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PhD Program

doctor of philosophy

The PhD program in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning is one of twelve interfaculty programs administered jointly by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences with other Harvard graduate schools.

Attempting to understand how built space affects the people who live within it, and, conversely, how social, political and cultural values affect the choices we make in designing space, is the basic goal of the PhD program. One might say that our program attempts—in very different ways and with a range of techniquesto interpret the dreams of societies from the spaces that different societies build. We examine the built environment as a mode of cultural production. We use rigorously developed categories and concepts from other fields to open up new possible interpretations.

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Erika Naginski, Professor of Architectural History

Associated Faculty
Eve Blau, Adjunct Professor of the History of Urban Form
Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory
Diane Davis, Professor of Urbanism and Development
Sonja Duempelmann, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Edward Eigen, Associate Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
K. Michael Hays, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory
Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design
Ali Malkawi, Professor of Architectural Technology
Alina Payne, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Dept. of History of Art + Architecture, Harvard University
Antoine Picon, G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology
Hashim Sarkis, Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies
Christine SmithRobert C. and Marian K. Weinberg Professor of Architectural History

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