Robin Evans: Drawings for Thinking

Drawings played an important part in Robin Evans’s thinking about architectural history. For Evans, making drawings was a way to understand and unravel the relation between idea and form–between the concept of architecture and its implementation.  Even in his earlier career as…

exhibition dates: FEB 6 – MAR 12, 2023


End. Words from the Margins—New York City

In this exhibition, more than six hundred photographs, accompanied by maps and drawings, document a journey on foot along the natural edges of the five boroughs of New York City. Together, they create an original image of the most iconic and represented city in the…

exhibition dates: OCT 30 – DEC 20, 2019


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


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


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


How to See Architecture: Bruno Zevi (MArch ’42)

This exhibition begins with a 1941 student memo to the GSD, entitled “An Opinion on Architecture.” In this memo, Bruno Zevi, along with other student authors, states the importance of discourse in architecture in general, specifically calling upon GSD students to create their own publication.

exhibition dates: NOV 1 – DEC 20, 2018



Dazibao (大字报;  Chinese: “big character report”)  proposes a selection of 360 student drawings spanning a decade of GSD option studios taught by George L. Legendre.  Themes include the legacy of High Modernism (“Mies Immersion II,” 2009), form vs. function (“Real and Imaginary Variables: Art Spaces,”…

exhibition dates: AUG 28 – OCT 14, 2018

George L. Legendre, Curator


Design and the Just City Exhibition

Imagine that the issues of race, income, education and unemployment inequality, and the resulting segregation, isolation and fear, could be addressed by designing for greater access, agency, ownership, beauty or empowerment. Now imagine the Just City — the cities, neighborhoods and public spaces where all…

exhibition dates: MAR 26 – MAY 11, 2018

Toni L. Griffin, Curator


Feminine Power and the Making of Modern Architectural History

Organized by Women in Design (WiD), a student group at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and drawing on a range of archival materials, “Feminine Power and the Making of Modern Architectural History” juxtaposes Jaqueline Tyrwhitt (1905–1983) and Alison Smithson (1928–1993), two women…

exhibition dates: JAN 29 – MAR 18, 2018