Class of 2009

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:

AWARDS

Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center
New York
REX, led by Joshua Prince-Ramus MArch ’96

Menil Drawing Institute
Houston
Johnston Marklee, led by Sharon Johnston MArch ’95 and Mark Lee MArch ’95

CITATIONS

Bloomberg Center
New York
Morphosis Architects, led by Thom Mayne MArch ’78

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Mask House
Ithaca, N.Y.
WOJR, led by William O’Brien MArch ’05

True North
Detroit
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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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

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Firm Founded by Neyran Turan DDes ’09 and Mete Sonmez MArch ’08 Selected as a Winner of Architectural League Prize

Neyran Turan DDes ’09 and Mete Sonmez MArch ’08

NEMESTUDIO, founded by Neyran Turan DDes ’09 and Mete Sonmez MArch’08, is selected as one of six winners the Architectural League Prize 2016. The theme for this year’s portfolio competition, (im)permanence asks how time affects architecture’s assertion of style, methods of assembly, and relationship to program, thereby altering expectations of permanent structures in an impermanent environment. The prize winners will give public lectures in June and their work will be exhibited at Parsons The New School for Design June 29 to July 30, 2016.

May 2016

posted December, 2016

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Stephen Fan MArch ’12 Curates and Aron Chang MArch ’09 Contributes to Exhibit, “SubUrbanisms: Casino Company Town, China Town”

Aron Chang MArch ’09 and Stephen Fan MArch ’12

An exhibit curated by Stephen Fan MArch ’12 titled “SubUrbanisms: Casino Company Town, China Town” is currently on view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut. Featuring infographics, photographs, maps, and architectural representations and speculations by Stephen Fan in collaboration with graphic designer Shane Keaney, the exhibition explores casino urbanization, workers’ communities, and the contested suburban landscape through the lenses of architecture, landscape and planning, as well as anthropology, geography and contemporary critical art practices. The exhibit accompanies a publication that includes contributions from Stephen Fan and Shane Keaney, Society of Architectural Historians President Abigail Van Slyck, anthropologist Ellen Pader, historian Chloe Taft, and architect Aron Chang MArch ’09. A symposium will be held on March 29 at the Lyman Allyn and Connecticut College. The exhibit will run through May 12, 2014.

posted December, 2016

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Sophia X. Chang MArch ’13, Shu Lai Talun MArch ’09, and Jeffrey Olinger MArch ’09 Collaborating on Interactive Runway Fashion Show

Shu Lai Talun MArch ’09, Jeffrey Olinger MArch ’09, and Sophia X. Chang MArch ’13

Shu Lai Talun MArch ’09 of CBT Architects and Sophia X. Chang MArch ’13 are collaborating on producing an interactive runway extravaganza, which will also feature music mixes by Jeffrey Olinger MArch ’09 and wearable art by Jessica Rozenkranz who attended the GSD for a year. Slated for Saturday, April 12, 2014 at The Uniun, located in Somerville’s Union Square neighborhood, the public will be invited to try out hair and make-up services and clothing provided by local-area businesses, walk the runway, and have their pictures taken in an installation design by Sophia. The concept for the fashion show was conceived as a response to the Somerville Arts Council’s call for “creative individuals to create, produce and manage cultural events that would reinvigorate the artistic and business landscape in Union Square,” which is in part sponsoring the event. The grant received from the Arts Council will cover the event space rental, but the team is seeking additional funds to cover the cost of materials for the stage and fabric installation piece. Anyone interested in donating may do so on Kickstarter.

February 2014

posted December, 2016

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Dennis Pieprz MAUD ’85, Martin Zogran MAUD ’99, and Ming-Jen Hsueh MLA ’09, MLAUD ’09 Receive Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Excellence Award

Dennis Pieprz MAUD ’85, Martin Zogran MAUD ’99, and Ming-Jen Hsueh MLA ’09, MLAUD ’09

A team from Sasaki Associates—featuring GSD alums Dennis Pieprz MAUD ’85Martin Zogran MAUD ’99, and Ming-Jen Hsueh MLA ’09, MLAUD ’09—was honored with the Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Excellence Award for their work on the Songzhuang Arts and Agriculture City master plan in Beijing, China. The award was presented during the 2014 APA National Planning Conference.

May 2014

posted December, 2016

Songzhaug Arts and Agriculture City