Architect designs a playground for social development

With “High Sees,” architect Megan Panzano reasserts how play can impact mental and social development.

Travis Dagenais | Dec. 20, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: science-technology architecture basic-research children harvard-graduate-school-of-design high-sees megan-panzano mental-development social-development

GSD students mull how to protect Provincetown while retaining its charm

Architect and GSD Professor Scott Cohen discusses his studio course that considered how architects could help his beloved Provincetown, Mass., address the prospect of rising seas due to climate change while still retaining its quirky magic.

Christina Pazzanese | April 19, 2019 | harvard
~9 mins   

Tags: science-technology architecture christina-pazzanese harvard-graduate-school-of-design preston-scott-cohen provincetown

Arboretum helps design students focus on ‘plant blindness’

A course at the Graduate School of Design takes students from the classroom into Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, where plants come to life for these landscape architects.

Deborah Blackwell | Feb. 19, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: arts-humanities field-methods-and-living-collections plant-blindness arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university climate deborah-blackwell ecology environments-sustainability harvard-graduate-school-of-design landscape-design masters-in-design rosetta-s-elkin william-friedman

Bauhaus exhibit showcases influential art movement as it celebrates centennial

Walter Gropius, who would become a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, founded the Bauhaus movement in Germany and ensured that much of its output would have a final home at the University. An exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums features that material.

Colleen Walsh | Feb. 7, 2019 | harvard
~14 mins   

Tags: arts-humanities colleen-walsh harvard-art-museums harvard-graduate-school-of-design harvard-law-school walter-gropius

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