10/12 - 10/13/18
All Day


  • Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street
  • Cambridge
  • MA

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


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
50 Broadway
1.800.228.9290 / 617.494.6600


Map of Harvard Square area restaurants.


Alden & Harlow40 Brattle Street

Grafton Street Pub & Grill1230 Massachusetts Avenue

Harvest44 Brattle Street [on the walkway]

Harvard Faculty Club20 Quincy Street

Henrietta’s Table in The Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street

Park Restaurant & Bar59 JFK Street

Temple Bar American Bistro1688 Massachusetts Avenue


Hong Kong Restaurant, Lounge, Night Club1238 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