SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of Nov. 13

An interactive sculpture that transforms your text messages
SA+P alumni Justin B Manor ’00, SM ’08 (MAS); John Rothenberg ’02, SM ’07 (Arch); and Eric Gunther ’00, MEng ’02 of Sosolimited have unveiled ‘Colorspace,’ an interactive sculpture that transforms any text message into a breathtaking animation of colored light. Installed in the mezzanine of 200 Clarendon Street in Boston, MA, the piece was commissioned by Boston Properties. 

Colorspace from Sosolimited on Vimeo.

Women in power
DUSP alumna Amy Schectman MCP ’82 was cited in The Boston Globe Magazine’s annual list of top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts. Slice of MIT.

Paul Lukez Architecture’s “The Hydroelectric Canal” Wins World, National Architecture Prizes
The Hydroelectric Canal by Architecture alum Paul Lukez MArch ’85 and team, an innovative urban design project focused on creating energy-efficient, resilient communities in the face of climate change and rising sea levels, has won the inaugural WAFX overall award as well as the individual award in the Climate, Energy, and Carbon category. The Hydroelectric Canal is also the winner of the American Architecture Prize 2017 in the Landscape Architecture/Urban Design category. Learn more about the project at CNNArchDaily, and World Architecture.

How can national policy and readiness advance a country towards more sustainable energy?
In her new book, Low Carbon Energy Transitions (Oxford University Press), DUSP alumna Kathleen Araújo PhD ’13 explores some of the less understood aspects of change in national energy sourcing and use. Utilizing four case histories of energy transitions since the global oil crisis of 1973, Araújo weighs in on questions about the role of government and innovation in meeting evolving energy priorities.

Open Building: Creating Resilient, Adaptive Learning Environments
Architecture alumni John Dale SMArchS ’86 and Stephen Kendall PhD ’90 have launched the North American Open Building Council discuss open building concepts and their relevance to school projects. Green Technology.

Photo of the week: ACCELERATION
A multistrobe photograph demonstrating how a hammer accelerates with gravity taken by ACT alumna Shelley Lake SM ’79 in 1977 at the Edgerton Strobe Laboratory, MIT is featured in Slice of MIT.  

DUSP alumni publications
Two years of DUSP alumni and student publications engage urgent urban world problems. Explore a selection of publications from alumni and students from 2017 and 2016.