Tag Archives: Architecture

Francis Kéré: An Architect Between

This week a special event at the Harvard Graduate School of Design celebrated the work of Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, who has become known for his emphasis on community focused, collaborative, and environmentally sensitive design. A screening of several … read more

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Architecture Film Soirée: “Francis Kéré: An Architect Between”

The architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has combined European architectural knowledge with traditional West African building techniques to improve social, economic, and political environments in his native Burkina Faso and other countries. Tomorrow a program of short films about his work will … read more

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São Paulo Expedition

The 2017 Loeb Fellows joined the studio trip to Brazil for Felipe Correa’s course São Paulo: the Rescaling of Rail Infrastructure and New Models of Domestic Life. Mark Lamster presents the trip in photos.

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Housing and Caring for an Aging Population

How do we house and care for an aging population?   On Monday evening, over 50 attendees gathered at the Harvard Graduate School of Design to hear about one of the most urgent issues of the coming decades: Housing Policy … read more

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Interview with Phil Freelon

The Washington Post has offered a valentine today: a thoughtful interview with Phil Freelon, architect of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. His response to his challenges? Keep on designing. Read “Architect shapes nation’s view of African … read more

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Rapid Urbanization in African Cities

Loeb Rahel Shawl is a proselytizer: for her beloved continent of Africa and for the power of good design to harness the benefits of explosive growth for real people. She shared her passion with Harvard Graduate School of Design students in … read more

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Writing About Place

“Academic writing is notoriously incomprehensible.” With that succinct phrase, Justin Rose, Masters in Urban Planning candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, sums up his reason for signing on for Patti Leigh Brown’s J-term course Writing about Place. Brown … read more

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Detroit Collaborative Design Center Earns Whitney Young Award

For 23 years the Detroit Collaborative Design Center has worked to bring the voices of all citizens to bear on the design of cities. From its base in the School of Architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy, DCDC’s teams … read more

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Janet Echelman Awarded USA Fellowship

Browse the website of United States Artists and you can’t miss the photo of Janet Echelman’s gorgeous sculpture flying over the Boston Greenway. She’s been named a USA Fellow this year in architecture and design, one of eight creative disciplines … read more

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Announcing the Phil Freelon Fellowship

Philip Freelon (LF '90) was in town last week to join the festivities to inaugurate the new Phil Freelon Fellowship.

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