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Alex S. MacLean
Biography
1969
Harvard College, B.A. Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1973
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Master in Architecture. Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1975
Commercial Pilot License.
1979
Finalist. The Massachusetts Art Fellowship Program.
1980
Project Member. Ossabaw Foundation.
1980-1981
National Endowment for the Arts Design Grant. Demonstration project exploring the uses of aerial photography for urban planning.
1985
Grant Recipient, Madonna Hall Commission. Massachusetts One Percent for Arts Program.
1988
Finalist. Artists’ Liaison Exhibition.
1989
Finalist. The Massachusetts Art Fellowship Program.
1990-1992
National Endowment for the Arts Design Grant. Co-principal Investigator in affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Registration Project.
1992
Grant Recipient, “Taking Measures Across the American Landscape,” Exhibit and Book Project. Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Chicago, Illinois.
1994
Artist in Residence. Escape to Create Program. The Seaside Institute. Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
1995
Grant Recipient, “Historical and Contemporary Land Patterns in Vermont,” Research and Development for Exhibit and Book Project. Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Chicago, Illinois.

Certificate of Excellence. Eleventh Annual American Photography Competition.

1996
“Everyday Communities, Everyday Neighborhoods”. American Institute of Architects. Washington, DC. October 17, 1996.

“Boston Development Patterns”. Wentworth Institute of Technology. Boston, Massachusetts. November 13, 1996.

“Urban Waterfronts,” featured speaker at concluding general assembly. The Waterfront Center. Washington, DC. November 16, 1996.

“Environmental Racism: Borders and Boundaries”. Photographers Against Racism. December 10, 1996.

1997
Eighth Annual Citation for Excellence in International Architecture Book Publishing awarded to “Taking Measures Across the American Landscape”. The American Institute of Architects. Washington, DC.

Honor Award in Communications bestowed upon “Taking Measures Across the American Landscape". The American Society of Landscape Architects. Washington, DC.

Grant Recipient, “The Relation of Inner Cities and Outer Cities between New Haven, CT and New York City,” Joint Research Project with Dolores Hayden, Yale University, School of Architecture, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism and Professor of American Studies. Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Chicago, Illinois.

Visual presentation and lecture. Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners. Brookline, Massachusetts. February 26, 1997.

“The American Suburb: Inner Cities and Outer Cities,” Artist-In-Residence in conjunction with seminar course taught by Dolores Hayden, Yale University, School of Architecture, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism and Professor of American Studies. Yale University School of Architecture. New Haven, Connecticut. Fall 1997.

1998
“Changing Focus: Photographers View Place”. Rice University, Rice Design Alliance. Houston, Texas. October 21, 1998.

“Imaging the City: The Place of Media in City Design and Development,” faculty colloquium presentation on “Reinterpreting Megalopolis”. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Cambridge, Massachusetts. November 1998.

1999
“Evolving Landscapes As Seen From Above,” visual presentation and lecture. The Boston Athenaeum. Boston, Massachusetts. March 11, 1999.
2000
“Can This Town Be Saved?,” joint presentation with Dolores Hayden, Yale University Professor of Architecture and Urbanism and Professor of American Studies. American Planning Association’s 91st Annual National Planning Conference. American Planning Association. Chicago, Illinois. April 17, 2000.

“Houston Landscapes and Beyond,” two gallery talks in conjunction with solo exhibit. The Menil Collection. Houston, Texas. Fall 2000.

2001
Visual presentation and lecture given at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Dallas Architecture Forum. Dallas, Texas. April 12, 2001.

Visual presentation and lecture given at the BHA Annual Meeting. Boston Harbor Associates. Boston, Massachusetts. October 18, 2001.

2002
First recipient of the Center's resident design fellowship. Participant in project entitled "Sustaining a Sense of Region: Civic Dialogues on Ecology, Urbanism, and Metropolitan Growth". Kansas City Design Center. Kansas City, Missouri.

Grant Recipient, “Visualizing Density,” Joint Research Project with Julie Campoli, Landscape Architect. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“Urbanscapes,” visual presentation and lecture given as part of “World Urbanization and Landscape Architecture: A Symposium on Contemporary Urbanization and Future Practices of Landscape Architecture”. University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Department of Landscape Architecture. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 6, 2002.

“Visualizing Density,” joint presentation with Julie Campoli given as part of the regular Lincoln Lecture Series. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Cambridge, Massachusetts. May 7, 2002.

MacLean made the first public presentation of his Kansas City work in a joint lecture with noted urban ecologist Anne Whiston Spirn, Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, during the concluding lecture in the Kansas City Design Center's annual series, Sustaining a Sense of Region. Kansas City Design Center. Kansas City, Missouri. November 2002.

2003
Grant Recipient, "The Urban Edge: Aerial Illustrations of Contemporary European Growth Patterns". Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Chicago, Illinois. November 2003.
2003-2004
Awarded the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture for 2003-2004. American Academy in Rome. Rome, Italy.

“Visualizing Density” and Armando Carbonell. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Cambridge, Massachusetts. January and April 2003. March and December 2004.

2006
Award of Excellence. Boston Society of Landscape Architects. Framingham, Massachusetts.

“Big City Planning Director’s Institute,” three-day intensive workshop for nationwide city planners, jointly presented “Preparing the Public for Density” with Julie Campoli. Harvard Graduate School of Design and The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Cambridge, Massachusetts. October, 2006.

Visual presentation and lecture given at the Architecture and Studio Art Department. Middlebury College. Middlebury, Vermont. November 2006.

“The Power of Place,” visual presentation and lecture. Harvard Alumni Startups. November 2006.

“Metro Future,” visual presentation and lecture given on Visualizing Density. Boston Society of Architects, Housing Committee. Boston, Massachusetts. December 2006.

“Visualizing Density,” one-day intensive workshop for planning professionals jointly presented with Julie Campoli. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Cambridge, Massachusetts. December 2006.

2008
Reception and book signing for OVER: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point. Kathleen Ewing Gallery. Washington, D.C. December 13, 2008, 3-6PM.
2009
Visual Presentation and Lecture. Tabor Academy. Marion, Massachusetts, February 2009.

Visual Presentation and Lecture, Boston University. Boston, Massachusetts, March 2009.

Visual Presentation and Lecture. Academy of Arts. Berlin, Germany, April 2009.

Lecture: Photography as a Political Art. Harvard Radcliffe Class of 1969, 40th Reunion. Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium, May 29, 2009.

Visual Presentation and Lecture. Monadnock Conservancy. Keene, New Hampshire, August 2009.

Photography and the Built Landscape: Two Points of View. Alex S. MacLean & Alan Ward, FASLA. ASLA 2009 Annual Meeting: Chicago, McCormick Place Lakeside Center, September 18-21, 2009.

Visual Presentation and Lecture: Human = Landscape. Burlington Firehouse Gallery. Burlington, Vermont, September 2009.

Urban Waterfronts 27: Sustainable Solutions, Keynote Address. 27th Annual International Conference, Seattle Marriott Waterfront, October 22-24, 2009.
2009 CORINE International Book Award for OVER: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point - "World of Pictures Award"
Award Ceremony: Tuesday, November 24, 2009.
2010
Visual Presentation and Lecture: Return of Landscape. Academy of Arts. Berlin, Germany, March 2010.
Visual Presentation and Lecture: Community Matters conference. The Orton Family Foundation. Denver, Colorado, October 2010.
2011
Visual Presentation and Lecture: Over: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point. Urban Forum. Ottawa, Canada, February 16, 2011.

Visual Presentation and Lecture: Lincoln Conservation Efforts/. Lincoln Land Conservation. Lincoln, Massachusetts. May 17, 2011.

Visual Presentation and Lecture, The Chilton Club. Boston, Massachusetts. May 18, 2011.

Visual Presentation and Lecture: Land Use and Climate Change, Keynote Speaker. Gulf Coast Green Symposium. Houston, Texas. May 25, 2011, 12:30-1:30pm.

Visual Presentation and Lecture: Boston Harbor, 25 Years After the Cleanup. The Boston Harbor Association. Boston, Massachusetts. June 14, 2011.

Visual Presentation and Lecture: Coastal Liabilities: A Visual Aerial Survey, Keynote Speaker. ASCE Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference. Anchorage, Alaska. June 27, 2011.

Lecture / Reception: Alex MacLean: Along the Shore. Clark Gallery. Lincoln, Massachusetts. Friday, September 23, 2011, 7:00pm.
2012
Lecture: Design Exchange. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. March 26, 2012.
Lecture: Harvard Traveller's Club. Cambridge, Massachusetts. May 15, 2012
Signing and Presentation of Photographs. Yancey Richardson Gallery. New York, New York. June 21, 6-8 pm.
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