Class of 2005

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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Michael Kubo MArch ’06, Jonathan Lott MArch ’05, and Colleagues at Collective- LOK win Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition

Michael Kubo MArch '06 and Jonathan Lott MArch ’05

Michael Kubo MArch ’06, Harvard Graduate School of Design design critic in architecture Jonathan Lott MArch ’05, and colleagues at Collective–LOK will be adding an element of intimacy and intrigue to New York’s Times Square this Valentine’s Day. Over the past eight years, the Times Square Alliance has held an annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition, curated by The Center for Architecture. The competition invites architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a “romantic public art installation” in Times Square, hooked to Valentine’s Day. Collective–LOK was named this year’s winner with Heart of Hearts, which presents a ringed arrangement of nine golden, mirrored, heart-shaped panels, each 10 feet in height. Heart of Hearts will be revealed on February 9 and remain on view through March 6 at Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets.

January 2016

posted December, 2016

Times Square Heart

Shannon Bassett MAUD ’05 Presents at 102nd Annual ACSA Meeting

Shannon Bassett MAUD ’05

Shannon Bassett MAUD ’05 has had her paper accepted for publication and presentation at the 102nd Annual ACSA Meeting: GLOBALIZING ARCHITECTURE. The meeting will be held April 10-12, 2014 in Miami Beach, FL. Entitled “Designing The Village Tapestry-New Architectural Agency(ies) of Community Building and Design,” Shannon will present during the session, “Realizing the Right to the City: Architectural Methodologies as Agents of Change,” based on a design grant which she conducted for the City of Bradenton Redevelopment Agency in Bradenton, Florida. Additionally, she continues to serve as an elected board member for the International Association for China Planning.

December 2013

posted December, 2016

Dan Brunn MArch ’05 Recognized by Los Angeles Business Council and Architectural Awards Jury

Dan Brunn MArch '05

Dan Brunn MArch ’05 and his Los Angeles-based firm Dan Brunn Architecture, was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Council and the Architectural Awards Jury as a winner in the Housing category for the 45th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards for his design on the Flip Flop house. Located on a beachfront lot in Venice, CA, the 5,700-square-foot house plays with a sense of duality on multiple design levels, as its name suggests.

July 2015

posted December, 2016

Flip Flop House

Alexander Robinson ASLA MLA ’05 named 2015-2016 Rome Prize Fellow

Alexander Robinson ASLA MLA '05

The American Academy in Rome announced that Alexander Robinson ASLA MLA ’05 was honored as a 2015-2016 Rome Prize fellow. The Rome Prize, which provides significant time, research materials, and studio space at the academy’s recently restored Villa Aurelia in Rome, has long been a coveted honor. Described as “life changing” and “transformative” by the 1997–1998 fellow Mary Margaret Jones, FASLA, it is also a way of benchmarking where and how the concerns of landscape architecture converge with currents in the arts and humanities. Along with a cohort of musicians, writers, artists, scholars, and architects, the new landscape fellows will live and work in Rome for six months to a year.

April 2015

posted December, 2016

Rome Prize

Geoffrey von Oeyen MArch ’05 Named a Winner of the 2014 Architectural League Prize

Geoffrey von Oeyen MArch ’05

Geoffrey von Oeyen MArch ’05 of the Los Angeles-based firm, Geoffrey von Oeyen Design, was one of six winners of the 2014 Architectural League Prize for young architects and designers. The prize recognizes provocative and exemplary work and provides a public outlet for the exchange of their ideas.

May 2014

posted December, 2016

Geoffrey von Oeyen Design