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Preston Scott Cohen is the new Chair of the Architecture Department at Harvard

Graduate School of Design Dean Mohsen Mostafavi (l)
and new Chair of Architecture Preston Scott Cohen (r)

Cohen teaches at Harvard. His Cambridge-based firm has designed work ranging from domestic and commercial interiors to a new building for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

His interests include complex geometries and complex spatial configurations.

Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, “Lightfall”

Cohen – true to form – began his “thank you” speech by saying,

“This is a great moment, I think, in the history of the school…”

Everybody laughed. Especially the students. He clarified by saying he meant the still-new Dean Mohsen Mostafavi is bringing something extraordinary to the school.

Cohen will begin in the position on July 1. He succeeds Toshiko Mori, who has chaired the department for the past six years. She was well-liked by students and was highly praised today. Mori will take a year off from the Graduate School of Design.