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For over 80 years, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design has shaped the imaginations of those who have defined the built and natural environments through practice, research, and teaching. Each generation of GSD alumni has changed the course of their respective professions and inspired others to do the same. Annual giving to the GSD provides important resources to students and faculty who explore, challenge, and elevate our future.

GSD Fund for Financial Aid
Empower the next generation of designers with a gift to the GSD Fund. Your contribution to this fund ensures that additional financial aid resources will be available to the most talented students from around the globe.

Degree Programs
Your gift to a degree program will provide the department with funds to enrich their curriculum, increase their research capacity, award merit fellowships, and provide expanded professional development opportunities for students.

– Master in Architecture Fund
– Master in Architecture and Urban Design Fund
– Master in Design Studies Fund
– Master of Landscape Architecture Fund
– Master in Planning Fund

Dean’s Innovation Fund
As the GSD takes a larger leadership role in shaping the future of cities, our commitment to global studio work, research, producing scholarly publications and exhibitions, and reimagining professional practice has expanded to unprecedented levels. Your gift to the Dean’s Innovation Fund enables alumni and friends who share this commitment to invest in groundbreaking new initiatives without constraint.

Dean’s Fund for Real Estate
Support activities related to the enhancement of teaching and research of real estate at the GSD. Your gift to the Dean’s Fund for Real Estate will deepen the integral relationship between design and real estate.

The Frances Loeb Library
Support a preeminent global design resource that provides the GSD and Harvard community with a robust platform for design research, teaching, and learning. Your gift to the Francis Loeb Library enhances the educational programs, curriculum development, and research programs of the GSD.

$20.19 Graduating Students Drive
Every class of graduates leaves a lasting legacy at the GSD, and a contribution of $20.19 honors the education you received at the School. You can choose where to direct your support, whether the Degree Program Funds, the Loeb Library, or the Dean’s Innovation Fund. The dollars raised by the Class of 2019 will support the very people and programs that helped form your education.

Ways to give to the GSD.

Paola Aguirre

Paola Aguirre Serrano MAUD '11

Founder, Borderless Studio | Workshop

Chicago, IL

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Fallon Aidoo, PhD '17

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

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Alumni Council Member Earle

Earle Arney MArch '93

Arney Fender Katsalidis

London, England

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Kaley Blackstock AB '10, MArch '15

Sustainability Specialist, Gensler

New York, NY

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Cathy Deino Blake MLA '77

Director of Campus Planning and Design, Stanford University

Mountain View, CA

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Chris Bourassa AMDP '09

Senior Vice President, Bosa Properties Inc.

Vancouver, BC

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Justin Chapman MDes '12

Development Manager, Skanska Commercial Development US

Potomac, Maryland

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Nina Chase MLA '12

Co-founder and Principal, Merritt Chase

Pittsburgh, PA

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R. Cheng

Renée Cheng AB '85, MArch '89

Professor, University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

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Sekou Cooke MArch '14

Assistant Professor, Syracuse University School of Architecture

Syracuse, NY

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Peter Coombe MArch '88

Founder, Sage and Coombe Architects

New York, NY

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Peter Davos

Peter Davos MDes '09

Founder and CEO, Hale Education Group

Dubai, UAE

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John di Domenico MAUD '79

Partner, di Domenico + Partners

Long Island City, NY

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John Friedman MArch '90

Co-founded John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK)

Los Angeles, CA

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Harry Gaveras MAUD '97

Architect/Owner, Propylaea Architecture

New York, NY

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Rickie Golden

Rickie Golden MDes '12

Vice President of Development, The Davis Companies

Boston, MA

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Meg Graham MDes '03

Principal, Superkül/University of Toronto

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Kevin Harris MAUD '80

Principal, Kevin Harris Architect, LLC

Baton Rouge, LA

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David Hashim MArch '86

Principal, VERITAS Design Group

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Edith Hsu-Chen MUP '97

NYC Department of City Planning

New York, NY

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Mark W. Johnson MLAUD ’82

President, Civitas

Denver, CO

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Trevor Johnson MUP '14

Resiliency Planner, Arcadis

Boston, MA

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Jaya Kader MArch '88

Founder and Principal, KZ architecture

Miami, FL

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Frank Lee, FAIA, MAUD '79

President, Johnson and Lee Architects

Chicago, IL

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Brenda Levin, FAIA, MArch '76

President and Principal, Levin & Associates

Los Angeles, CA

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Zakcq Lockrem

Zakcq Lockrem MUP '10

Principal and Director of Planning, Asakura Robinson

Minneapolis, MN

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Anne-Marie Lubenau, FAIA, LF '12

Director of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Bruner Foundation

Cambridge, MA

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Thomas Luebke, FAIA, MArch '91

Secretary, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

Washington, D.C.

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John A. Mann II, MUP '01

Advisor, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Washington, DC

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Allyson Mendenhall

Allyson Mendenhall AB '90, MLA '99

Principal and Director of Legacy Design, Design Workshop

Denver, CO

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Shunsaku Miyagi MLA '86

Partner, PLACEMEDIA Landscape Architects Collaborative
Professor of Urban Design, Graduate School of Urban Engineering at the University of Tokyo

Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

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Jeffrey Murphy, FAIA, MArch '86

Founding Partner, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick

New York, NY

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Alpa Nawre MLAUD '11

Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

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Riki Nishimura, MAUD '03

Director of Urban Strategies, Gensler

San Francisco, CA

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Ana Pinto Da Silva MDes '05

Principal UX Design Lead, Amazon

Seattle, WA

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Ryley Poblete MArch '14

Architectural Designer, Gensler & Associates

Houston, TX

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Gil Prado

Gil Prado AMDP '14

Executive Director, Boulevard CID

Atlanta, GA

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Alumni Council Member Beth Roloff

Beth Roloff MArch '14

Project Architect and Associate, MSR Design

Minneapolis, MN

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David A. Rubin MLA '90

Founding Principal of DAVID RUBIN Land Collective

Philadelphia, PA

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Frank Ruchala Jr. MArch '05, MUP '05

Deputy Director for Zoning, NYC Department of City Planning

New York, NY

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Paris Rutherford MAUD '93

Principal, Catalyst Urban Development

Dallas, TX

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Eric Shaw MUP '00

Know New Ideas Consulting

Washington, D.C.

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Bryan Shiles MArch '87

Design Partner, WRNS Studio

San Francisco, CA

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Robert Stein MArch '72, LF '94

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Boston, MA

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Zenovia Toloudi DDes '11

Founder, Studio Z; Assistant Professor of Architecture, Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

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GSD Alumni Council Member Sameh Wahba

Sameh Wahba MUP '97, PhD '02, KSGEE '13

Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, The World Bank

Washington, DC

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Nick Winton

Nick Winton MArch '90

Founding Partner, Anmahian Winton Architects

Cambridge, MA

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Kristina Yu MArch '95

Principal, McCLAIN+YU Architecture and Professor, School of Architecture and Planning at University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

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Corey Zehngebot MArch '09

Senior Urban Designer and Architect, Boston Planning and Development Agency

Boston, MA

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Sara Zewde MLA '15

Founding Principal, Studio Zewde

Houston, TX

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