Lian (Harvard GSD M.Arch.I)

I graduated in 2013, but still blog here once in a while.

  • anchor

    Happy Birthday, GSD! And you too, Harvard.

    By Lian Chikako Chang
    Oct 15, '11 7:10 PM EST

    [Harvard's Birthday Cake. Graphic from The Harvard Crimson.]

    Hi Archinect!

    Well, this year the GSD turns 75 years old, and Harvard turns 375. Big parties all around, pecha kucha lectures from alumni and faculty, and lots of alumni in town for the weekend of events. Yo-Yo Ma performed in the yard yesterday, despite the rain that turned everything into mud. How do they expect us to work around here when there are marshmallows on sticks and champagne every day?

    [Marshmallows on sticks. I'm trying not to eat so much sugar these days so I did not indulge.]

    [Chocolate covered gooey cream. This, however, I deemed sufficiently healthy for consumption.]

    [It was grand.]

    [Yes, grand.]

    [Even though the GSD's cake was not as big as Harvard's.]

    [Nifty interactive projection in the GSD 075 exhibition: you can flip through the images and documents by putting your hand on them.]

    Seriously, though, there was a big event in Piper today with presentations from alumni and current professors and students, with participation from Harry Cobb (AB '47, MArch '49), Jeanne Gang (MArch '93), Peter Christensen (MDesS '09, PhD '15), and the delightful Hallie Chen (MArch '12). I heard it was good, but couldn't go...I was Arup, correcting structures midterms and gawking at their enormous Revit model of an airport in Saudi Arabia...very possibly the largest Revit model made to date. It was large.

    Anyways, videos of today's presentations can be found here. For now, more coverage of all the silliness can be found here and here.

    Thanks for looking!



    • No Comments

    • Block this user

      Are you sure you want to block this user and hide all related comments throughout the site?

    • Back to Entry List...
  • ×Search in:

About this Blog

This blog was most active from 2009-2013. Writing about my experiences and life at Harvard GSD started out as a way for me to process my experiences as an M.Arch.I student, and evolved into a record of the intellectual and cultural life of the Cambridge architecture (and to a lesser extent, design/technology) community, through live-blogs. These days, I work as a data storyteller (and blogger at in San Francisco, and still post here once in a while.

Affiliated with:

Authored by:

  • Lian Chikako Chang

Other blogs affiliated with Harvard University:

Recent Entries