Class of 2001

Dwayne Oyler MArch ’01 and Jenny Wu MArch ’01 won the 2021 American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award

The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded Dwayne Oyler MArch ’01 and Jenny Wu MArch ’01 the 2021 Architecture Award. Dwayne and Jenny are the founders of Oyler Wu Collaborative, an experimental architecture and design firm in Los Angeles, CA. The firm approaches architecture and design with a critical and rigorous intent that challenges the typical vision of the built environment. Recent works encompass a variety of scales, from products and installations to residential and institutional buildings.

Read the full press release.

posted April, 2021

Six GSD Alumni Elevated to AIA Fellows 2021

Six GSD alumni have been elevated by the 2021 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to its prestigious College of Fellows. The honor recognizes architects who have “achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.”

The GSD congratulates:

  • Rocco J. Ceo MArch ’86
  • Mina M. Chow MArch ’93
  • Billie J. Faircloth MArch ’01
  • John H. Martin MArch ’89
  • David S. Parker MArch ’85
  • Gregory C. Wiedemann MArch ’77

For the full list of 2021 Fellows, visit the AIA website.

posted February, 2021

Robert Pietrusko MArch ’12, Katy Barkan MArch ’10, and Kevin Benham MLA ’01 Named Winners of 2020-2021 Rome Prize

GSD Alumni Robert Pietrusko MArch ’12 and Katy Barkan MArch ’10 are among the recipients of the 2020 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships granted by the American Academy in Rome. These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities.

Robert was awarded in Landscape Architecture and Katy in Architecture.

More information about the Rome Prize and this year’s recipients is available through their press release.

posted December, 2020

N H D M Architects Led by Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Moon MArch ’01 Selected as 2020 Design Vanguards

Nahyun Hwang MArch '01, David Moon MArch '01

N H D M Architects has been recognized by Architectural Record as a 2020 Design Vanguard. Partners Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Moon MArch ’01 were featured for the depth and diversity of the firm’s work. Architectural Record‘s exclusive celebrates how, “for them, the realities of contemporary cities serve not only as subjects of investigation, but as inspiration and a fertile testing ground for experimentation and transformation.”

The Design Vanguard honor, started in 2000, “spotlights architects doing some of the most innovative work in the field and will lead the profession in the future. They are the firms at the forefront of design and the architects are the ones to watch.”

Learn more.

posted June, 2020

Michael McGroarty March ’01 Promoted to Associate Principal of Kuth Ranieri Architects

Michael McGroarty March '01

Kuth Ranieri Architects has promoted Michael McGroarty March ’01 to the position of associate principal. The news was announced by Byron Kuth, FAIA managing principal of the firm.

Michael McGroarty, LEED AP, joined Kuth Ranieri in 2013 and has more than 20 years of professional experience as an architect. For the past three years, Michael has served as the design team’s stakeholder engagement process manager for the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Terminal 1C project, executed as a joint venture of Gensler and Kuth Ranieri. His current projects with the firm include the SFO International Building Renovation: Phase 1 and the Palcare Infant Daycare Renovation in Burlingame, California. A registered architect, McGroarty received his master of architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 2001 and his bachelor of architecture from Pennsylvania State University in 1997.

Kuth Ranieri Architects was founded in 1990. The firm has produced a broad spectrum of projects, from small-scaled objects and museum installations to buildings and urban planning proposals. Recently completed projects include the Randall Museum Renovation (with Pfau Long Architecture), SFO Terminal 1 Center (with Gensler) and the Golden State Warriors Chase Center Esplanade (with Gensler). Kuth Ranieri has earned a national reputation for innovative works that integrate current cultural discourse with contemporary issues of design, technology, and the environment.

posted December, 2019

Edward Ogosta MArch ’01 Receives Regional and National Distinction from the American Institute of Architects and Design Media for Body of Work

Edward Ogosta MArch ’01

Edward Ogosta MArch ’01, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is the recipient of several regional and national American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards. His firm received the 2018 AIA|LA’s Emerging Practice Award, and the renovation of his home won the 2018 AIA National Small Projects Award, the project’s sixth award. As a result of his 2018 AIA National Small Projects Award win, Ogosta was invited to serve as a jury member for the selection of the 2019 prize. DesignLA, the Los Angeles Times’ lifestyle magazine, showcased Ogosta’s home on the cover of its Winter 2018 issue. DesignLA also featured Ogosta as an expert on vitalizing Culver City, CA, in the Spring 2019 issue, where he leveraged his position as the only architect elected by the city council to serve on the Culver City Planning Commission. Ogosta was a featured guest on Form Magazine’s The Arch Podcast, where he talked about his accolades, his work, and sustainable design. Ogosta’s work and his firm were recently showcased in several publications, including the Los Angeles TimesArch DailyDesign Milkand Dezeen.

As Principal of Edward Ogosta Architecture in Culver City, Ogosta leads various projects—cultural, higher education, workplace, residential, and multifamily housing—with clarity and experiential depth. Since its founding in 2011, the firm has garnered numerous awards for its intuitive and contemporary vision of residential design. In addition, Ogosta lends his design expertise as Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.

Text provided. Photo by John Ellis.

posted August, 2019

Five Alumni Elevated to ASLA Council of Fellows

Michael Boucher MLA '85 Allyson Mendenhall MLA '99 Kate Orff MLA '97 David D. Jung MLA '93 Cheri Ruane MLA '01

Five GSD alumni have been elevated by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) as fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service.

ASLA formally recognized its 2019 Fellows at the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture on November 15-18 in San Diego.

Congratulations to (pictured below left to right in alphabetical order.).

Michael Boucher, FASLA, MLA ’85

David D. Jung, FASLA, MLA ’93

Allyson Mendenhall, FASLA, AB ’90, MLA ’99

Kate Orff, FASLA, MLA ’97

Cheri Ruane, FASLA, MLA ’01

Photo credit: EPNAC

For the full list of 2019 Fellows, click here.

posted July, 2019

Amy Korté MArch ’01 Named President of Arrowstreet

Amy Korté MArch '01

Amy Korté MArch ’01 has been named President of Boston-based architecture and design firm Arrowstreet. Korté will succeed Jim Batchelor LF ’85, who has served as President since 2004. Prior to her current appointment, Korté helped launch Arrowstreet’s Innovation and Research Studio, known as AIR; a series of research and development incubators ranging from mixed-reality and responsive environments to mobility and mass customization.

“I’m honored to lead our incredible team of architects and designers as our practice rapidly evolves to reflect the technological revolution we’re all experiencing,” said Korté. “It’s an exciting time for architecture and design as traditional methods must be reconsidered and newly emerging technologies incorporated into today’s buildings and public spaces. Life as we’ve known it is being disrupted, and our approach to designing the built environment needs to evolve to reflect the future in ways we can’t even imagine.”

Read the full press release.

Image courtesy of Arrowstreet.

posted May, 2019

Edward Ogosta MArch ’01 to Serve on Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design

Edward Ogosta MArch '01

Edward Ogosta, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, MArch ’01 has been selected as a member of the 2019 Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. As a board member, he will produce public programming and publications that feature the work of emerging and boundary-pushing designers. As Principal of Edward Ogosta Architecture in Culver City, CA, Ogosta leads various projects—cultural, higher education, workplace, residential, and multifamily housing—with clarity and experiential depth. Since its founding in 2011, the firm has garnered numerous awards for its intuitive and contemporary vision of residential design. In addition, Ogosta lends his design expertise as Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.

Photo by John Ellis; provided.

posted March, 2019

COAF Smart Center Designed by Paul Kaloustian MArch ’01 Opens in Armenia

Paul Kaloustian MArch ’01

Designed by Paul Kaloustian MArch ’01, the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) Smart Center recently opened in the northern Armenian province of Lori. According to the project brief, “the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) plans to expand their community works with the SMART initiative. The aim is to deliver superior and regionally-relevant educational, social, economical and community programs in rural areas with an emphasis on technology, sustainability, arts, music, modern healthcare and lifestyle, linguistics and languages, business and civic engagement.”

Kaloustian’s office, Paul Kaloustian Studio, is based in Beirut The practice has worked on a variety of projects, from buildings to interiors. He previously worked at Herzog and de Meuron in Basel (2000), and taught at the Boston Architecture Center (2000) and at the American University of Beirut (2009-10).

Learn more.

Images provided.



posted January, 2019

Kelwin Harris MUP ’01 Participates in US-Mexico Leaders Initiative

Kelwin Harris MUP ’01

Kelwin Harris MUP ’01 was selected to participate in the US-Mexico Leaders Initiative in Mexico City with the Center for American Progress (CAP). The program convenes emerging leaders from across a wide spectrum in both countries–introducing a new generation of leaders to regional and foreign policy issues. By drawing nominated candidates, CAP’s Mexico Team provides a five-day program, allowing participants to engage with government, private sector, media, and civil society actors working on the binational relationship and invites young leaders to take their experience back to their communities and champion the importance of the U.S.-Mexico relationship.

Kelwin Harris MUP ’01 is photographed fifth from the right in the below photo. Image provided. 

posted January, 2019

Ed Ogosta MArch ’01 Named 2018 Design Vanguard by Architectural Record

Ed Ogosta MArch '01

Ed Ogosta MArch ’01, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Principal of Edward Ogosta Architecture, has been recognized as one of Architectural Record’s 2018 Design Vanguard recipients. From a small international pool of 10 winners, Ogosta was one of just three architectural practices awarded in the United States, and the only West Coast firm to receive this year’s honor. Ogosta has also been recognized by the national AIA Small Project Awards for his design of Rear Window House, a modern renovation and addition to a 1944 bungalow in Los Angeles, CA. Since 2011, Edward Ogosta Architecture has been dedicated to crafting intelligent architecture with clarity and experiential depth, and has garnered numerous accolades for its intuitive and contemporary vision of residential design.

Photo by John Ellis.

posted July, 2018

Alumni Receive 2018 Graham Foundation Grants for Exhibitions, Publications, Research

Zeina Koreitem MDes '16, John May MArch '02, Eric Bunge MArch '96, Mimi Hoang MArch '98, Kenny Cupers PhD '10, Rami El Samahy MArch '00, Michael Kubo MArch '06, Alexander Robinson MLA '05, Neyran Turan DDes '09, Bradley Cantrell MLA '03, Marielsa Castro Vizcarra MDes '17, Brian Goldstein PhD '13, Ana Maria Leon Crespo MDes '01, Sun-Young Park MArch '08/PhD '14, Sara Zewde MLA '15

Fifteen designers, artists, historians, and others from the GSD alumni community have been selected to receive 2018 Graham Foundation Grants. Announced on April 5, the Graham Foundation’s 2018 Grants to Individuals present $534,850 in new grants to support 74 projects by 111 individuals and collaborators who are “engaging original ideas that advance our understanding of the designed environment,” the Foundation writes.

Alumni projects include exhibitions, publications, and research. Among the winners are GSD faculty Zeina Koreitem MDes ’16 and John May MArch ’02, who received a grant for the exhibition “Under Present Conditions,” produced through their Los Angeles-based firm, MILLIØNS. (“Under Present Conditions” will be on view at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles from January 11 through April 26, 2019.)

The funded projects were selected from over 600 proposals and represent a diverse group of individuals and collectives, including architects, artists, choreographers, historians, and filmmakers who hail from around the world.

Other GSD alumni awardees include:

Eric Bunge MArch ’96

Mimi Hoang GSD ’98

Kenny Cupers PhD ’10

Rami El Samahy MArch ’00

Michael Kubo MArch ’06

Alexander Robinson MLA ’05

Neyran Turan DDes ’09

Bradley Cantrell MLA ’03

Marielsa Castro Vizcarra MDes ’17

Brian Goldstein PhD ’13

Ana Maria Leon Crespo MDes ’01

Sun-Young Park MArch ’08/PhD ’14

Sara Zewde MLA ’15

Read the full list of 2018 Graham Foundation Grants to Individuals via the Graham Foundation’s announcement.

Image: MILLIØNS (Zeina Koreitem & John May), Collectives II, 2016–. Courtesy of the artists.

posted April, 2018

N H D M, firm of Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01, Wins 2018 New Practices Award from AIANY

Nahyun Hwang MArch '01, David Eugin Moon MArch '01

N H D M, the collaborative practice for design in research in architecture and urbanism founded by Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01 in 2010, is one of five winners of the 2018 New Practices New York Competition from AIA New York. The bi-annual award recognizes and promotes innovative architecture and design firms in NYC and honors architects that utilize unique and innovative strategies, both in the projects they undertake and the practices they have established. Learn more.

The practice also recently received a 2018 Design Honor Award (Interiors category) from AIANY for the renovation of the Nam June Paik Art Center in Yongin, South Korea. Learn more.

Image: Nam June Paik Art Center. Courtesy of N H D M.

posted February, 2018

Alumni Honored with AIANY 2018 Design Awards

Phil Freelon LF '90, Nader Tehrani MAUD ’91, Katherine Faulkner MArch ’93, Daniel Gallagher MArch ’91, Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01, David Eugin Moon MArch ’01, Rob Rogers MDes '89

Projects by a number of GSD alumni have been honored with 2018 Design Awards by AIA New York. The top prize went to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture by Freelon Adjaye Bond / Smithgroup, led in part by Phil Freelon LF ’90. Award recipients will be featured in the Center for Architecture’s 2018 AIANY Design Awards exhibition (opens April 20, 2018), and included in AIANY’s Oculus magazine.

Alumni winners include:


NADAAA, firm of Nader Tehrani MAUD ’91 in collaboration with partners Katherine Faulkner MArch ’93 and Daniel Gallagher MArch ’91
Project: University of Toronto Daniels Building at One Spadina
Location: Toronto, Canada


N H D M, firm of Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01
Project: Nam June Paik Art Center Renovation
Location: Yongin, South Korea


NADAAA, firm of Nader Tehrani MAUD ’91 in collaboration with partners Katherine Faulkner MArch ’93 and Daniel Gallagher MArch ’91
Project: Justice in Design
Location: New York, NY

ROGERS PARTNERS Architects + Urban Designers, firm of Rob Rogers MDes ’89  
Project: Houston-Galveston Area Protection System (H-GAPS)
Location: Galveston Bay, TX

See all the winners.

Image: Nam June Paik Art Center. Courtesy of N H D M.

posted February, 2018

Alumni Honored with 2017-18 ACSA Architectural Education Awards

Renee Cheng AB '85, MArch '89, John Ronan MArch ‘91, Aziza Chaouni GSD '05, Jonathan Rule MArch '08, Jacob Wayne Mans MDes '16, Clare Robinson MArch '01

Six GSD alumni have been honored with 2017-2018  Architectural Education Awards for their outstanding work as architectural educators. They will be celebrated in March at the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting in Denver. In addition, GSD Professor Jorge Silvetti received the Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education this year.

ACSA/AIA Practice & Leadership Award

Renee Cheng AB ’85, MArch ’89, University of Minnesota, Professional Practice Class

Distinguished Professor

Renee Cheng AB ’85, MArch ’89, University of Minnesota
John Ronan MArch ‘91, Illinois Institute of Technology

ACSA Collaborative Practice Award

Aziza Chaouni GSD ’05, University of Toronto, “Let’s Talk”

ACSA Faculty Design Award

Jonathan Rule MArch ’08 with Ana Morcillo Pallares, University of Michigan, MUDEM

JAE Best Article Award Design as Scholarship

Jacob Wayne Mans MDes ’16, “Scaling for Non-Expert Production,” University of Minnesota

Clare Robinson MArch ’01, “Scholarship of Design Architecture in Support of Citizenry,” University of Arizona

posted February, 2018

Christopher Counts MLA ’01 Curates Exhibition at IIT College of Architecture; Public Lecture Feb 12, 2018

Christopher Counts MLA '01

An exhibition curated by Christopher Counts MLA ’01 and Maria Counts entitled Charged Grounds: Places for People is on view through February 16, 2018, at the Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture (S. R. Crown Hall 3360 S State Street Center Core). The show highlights work from the pair’s award-winning urban landscape design office, Counts Studio, based in Chicago and New York City. The featured projects are presented through sketches, models, drawings, and photographers, and explore “designing contemporary landscapes to have a high level of physical, emotional, and social resonance.”

A public lecture and reception for the exhibition will be held on February 12, 2018, at 6:00pm.

Learn more.

posted February, 2018

Paul Kaloustian MArch ’01 Design Awarded Third Prize in International Competition for New Cyprus Museum

Paul Kaloustian MArch '01

A design by Paul Kaloustian MArch ’01 for the New Cyprus Museum has been awarded Third Prize through an international competition. A total of 129 offices participated in the two-stage competition that sought concepts to replace the island nation’s existing 131-year-old archaeological museum. Kaloustian’s design invites the public to enter the museum through its transparent and shaded exterior. A museum library, restaurant, and shops on the ground floor activate the space while also fitting naturally into the landscape.

Images courtesy of Kaloustian. 




posted October, 2017

Kelwin Harris MUP ’01 Selected as 2017-18 Marshall Memorial Fellow

Kelwin Harris MUP '01

Kelwin Harris MUP ’01 has been selected as a 2017-18 Marshall Memorial Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of The United States. The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) is The German Marshall Fund’s flagship leadership development program. Created in 1982 to introduce a new generation of European leaders to the United States, MMF grew in 1999 with a companion program that began sending emerging leaders from the United States to Europe. The German Marshall Fund makes MMF awards to the best and brightest from all sectors, including business, government, and civil society. Selected fellows engage in 6 months of preparation designed to enhance their understanding of transatlantic relations before embarking on 24 days of policy immersion across the Atlantic. Kelwin will be concentrating on the nexus between equity, inclusive growth and civic and community engagement.

Read the full announcement.

Image provided. 


posted July, 2017

Jenny Wu MArch ’01 Featured in the Los Angeles Times

Jenny Wu MArch '01, Dwayne Oyler MArch '01

Jenny Wu MArch ’01 and her line of 3-D-printed jewelry are the subject of an article in the Los Angeles Times. Wu was first exposed to 3-D printing as a student at the GSD. She later began to experiment with the technology to create wearable designs, starting her LA-based jewelry label, Lace, in 2014. Wu is also a partner at the the design firm Oyler Wu Collaborative, which she founded with her husband, Dwayne Oyler MArch ’01.

Photo by Al Seib/ Los Angeles Times; courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

posted May, 2017

Katherine Orff MLA ’97 Delivers Keynote at Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? Symposium

Katherine Orff MLA '97 and Matthew Tucker MLA '01

Katherine Orff MLA ’97, Founder and Partner at SCAPE, delivered the keynote address at the Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? symposium, which was convened by Professors Matthew Tucker MLA ’01 and Christine Baeumler at the University of Minnesota on April 17-18. The event focused upon the examination of the pressing ecological dilemmas associated with the Anthropocene epoch and offed speculative trajectories for future landscape architecture critical practice. Nearly 200 landscape architects, architects, artists and environmental activists attended the symposium. Other speakers included Professor Tucker as well as author Emma Marris, documentary filmmaker Andrew Blackwell, artist Buster Simpson and artist Koert vanMensvoort. The symposium also included a pre-symposium “Culvertized” workshop led by Tucker and Simpson, which focused upon the concept of bluespace and urban headwaters to retrofit urban stormwater infrastructure.

April 2015

posted December, 2016

Kelwin Harris MUP ’01 Named Senior Outreach Planner with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

Kelwin Harris MUP '01

Kelwin Harris MUP ’01 has been named Senior Outreach Planner with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP): the region’s official comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are developing ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, climate, local food, inclusive growth and other quality-of-life issues. Read more here.

March 2016

posted December, 2016

Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01 Deliver Lecture at Cornell

Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01

Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01, founders of N H D M, a collaborative practice for design and research in architecture and urbanism, are giving a lecture entitled “The Reprogrammable City” on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 as part of Cornell’s Department of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series. The lecture takes place at the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium at Cornell University and begins at 5:15 pm.

February 2014

posted December, 2016

Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon’s MArch ’01 Firm Wins AIANY Design Award

Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 David Eugin Moon MArch ’01

N H D M, the firm of Nahyun Hwang MArch ’01 and David Eugin Moon MArch ’01, won an Honor Award in the Project category in the 2014 AIANY Design Awards for (No) Stop Marconi, a project that reconceptualizes the spatial and political potentials in the reuse of vacant towers in the context of post-bubble Rotterdam. N H D M is a design and research office for architecture and urbanism based in New York.

April 2014

posted December, 2016

Martin Bechthold DDes ’01 Named Kumagai Professor of Architectural Technology

Martin Bechthold DDes '01

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

posted December, 2016