GSD Reunion 2016 classes: 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2005, and 2011 GSD reunion classes will descend on the hub of design discourse, Gund Hall, on September 30-October 1, 2016 for a festive weekend marking their 5th to 60th reunions and those years in between. We hope you…
In this Q&A, Panzano shares insights into the Undergraduate Architecture Studies program, what makes the GSD MArch I model distinctive, and how she keeps busy outside of the GSD.
In August 2016, Ila Berman MDes ’91, DDes ’93 will join the prestigious list of GSD alumni who have been appointed to deanships in recent years when she assumes the role of Dean of the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Other GSD alumni in deanship roles include: Amale Andraos MArch ’99 of Columbia University Graduate…
The Plimpton–Poorvu Design Prize to recognize students who exemplify excellence, innovation, and enhancement through their work at the GSD.
Dean Mohsen Mostafavi recently announced faculty appointments and promotions—all of whom are GSD alumni. The appointments will strengthen the intellectual underpinnings of cutting-edge pedagogy and research at the GSD. In the Architecture Department, Jeannette Kuo MArch ’04 was appointed Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture. In the Urban Planning Department, the appointments include Daniel D’Oca…
Making urban environments more resilient is a charge taken on with urgency for many city leaders, the United Nations, and recently the Rockefeller Foundation with its 100 Resilient Cities initiative. For over a decade, Susannah C. Drake MArch ’95, MLA ’95, has tackled challenges of resiliency and ecologically productivity with her firm DLANDstudio, an award-winning…
On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, over 100 GSD students and recent graduates filled Piper Auditorium for Get Hired! (No Promises) panel discussion and reception. Alumni and friends from the GSD’s core disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, and design studies shared their expertise on the hiring process and career navigation. Sponsored by Development and…
Designing some of the world’s most respected cultural institutions at global design firm Perkins+Will has garnered Ralph Johnson MArch ’73 much national and international acclaim. Johnson is a humble visionary who was honored to hear the news in October 2015 that he was elected to the National Academy – an institution devoted to building and sharing the heritage of the arts in America – for his profound contributions.
DesignIntelligence’s 2016 ratings recognize the GSD for excellence in education and education administration. The architecture and landscape architecture programs were named first in the nation in its 2016 “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” ranking. Additionally, Dean Mohsen Mostafavi and three notable alumni were named to DesignIntelligence’s “25 Most Admired Educators” list. DesignIntelligence’s annual survey,…
The GSD recently hosted a number of events engaging with alumni and friends in Miami, New York, and Cambridge. On campus, the fall lecture series continued with distinguished speakers like the inaugural lecture of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities featuring Norman Foster held on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Just two days later, on November 7, 2015,…
The GSD recently hosted a number of engaging events for our community of alumni and friends. On campus, the fall lecture series kicked off with an amazing start, featuring such varied topics as landscape urbanism, architectural writing, public art interventions, and the role of communities of color in the design industry. For its annual Alumni + Friends Weekend in early October,…
As the GSD community grows increasingly diverse, with more than 40% of our current enrollment from outside the U.S., it is not surprising that our alumni cohort reflects a similarly international base. While Rolando A. Kraeher MArch ’95 may be emblematic of this cohort, his story is hardly typical. One of 5 children of a Swiss-French…
These are crucial tenets behind Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) teachings on housing, and now the results of those lessons are on display for the community to see. Initiated by GSD Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design Mohsen Mostafavi and produced by a curatorial research team of the School’s faculty, staff, and students, “Living Anatomy: An Exhibition About Housing,” a multimedia show in the lobby of Gund Hall, just opened and will be on display until December 20.
New York City-based designer, architect, and urbanist discusses his foray into the fashion industry and talks about his time at the GSD.
The Alumni Council promotes the engagement of the alumni community and the advancement of the GSD in the world.
Last month, Anita Berrizbeitia MLA ’87 and Diane Davis assumed their new role as Chair of the Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Design department, respectively. Read more as Berrizbeitia shares her vision and goals in the GSD’s series profiling leadership within the School and beyond. Stay tuned for an interview with Diane Davis in October.
Alumni volunteers led the way and hosted local events in Philadelphia, Denver, Boston, and Cambridge.
Harvard architect couple are transforming Boston’s landscape.
The 2002 Loeb Fellow speaks to GSD’s Class of 2015.
Brad is the newest member of the GSD Development and Alumni Relations team. Read more about his background and what he hopes to bring to our community.
GSD alumni and friends from all over the globe connected with each other at events hosted by the School this spring.
Berrizbeitia will assume the position on July 1, 2015.
The president of AECOM Asia Pacific shares why he’s passionate about urban design, and fondly recalls his time at the GSD.
The founding partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners receives the President’s Medal.
Lowe will address graduating students and their families on May 27.
A public interest movement redefines architecture.
Members of the Josep Lluís Sert Council gathered at EOMA studio in Culver City, California, for a first-hand look at the architect’s work and vision.
The founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects spoke about her firm’s compelling work and research-based approach to design at the GSD on February 12.
Alumni, friends and faculty gather in Beijing to celebrate Harvard’s continued engagement in China.
An interview with the Director of Urban Strategies in the San Francisco office of the global design and consulting firm, Woods Bagot.
New look for Harvard Design Magazine deepens focus on ‘Wet Matter.’
The 2012 graduate of the GSD’s Master in Design Studies program talks about his research into his hometown of Ashland, MA.
For the third year running, the School presented its annual Alumni + Friends Weekend in a new host city.
Former classmates reunite over Thanksgiving weekend in Reston, Virginia.
Jennifer Cooper MLA ’10 honored with award for her article titled, “The Art of Taking Apart.”
Collette Creppell AB ’82, MArch ’90, Kevin Harris MArch ’80 and Sabeen Hasan MArch ’09 helped welcome the Loeb Fellows to New Orleans while Mark Johnson MLAUD ’82 opened his doors to GSD alumni in Denver during the ASLA Annual Meeting.
She came to the field of landscape architecture because of her desire to give back to the world, whether through the restoration of environmentally-degraded sites, or the beautification of space.
The 2010 Master in Urban Planning graduate and Alumni Council member speaks about his life, career trajectory, and time at the GSD.
Three classes reconnected in Cambridge to mark their 50th, 25th and 5th Reunions on September 12-14, 2014.
Over the past two years, the Office of Communications has been busy rethinking the School’s publications program, with the first major change being a new approach for Harvard Design Magazine.
Thank you to those of you who were able to join the GSD to celebrate design and kick off our Grounded Visionaries campaign on September 12 + 13.
Going from covering suburban planning-board meetings to witnessing sectarian violence in the Balkans may not seem like the most obvious career path, but for Saffron, it was a natural progression that ultimately led to her current role as the architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
As chair of the GSD Alumni Council, Lehrer’s ties to the School are strong. Since graduating in 1978, he has worked at various design offices, including Frank O. Gehry and Associates, before founding his own practice, Lehrer Architects, in 1985.
Design School’s Natalia Gaerlan finds tools to use on climate change in cultures tackling similar problems.
He manages tech teams in Seattle and represents a new breed of GSD graduates who have leveraged their design education in pursuit of alternative futures.
The President and CEO of one of the world’s top design firms takes on key volunteer leadership role as the School prepares to launch its multi-million dollar campaign.
The Bay Area landscape architect recounts her favorite memories of the GSD, and talks about the diverse portfolio of projects her firm tackles.
The founder of the Brooklyn-based studio DSGN AGNC explores political engagement through architecture, urbanism, art, and activism.
Landscape architect has spent the past six decades greening our urban spaces.
San Diego-based planner discusses his ties to the GSD while a student at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Honoring the School’s global influence, the GSD hosts major event 8,000 miles from Gund Hall.