GSD Alumni Benefits 

Career Services

Career Services welcomes alumni to take an active role in career events and services by participating in career panels, seminars, networking events, and recruiting GSD students. Please contact Meryl Golden, Director of Career Services, at 617-495-4289 or at mgolden@gsd.harvard.edu for details about recruiting students or participating in an on-campus event.

Frances Loeb Library
The Frances Loeb Library offers GSD alumni a 50% discount on their borrowing privileges—$125 per year or $50 for four months. The Frances Loeb Library Special Borrower picture ID issued to alumni is non-transferable and valid only at Loeb Library. Alumni are welcome to free, on-site use of all collections. For hours and more information, visit the Loeb Library website.

Executive Education

The GSD's Office of Executive Education is the foremost provider of executive education programs for architects, planners, landscape architects, and real estate and building industry professionals. Executive Education offers an extensive menu of open enrollment programs that explore timely design issues and trends; admissions programs that cover topics in real estate; and customized programs that are tailored to an organizations or firms specific needs. GSD alumni receive a 20% discount on tuition. 

Public Lecture Series

The GSD lecture program presents nationally and internationally prominent speakers in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design who provide extraordinary insight into contemporary professional practice and scholarship. Upcoming lectures are listed on the GSD events calendar.

Harvard Design Magazine 

A biannual publication of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Harvard Design Magazine probes beyond the reaches of the established design disciplines to enrich and challenge current design discourse. Incisively themed, visually lush, refreshingly diverse: each issue provokes new understandings of our culture and design’s defining role. A space of dialogue, the publication hosts both preeminent and unexpected voices from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning, as well as the realms of art, science, literature, politics and beyond. Harvard Design Magazine opens a door onto the applied device of design, and the people, places, and politics it engages. View the HDM website for more info and to subscribe.

Exhibitions in Gund Hall Gallery

GSD exhibitions feature projects by leading designers, planners and artists that illustrate historic perspectives and contemporary projects as well as broad design approaches and issues. Additionally, two shows per year exhibit student work. Current and past exhibitions are included on the GSD website.

Alumni Council

Serving on the GSD Alumni Council offers a special opportunity to advance the School and strengthen its relationship with its graduates. Council members facilitate alumni gatherings in connection with fundraising, continuing education programs, student recruitment, networking and employment of students and recent graduates.

Alumni Weekend

The all-School annual reunion weekend is a wonderful way to renew existing friendships with former classmates, network with alumni of other classes, gather with students and faculty and explore whats new at the GSD.

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