Above images: 2023 recipients of the Harvard GSD Alumni Award (left to right): Edwin “Teddy” Cruz MDes ’97; Shaun Donovan AB ’87, MPA ’95, MArch ’95; William “Bill” Johnson MLA ’57; Frank Christopher Lee MAUD ’79; and Cathy Simon MArch ’69.

The GSD community is united in its shared experience and motivation to shape our world beyond design. With a vast and visible alumni network, the GSD remains at the forefront of work in the built environment.

Alumni Highlights

The GSD’s extraordinary alumni community is comprised of thought leaders who continually innovate across disciplines. The accomplishments and accolades of GSD alumni featured in the following list represent a glimpse of the exceptional work within our design community. Recognizing achievements and innovative approaches to work in design, these updates were originally published between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023, on the GSD Alumni & Friends website.

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Kigali, Rwanda and Boston-based MASS Design Group, lead by Jonathan Evans MArch ’10, is the lead architect of the Embrace Boston Memorial. This tribute to Coretta Scott King and Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. opened on the Boston Common on Friday, January 13th, 2023. The memorial was completed in partnership with Embrace Boston and designer Hank Willis Thomas.