Princeton Graduate wins Harvard Thesis Prize, kind of. Plagiarism hits the Ivy Leagues.

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a61ed8063461588ea147c7c381edf8c6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Considering the relevance of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150006434/when-is-architecture-protected-by-intellectual-property-rights-this-redditor-wants-to-find-out" rel="nofollow" >intellectual rights</a>, creative rights, and authorship in the age of continuous collage and inconsequential appropriation of themes and ideas, it is only fitting to have such a moment of conflict arise and be addressed through the medium, Instagram, that has been the most direct generator of these issues thus far. In a comparative walkthrough of <a href="https://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" >Harvard GSD</a>&rsquo;s James Templeton Kelley Prize 2018 winner&rsquo;s work, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150022723/architecture-architectural-architecture-100-young-architects-present-their-post-digital-microcosms-at-the-a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" >Miles Gertler</a>, known from his office <a href="http://www.commonaccounts.online/index1.html" rel="nofollow" >COMMONACCOUNTS</a> (<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150042760/cross-talk-3-daniela-leon-on-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions" rel="nofollow" >previously featured</a>), presented us with a continuous, if not evident, copy/paste of his work at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/309/princeton-university" rel="nofollow" >Princeton</a> from where he graduated in 2016.

Image via Miles Gertler's Instagram
 
Image via Miles Gertler's Instagram
While such a commentary would normally exist only as a mere blip, the fact that the project was plagiarised by a GSD student who used it to win Harvard’s highest thesis honor only deepens the conversation of role of thesis and intellectual rigor at the highest levels. The James Templeton pr...

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