding of the designed environment,” the Foundation writes.

Alumni projects include exhibitions, publications, and research. Among the winners are GSD faculty Zeina Koreitem MDes ’16 and John May MArch ’02, who received a grant for the exhibition “Under Present Conditions,” produced through their Los Angeles-based firm, MILLIØNS. (“Under Present Conditions” will be on view at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles from January 11 through April 26, 2019.)

The funded projects were selected from over 600 proposals and represent a diverse group of individuals and collectives, including architects, artists, choreographers, historians, and filmmakers who hail from around the world.

Other GSD alumni awardees include:

Eric Bunge MArch ’96

Mimi Hoang GSD ’98

Kenny Cupers PhD ’10

Rami El Samahy MArch ’00

Michael Kubo MArch ’06

Alexander Robinson MLA ’05

Neyran Turan DDes ’09

Bradley Cantrell MLA ’03

Marielsa Castro Vizcarra MDes ’17

Brian Goldstein PhD ’13

Ana Maria Leon Crespo MDes ’01

Sun-Young Park MArch ’08/PhD ’14

Sara Zewde MLA ’15

Read the full list of 2018 Graham Foundation Grants to Individuals via the Graham Foundation’s announcement.

Image: MILLIØNS (Zeina Koreitem & John May), Collectives II, 2016–. Courtesy of the artists.

posted April, 2018

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N H D M, firm of Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01, Wins 2018 New Practices Award from AIANY

Nahyun Hwang MArch '01, David Eugin Moon MArch '01

N H D M, the collaborative practice for design in research in architecture and urbanism founded by Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01 in 2010, is one of five winners of the 2018 New Practices New York Competition from AIA New York. The bi-annual award recognizes and promotes innovative architecture and design firms in NYC and honors architects that utilize unique and innovative strategies, both in the projects they undertake and the practices they have established. Learn more.

The practice also recently received a 2018 Design Honor Award (Interiors category) from AIANY for the renovation of the Nam June Paik Art Center in Yongin, South Korea. Learn more.

Image: Nam June Paik Art Center. Courtesy of N H D M.

posted February, 2018


Alumni Honored with AIANY 2018 Design Awards

Phil Freelon LF '90, Nader Tehrani MAUD ’91, Katherine Faulkner MArch ’93, Daniel Gallagher MArch ’91, Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01, David Eugin Moon MArch ’01, Rob Rogers MDes '89

Projects by a number of GSD alumni have been honored with 2018 Design Awards by AIA New York. The top prize went to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture by Freelon Adjaye Bond / Smithgroup, led in part by Phil Freelon LF ’90. Award recipients will be featured in the Center for Architecture’s 2018 AIANY Design Awards exhibition (opens April 20, 2018), and included in AIANY’s Oculus magazine.

Alumni winners include:


NADAAA, firm of Nader Tehrani MAUD ’91 in collaboration with partners Katherine Faulkner MArch ’93 and Daniel Gallagher MArch ’91
Project: University of Toronto Daniels Building at One Spadina
Location: Toronto, Canada


N H D M, firm of Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01
Project: Nam June Paik Art Center Renovation
Location: Yongin, South Korea


NADAAA, firm of Nader Tehrani MAUD ’91 in collaboration with partners Katherine Faulkner MArch ’93 and Daniel Gallagher MArch ’91
Project: Justice in Design
Location: New York, NY

ROGERS PARTNERS Architects + Urban Designers, firm of Rob Rogers MDes ’89  
Project: Houston-Galveston Area Protection System (H-GAPS)
Location: Galveston Bay, TX

See all the winners.

Image: Nam June Paik Art Center. Courtesy of N H D M.

posted February, 2018


Alumni Honored with 2017-18 ACSA Architectural Education Awards

Renee Cheng AB '85, MArch '89, John Ronan MArch ‘91, Aziza Chaouni GSD '05, Jonathan Rule MArch '08, Jacob Wayne Mans MDes '16, Clare Robinson MArch '01

Six GSD alumni have been honored with 2017-2018  Architectural Education Awards for their outstanding work as architectural educators. They will be celebrated in March at the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting in Denver. In addition, GSD Professor Jorge Silvetti received the Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education this year.

ACSA/AIA Practice & Leadership Award

Renee Cheng AB ’85, MArch ’89, University of Minnesota, Professional Practice Class

Distinguished Professor

Renee Cheng AB ’85, MArch ’89, University of Minnesota
John Ronan MArch ‘91, Illinois Institute of Technology

ACSA Collaborative Practice Award

Aziza Chaouni GSD ’05, University of Toronto, “Let’s Talk”

ACSA Faculty Design Award

Jonathan Rule MArch ’08 with Ana Morcillo Pallares, University of Michigan, MUDEM

JAE Best Article Award Design as Scholarship

Jacob Wayne Mans MDes ’16, “Scaling for Non-Expert Production,” University of Minnesota

Clare Robinson MArch ’01, “Scholarship of Design Architecture in Support of Citizenry,” University of Arizona

posted February, 2018

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Christopher Counts MLA ’01 Curates Exhibition at IIT College of Architecture; Public Lecture Feb 12, 2018

Christopher Counts MLA '01

An exhibition curated by Christopher Counts MLA ’01 and Maria Counts entitled Charged Grounds: Places for People is on view through February 16, 2018, at the Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture (S. R. Crown Hall 3360 S State Street Center Core). The show highlights work from the pair’s award-winning urban landscape design office, Counts Studio, based in Chicago and New York City. The featured projects are presented through sketches, models, drawings, and photographers, and explore “designing contemporary landscapes to have a high level of physical, emotional, and social resonance.”

A public lecture and reception for the exhibition will be held on February 12, 2018, at 6:00pm.

Learn more.

posted February, 2018

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Paul Kaloustian MArch ’01 Design Awarded Third Prize in International Competition for New Cyprus Museum

Paul Kaloustian MArch '01

A design by Paul Kaloustian MArch ’01 for the New Cyprus Museum has been awarded Third Prize through an international competition. A total of 129 offices participated in the two-stage competition that sought concepts to replace the island nation’s existing 131-year-old archaeological museum. Kaloustian’s design invites the public to enter the museum through its transparent and shaded exterior. A museum library, restaurant, and shops on the ground floor activate the space while also fitting naturally into the landscape.

Images courtesy of Kaloustian. 




posted October, 2017

Kelwin Harris MUP ’01 Selected as 2017-18 Marshall Memorial Fellow

Kelwin Harris MUP '01

Kelwin Harris MUP ’01 has been selected as a 2017-18 Marshall Memorial Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of The United States. The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) is The German Marshall Fund’s flagship leadership development program. Created in 1982 to introduce a new generation of European leaders to the United States, MMF grew in 1999 with a companion program that began sending emerging leaders from the United States to Europe. The German Marshall Fund makes MMF awards to the best and brightest from all sectors, including business, government, and civil society. Selected fellows engage in 6 months of preparation designed to enhance their understanding of transatlantic relations before embarking on 24 days of policy immersion across the Atlantic. Kelwin will be concentrating on the nexus between equity, inclusive growth and civic and community engagement.

Read the full announcement.

Image provided. 


posted July, 2017


Jenny Wu MArch ’01 Featured in the Los Angeles Times

Jenny Wu MArch '01, Dwayne Oyler MArch '01

Jenny Wu MArch ’01 and her line of 3-D-printed jewelry are the subject of an article in the Los Angeles Times. Wu was first exposed to 3-D printing as a student at the GSD. She later began to experiment with the technology to create wearable designs, starting her LA-based jewelry label, Lace, in 2014. Wu is also a partner at the the design firm Oyler Wu Collaborative, which she founded with her husband, Dwayne Oyler MArch ’01.

Photo by Al Seib/ Los Angeles Times; courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

posted May, 2017

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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

Kelwin Harris MUP ’01 Named Senior Outreach Planner with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

Kelwin Harris MUP '01

Kelwin Harris MUP ’01 has been named Senior Outreach Planner with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP): the region’s official comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are developing ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, climate, local food, inclusive growth and other quality-of-life issues. Read more here.

March 2016

posted December, 2016

Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01 Deliver Lecture at Cornell

Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01

Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01, founders of N H D M, a collaborative practice for design and research in architecture and urbanism, are giving a lecture entitled “The Reprogrammable City” on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 as part of Cornell’s Department of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series. The lecture takes place at the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium at Cornell University and begins at 5:15 pm.

February 2014

posted December, 2016

Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon’s MArch ’01 Firm Wins AIANY Design Award

Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 David Eugin Moon MArch ’01

N H D M, the firm of Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01, won an Honor Award in the Project category in the 2014 AIANY Design Awards for (No) Stop Marconi, a project that reconceptualizes the spatial and political potentials in the reuse of vacant towers in the context of post-bubble Rotterdam. N H D M is a design and research office for architecture and urbanism based in New York.

April 2014

posted December, 2016

Martin Bechthold DDes ’01 Named Kumagai Professor of Architectural Technology

Martin Bechthold DDes '01

Martin Bechthold DDes ’01 has been named the Kumagai Professor of Architectural Technology at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, effective January 1, 2016. Bechthold has served as professor of architectural technology at the GSD since 2008. The Kumagai Professorship in Architecture was established to support distinguished scholars or practitioners in the field of architecture, with an emphasis on structural engineering, environmental systems, and/or building technology. Bechthold’s current research investigates material and fabrication technology as a catalyst of innovation for design practice.

January 2016

posted December, 2016