“Five on Five” / “Books & Looks”

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“Five on Five”

“Five on Five” is a series of conversations organized by The Architecture Department at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where architects are invited to present five projects that have been pivotal in their body of work.

Taking the accumulation of experience and knowledge as a starting point , the conversations are titled after the series of polemical essays published in Architectural Forum in the 1970’s.

“Five on Five” features architects of different backgrounds or generations presenting five projects of theirs or of others. The live conversations continues the tradition of architects responding to and taking issues on the positions of others and will be open to the GSD community and the wider public audience.


Upcoming Events:

Five on Five No. 8
Thomas Kelley, Carrie Norman and Megan Panzano
March 5 12:30pm
Gund Hall, Frances Loeb Library


Past Events:

“Five on Five No. 4”
Andrew Zago and Michelle Chang
October 23 – 12:30pm-2:00pm
Gund Hall, Francis Loeb Library


“Five on Five No. 5: Round Table”
Kersten Geers & David Severen, Hilary Sample & Michael Meredith, Eric Lapierre, Mark Lee, and Moderated by: Sharon Johnston
October 25 – 12:30pm-2:00pm
The Annex, 485 Broadway, first floor, Cambridge, MA 02138


Five on Five No. 6
Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu and Jenny French
November 19 — 12:30pm-2:00pm
Gund Hall,Francis Loeb Library


Five on Five No. 7
Jon Lott and Go Hasegawa
November 21 –12:30pm-2:00pm
Gund Hall, Francis Loeb Library


March 27, 2019 – Andrew Holder & Preston Scott Cohen

March 29, 2019 – Iñaki Ábalos & Michael Meredith

April 11, 2019 – Jennifer Bonner & Jeanne Gang


“Books & Looks”

“Books and Looks” will bring together GSD faculty, historians, curators and other professionals through a series of paired discussions where each guest will present a book or architecture publication. Past events:

Past Events:

February 21, 2019 – Pier Paolo Tamburelli and K. Michael Hays, “From Assemblage to San Rocco and Back Again”

April 22, 2019 – Reto Geiser and Edward Eigen, “Giedion and America: Repositioning the History of Modern Architecture”

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Jonathan Massey, Barry Bergdoll, and Erika Naginski, “Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions”

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or events@gsd.harvard.edu.