Brad_500 Last month, the GSD welcomed Brad Quigley to the Development and Alumni Relations team as its new Director of Alumni Programs. An 18-year veteran of Harvard University, Quigley will draw upon his unique background in alumni relations and higher education to aid in the GSD’s efforts to build a vibrant and engaged alumni community.

Quigley comes to the GSD most recently from the Harvard Varsity Club, where he organized alumni engagement programs, developed a career services program and activities for student-athletes, and managed the annual membership program. Prior to that, Quigley spent five years at the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) managing the 180 Harvard Clubs in North America and Europe, as well as their many volunteer officers. He was also a driving force behind the creation of Global Networking Night, the biannual program which continues to be the largest alumni activity for HAA.

Quigley is no stranger to the GSD. Within his time at the University, he’s met many School alumni and heard first- and second-hand the many projects and activities in which the School takes part. “The most inspiring part about joining the GSD has been connecting with alumni who have such rich stories and experiences—from serving as the field architect on Gund Hall as a first job after graduation, to the nine-year complete restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, to other projects in landscape architecture, planning, and development around the world.”

Beyond his professional background in alumni relations and higher education, Quigley has long-held ties to design. His family instilled the merits of historic preservation from an early age with the restoration of an early 1800’s home which earned recognition from the Harwich Historical Commission. He also has a personal interest in landscape architecture, architecture, construction, and planning.

It’s no surprise that Quigley has a number of ideas on how to build and engage not only the GSD community, but others outside of the School as well. He shares, “I’m excited to continue showcasing the GSD community through local events and receptions, reunions and our regional ambassadors, and utilizing our newsletter and new website. We can also leverage HAA and University networks to stimulate curiosity in the GSD from the broader Harvard community and highlight the impact of collaborations with Harvard Schools in the areas of public health, policy, business, and engineering. By doing so, we demonstrate the value of design, broaden understanding of the industry, and highlight the GSD’s impact in the world.”