SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of August 13

New life for an Olmsted gem at Charlesgate
Could we be more faithful to Olmsted's vision of green, public space in Boston? The Landing Studio, the practice of Architecture alumna Marie Law Adams MArch ’04 has plans to improve green infrastructure, aid riparian systems, and provide community spaces. The Boston Globe.

“The Storefront Theater” wins 2018 Architizer A+ Award
ACT alum Matthew Mazzotta SM '09 was honored by the jury in the “Concepts - Plus-Architecture +Community” category for his unique event space that transforms Main Street into an outdoor theater. Learn more.

Prefab housing complex for UC Berkeley students goes up in four days
A new 22-unit project from developer and DUSP alum Patrick Cornwall Kennedy SM '86 is the first in the nation to be constructed of prefabricated all-steel modular units made in China. Each module, which looks a little like sleekly designed shipping containers with picture windows on one end, is stacked on another like giant Legos. The project, initially approved by the city in 2010 as a hotel, then re-approved in 2015 as studio apartments, will be leased to UC Berkeley for graduate student housing. Berkeleyside.

Storytelling, STEM, and changing the conversation at Comic-Con
At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, astronaut Cady Coleman ’83 moderated a panel entitled “Creating the Future at the MIT Media Lab: How Comics Inspire Students’ Work (and Vice Versa).”  The discussion, which featured Labbers Katy Croff Bell ’00, Danielle Wood '04, SM '08, PhD '12, Alexis Hope SM ’15 (MAS), and Selam Gano ’18, ranged from deep-sea exploration to breastfeeding; from diversity in STEM to satellite data. Slice of MIT.

Call for nominations: 2018 Kevin Lynch Award
The award honors Lynch ’47, a DUSP alum and former faculty member, whose visionary approaches to city planning and design have become benchmarks for urbanists around the world. Submission deadline: September 17, 2018

Projects and prototypes: MIT student work
“Modular Rhythm Machine,” by ACT alum Nicolás Kisic Aguirre '18 is currently on view along with a selection of student projects and prototypes at the MIT Museum. Learn more.