Dear Architecture Alumni,It’s a privilege to write to fellow architecture alumni as Chair of the Department of Architecture. It’s been a year of enormous transitions for me, moving from sunny Los Angeles to the more variable climate of Cambridge, opening a satellite office here, and embarking on a new leadership role at the Graduate School…
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.
On April 12, 2019, during a celebration at the Frances Loeb Library, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) Alumni Council honored three current students—Chantine Akiyama MArch ’19, Sidra Fatima MUP ’19, and Natalie Wang MDes ’19—with the 2019 Unsung Hero Book Prize.
Sarah Whiting, dean of architecture at Rice University, will return to Harvard, where she taught early in her career, as the next dean of the Graduate School of Design.
With the passing of each academic year, our community has the opportunity to reflect on our many accomplishments and to anticipate and imagine future achievements.
Sol Camacho is an architect and urban designer who founded and directs RADDAR, an architecture firm based in São Paulo and Mexico City.
Renovation complete, HouseZero opens as office space and research tool with an ambitious goal: to produce more energy than it uses.
Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) announces the appointment of Mark Lee MArch ’95as Chair of the Department of Architecture, effective July 1, 2018. Lee has taught at Harvard GSD since 2013 and currently serves as Professor in Practice of Architecture. Lee is a principal and founding partner of Johnston Marklee, established in 1998.
To engage Miami residents in creating new approaches to address pressing urban issues—including affordable housing, transportation and sea level rise—the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is granting $1 million in support to the GSD.
Announcing Appointments of Jeanne Gang MArch ’93, Sharon Johnston MArch ’95, and Mark Lee MArch ’95 as Professors in Practice of Architecture
The Harvard University Graduate School of Design is pleased to announce three appointments to the position of Professor in Practice of Architecture: Jeanne Gang MArch ’93, Sharon Johnston MArch ’95, and Mark Lee MArch ’95, effective July 1, 2018.
Last October the GSD’s Dean Mohsen Mostafavi sat down with Metropolis Magazine and Mr. Portman’s son, Jack MArch ’73, to discuss the architect’s impact and the 2017 book “Portman’s America & Other Speculations” (Harvard University GSD and Lars Müller Publishers), edited by Mostafavi.
During the 2016–2017 academic year, the Harvard Graduate School of Design concluded a three-part studio series in collaboration with Knoll, Inc., that imagined the future of the “workplace,” or the environments in which people and industries conduct work.
The Phil Freelon Fellowship Fund was established last year to expand academic opportunities for African American and other under-represented students of design.
In June, the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) premiered Lord Richard Rogers’s Wimbledon House in London for the first time since restorations began in 2015 by British architect Philip Gumuchdjian and landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan MLA ’84.
As Richard Rogers Fellows, Mexico City natives Jose Castillo MArch ’95, DDes ’00 and Saidee Springall MArch ’96 share their experience working and living in the Wimbledon House.
A look back at a few of the projects and moments that marked the past year at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
The GSD awarded 353 degrees to its Class of 2017 during Harvard’s 366th Commencement on Thursday, May 25.
As the spring semester culminates in an exciting range of studios and thesis reviews, and as the next class of graduates prepares to embark on new careers, launch new ventures, and drive new lines of research, the Dean writes to share highlights of the important work produced at the GSD over the past year.
The 2017-2018 Hiring Professional and Student/Recent Graduate Surveys are now open for architecture & landscape architecture until Friday, May 26.
The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced its 2017 roster of participants, selected by 2017 Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston MArch ’95 and Mark Lee MArch ’95 of the Los Angeles–based firm Johnston Marklee and including a range of Harvard Graduate School of Design faculty and alumni.
The GSD Celebrates the Centennial Birthday of I. M. Pei MArch ’46 with Special Events and Exhibition
The GSD recently honored I. M. Pei’s milestone birthday with a celebration in Gund Hall featuring a cast of Pei’s collaborators and friends.
Since joining Pei Cobb Freed & Partners more than 30 years ago, GSD Alumni Council member Yvonne Szeto MArch ’79 has spent her career advancing the firm’s tradition of thoughtfully considered and well-crafted public works.
For the first time, starting February 28, GSD alumni and architecture enthusiasts around the world will be able to study architecture through a new HarvardX course orchestrated by Michael Hays, the GSD’s Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, as well as Interim Chair for the Department of Architecture.
Members of the GSD alumni community in South Korea celebrated architectural, design, political, cultural, and societal interests in Korea with four GSD Korea year-end events for 2016. The December events served as a platform for engagement in cultural, professional, and academic practices of contemporary Korea and furthering relationships with the larger academic community, including the…
During the Fall semester, students investigated pressing global, regional, and local issues through studio work. Courses tackled a range of complex topics, from perceived notions of materials and their use in architecture, to how design can address racism, segregation, and poverty in our inner cities.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to announce the fifth cycle of the Wheelwright Prize, an open international competition that awards $100,000 annually to a talented early-career architect to support travel-based research.
Professors Toni L. Griffin LF ’98 and Alex Krieger MCP ’77 Intended Appointees to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to appoint two Harvard Graduate School of Design faculty members to the United States Commission of Fine Arts: Toni L. Griffin LF ’98, professor in practice of urban planning, and Alex Krieger MCP ’77, professor in practice of urban design.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), along with global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will and Phil Freelon LF ’90, Managing and Design Director of the firm’s North Carolina practice, announces the establishment of the Phil Freelon Fellowship Fund at the GSD
Interdisciplinary, experimental design is integral to the work of Sheila Kennedy, FAIA, MArch ’84 and J. Frano Violich, FAIA, MArch ’84. Their firm, Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA MATx), located in Boston’s emerging Newmarket District, has established a new model for practice that integrates material research with the practice of architecture.
A Harvard Graduate School of Design student design project has been named the 2016 Student Winner in the Built Environment category of Core77’s annual Design Awards. Core77 awarded the honor to Alpine Shelter Skuta, designed by Frederick Kim, Katie MacDonald, and Erin Pellegrino (all MArch ’16). The trio designed the project as part of Fall 2014 option-studio…
Architect Frank Gehry has been named the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on Thursday, April 28.
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…
The Harvard Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD), with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), is pleased to announce the symposium Collaboration: The Lineage of an Architectural Practice, to be held Thursday 17 March from 4.00pm – 8.00pm at the Leadenhall Building in London. RSHP’s history offers a remarkable lens on the task and the potential of…
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.
The annual Design Miami fair traditionally features an entry pavilion designed by early-career architects, a public installation that serves as a beacon for the fair and that provokes consideration and curiosity among the thousands of visitors who visit the fair’s programs and galleries. For the 2015 pavilion design, Design Miami announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with…
Stairways inhabit the spaces where we live and work. Whether they’re tucked into cavities in the wall or suspended in grand ceremonial style for all to see, we travel along their treads. Preston Scott Cohen, Gerald M. McCue Professor in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, delights in stairwells: “They bind spaces together….
New York City-based designer, architect, and urbanist discusses his foray into the fashion industry and talks about his time at the GSD.
Harvard architect couple are transforming Boston’s landscape.
The GSD’s studio abroad program took students to Berlin, Germany for the spring semester to study alongside Frank Barkow of Barkow Leibinger, and Arno Brandlhuber of brandlhuber+.
The founding partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners receives the President’s Medal.
A public interest movement redefines architecture.
Aided by Harvard experts, officials are tackling housing, pollution, and traffic problems — and solving them.
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.
Architects specialize in simplicity, scale, context, beauty.
New look for Harvard Design Magazine deepens focus on ‘Wet Matter.’
Movements in research and learning captured in trio of exhibits.
Building an undergraduate design program.
The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities held its inaugural Challenge Conference on November 7, 2014, bringing together leaders from industry and academia to discuss pressing questions for the fields of sustainability and design.