Harvard Architecture Studies

Harvard Graduate School of Design | Gund Hall + GSD News, fall 2017

Exhibit Designer;  Co-Curator with Lisa Haber-Thomson, GSD Instructor in Architecture

For students of Harvard College, Architecture Studies is a track within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, History of Art and Architecture concentration, jointly administered by the History of Art and Architecture and the Graduate School of Design. Linking the GSD and Harvard College, the track represents not only a first chance for undergraduates to tap into the GSD’s offerings, but also the enrichment that architecture and design thinking can offer to liberal-arts studies.

The track’s design courses integrate technical and humanistic methods of inquiry with written and visual modes of representation in “making”-based studios designed especially for this concentration.  The two studios currently offered in the Undergraduate Architecture Studies Track – Transformations HAA 96A and Connections HAA 96B – explore architectural means and methods of design.  Each begins from a different scale of inquiry, but converge at a similar end.  The work exhibited here combines the output from the two studios from the spring 2017 semester.  A single line ties the studios’ work together in this installation – transforming from a flat ruling graphic, to spatial frames that capture the space of the audience, to an interconnected fabric of design research and imaged architectural intervention.

Curatorial Team:  Megan PanzanoAssistant Professor of Architecture + GSD Program Director, Harvard Undergraduate Architecture StudiesLisa Haber-ThomsonInstructor in Architecture 

Exhibit Designer: Megan Panzano

Department of Exhibitions and Communications:  Dan BorelliMDes ’12 + Director of Exhibitions, David Zimmerman Stuart, Exhibitions Coordinator

Fabrication + Installation Team:  David Zimmerman Stuart, Ray Coffey, Anita Kan, Sarah Lubin, Jesus Matheaus, Joanna Vouriotis + Liz Welch

Pamphlet Design: Megan Panzano, Sofia Balters (MArch ’17), Justin Gallagher (MArch ’17)

Exhibit photos: Justin Knight

Special Thanks:
K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Interim Chair of the Department of Architecture, Harvard GSD;  Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design, Harvard GSD; Pat Roberts, Executive Dean, Harvard GSD; Yukio LippitProfessor of History of Art and Architecture Japanese Art and HAA Director of Undergraduate Studies,  Thomas Batchelder, HAA Staff Assistant and Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies,  David Roxburgh, History of Art and Architecture Department Chair, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History

HAA 96A + HAA 96B spring 2017 students: Eva Xu, Morgan Spaulding, Greta Wong, Andres Alvarez Davila, Jacob Bindman, Ana Maria Delmar, Jordan Donald, Abby Duker, Ayami Kawasaki, Colton Peppelman, Julia Reed-Betts, Dajon Thomas, and Alice Xiao


See related information at Harvard: Into Practice, + Thinking About Space, Harvard Magazine Feature

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