Class of 2006

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


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

Mark Pasnik MDes ’95 and Michael Kubo MArch ’06 Publish Book, “Heroic: Concrete Architecture and The New Boston”

Mark Pasnik MDes '95 and Michael Kubo MArch '06

Mark Pasnik MDes ’95Michael Kubo MArch ’06, and Chris Grimley recently published the book Heroic: Concrete Architecture and The New Boston, which “presents the historical context and new critical profiles of the buildings that defined Boston during this remarkable period, showing the city as a laboratory for refined experiments in concrete and new strategies in urban planning.”  On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 5:30 pm, the trio will appear on WBUR to discuss how politics influenced urban renewal in Boston during the 1960s and how it’s influencing renewal in Boston today.

February 2016

posted December, 2016


Gonzalo Cruz MLA ’06 Promoted to Lead Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Studio at AECOM New York

Gonzalo Cruz MLA ’06

Gonzalo Cruz MLA ’06 has been promoted to lead the Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Studio at AECOM New York. As Design Director/Studio Leader, Cruz recently expanded the studio’s staff by hiring GSD recent grad Thien Nguyen MAUD 15, and brought on current GSD MLA student Xu Han, for a summer internship.

posted December, 2016