Martin Bechthold DDes ’01 has been named the Kumagai Professor of Architectural Technology at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, effective January 1, 2016. Bechthold has served as professor of architectural technology at the GSD since 2008. The Kumagai Professorship in Architecture was established to support distinguished scholars or practitioners in the field of architecture, with an emphasis on structural engineering, environmental systems, and/or building technology. Bechthold’s current research investigates material and fabrication technology as a catalyst of innovation for design practice.

January 2016