Class of 2007

Alumni Work Recognized with 2017 ASLA Professional Awards

Andrea Cochran MLA '79, Megumi Aihara MLA '07, Mikyoung Kim MLA '92, Andrea Cochran MLA '79, Lin Peng MLA '12, Stephen Stimson MLA '87, Gary Hilderbrand MLA ’85, Douglas Reed MLA ’81, Bruce Jett MLA '92, Charlotte Barrows MLA '06, Leo Alvarez MLA '81, Ralph Johnson MArch '73, Gordon Gill MArch '93, Katharyn Leah Hurd MLAUD '12, Charles Birnbaum LF '98

The work of Harvard University Graduate School of Design alumni is well represented in this year’s American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards, which recognize the best of landscape architecture from the United States and around the world. Winners received their awards at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Los Angeles last October. Those honored include:

GENERAL DESIGN CATEGORY

Honor Awards

Andrea Cochran MLA ’79Megumi Aihara MLA ’07 (Windhover Contemplative Center)

Mikyoung Kim MLA ’92 (Chicago Botanic Garden: The Regenstein Learning Campus)

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN CATEGORY

Award of Excellence

Andrea Cochran MLA ’79, Lin Peng MLA ’12 (Birmingham Residence)

Honor Award

Andrea Cochran MLA ’79 (Telegraph Hill Residence)

Stephen Stimson MLA ’87 (Northeast Harbor, a Restoration on Mount Desert Island)

Reed Hilderbrand LLC Landscape Architecture, led by by Principals Gary Hilderbrand MLA ’85 and Douglas Reed MLA ’81 (Proving Grounds – A 20-Year Education in American HorticultureAgrarian Modern – The Recovery and Renewal of Manatuck Farm)

Bruce Jett MLA ’92 (Northpoint Apartments)

ANALYSIS AND PLANNING CATEGORY

Honor Award

Charlotte Barrows MLA ’06 (The Olana Strategic Landscape Design Plan: Restoring an American Masterpiece)

Leo Alvarez MLA ’81Ralph Johnson MArch ’73 (Waterfront Botanical Gardens)

Reed Hilderbrand LLC Landscape Architecture, led by by Principals Gary Hilderbrand MLA ’85 and Douglas Reed MLA ’81 (Conservation at the Edge – Prototyping low-intervention conservation in the Patagonian wilderness)

Gordon Gill MArch ’93 (Positioning Pullman)

Katharyn Leah Hurd MLAUD ’12 (Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan)

COMMUNICATIONS CATEGORY

Charles Birnbaum LF ’98 (The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin)

More information, including the full list of 2017 winners.

Photo: Windhover Contemplative Center at Stanford University, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture.

posted November, 2017

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Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02, Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07 of AGi Architects Complete Residential Tower in Kuwait

Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02, Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07

AGi Architects, the international design firm founded in 2006 by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07, has completed its first mid-rise housing project in Kuwait. The project, Wind Tower, responds to increasing demands for land in the city by reinterpreting the single family dwelling typology, utilizing verticality to allow residents to enjoy privacy while also taking advantage of the building’s prime location. 

Learn more about Wind Tower.

Image Courtesy of AGi Architects

posted August, 2017

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AGi architects, led by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07, Selected for Project in Spain

Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07

“In Natura Veritas” by AGi architects, the international design firm founded in 2006 by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07, has been selected for the renovation and muesalization of 18 Galician-Roman sites in Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain.

The proposal takes as its starting point the intrinsic nature of this place: the creation of a space for the preservation of memory in a natural environment chosen as a living place hundreds of years ago. As a natural museum, it recreates the memory of landscape through the maintenance, consolidation and recovery of the lost native vegetation.

 An abstract system composed of different layers is established with the intention of transferring ad hoc knowledge for each of the sites, integrating them into a unique network for the interpretation of the Galician archaeological landscape.

Read the full press release.

Image provided courtsey of AGi architects.

posted February, 2017

In Natura Veritas by AGi architects

Alums Named to Impact Design Hub’s 40 Under 40

Mia Scharphie MLA '13, Theresa Hwang MArch '07

Mia Scharphie MLA ’13 and Theresa Hwang MArch ’07 were named as Social Impact Design 40 Under 40 by Impact Design Hub. The list recognizes some of the brightest young minds working to design for social good.

posted January, 2017

Impact Design Hub 40 under 40

Julie Kaufman MArch ’07 wins Rotch Prize, Jennifer Ly MArch ’14 Runner-Up

Julie Kaufman MArch ’07 and Jennifer Ly MArch ’14

Julie Kaufman MArch ’07  is the winner of the Rotch Prize. Kaufman, who works for BIG in New York, was last year’s runner-up. This year’s runner-up, Jennifer Ly MArch ’14, currently works for David Adjaye. Although many women have been awarded the Rotch Prize in the past, this is the first year where they have had women take both winner and runner-up places.

April 2015

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Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07 Firm Awarded Prizes

Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch '02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch '02, DDes '07

AGi architects, led by Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07, received three prizes and an honorable mention at the Middle East Architect Awards (MEAA) on November 25, 2015. Read more and see renderings of the winning designs and awards: Residential Project of the Year for “Scenic House,” Boutique Firm of the Year, Architects of the year, and the “highly commended” “Qatar Courthouse.”

November 2015

posted December, 2016

Scenic House

Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07 Firm Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award

Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07

“La Ascensión del Señor” Church in Seville, Spain by AGi architects—the firm of Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07—has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. It is the official architecture prize of the European Union. For each two-year period, nominations are submitted for the Jury’s consideration by an independent group of experts. This project was recently recognized with the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Award 2014 in the Completed Buildings Religion category, announced in early October in Singapore.

December 2014

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La Ascension del Senor church

AGi architects, led by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07, Shortlisted for WAF 2015 Awards

Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch '02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch '02, DDesS '07

AGi architects, the international design firm founded in 2006 by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07 announced that two of their projects have been shortlisted for WAF 2015 Awards. The Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic will compete in the Completed Buildings Health category while Qatar Courthouse will compete in the Future Project Competition category.

June 2015

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Ali Mohammed T Alghanim Clinic

José Juan Terrasa-Soler MLA ’07 Published Chapter in “Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts between Nature and Design”

José Juan Terrasa-Soler MLA ’07

José Juan Terrasa-Soler MLA ’07 just published book chapter titled “The Caribbean Landscape Cyborg: Designing Green Infrastructure for La Parguera, Puerto Rico.” It is Chapter 20 of the book Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts between Nature and Design, released on November 6, 2014 by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, London. The book is a review of contemporary ideas on green infrastructure theory and design, with examples from across the globe. More information and the table of contents are available here.

November 2014

posted December, 2016

Revising Green Infrastructure

Zaneta Hong MLA ’07 Named Editor of “Platform 8″

Zaneta Hong MLA ’07

Zaneta Hong MLA ’07, lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the GSD, will be the editor of Platform 8, to be released in Fall 2015. In the coming weeks and throughout the summer, she will work closely with a team of GSD students to produce Platform 8 and the related Spring 2016 exhibition. Since joining the GSD faculty in 2012, Hong has been named a Daniel Urban Kiley Fellow and received a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.

Along with Michael Leighton Beaman, she is curator of the exhibit, Landformation Catalogue, on view in the Loeb Library through May 15th. Hong graduated from the GSD’s Landscape Architecture program in 2007, prior to which she studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and Cornell University. Before her GSD appointment, she was a lecturer in Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture and the Materials Lab Curator at the University of Texas, Austin School of Architecture, where she initiated, designed, and developed the online materials website and database along with the Advanced Materials Research Lab and Gallery.

posted December, 2016

Platform 8

Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07 and Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 Awarded Prize

Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07 and Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02

Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch  ’02, DDes ’07 and Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 of AGi architects were awarded second prize in the Mashhad City Complex competition in Iran in collaboration with the local firm Shift Process Practice. More than 100 design firms submitted their resumes to this competition. A list of 35 was chosen after the assessment. After interviews and visits, a shortlist of 10 was selected to develop their proposals. More information including the press kit of Mashhad City Complex can be found in their press room.

May 2016

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Masshad City Complex

Genevieve Baudoin MArch ’07 Publishes Book, “Interpreting Site: Studies in Perception, Representation, and Design”

Genevieve Baudoin MArch ’07

Genevieve Baudoin MArch ’07, Assistant Professor in Architecture at Kansas State University, published the book Interpreting Site: Studies in Perception, Representation, and Design, through Routledge Press on June 8, 2015. The book considers the relationship between site and architecture through its representation and artifact, examining the methods architects employ in the process of design. More information and the table of contents are available here.

posted December, 2016

Interpreting Site

R. Steven Lewis LF ’07 Named by AIA to College of Fellows

R. Steven Lewis LF ’07

R. Steven Lewis LF ’07 has been elevated by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to its prestigious College of Fellows for 2016. “The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.” The 2016 Fellows will be honored during a ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention.

February 2016

posted December, 2016

AIA college of fellows