The GSD Materials Collection is a collection of over 600 materials ranging from innovative, new materials to those found everyday in the constructed environment. The physical collection, organized into five material families—Bio-composite, Synthetic Polymer, Metal, Mineral, and Ceramic—allows for tactile browsing, while the database (HUID required) provides multiple points of access to meet research needs. By foregrounding material composition and functional traits, the collection allows users to rethink conventional applications and promote material experimentation in design practice. Explorations in material research find expression through publications, exhibitions, colloquia, and course offerings that examine the research interests of the GSD.
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-4:45 pm
Frances Loeb Library, lower level, L12
Jane Hutton, Faculty Advisor