Class of 1976

Lecture by Joseph M. Madda MArch ’76 on Art, Design and American History with Glencoe Public Library

A talk by Joseph M. Madda MArch ’76, Streamline Moderne and the Rise of American Industrial Design, will be delivered on April 10th, 2024 at the Glencoe Public library about the effect of American industrial designers after World War I. “Glencoe architect and art commentator Joseph Madda will delve into the amazing worlds of the Big Four—designers Walter Dorwin Teague, Norman Bel Geddes, Henry Dreyfuss, and Raymond Loewy—as they changed the way America looked, from Art Deco to Streamline Moderne and beyond.”

Joseph was also recently featured in an article with Storied Stuff where he speaks about highlights in his forty-year career as a licensed architect.

Follow Joseph on LinkedIn.

posted March, 2024

Ronald M. Druker LF ’76 Honored at 2023 Franciscan Dinner as Pope Francis Award Recipient

Ronald M. Druker LF ’76 will be honored at the 2023 Franciscan Dinner with The Pope Francis Award. This award is presented by the St. Anthony Shrine, a Catholic landmark in Boston, founded by the Franciscan Friars. This event will take place on November 1st, 2023 at the Museum of Fine Arts.

“The Pope Francis Award is presented to an individual whose lifework mirrors the charism and mission of St. Francis of Assisi, lover of the poor and the alienated. It honors one who embodies the Franciscan values of humanity, compassion, respect, and dignity of all people, and lives out the Gospel.” St. Anthony Shrine.

For more information, visit here.

posted September, 2023

Ronald M. Druker LF ’76 to present Druker Award at Boston Public Library

Ronald M. Druker LF ’76 will be in attendance to present the Druker Award on June 4th, 2022 at the Boston Public Library.

This year’s awardee, Chef/Owner of the Boston-based Barbara Lynch Collective, will be in conversation with Boston Public Library President David Leonard. Following the discussion, which will include details about Barbara Lynch’s memoir Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire, there will be an audience Q&A. Druker Company President Ronald M. Druker will give welcoming remarks.

For more information on how to register, please visit the event webpage.

posted May, 2022

Brenda Levin MArch ’76 Honored as CA’s 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year

Brenda Levin MArch '76

Brenda Levin MArch ’76 is one of 13 women recently recognized by California’s 28th Congressional District as a 2018 Woman of the Year. Representing the neighborhood of Los Feliz, Levin was honored for her commitment to and vision for the city of Los Angeles. “Ms. Levin has touched the historic and cultural spirit and complexity of Los Angeles, significantly shaping the city skyline as we know it,” said Representative Adam Schiff during an awards luncheon. “For over 20 years her architecture and urban planning firm, Levin & Associates Architects, has pioneered, in collaboration with innovative developers, the process of historic preservation by the polishing the riches of the city with a new sheen, and her success in this effort has helped to energize the preservation movement in Los Angeles. ”

Read the full statement by Rep. Schiff.

Photo provided. 

posted April, 2018

Marilyn Hett MCP ’76 Honored with 2017 James Felt Creative Counseling Award

Marilyn Hett MCP ’76

Marilyn Hett MCP ’76 , manager at Hillsborough County Economic Development Department in Tampa, Florida, is the 2017 recipient of the James Felt Creative Counseling Award from The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) professional association. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and ingenuity in real estate counseling by a member of the organization.

In addition, Hett was recently recognized in the Board of County Commissioners Quarterly Awards session on July 25 with an Employee Recognition & Commendation.

Read the full CRE press release.

Image courtesy of the Florida Redevelopment Association.

posted August, 2017

Marilyn Hett MCP ’76 Recognized for Outstanding Achievement by Florida Trust for Historic Preservation

Marilyn Hett MCP ’76

Marilyn Hett MCP ’76 received recognition for Outstanding Achievement at the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation 2017 Annual Conference for the Hillsborough County (Tampa Bay) Historic Preservation Challenge Grant program.  Last year, the program received First Place, Built Environment (Category), from the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, at its 24th Annual Future of the Region Award event.  Since 2012, she has distributed over $6 million in local matching funds to over 80 historic buildings, sites and heritage tourism projects in the Tampa (FL) area.  This is in addition to her managing a $30 million annual tourism development program.

Image courtesy of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation


posted July, 2017

Brenda Levin MArch ’76 Honored with Los Angeles Architectural Angel Award

Brenda Levin MArch '76

Brenda Levin MArch ’76 was recently honored with the Los Angeles Architectural Angel Award by the non-profit Project Restore. Founder of the LA-based architecture and urban design firm Levin & Associates, Levin is known for her work to revitalize Los Angeles’ urban, historic, and cultural form. For over 30 years her firm has pioneered the preservation and redefinition of important historic landmarks including Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles City Hall, Wiltern Theater, Bradbury, Oviatt, Fine Arts buildings and Grand Central Market.

Levin accepted the award at the 2017 Los Angeles Heritage Awards Gala on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

A video highlighting some of the firm’s work over the past 37 years is featured on Project Restore’s website.

posted June, 2017

Owen Lang, FASLA, MLA ’76 named Fall 2015 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University.

Owen Lang, FASLA, MLA '76

Owen Lang, FASLA, MLA ’76  named Fall 2015 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University. As Chair, Lang will present a lecture at the college, “Repurposing the Urban Landscape,” on October 26. Throughout the semester, he is working with LSU landscape architecture graduate and undergraduate students on an urban design project along the South Platt River Corridor in Denver, Colorado, where the students will investigate environmental issues, such as flood plain mitigation, drought, and redevelopment concepts, consider recreational opportunities that can help neighboring redevelopments engage with the river as an asset.

September 2015 

posted December, 2016

Faryar Javaherian MAUD ’76 Co-Curated an Exhibit at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Faryar Javaherian MAUD '76

An exhibit at theTehran Museum of Contemporary Art, “Farideh Lashai: Towards the Ineffable,” was co-curated by  Faryar Javaherian MAUD ’76. The show will include works from TMOCA’s collection, and juxtapose Lashai’s art of the late 1960s and 1970s with predecessors and peers Alberto Giacometti, Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko, and more. The exhibit opened November 20, 2015 and will be on view until February 26, 2016.

November 2015 

posted December, 2016

Bob Phillips MCP ’76 Retires from the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center

Bob Phillips MCP '76

Bob Phillips MCP ’76recently retired after 32 years as an Operations Research Analyst at the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center in Cambridge, MA. Most of Bob’s work there was in support of the Federal Aviation Administration. Bob and his wife Cheryl live in Belmont, MA.

August 2016 

posted December, 2016

John Shields MArch, MAUD ’74, Mark Favermann MCRP ’78, Anthony Pangaro MArch ’69, LF ’76 and Peter Vanderwarker LF ’97 Honored with a Clearwater Award for Esplanade 2020 A Vision for the Future

John Shields MArch, MAUD ’74, Mark Favermann MCRP ’78, Anthony Pangaro MArch ’69, LF ’76, and Peter Vanderwarker LF ’97

John Shields MArch, MAUD ’74, Mark Favermann MCRP ’78, Anthony Pangaro MArch ’69, LF ’76 and Peter Vanderwarker LF ’97, were part of a team honored with a Clearwater Award for their work on Esplanade 2020 A Vision for the Future. Comprised of leading Boston design and planning specialists, the volunteer group was charged with taking a fresh look at every element of the Esplanade and spent more than a year crafting a vision of what the park could become. Presented by the Waterfront Center, the Clearwater Award recognizes grass-roots and volunteer work by individuals or groups for the betterment of their community and its waterfront. The team accepted their award at the center’s annual conference, which took place in Davenport, Iowa on Sept. 25-28, 2013.

October 2013

posted December, 2016

GSD Alumni from Classes of 1976 and 1977 Convene in Chicago for 2014 AIA Convention

Darrell Fitzgerald MArch ’77, George Kunihiro MArch ’76, William Wilson MArch ’77, and Kevin Triplett MArch ’76

GSD alumni from the classes of 1976 and 1977 convened in Chicago for the 2014 AIA Convention.

Photo L-R: Darrell Fitzgerald MArch ’77, George Kunihiro MArch ’76, William Wilson MArch ’77, and Kevin Triplett MArch ’76

July 2014

posted July, 2014