Trumark Urban Managing Director Arden Hearing AMDP ’11 is the feature of a recent profile in Forbes. Launched by Hearing in 2012, Truman Urban has undertaken such projects as The Pacific, a 76-unit former dentistry school turned luxury condominium in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. “A strong real estate market is obviously helpful for delivery luxury product,” Hearing tells Forbes. “But for us, the critical component is being able to offer a timeless and unique product executed at the highest level.”
Image courtesy of Trumark Urban.
posted April, 2017
John Ronan MArch ’91 and Theaster Gates LF ’11 Receive 2017 Architecture Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
John Ronan MArch ’91 and Theaster Gates LF ’11 have been honored with 2017 Architecture Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Chosen from a group of 27 individuals and practices nominated by the Academy, the 2017 honorees will receive their awards at an annual celebrate in May. Members of the jury included: Elizabeth Diller (chairman), Henry N. Cobb, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Hugh Hardy, Steven Holl, Thom Mayne, James Polshek, Robert A. M. Stern, Billie Tsien, and Tod Williams.
Ronan received his award in the category of “an American architect whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction.” Juror Tod Williams praised his work saying, “with elegance and rigor, John Ronan continues Chicago’s history of serious architecture of national and international significance.”
Gates, who was honored in the the category of “an American who explores ideas in architecture through any medium of expression,” is founder of the Rebuild Foundation, which works to transform urban spaces through art and design.
Photos courtesy of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
posted March, 2017
David Buckley Borden MLA ’11 is a 2016/2017 Charles Bullard Fellow in Forest Research at the Harvard Forest where he explores the question, “How can art and design foster cultural cohesion around environmental issues and help inform ecology-minded decision making?” Over the course of the year, Borden is creating a variety of art and design driven science-communication projects with ongoing research initiatives and contributing to the Harvard community through applied creativity, workshops, talks, and exhibitions at the Harvard Forest and beyond. Borden’s Fellowship program employs a model of stewardship that merges aesthetics, environmental awareness, and communication media. Learn more about his work as a Charles Bullard Fellow here.
Borden and his work at the Harvard Forest are featured in a recent Harvard Gazette article, “Creative path through Harvard Forest: Bullard Fellow brings passion for conservation to his work.”
Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer, courtesy of the Harvard Gazette.
posted March, 2017
Constantine Bouras MAUD ’11 Organized and Curated “A Shelter for Architecture” Along with Partners; GSD Alumni Contributed
Constantine Bouras MAUD ’11, with Evita Fanou, Electra Kontoroupi, Ioannis Oikonomou, Foteinos Soulos and Dimitra Tsachrelia, organized and curated “A Shelter for Architecture,” for the Greek Institute of Architects in New York [GIANY]. The event negotiated the general discourse on shelter and explored the idea of shelter as a concept through diverse lenses. “A Shelter for Architecture” staged events ranging from architectural exhibitions to talks and presentations, artistic performances, and installations.
Ignacio G. Galan MArch ’10, Nikos Katsikis DDes ’16, Dimitris Papanikolaou DDes ’16, Zenovia Toloudi DDes ’11, Dimitris Venizelos MAUD ’15, and Christina Yessios MAUD ’11 were among the contributors to the event.
posted February, 2017
Constantine Bouras MAUD ’11 Curated and Christina Yessios MAUD ’11 and Ioannis Kandyliaris MArch ’08 Contributed Exhibits for GIANY
Constantine Bouras MAUD ’11, with Evita Fanou, Electra Kontoroupi, Ioannis Oikonomou, Foteinos Soulos, and Dimitra Tsachrelia, curated the exhibition GRE►NYC for the Greek Institute of Architects in New York [GIANY], an exhibition of projects by young Greek architects practicing in New York. Mr. Bouras, Christina Yessios MAUD ’11, and Ioannis Kandyliaris MArch ’08 were among the contributors to the exhibit.
posted February, 2017
Davis Buckley Borden‘s MLA ’11 exhibit “Landscape Proposal Per Day” is currently on view at Voltage Coffee and Art in Kendall Square, Cambridge. David’s work is being showcased as part of the Artclash Collective’s Boston Fun-A-Day 2014 group show. The exhibit runs through April 5, 2014.
posted December, 2016