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Encyclopedia > Harvard Graduate School of Design

Graduate School of Design

Established 1936
Type Private
Endowment US$426 Million
Dean Alan A. Altshuler until January 1st, 2008
Mohsen Mostafavi from January 1st, 2008
Faculty 138
Students 618
Location Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Campus Urban
Website www.gsd.harvard.edu

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is a graduate school at Harvard University offering degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning and Design. Commonly considered one of the foremost design schools in the world, the GSD is dedicated to the education and development of future leaders in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design. Classes exclusively devoted to architecture began at Harvard in 1893. The Faculty of Architecture acquired graduate school status in 1914. The major design professions were officially united in 1936 to form the Graduate School of Design. The GSD currently offers an array of masters and doctoral degrees, as well as Career Discovery and Executive Education programs. The school's international faculty provide a broad range of design philosophies and visions. The resources of the GSD and those of Harvard University, including its courses, museums, libraries, and cultural events, are available to all students. A leading industry survey has ranked the GSD's Department of Architecture number one in the United States for five consecutive years and the Department of Landscape Architecture number one for three consecutive years.[1] The market value of the school's endowment for the fiscal year 2006 to 20067 was approximately $426 million. The school's now defunct Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis (LCGSA) is widely recognized as the fertile research/development environment from which the now commercialized technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) emerged in the late 1960's and 1970's. Download high resolution version (1000x1191, 31 KB)Shield of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Rasterized from Harvard Print Services business card order form (PDF file) by Jacobolus This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... Image:Mohsen MostafaviMohsen Mostafavi, an Iranian architect and educator, is currently the Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University, and the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger professor of architecture. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Boston redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... This article is about building architecture. ... Central Park, like all parks, is an example of landscape architecture. ... Urban planning is concerned with the ordering and design of settlements, from the smallest towns to the worlds largest cities. ... A geographic information system (GIS) is a system for managing data that has a spatial specialized form of an information system. ...

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Distinguished Graduates and Faculty

Gund Hall, the home of the GSD.
Gund Hall, the home of the GSD.
Gund Hall
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Graduates

Joshua Prince-Ramus, president and co-founder of REX, oversees the work of the office in collaboration with Erez Ella. ... Jack Dangermond is the president of ESRI in Redlands, CA ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Frank Owen Gehry, CC (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. ... Lawrence Halprin (born July 1, 1916 in New York City) is a prolific and accomplished American landscape architect and educator. ... Jencks Landform at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Charles Jencks (b. ... 1933 Portrait of Philip Johnson by Carl Van Vechten Philip Cortelyou Johnson (July 8, 1906 – January 25, 2005) was an influential American architect. ... Spiral house in Tokyo Fumihiko Maki (槇文彦, Maki Fumihiko) (born Tokyo, September 6, 1928) is a Japanese architect. ... Thom Mayne (image courtesy Morphosis Thom Mayne (b. ... Roger Montgomery (1925 – 2003) was an urban designer, architect, and educator. ... Eliot Fette Noyes (1910-1977) was an American-born, Harvard-trained industrial designer, who worked on projects for IBM, among others. ... Ieoh Ming Pei (貝聿銘 pinyin Bèi Yùmíng) is a Chinese American architect born in Suzhou, China on April 26, 1917. ... Henry N. Cobb (born 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American architect and founding partner in Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, an international architectural firm based in New York City. ... Orange County Government Center in Goshen, N.Y., designed by Paul Rudolph in 1963; built in 1967. ... MoMA, New York. ... Brutalism is an architectural style that spawned from the modernist architectural movement and which flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... Dan Kiley Grounds of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. ... Garrett Eckbo (November 28, 1910 – May 14, 2000) was an American landscape architect notable for his seminal 1950 book Landscape for Living. ... Ian McHarg Ian L. McHarg (1920-2001) was a landscape architect and the founder of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. ... Christopher Alexander (born October 4, 1936 in Vienna, Austria) is an architect noted for his theories about design, and for more than 200 building projects in California, Japan, Mexico and around the world. ...

Current Faculty

Preston Scott Cohen is a Boston based Jewish-descent architect and Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. ... Allianz Arena in Munich. ... Seattle Central Library, designed by OMA Rem Koolhaas (born November 17, 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch architect, former journalist and screenwriter who studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. ... The extension to Atocha Railway Station José Rafael Moneo Vallés (born May 9, 1937) is a Spanish architect. ... George Hargreaves is a prolific American landscape architect with many built works to his credit. ... // Biography Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect that through her designs has almost single handedly redefined the notion of landscape design. ... Profile Michael Van Valkenburgh (b. ...

Notable Former Faculty

Marcel Breuer Marcel Lajos Breuer (May 21, 1902 Pécs, Hungary – July 1, 1981 New York City), architect and furniture designer, was an influential modernist. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Henry N. Cobb (born 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American architect and founding partner in Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, an international architectural firm based in New York City. ... Author of SPACE, TIME & ARCHITECTURE, 1941 ... Walter Adolph Georg Gropius (May 18, 1883 – July 5, 1969) was a German architect and founder of Bauhaus. ... For the British gothic rock band, see Bauhaus (band). ... Interior of Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck BMW Central Building, Leipzig Vitra fire station, Weil am Rhein, Germany Maggies Centre, Kirkcaldy Zaha Hadid (Arabic: زها حديد) CBE (born October 31, 1950, Baghdad, Iraq) is a notable Iraqi-British deconstructivist architect. ... Josep Lluís Sert (1902 - 1983) was a Catalan Spanish architect. ... Michael Sorkin (1948, Washington, D.C. - ) Michael Sorkin, is the principal of the Michael Sorkin Studio in New York City, a design practice devoted to both practical and theoretical projects at all scales with a special interest in the city. ... Christopher Tunnard, (1910 — 1979) English landscape architect, garden designer and author of Gardens in the Modern Landscape(1938). ... Peter Walker, Baron Walker of Worcester, PC (born 1932), was Conservative MP for Worcester between March 1961 and April 1992, and the founder of the Tory Reform Group. ...

External links

  • Harvard Graduate School of Design website

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HUCE- Graduate School of Design Courses (2557 words)
The first of a four-term sequence of landscape design and planning studios, this course introduces the vocabulary for describing, analyzing, and designing landscapes.
The role of design in the sacralization process and the manner in which it functions as an agent of reconciliation or exclusion will be probed, both from a historical perspective and in relation to contemporary events.
The relevant material properties and design variables for manipulating those environments will be explored in detail, and students will also be exposed to the various technologies for producing and controlling light, from daylighting to fiber optics.
Harvard Graduate School of Design - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (229 words)
Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is a graduate school at Harvard University offering degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning and Design.
The School is dedicated to the education and development of future leaders in the professions of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design.
The unparalleled resources of the GSD and those of Harvard University, including its courses, museums, libraries, and cultural events, are available to all students.
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