6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (EDT)


  • Gund Hall Stubbins Room 112
  • 48 Quincy Street
  • Cambridge
  • MA

Alumni were invited to join the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. EDT, for Designing Sustainable Solutions for a Better Built Environment. The event was held in 112 Stubbins, Gund Hall, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Alumni were welcome to attend virtually or in person.

This event featured a keynote address by Harvard’s Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability James Stock, followed by short presentations by CGBC core and affiliated GSD faculty, whose research topics range from a carbon-free electrical grid to radiant cooling devices. A five-minute Q&A session followed each presentation.

Faculty speakers included:

Martin Bechthold DDes 01, Director of the Master in Design Engineering Program, Kumagai Professor of Architectural Technology

 Craig Douglas, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Jonathan Grinham DDes 17, Assistant Professor of Architecture

 Niall Kirkwood, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Rosalea Monacella, Design Critic in Landscape Architecture

Erika Naginski GSAJF 00, RF 04, Robert P. Hubbard Professor of Architectural History

 Peter Rowe, Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

 Holly Samuelson MDes 09, DDes 13, Associate Professor of Architecture


For more information about the event, please visit the Harvard CGBC website.


This event is part of Harvard Climate Action Week, which gathers climate leaders and experts in pursuit of durable, effective, and equitable solutions to the climate change challenges confronting humanity. Visit the Harvard Climate Action Week website for more information and additional ways to participate.

Please be aware that a photographer and videographer will be present at this event. By attending this event, you are giving permission for the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability and Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities to record and use your likeness for promotional purposes and inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

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