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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.

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

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.


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

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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Shitty GSD Men

The “Shitty Architecture Men” is a public spreadsheet with anonymous accounts of sexual misconduct by Harvard Graduate School of Design affiliates.

Design School To Hire Diversity Admin Following Misconduct Allegations

The Design School has “made plans” to hire a diversity and inclusion officer following allegations of sexual misconduct against more than a dozen school affiliates.

After ‘Shitty Architecture Men,’ GSD Students Hang Banners Against Misconduct

​Design School students hung banners denouncing sexual misconduct in the school’s main workspace last week after the circulation of a spreadsheet accusing affiliates of misconduct.

Anonymous Spreadsheet Entries Accuse GSD Affiliates of Sexual Harassment, Racist Acts

Harvard Graduate School of Design affiliates are circulating a spreadsheet that contains anonymous accounts of sexual misconduct and racist acts allegedly perpetrated by more than a dozen GSD students, faculty, and administrators.

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