GSD Reunion Weekend 2018
10/12 - 10/13/18
- Harvard Graduate School of Design
- Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street
The GSD Classes ending in 3′s and 8′s will be celebrating their reunions with a festive weekend in Cambridge, MA! Meet faculty and students, see how the GSD, Harvard Square, and Boston have changed, and reconnect with your classmates and fellow alumni. Spouses/guests welcome.
For questions, please contact [email protected].
- Share Your Photos
You can join the memories of photos to be shared during Reunion by uploading photos of you and your classmates during your time at the GSD.
Upload yours to this DropBox link or email [email protected]. Please label the photo file name with this naming convention:
• First Initial_Last Name_Degree_Year_Function (if known)
• Example: L_Grant_MArch_1996_Traylife
Schedule as of 8/8/2018; subject to change. Please refer to the final schedule in your registration packet for all locations.
Friday, October 12, 2018
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Pre-Reunion: PRACTICE: Outside In | Inside Out
This symposium considers discourse on contemporary issues of design practice in two parts: external pressures of economic, environmental, and political systems, and internal forces, such as techniques, strategies, and new tools of design. Addressing the multifaceted nature of the profession, we will explore themes such as work and labor, tools and technology, and issues of ethics and agency as strategies for the design of practice. In exploring these themes, the symposium highlights potential avenues for the growth and constitution of practice, as well as the issues currently at stake within the profession. The following discussions confront pressing questions regarding the shifting responsibilities of design practice, and the future of practice itself. Click here to read more.
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Registration Opens, Tours of the Trays and Special Collections
Druker Design Gallery
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. All Reunion Class Reception
Class members and their guests are welcome to reconnect.
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Dinner (by class, informal, and on own)
Saturday, October 13, 2018
8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Class Breakfast and Pecha Kuchas
Enjoy time with your classmates over breakfast and learn what they’ve been up to over the years.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. GSD Faculty Leadership Panel
Hear directly from faculty involved in the department’s direction, research and pedagogy, and recruitment and advising of current students.
1:45 – 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Tour Activities
Architectural Boat Tour – offering spectacular views of historic and contemporary architecture along Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River basin.
Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center – explore Harvard’s newly renovated campus center originally designed by Josep Lluís Sert in this tour led by Giles Moore, Director of Design Services, Harvard Planning Office.
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Reunion Reception and Dinner
Return to Gund Hall and join us for a festive and celebratory dinner. Participate in photos taken by class, enjoy an evening with classmates and a time to reminisce and reconnect.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Classes are free to organize informally – no scheduled program.
Tour a classmates’ project
Get brunch in the Square
Do a classic Boston activity as a group
WHERE TO STAY
Map of Cambridge area hotels.
The Harvard Visitor’s Travel Portal is available. Services include hotel booking at discounted Harvard rates, car rentals, and other ground transportation services, campus tour reservations, maps, and directions.
The Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
1.800.882.1818 / 617.864.1200
The Sheraton Commander Hotel
16 Garden Street
1.866.500.0293 / 617.547.4800
For Harvard rate, use code “HVD.” Rate subject to availability.
The Harvard Square Hotel
110 Mt Auburn Street
1.800.458.5886 / 617.491.222
The Hotel Veritas
1 Remington Street
1.888.520.1050 / 617.520.5000
Irving House at Harvard
24 Irving Street
1.877.547.4600 / 617.547.4600
Harding House at Harvard
288 Harvard Street
1.877.489.2888 / 617.876.2888
Doubletree Suites Boston
400 Soldiers Field Road
1.800.874.0663 / 617.783.0090
Complimentary shuttle to Harvard Square available.
Le Meridien Hotel
20 Sidney Street
1.800.543.4300 / 617.577.0200
Mary Prentiss Inn
6 Prentiss Street
Courtyard by Marriott, Cambridge
777 Memorial Drive
1.888.236.2427 / 617.492.7777
$5.00 shuttle to Harvard University available.
Best Western Plus Hotel Tria
220 Alewife Brook Parkway
1.866.333.TRIA / 617.491.8000
Call for Harvard rate. Rate subject to availability.
Complimentary Shuttle to Harvard Square available from 7am-10am.
The Marriott Residence Inn Cambridge
120 Broadway, Six Cambridge Center
1.800.331.3131 / 617.577.254
Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel
1.800.228.9290 / 617.494.6600
WHERE TO EAT
Map of Harvard Square area restaurants.
Alden & Harlow, 40 Brattle Street
Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Massachusetts Avenue
Harvest, 44 Brattle Street [on the walkway]
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street
Henrietta’s Table in The Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street
Park Restaurant & Bar, 59 JFK Street
Temple Bar American Bistro, 1688 Massachusetts Avenue
Hong Kong Restaurant, Lounge, Night Club, 1238 Massachusetts Avenue
Benedetto – in The Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street
Toscano – Harvard Square, 52 Brattle Street
Border Café – 32 Church Street
Legal Sea Foods – Charles Square, 20 University Road
The Hourly – 15 Dunster Street