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06/14/2007

The most thrilling news

I have been accepted as a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for the 2007-2008 academic year.

I could not be more pleased.

The Loeb Fellowship was established in 1970 through the generosity of the late John L. Loeb, Harvard College ’24. Based at the Graduate School of Design, the program offers ten annual postprofessional awards for independent study at Harvard. Through the Fellowship, participants have access to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Design, the Graduate School of Education, Harvard Business School, Harvard College, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School of Government, and M.I.T.

The Loeb Fellowship is for mid-career practitioners, whose work is dedicated to the improvement of the built and natural environment.

The program is superbly run by three people. First, Curator James G. Stockard, Jr. He’s a heck of a good guy and an expert in affordable housing and community development, plus many others things I am just beginning to learn about. I look forward to that! Also guiding the fellowship is the wonderful Sally Young. I know I’ll learn much from her and greatly enjoy our time together. Cindy Fallows also runs the program and is another treasure. I have met my fellow fellows and each is extremely impressive and charming; and extremely charming and impressive. Do click on the link to read about them.

I send my deepest thanks to all the good people who helped me receive this. Current and former Loeb fellows say it is one of the best years of one’s life; and the benefits never stop. So, armed with new knowledge and tools, I look forward to continuing my work to improve our built and natural environment.

I’ll post to this blog from Chicago this summer and then from Cambridge, Mass. And who knows from where else?

I have left Chicago Public Radio and I’ll miss talking with you on the program you and I created together, Hello Beautiful! I very much enjoyed hosting the show and fostering a dialogue on arts, architecture and culture. To those who were able to listen, I thank you. And before you know it, you’ll hear a lot more from me on the radio.

As my bio on the the Loeb website says,

Edward will study the history and theory of architecture as well as urban planning and landscape architecture principles while he is at the GSD. He is particularly interested learning more about sustainable design. When he returns from the Fellowship, he plans create a new national show about architecture, design and culture for public radio.

As we say in the business, stay tuned.
And stay in touch,
-Edward

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