Graduate School of Design


N. Michael McKinnell

N. Michael McKinnell, an influential architect who co-designed Boston City Hall and taught at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for more than 20 years, passed away due to coronavirus complications late last month. He was 84.


Harvard’s Design School 3-D Prints Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers Battling COVID-19

After Harvard’s campus operations largely halted due to the novel coronavirus last month, the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s fleet of 3-D printers has been put to work producing personal protective equipment for medical personnel at nearby hospitals.


‘Few Parallels in Our History’: Harvard Schools Outline Coronavirus Contingency Plans

Administrators from across Harvard’s schools sent school-specific instructions and reassurances to students Tuesday following University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s announcement that Harvard would move to remote instruction March 23.


Physicist and Environmental Activist Speaks at Design School 'Womxn’s Week' Event

Physicist and environmental activist Vandana Shiva cautioned against globalization and industrial agriculture while delivering the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s annual International Womxn's Day keynote lecture Tuesday evening.


Graduate School of Design Draws Crowds to Talk on Harvard in Allston

Harvard Graduate School of Design hosted an event discussing Harvard’s expansion into Allston from an urban-planning perspective Tuesday.


With Contingent Worker Policy Change, Major Benefits and Unforeseen Challenges

As more than 150 temporary and less-than-half-time Harvard employees transition into permanent, benefited staff positions following a policy change that went into effect in March, the shift has brought “extraordinary” opportunities for some, but unintended challenges for others.


Sarah Whiting Named Next Dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sarah Whiting, the dean of architecture at Rice University in Texas, will be the next dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. During her nine-year tenure at Rice, Whiting helped restructure the school of architecture’s curriculum, enhanced facilities on campus, and increased funding for research and course development.


sarah whiting

Rice University Dean of Architecture Sarah Whiting will be the next dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University announced Wednesday.


GSD

Gund Hall is the home of the Graduate School of Design, which is currently in the midst of a search for a new dean.


Provost Garber Meets with Students for Input on Harvard Design School Dean Search

As the search for a new dean at the Graduate School of Design progresses, students have re-published a letter identical to one issued during the school’s last dean search in an effort to argue the same concerns from 12 years ago still exist today.


Graduate School of Design Lecture

Kimberly Dowdell explains how administering equity in architecture can be redemptive. Citing the work that she has done in Detroit, Mich., Dowdell points out that purchasing vacant homes and then rehabbing them allows for those properties to host families that believe in the future of the city.


Architect Discusses Diversity and Affordable Housing at Harvard Design School

Architect Kimberly N. Dowdell discussed strategies for equitable urban development and promoting diversity in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Tuesday evening. In her lecture, Dowdell drew on her experiences growing up in Detroit and her work in real estate development.


Allston ArtLab to Open in September

Harvard’s ArtLab in Allston is expected to open in mid-September 2019. When finished, the 9,000 square foot space, which is designed to be carbon net-zero, will feature eight rooms for artistic use including an artist workshop and a recording studio.


Harvard Works 2.0

Painted by Annie J. Liang, a former Harvard Graduate School of Design student, "Harvard Works 2.0" is a portrait series located in the Science Center about University workers.


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