May 21, 2013
Professor Mark Klopfer Wins National Design Award
Boston, MA – May 21, 2013 – Professor Mark Klopfer from Wentworth Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management and his landscape architecture firm Klopfer Martin Design Group have been awarded a silver medal from the Bruner Foundation for their work on The Steel Yard in Providence, R.I. The firm was awarded $10,000, which was redirected to The Steel Yard.
Project site visits for the Rudy Bruner Award winners are described in the Metropolis Magazine “Point of View” blog series. The Steel Yard project is included in this “On the Road” section.
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence seeks to discover those places that are developed with such vision and imagination that they transform urban problems into creative solutions. This year marks the organization's 25th year of honoring innovative urban place-making. Founded in 1987, the biennial award celebrates urban places distinguished by quality design and contributions to the social, economic, and communal vitality of cities in the United States.
The Summer 2011 issue of Wentworth’s alumni magazine, WIT, included a Q&A with Professor Klopfer about landscape architecture and its role in the environment and an accompanying video about The Steel Yard project.