SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of Mar. 5

NewCity’s Designer of the Moment
"Even in the most seemingly mundane or boring task of capital-A architectural practice, say, drawing a wall section detail, there’s politics, economy, ecology." Architecture alumna Ann Lui SMArchS HTC '15 has been named Designer of the Moment. Read a profile at Newcity.

Kavli Frontiers of Science fellows
Media Lab alumnus David Kong '01, SM '04, PD '08, PhD '08, head of the Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, has been awarded a Kavli Frontiers of Science fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences. Learn more.

How Fair Will The T’s New Fare System Be?
DUSP alumnus David Block-Schachter SM ’09 MCP ’09 PhD ’12, Chief Technology Officer for the MBTA, says new fare validation machines installed at the back doors of buses and trolleys will allow riders to board through all doors instead of just the front by the driver. WGBH.

Insights Beyond the Obvious
At Capital Pacific's annual event CPExchange, CRE alumna Paige Pitcher MSRED'17 spoke about how autonomous vehicles and other technology will affect the future of commercial real estate. Learn more

Launching the Data Culture Project
Media Lab researchers Rahul Bhargava SM ’02 (MAS) and Catherine D’Ignazio SM ’14 (MAS) introduce their Data Culture Project, “a hands-on learning program to kickstart a data culture within your organization." Medium

World's tallest building made of wood is planned for Tokyo
Architecture’s John Fernandez ’85 explains timber buildings might be more sustainable than buildings made of other materials, because of how much people appreciate, value, and feel for the material. NBC News.

Silos, Groupthink and Knowledge Ghettos
"Not only should artists and technologists collaborate more intimately to optimize tech...they should do so earlier in the process." Media Lab PhD candidate Dan Novy SM ’13 (MAS) and other technologists weigh in on the importance of prioritizing the arts and humanities. Making a new reality.