GSD’s first Distinguished Executive in Residence for the REAI will be Gerald D. Hines

Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced that its first Distinguished Executive in Residence for the Real Estate Academic Initiative (REAI) will be Gerald D. Hines, the internationally renowned real estate developer.
The Distinguished Executive in Residence Program will ask its appointee to visit campus four times over the course of a year. The Distinguished Executive will be asked to lead public lectures and conduct smaller seminars, as well as participate in studios, field studies, workshops, and exhibitions.  The person who holds this appointment is selected by the Faculty Director of REAI, in consultation with the Dean of the GSD. 
Mr. Hines is the founder and chairman of Hines, a privately held international real estate firm with headquarters located in Houston and London.  The company has developed more than 700 projects, which range from office skyscrapers to single-family homes.  Many notable architects, including Philip Johnson, I.M. Pei, and Frank Gehry have designed Hines’ projects.  
Mr. Hines will be the inaugural recipient of this distinguished position at Harvard.  During his second visit to campus, he will be accompanied by Robert A.M. Stern a frequent collaborator with Hines and a Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects.  
Two conversations will be held on Wednesday, April 18 at the GSD: Creative Collaboration:  An Overview of the Hines and Robert A.M. Stern Architects Project Portfolio at 1:00 p.m. and Evolution of an Investment Builder: How a House Renovation in 1956 Lead to the Creation of a Global Firm at 6:00 p.m.