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Moving on from GSAPP Urban Design (virtual)

Tue, Feb 6    6pm

As GSAPP students approach graduation and begin their job search, the UD Program is excited to invite our alumni to campus, virtually and in person. UD alumni will offer insight into their paths from GSAPP to professional practice, however they define it. Touching on key points of the transition, these graduates will share tips on getting hired. Topics include firm selection and research; interview prep and performance; professional hierarchies and etiquette; client and community engagement; and of course, doing the work.

This event takes place virtually on Zoom. Join here.

Zhuoran Zhao (‘16 MS AUD) is a Project Manager at Miralles Tagliabue EMBT and leads sustainable urban development projects across North America, Europe, and Asia. His approach combines design with practical application, contributing to improved urban landscapes. Zhuoran holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and a Master of Engineering Leadership from the University of British Columbia.

Eleni Gklinou ('16 MSAUD) is an architect, engineer, and urban designer with the Urban Design Group at Foster + Partners, based in London. She contributes to numerous international projects and competitions. Her work ranges from large-scale master planning projects to public realm design proposals and everything in between. Eleni holds a Diploma in Architectural Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has been a Unit Tutor at the Architectural Association in London.

Ishita Ghosh ('21 MSAUD) is an urban designer and planner for Design Workshop, in theirvAustin Studio. She has worked internationally and nationally on projects ranging from ecological park restoration to large scale community comprehensive planning. She focuses on the varied scales and fabrics of the environment and works towards sustainable, interactive, and rejuvenating spaces. Ishita received her Bachelor of Architecture from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

Javier Ortiz ('22 MSAUD) is a designer at MKSK, Chicago, where helps create designs forhealthy living, ecological resilience, and social interaction. He has a particular interest in addressing social and environmental justice through design. Javier has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and was an Olmsted Scholar at the Landscape Architecture Foundation.

Moderated by David Smiley, Associate Director, UD