Student in architecture studies track wins top design award from DIS

Kathleen Hanley (BA ’16), a student in Harvard’s undergraduate architecture studies track, has received an award of academic excellence from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen, where she spent her spring 2015 semester. The award is given to one outstanding student in each of the program’s four design disciplines each semester; Hanley received the award in urban design.

Launched in fall 2012, Harvard’s undergraduate architecture studies track is jointly administered by the GSD and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ (FAS) department of history of art and architecture. Within the track, students choose from two broad areas of emphasis: history & theory, and design studies.

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. K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the GSD, says that the track represents “a new band of knowledge.”

Read more about the architecture studies track at the Harvard Crimson.

Photo: Hanley with DIS faculty Rasmus Frisk.