Archinect - News 2016-12-03T09:02:35-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149976877/harvard-gsd-launches-new-fellowship-in-partnership-with-perkins-will-to-support-students-of-color Harvard GSD launches new fellowship in partnership with Perkins+Will to support students of color Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-04T15:32:00-04:00 >2016-11-09T00:09:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/if/ifzggsunmjraiaoz.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture is often criticized for its lack of diversity, and many feel that education is a key way to address the issue for the future. In that vein, Harvard's GSD announced yesterday the establishment of the Philip Freelon Fellowship Fund, designed to "provide expanded academic opportunities to African American and other under-represented architecture and design students at the GSD."</p><p>At the announcement, Philip Freelon of <a href="http://archinect.com/perkinswill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins+Will</a> noted the significance of such fellowships in encouraging (and attracting) diversity at the GSD: &ldquo;As the design profession continues to attract a more diverse talent base, this gift will provide students of color with financial assistance that could make pursuing an advanced degree at the GSD possible. It&rsquo;s an important step in broadening the GSD&rsquo;s reach.&rdquo;</p><p>GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi thanked Perkins+Will and Phil Freelon, referring to how&nbsp;&ldquo;the creativity, dynamism, and success of our GSD community are enriched by and even contingent on an increasingly&nbsp;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973352/want-to-live-and-work-in-richard-rogers-wimbledon-house-apply-to-harvard-s-new-richard-rogers-fellowship Want to live (and work) in Richard Rogers' Wimbledon House? Apply to Harvard's new Richard Rogers Fellowship Nicholas Korody 2016-10-12T13:33:00-04:00 >2016-10-15T22:52:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fz/fzq35ky7ul1m3gj3.jpg" width="650" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Wimbledon House, a landmarked building designed by Lord Richard Rogers in the late 1960s, has been donated to Harvard Graduate School of Design and will host a new research residency program. Dubbed the Richard Rogers Fellowship, the program is open to accomplished professionals and scholars working in fields related to the built environment.</p><p>Accepted applicants, pooled from an international open call, will inhabit the Wimbledon House for three months. Harvard will provide travel expenses to London and a $10,000 USD prize. The residency is intended to foster research around alternative and sustainable futures, in line with Rogers&rsquo; own cross-disciplinary, research-driven practice.</p><p>The house, a bright yellow modern masterpiece, was originally designed for Rogers&rsquo; parents. It will also serve as a venue for lectures and events in 2017.</p><p>Applications for the residency are due by November 28, 2016 and winners will be announced in early December.</p><p>For more information on the Fellowship, head...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149972637/koolhaas-speaks-at-the-gsd-architecture-is-clearly-dedicated-to-political-correctness Koolhaas speaks at the GSD: architecture is "clearly dedicated to political correctness" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-07T13:05:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T16:02:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7n/7ntanl91s9tuekw7.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I see architecture as almost a political work" [...] &ldquo;We are in a radically divided world&rdquo; in which &ldquo;architecture is not dealing with those political issues in a really sophisticated way,&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;I think that both the art world and the architecture world &hellip; [are] pretty intolerant in terms of engaging&rdquo; with political worlds beyond Western democracies."</p></em><br /><br /><p>More recent news from Rem and OMA:</p><ul><li><a title="OMA's plans for Axel Springer building officially released" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149972488/oma-s-plans-for-axel-springer-building-officially-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's plans for Axel Springer building officially released</a></li><li><a title="Watch live: Rem Koolhaas is moderating a 12-hour marathon of interviews on the future of Europe" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948804/watch-live-rem-koolhaas-is-moderating-a-12-hour-marathon-of-interviews-on-the-future-of-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch live: Rem Koolhaas is moderating a 12-hour marathon of interviews on the future of Europe</a></li><li><a title="OMA's hyper Corb" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945882/oma-s-hyper-corb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's hyper Corb</a></li><li><a title="To thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945845/to-thrive-post-zaha-koolhaas-says-zha-should-emulate-high-fashion-brands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands</a></li><li><a title='"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941747/the-first-major-architect-who-disconnected-the-profession-completely-from-angst-rem-on-bjarke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149972484/harvard-design-magazine-s-newest-issue-run-for-cover-probes-the-relationship-between-architecture-and-fear Harvard Design Magazine's newest issue, "Run for Cover", probes the relationship between architecture and fear Nicholas Korody 2016-10-06T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T00:34:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/me/me2useyn9fov3bh3.jpg" width="560" height="790" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Can we think our way out of fear? Design our way through dread?&rdquo; ask the editors of &ldquo;<a href="http://www.harvarddesignmagazine.org/issues/42" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Run for Cover</a>&rdquo;, <em>Harvard Design Magazine</em>&rsquo;s Summer/Spring issue. The 42nd edition of the journal questions the relationship between architecture and fear, troubling the normative expectation for architecture to act as shelter.</p><p>After all, architecture already is weaponized, serves as a mechanism for control, a target for attacks, a tool of segregation. This is increasingly true in the &ldquo;age of terror&rdquo;, when &ldquo;we blind ourselves to the regimes of control enacted in the name of safety which ultimately encroach on our civil liberties.&rdquo;</p><p><em>Run for Cover </em>features writing by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/36471/geoff-manaugh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geoff Manaugh</a>, Jennifer Sigler, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13792/interboro-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interboro Partners</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/428238/blair-kamin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blair Kamin</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/searchall/oliver-wainwright/news" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oliver Wainwright</a>&mdash;among many others. You can read <a href="http://www.harvarddesignmagazine.org/issues/42" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">select articles</a> online now, or purchase the whole thing for &euro; 18.00.</p><p><em>Archinect has previously included the Harvard Design Magazine in our </em><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/134197676/screen-print-36-harvard-design-magazine-s-well-well-well" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print</a></strong><em> series, which is an experiment in translating written work on to the screen....</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969780/get-lectured-harvard-gsd-fall-16 Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-09-21T14:42:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T11:55:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7o/7oryhsvgezt68ly2.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard Graduate School of Design</a> has a jam-packed series of events for this fall, including a stellar lineup of lecturers, a panel discussion celebrating Zaha Hadid, the &ldquo;Realities and Realms&rdquo; conference on&nbsp;computation and robotics in landscape architecture,&nbsp;exhibitions, afternoon talks, and more. Here's a selection of upcoming events:</p><p><strong>LECTURES</strong></p><p><strong>Oct 4</strong><br>Rem Koolhaas</p><p><strong>Oct 6</strong><br>Peter Latz / Latz + Partner</p><p><strong>Oct 13</strong><br>Tatiana Bilbao / Tatiana Bilbao Studio</p><p><strong>Oct 18</strong><br>Richard Rogers / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</p><p><strong>Oct 20</strong><br>Charles Jencks</p><p><strong>Nov 2</strong><br>Stephen Ross / Relat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943505/blair-kamin-opens-up-the-gates-of-harvard-yard Blair Kamin opens up the "Gates of Harvard Yard" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-03T18:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:40:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2w/2w80ti8uwcp7cb26.jpg" width="650" height="911" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an age that celebrates transparency and openness, it's fashionable to disparage gates. They have become symbols of elitism and exclusion, or just plain ugly instruments of control. Cue the gated subdivision. But the 25 gates that rim the perimeter of Harvard Yard tell a different story: Gates are expressions of beginning, of belonging, of entry into something larger than oneself.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Blair Kamin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, has a new book out today, <a href="https://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616894641" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Gates of Harvard Yard</a>. Here, Kamin presents why the illustrious university's gate designs are worth investigating in an exclusive intro for Archinect, followed by an excerpted piece from the book.</em></p><p>In an age that celebrates transparency and openness, it's fashionable to disparage gates. They have become symbols of elitism and exclusion, or just plain ugly instruments of control. Cue the gated subdivision.</p><p>But the 25 gates that rim the perimeter of Harvard Yard tell a different story: Gates are expressions of beginning, of belonging, of entry into something larger than oneself. In delineating space, they mark crucial transitions&mdash;between ignorance and wisdom, captivity and freedom, life and death. Not for nothing does this oft-quoted inscription appear on one of the gates that lead into the Yard: &ldquo;Enter to Grow in Wisdom.&rdquo;</p><p>For the new book &ldquo;Gates of Harvard Yard,&rdquo; published b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936882/four-2016-wheelwright-finalists-to-compete-for-100k-travel-grant Four 2016 Wheelwright finalists to compete for $100K travel grant Justine Testado 2016-03-28T20:21:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T02:02:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l3/l3kxaew8arc4lmyu.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's already that time of year when the Harvard Graduate School of Design will soon award their next Wheelwright Prize recipient. First established by the school in 1935, the prestigious prize is a $100,000 travel architectural research grant awarded to one lucky early-career architect. Out of nearly 200 applicants from 45 countries for 2016, the jury selected four finalists.</p></em><br /><br /><p>They are:</p><p><strong>Samuel Bravo</strong>, Samuel Bravo Arquitecto | Santiago, Chile</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6p/6puo338t160j6hw2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Matilde Cassani</strong> | Milan, Italy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/nslrk8y16tuvgcnd.jpg"></p><p><strong>Anna Puigjaner</strong>, MAIO | Barcelona, Spain</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cg/cg5u4pew25lboi9c.jpg"></p><p><strong>Pier Paolo Tamburelli</strong>, baukuh architects | Milan and Genoa, Italy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eu/eu2x2x2i932c5cho.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4787/four-2016-wheelwright-prize-finalists-from-chile-italy-and-spain-to-compete-for-100k-grant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to learn more about them.</p><p>Previous Wheelwright Prize coverage on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126385121/2015-wheelwright-prize-awarded-to-erik-l-heureux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Wheelwright Prize awarded to Erik L&rsquo;Heureux</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124454865/harvard-gsd-announces-2015-wheelwright-prize-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD announces 2015 Wheelwright Prize finalists</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100185299/jose-m-ahedo-wins-the-2014-wheelwright-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jose M. Ahedo wins the 2014 Wheelwright Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148349623/get-lectured-harvard-gsd-spring-16 Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-17T14:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:50:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tcrhwyqqhzowovur.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>In all its colorful gradient glory, next up is the Spring '16 lecture program poster from the <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University Graduate School of Design</a>.</p><p><strong>**Update</strong>: Please note that Toyo Ito's lecture has been rescheduled to March 7 at 6:30 p.m.</p><p>Listed below are upcoming events.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 23</strong><br>Noontime GSD Talks<br>Innovate: Jennifer Bonner, MArch '09; Asst. Professor of Architecture</p><p><strong>Feb 25</strong><br>Jean-Louis Cohen / Institute of Fine Arts, New York University</p><p><strong>Mar 8</strong><br>Discussion<br>Radical Practice: Julia King, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/53011612/susan-surface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Susan Surface</a>, and Others</p><p><strong>**Rescheduled to Mar 7</strong><br>Toyo Ito&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Mar 11</strong><br>Doctoral Program Con...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147427889/frank-gehry-is-the-first-architect-to-be-awarded-the-harvard-arts-medal Frank Gehry is the first architect to be awarded the Harvard Arts Medal Alexander Walter 2016-02-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T21:23:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q1/q1e18uht33fv8au7.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has been named the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President&nbsp;Drew Gilpin Faust&nbsp;at a ceremony on&nbsp;Thursday, April 28. The ceremony, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, will include a discussion with Gehry moderated by actor&nbsp;John Lithgow, who is host of the event. This marks the first time that the Harvard Arts Medal has been awarded to an architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related FOG stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139820567/does-frank-gehry-or-his-firm-have-what-it-takes-to-save-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Frank Gehry &ndash; or his firm &ndash; have what it takes to save the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137417429/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-lacma-s-frank-gehry-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of LACMA's Frank Gehry exhibition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135650564/get-lectured-harvard-gsd-fall-15 Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-09-01T15:29:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T14:31:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b8/b8owfheu554pzv5m.jpg" width="650" height="969" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University Graduate School of Design</a>. Their Fall '15 lecture events start this Thursday, September 3.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are selected upcoming events. Lectures are free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>Sept 3</strong><br>Farshid Moussavi / Farshid Moussavi Architecture, London</p><p><strong>Sept 8</strong><br>Charles Waldheim / John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture</p><p><strong>Sept 10</strong><br>DISCUSSION: Housing&mdash;What Next?<br>With Eric Bunge, Hilde Heynen, Niklas Maak, Ir&eacute;n&eacute;e Scalbert, and others<br>Moderated by Mohsen Mostafavi</p><p><strong>Sept 15</strong><br>Jonathan Olivares / Jonathan Oli...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130270609/human-organ-mimicking-microchip-wins-designs-of-the-year-award-2015 Human organ-mimicking microchip wins Designs of the Year Award 2015 Justine Testado 2015-06-23T19:18:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:14:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8z/8zdel8pjhkfq16xa.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A microdevice called Human Organs-on-Chips is engineered with the astounding ability to mimic the complex structures, functions, and mechanical motions of whole human organs. Fabricated by scientists Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University's Wyss Institute, Human Organs-on-Chips was announced today as the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/233930/designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designs of the Year Award</a> winner in the <a href="http://designmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Museum</a>'s popular international competition.</p><p>The annual contest shows off an entertaining categorized mix of thoughtful designs whose creators range from global-brand giants to emerging entrepreneurs. Needless to say, competition is tough year after year. In 2014, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center</a> in Baku, Azerbaijan snatched the winning title.</p><p>The 2015 edition started out with <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/design_museums_designs_of_the_year_2015_nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">76 nominated Designs-of-the-Year hopefuls</a> across six categories: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121215975/get-a-glimpse-of-the-designs-of-the-year-2015-architecture-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture</a>, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport. (The Furniture category in previous editions appears to have been omitted.) Last month, the jury then selected the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119906225/get-lectured-harvard-gsd-spring-15 Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-03T19:19:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T18:43:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/py/pyanaeeppy8w74aw.jpg" width="640" height="960" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming Evening Events only. Unless noted, lectures take place at Piper Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Times and additional details in the thumbnail below.</p><p><em>Feb 3</em><br><strong>"Writing Architecture</strong>"<br>Christopher Hawthorne, Florencia Rodriguez, Michael Sorkin and Oliver Wainwright on criticism today; moderated by Michael Hays</p><p><em>Feb 5</em><br><strong>On Dualisms</strong><br>I&ntilde;aki &Aacute;balos and Renata Sentkiewicz in conversation with Enrique Walker</p><p><em>Feb 6</em><br><strong><em>Cold Storage </em></strong>(2015) film screening + discussi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116207034/harvard-s-new-undergraduate-design-program-teaches-architecture-as-liberal-art Harvard's new undergraduate design program teaches "architecture as liberal art" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-17T18:47:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T19:30:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k3/k3bzmjva1hsu4eo7.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These three streams&mdash;history and theory, design imagination, and the physical act of making&mdash;are the central components of the undergraduate track in architecture studies, a joint program from the Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences&rsquo; (FAS) department of history of art and architecture. [...] The first students in the track, housed within the art-history concentration, graduated last spring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Graduate School of Design at Harvard has long been revered as one of the world's top institutions, but only recently has that pedigree been extended into an undergraduate architecture program. As recently as a few years ago, there were no architecture studio courses available to Harvard undergrads &ndash; those interested in architecture would concentrate in the department of History of Art and Architecture, a liberal arts program which isn't tailored towards the 5-year accredited BArch programs of similar undergraduate institutions. But for the first time in Fall of 2012, the GSD and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (where History of Art and Architecture is housed) opened a new, collaborative program for undergraduates. Students who enroll in this track of studies will take two studio courses in architecture, within the context of a wider-ranged liberal arts education &ndash; the foundational idea being that architectural design thinking is its own form of liberal-arts practice, and that t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113982402/yaohua-wang-wins-2014-harvard-gsd-thesis-prize-with-salvaged-stadium Yaohua Wang wins 2014 Harvard GSD thesis prize with “Salvaged Stadium” Justine Testado 2014-11-18T20:58:00-05:00 >2014-11-21T06:55:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8myhs9zjr6ugg82o.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recent Harvard Graduate School of Design graduate Yaohua Wang finished his M.Arch program on a high note by winning the 2014 James Templeton Kelley Prize for Best M.Arch II Thesis for his project, "Salvaged Stadium". Although Wang doesn't win an award every single time for his projects, his intricate ideas have spurred some debate in the past.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Salvaged Stadium</em> explores the notion of finding architecture's "hidden dimension". In the introduction, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/28312592/yaohua-wang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang</a> writes:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpmivhtv13x0r5zg.jpg"></p><p>"Let&rsquo;s begin with a joke. A man went into a restaurant, and he asked the waitress; 'Can I have a coffee without milk, please.' The waitress answers: 'Sorry we don&rsquo;t have milk today, can I give you a coffee without cream.' For me, this is a very interesting moment. It reveals that what you don&rsquo;t get is also defining what you get, the hidden dimension behind the appearance. How could architecture gain this hidden dimension, beyond the physical form?"</p><p>Learn more about Salvaged Stadium on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/yaohua_wang_wins_2014_harvard_gsd_thesis_prize_with_salvaged_stadium/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>. You can also watch the animated story below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113425910/photos-of-the-renovated-harvard-art-museums Photos of the Renovated Harvard Art Museums Alexander Walter 2014-11-11T15:39:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T19:00:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aa/aa5d715dd194f901b8b605cfa875539e.jpg" width="650" height="939" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After six long years of laboring on the renovation and expansion of the Harvard Art Museums, lead architect Renzo Piano had but one simple message at the unveiling of the new complex to the press on Friday. &ldquo;There is very little an architect should say about a new building,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Just &lsquo;Welcome.'&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106094101/renzo-piano-designed-harvard-art-museum-nears-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano-designed Harvard Art Museum Nears Completion</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108096093/get-lectured-harvard-gsd-fall-14 Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-03T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T01:03:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c9/c9iipmfrrrvazxru.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Wednesday&rsquo;s poster comes from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, whose Fall '14 lecture series is packed with popular speakers, conferences, symposia, talks, and a film screening.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are Evening Programs only. Unless indicated, Evening Programs take place at Piper Auditorium. Find times and additional details in the PDF or the thumbnail below.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 4</em><br>Bjarke Ingels / Bjarke Ingels Group, NY, Copenhagen, Beijing</p><p><em>Sept. 12-13</em><br>GSD Design Weekend + Campaign Launch<br>Grounded Visionaries with Jeanne Gang, Rem Koolhaas, Lars Le...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106106961/self-folding-robot-based-on-origami Self-Folding Robot Based on Origami Justine Testado 2014-08-08T17:41:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:58:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wk/wkh9evbfl64n56wp.jpg" width="553" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While still experimental, engineering techniques drawn from origami promise the development of pop-up devices that could assemble themselves from flat, composite materials cheaply and efficiently, the [Harvard and MIT] researchers said. Potential applications range from self-assembling satellites to shape-shifting robots that could be used in search-and-rescue missions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Researchers at Harvard University and MIT have engineered a self-assembling paper robot inspired by the Japanese paper-folding artform origami. Since the journal <em>Science</em> published the report yesterday, the bots have been widely described as the "world's first Transformer."</p><p>On that note, paper bots...roll out!<br>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106094101/renzo-piano-designed-harvard-art-museum-nears-completion Renzo Piano-designed Harvard Art Museum Nears Completion Nicholas Korody 2014-08-08T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T22:37:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pf/pf08dl5u0fmgs68i.jpg" width="650" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Curators at the Harvard Art Museums are spending the summer installing works in the new Renzo Piano-designed building, which has significantly boosted the university&rsquo;s ability to display its wide-ranging collections. They&rsquo;re working toward November 16, the date when Harvard&rsquo;s Fogg Art Museum, closed six years ago for renovation and expansion, reopens as part of a new entity uniting three previously separate university museums.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/106016117/gentrification-and-the-persistence-of-poor-minority-neighborhoods Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods Alexander Walter 2014-08-07T13:26:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T16:15:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/929a82a22b2c48f090a3a786bda015ea.jpg" width="620" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When we talk about why some places gentrify and others don't, there's often a pressing, underlying question at stake: To what degree is gentrification bound up with and shaped by race? This is the subject of a path-breaking new study by Harvard doctoral student Jackelyn Hwang and urban sociologist Robert Sampson published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/93496344/get-lectured-harvard-gsd-spring-14 Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-02-14T13:47:00-05:00 >2014-02-14T14:06:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dy/dyvp0ttwc0eetgh5.jpg" width="650" height="977" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. Be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Friday's poster comes from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, MA.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Below is a selection of upcoming evening lectures listed on the poster.&nbsp; Unless noted, events below will be at 6:30-8:00 pm at Piper Auditorium - Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA. Free and open to the public.<br><br><strong>FEBRUARY</strong></p><p><em>Feb 14 </em><br>9:30 am-6:00 pm<br><strong>Symposium: "What Criticism?"&nbsp;</strong><br>at Stubbins (Room 112) - Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street<br><br><em>Feb 18</em><br><strong>Lecture: Manuel Castells :"The Space of Autonomy: Cyberspace and Urban Space in Networked Socia...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92548165/iwan-baan-drops-in-at-the-gsd-to-give-impromptu-photo-workshop Iwan Baan drops in at the GSD to give impromptu photo workshop Archinect 2014-01-31T18:19:00-05:00 >2014-01-31T23:49:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p8/p822x8woinsh407v.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over two dozen students crammed into the newly opened photo studio in the basement of Gund Hall on Wednesday for a hands-on workshop with one of the world&rsquo;s premier architectural photographers. Iwan Baan, who has documented some of the most famous buildings of our time, kicked off the GSD&rsquo;s spring lecture program the night before with a discussion of his recent work documenting informal settlements.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/77220911/harvard-university-announces-nas-fellowship Harvard University announces Nas fellowship Archinect 2013-07-16T16:54:00-04:00 >2013-07-17T11:47:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/09/0956e539c32cd11c800e6247d2ed09a1.jpg" width="600" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;My hopes are that greed for knowledge, art, self-determination and expression go a long way. It is a true honor to have my name attached to so much hard work, alongside great names like Henry Louis Gates Jr. and W.E.B. Du Bois and to such a prestigious and historical institution, and all in the name of the music I grew to be a part of.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73377688/gia-wolff-wins-100-000-wheelwright-prize Gia Wolff wins $100,000 Wheelwright Prize Archinect 2013-05-17T18:46:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T19:12:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/si/sio76j7jr78wjdre.jpg" width="600" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gia Wolff, Brooklyn-based architect, wins $100,000 travel grant for her proposal Floating City: The Community-Based Architecture of Parade Floats</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of Harvard University&rsquo;s Graduate School of Design, is pleased to announce that Gia Wolff, an architect based in Brooklyn, New York, is the winner of the inaugural Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship dedicated to fostering new forms of architectural research informed by cross-cultural engagement.</strong></p> <p> The Wheelwright Prize jury&mdash;Mostafavi, Yung Ho Chang, Far&egrave;s el-Dahdah, K. Michael Hays, Farshid Moussavi, Zoe Ryan, and Jorge Silvetti&mdash;selected Gia Wolff from among 231 applicants from 45 countries, including Afghanistan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria, and Spain. Applicants were asked to submit portfolios along with a research proposal and travel itinerary, outlining an extended field investigation and its anticipated benefits for the field of architecture. &ldquo;The positive response to the Wheelwright Prize has been extraordinary,&rdquo; said Mostafavi. &ldquo;It is inspiring to see so many talented architects with clear agendas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61044613/harvard-graduate-school-of-design-ecological-urbanism-app Harvard Graduate School of Design: Ecological Urbanism App Archinect 2012-11-09T13:10:00-05:00 >2012-11-09T17:50:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6l/6lpd8ws0p3yolc1v.jpg" width="650" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Ecological Urbanism app adapts content from the GSD&rsquo;s book of the same name for a tablet. Much more than an ebook, it&rsquo;s an entirely new way of looking at the information interactively. With the majority of the world&rsquo;s population expected to live in cities by the year 2050, Ecological Urbanism addresses the expanding practice of sustainable design. A timely evolution of the book, this iPad app visualizes the growing body of discourse surrounding the design and management of cities</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59988621/2012-curry-stone-design-prize-winners-announced 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2012-10-24T20:46:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:36:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f2/f2inkegn7kns6w0t.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Curry Stone Foundation has announced the winners of the 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize. In a departure from previous years, and in honor of the fifth anniversary of the Prize, five winners will share the award equally, each recognized with $25,000 for their work as social design pioneers.</p></em><br /><br /><p> An awards ceremony will take place on November 15, 2012, at Harvard Graduate School of Design, followed the next day with a forum of presentations by the 2012 winners and panel discussions with a curated group of respondents. The awards ceremony and daylong forum are free and open to the public.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59560583/video-of-toyo-ito-s-lecture-what-was-metabolism-reflections-on-the-life-of-kiyonori-kikutake Video of Toyo Ito's lecture, "What Was Metabolism? Reflections on the Life of Kiyonori Kikutake" Archinect 2012-10-18T12:46:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T17:15:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3e/3eaf599530025ee808c11949bed1f7f9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Metabolist Movement in the 1960s established the foundation from which contemporary architecture in Japan has emerged up to the present. Even today, the visionary architectural and urban projects created by the leading Metabolist Kiyonori Kikutake continue to shine brightly, according to Toyo Ito. In this lecture, he will consider Metabolism&rsquo;s significance today through his rereading of Kikutake's works of that time.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59103155/after-march-11th-kengo-kuma-s-lecture-at-gsd After March 11th, Kengo Kuma's Lecture at GSD Archinect 2012-10-11T18:21:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T20:20:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/je/jeu9rcsnoeqzkuud.jpg" width="650" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The great disaster of March 11, 2011 differed from any other catastrophe since the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. In the age of advanced technology and "strong" buildings, the tsunami flattened Tohoku coastline in seconds. The nuclear accident that followed further revealed the vulnerability of "big and strong" architecture. In the face of radiation, materials such as concrete and steel were insufficient, even though nuclear energy had been a solution for our drive to be bigger, stronger...</p></em><br /><br /><p> To follow up with <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/58969220/live-blog-kengo-kuma-after-march-11th" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian's exceptional, as always, live coverage of Kuma's lecture</a>, we present you with the video.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/44077467/marc-simmons-process-performance Marc Simmons, "Process Performance" Archinect 2012-04-06T18:34:00-04:00 >2012-04-07T18:52:23-04:00 <em><p>With the firm Front, in which he is a Partner, Marc Simmons has collaborated on projects with OMA, Asymptote Architecture, ARO, Beyer Blinder Belle, Gehry Partners, Herzog &amp; De Meuron, Kengo Kuma, KPF, Mack Scogin Merril Elam Architects, Renzo Piano, Sejima + Nishizawa Associates, Steven Holl Architects, Toshiko Mori, and many other architects. His lecture will explore themes in his recent work, including the speculative and experimental potential of the facade specialist.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Via <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/44063035/video-marc-simmons-you-talk-pretty" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian's GSD blog</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/37134343/architecture-school-confidential Architecture school confidential Archinect 2012-02-06T13:34:00-05:00 >2012-02-12T18:35:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/17/1755609fd8b30e95d707251b79e18254.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A heartbreaking tale of sleepless nights, severed fingers, and a shitload of hard work</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/20545852/from-the-school-blogs-live-blog-tonight-at-6-30pm-janette-sadik-khan-commissioner-of-nyc-department-of-transportation From the School Blogs: Live Blog TONIGHT at 6:30pm: Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of NYC Department of Transportation Archinect 2011-09-15T16:47:00-04:00 >2012-10-11T20:44:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6b476bd3961793d13b9ce1a93e4632b8.jpg" width="519" height="530" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Janette Sadik-Khan, the New York City Department of Transportation Comissioner, is speaking in front of the golden curtain tonight at 6:30 pm, as part of the Roadmap to Sustainable Infrastructures &amp; Green Cities Conference. I'll be live blogging here!</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>