Class of 2003

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

Annisia Cialone MAUD ’03 Named Director of City Planning for Jersey City

Annisia Cialone MAUD '03

Annisia Cialone MAUD ’03 has been named the new Director of City Planning for Jersey City. Cialone, a longtime Jersey City resident, brings 16 years of experience to the job, including over a decade at Perkins Eastman, an international planning, design, and consulting firm. “We couldn’t be more excited to hire someone who has both the knowledge and experience that Annisia does, as well as the unique and personal understanding of our city, our community, our neighborhoods and our people,” Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop said in a press release.

posted February, 2017

Mazen Sakr MArch ’09 and Makoto Abe MArch ’03 Win $10,000 in Seed Money for MyChair

Makoto Abe MArch '03 and Mazen Sakr MArch '09

Mazen Sakr MArch ’09 and Makoto Abe MArch ’03 won $10,000 in seed money for their social enterprise, MyChair, formed with colleagues from the Harvard Business School. The duo’s patent-pending design of a portable chair/desk will be produced and delivered to children in third world countries, starting with Nepal. The chair is designed to be lightweight so children can carry them on their backs from home to school and back, giving them ownership of the chairs and the ability to study off of the home or school dirt floor.

April 2015

posted December, 2016

MyChair_logo

GSD Alumni Win Field Constructs Design Competition

Bradley Cantrell, MLA '03, Stefano Andreani MDes '13, Craig Reschke MLA '15, Ziyi Zhang MLA '14, Jonathan A. Scelsa MAUD '11, Jennifer Birkeland MLA '11, and Erin Wythoff MLA '14

Invivia, the research and technology research lab featuring Bradley Cantrell MLA ’03, Associate Professor of Landscape Architectural Technology and Director of MLA Degree Program at the GSD; Allen Sayegh MDes ’96, Associate Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology at the GSD; Stefano Andreani MDes ’13; Craig Reschke MLA ’15; and Ziyi Zhang MLA ’14, was one of four winners of the Field Constructs Design Competition (FCDC) for their project “99 White Balloons.” FCDC invited architects and designers worldwide to share their most inventive ideas for a temporary outdoor installation that will be exhibited at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas. Other GSD-affiliated winners included Jonathan A. Scelsa MAUD ’11, Jennifer Birkeland MLA ’11,  and Erin Wythoff MLA ’14 for  their conception of “Duck Blind in Plain Site.” Read more about the competition and the winning ideas here.

August 2015

posted December, 2016

Field Constructs Design Competition

Meg Graham MDes ’03 Named Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Meg Graham MDes '03

Meg Graham MDes ’03 has been named Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) bestows fellowships in recognition of achievements of excellence in architecture on the basis of: design excellence represented by past awards; outstanding scholarly contribution represented by research, publications, and education; or distinguished service to the profession or the community.

February 2016

posted December, 2016

Paris’s Place de la République completed by Pierre Alain Trévelo MDes ’04

Pierre Alain Trévelo MDes ’04 and Christian Weier MLA ’04

Pierre Alain Trévelo MDes ’04 with his partner Antoine Viger-Kohler of TVK Architectes Urbanistes in Paris, France, completed in 2013 the redevelopment of Place de la République, now the largest pedestrian square in the city. The project team also composed of Christian Weier MLA ’04 and GSD Professor Martha Schwartz. The redevelopment of Place de la République is based on the concept of an open platform with infinite urban uses. To learn more about the completed project, click here.

March 2014

posted December, 2016

Place de la Republique and Monde Medias Pavilion