Class of 2013

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

Karthik Dondeti MDesS ’11 and Aurgho Jyoti MDesS ’13 Participate in “20 UNDER 35: Design X Design” Exhibition

Karthik Dondeti MDesS '11 and Aurgho Jyoti MDesS '13

Aurgho Jyoti MDesS ’13 and Karthik Dondeti MDesS ’11 were part of the “20 UNDER 35: Design X Design” exhibition in February 2015 at Alliance Francaise, New Delhi. Jyoti and Dondeti showcased their architecture and design research works and were amongst five architects selected to be a part of the three-week exhibition. “20 UNDER 35: Design X Design” is an annual exhibition organized by Alliance Francaise de Delhi and Studio IF showcasing the work of Indian designers to facilitate a reading of the emerging trends across various design based creative industries in India. The exhibit attempts to share design philosophies, working methods and future aspirations of the 20 shortlisted designers under the age of 35. Five architects, five graphic designers, five product designers and five fashion designers complete the pool of 20 exhibiting their work. As its premise, it is a platform to communicate with the society at large about the role of designers as makers of cultures and civilizations. The exhibition brings together designers, architects and public in general to establish a dialogue about design.

posted December, 2016


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

Kawaii-me fashion show

Santa Ana Development Manager, Victor Negrete MUP ’13, Shares APA Achievement

Victor Negrete MUP ’13

Victor Negrete MUP ’13 Downtown Development Manager for the City of Santa Ana in California, shared that the APA recognized Downtown Santa Ana (DTSA) as one of its ‘Great Neighborhoods in America.’  Read more in the Orange County Register here.

Pictured: Victor Negrete, Santa Ana’s downtown development liaison, worked with the DTSA Restaurant Association to start up the DTSA Lunch Trolley.

October 2016

posted December, 2016

Victor Negrete Santa Ana

Aurgho Jyoti MDesS ’13 Presents Research at ACADIA Conference

Aurgho Jyoti MDesS ’13

Aurgho Jyoti MDesS ’13 recently presented his research project “High Rise Morphologies: Architectural Form Finding in a Performative Design Search Space of Dense Urban Contexts” at ACADIA (The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) Annual Conference 2015 titled “Computational Ecologies: Design in the Anthropocene” (picture on the left). His research, which is a further development of his Harvard GSD thesis, sets up a process driven framework as a generative mechanism to navigate architectural morphologies for high-rises in a performative design search space of dense urban contexts.

August 2016

posted December, 2016

Aurgho Jyoti_ACADIA_2015_1

Aurgho Jyoti MDesS ’13 Invited to Speak at Smart Cities India Expo

Aurgho Jyoti MDesS ’13

Aurgho Jyoti MDesS ’13 was invited to speak at the 2nd Smart Cities India Expo 2016 held in New Delhi, India from May 11th to May 13th, 2016 (pictured on the left). His lecture titled “ARCHITECTURE:  MADE IN INDIA” was part of the session: “Architecture and Smart Cities” moderated by Chetan Vaidya (Director, SPA Delhi.) He was cited as one of the Ten Global Business Leaders at the exposition. The event was covered by several leading Indian media houses and newspapers including The Telegraph and the Business Wire. The Smart Cities India Expo is an initiative by the Govt. of India to augment its current urban program of developing 100 Smart Cities. His talk highlighted architecture’s role as an agent of social and urban transformation in contemporary India.

posted December, 2016