On View


A Hole in the Wall

Art historian Heinrich Wölfflin once characterized painterly architecture as a collection of “broad, vague masses.” This installation adopts a similar attitude towards form. Three eight-foot tall curved walls divide the Frances Loeb Library into smaller rooms. To design the masses, the project employs inpainting, a…

exhibition dates: AUG 30 – OCT 20, 2019

Michelle Chang, Curator

Past Exhibitions


From Fallow

Vacant lots have long vexed cities—especially the architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and planners working in them. In the past few decades hundreds of design ideas for abandoned property have emerged. Some remain purely speculative, while others have been tested and implemented. Meanwhile, neither the…

exhibition dates: AUG 26 – OCT 13, 2019

Jill Desimini, Curator


Thing Tank: 18 Design Fictions

The world of things is more than the body of everyday equipment that accompanies our lives: It is a laboratory where the intentions of makers and marketers collide with unstable scenarios of past, present, and future use. The Thing Tank explores this terrain of contact…

exhibition dates: MAY 29 – AUG 4, 2019

By Renee Tapp
Jeffrey Schnapp, Curator


Representation First (!!!), Then Architecture

Current tendencies in the discipline suggest a split between two opposing architectural projects: the easy project versus the difficult project. Primarily related to architecture’s form, this oversimplification of the divide might also be used to identify developments in representation: cheap and fast one-point perspectives with…

exhibition dates: APR 1 – MAY 17, 2019

Jennifer Bonner and Edward Wang, Curators


Multiple Miamis

The “Multiple Miamis” exhibition encompasses research and studio work undertaken by students studying landscape architecture, urban design, and architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Directed by Chris Reed and Sean Canty under the Future of the American Cities Initiative, the eponymous…

exhibition dates: APR 1 – MAY 17, 2019

Sean Canty and Chris Reed, Curators


Now Arriving: A Transit Landscape for Manhattan

“Now Arriving: A Transit Landscape for Manhattan” presents the work of the eponymous Fall 2018 option studio, led by Gary Hilderbrand—the third in a series examining technological, operational, and spatial changes to mobility and public realm patterns in Manhattan. This studio and exhibition…

exhibition dates: APR 1 – MAY 17, 2019

Gary R. Hilderbrand, Curator


Platform 11: Setting the Table

The Platform exhibition represents a year in the life of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Produced annually, the exhibition highlights a selection of work from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, and design engineering. It exposes a rich and varied pedagogical…

exhibition dates: MAR 25 – MAY 17, 2019


How to Model a Mountain

Complementing main exhibition “Mountains and the Rise of Landscape,” Ed Eigen curates “How to Model a Mountain,” on display in Frances Loeb Library.

exhibition dates: JAN 28 – MAR 17, 2019

Edward Eigen, Curator


enGENDERing Urban Equity: Inclusive Design Strategies in Argentina

Curated by Chelina Odbert How can participatory planning and design morph cities into places that genuinely work for all genders? The product of Chelina Odbert's Fall 2018 option studio “Gendering Urban Development,” this exhibition showcases the output of a collaborative and participatory planning and design process…

exhibition dates: JAN 28 – MAR 17, 2019

Chelina Odbert, Curator


The Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design: The High Line

In 2017, Friends of the High Line were awarded the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design. The exhibition celebrating this award aims to re-create the spatial and rhythmic experience of walking along the High Line, where billboards and buildings frame and re-frame elevated perceptions of the city. Here the physical and process-oriented…

exhibition dates: NOV 1 – DEC 21, 2018

Stephen Gray, Curator