Tag Archives: Architecture

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 and improve the lives of people. She shared her passion with Harvard Graduate School … 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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Senior Loeb Scholar Richard Rogers at the GSD

Last week Richard and Ruth Rogers visited the GSD for the seventh year of the Senior Loeb Scholars program. Lord Rogers spoke twice publicly over the week, on Tuesday giving the annual lecture for the Harvard Center for Green Buildings … read more

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Richard Rogers on the Civic Role of the Architect, 10/19

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McGuigan on Architecture and the History of Race

Cathleen McGuigan, editor of Architectural Record and LF ’93, celebrates the places where long buried African American history “is now emerging into the light, capped by the triumph of African American achievement—or dominance—in every aspect of our culture and society.” … read more

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