• GSD/HKS Community Development Project (CDP)

    CDP is a joint student group comprised of students from the Graduate School of Design and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Participating students are Masters or Doctoral candidates in any range of degree programs at the GSD and HKS. Throughout the course of the year, students work collaboratively on 1 – 2 projects in the Greater Boston and New England region. CDP members have skills and interests, including: creative strategies for community and civic engagement, innovative urban policy and planning interventions, architecture and urban design, or research and writing. CDP works directly with local governments, organizations, and community members to develop a dynamic work-plan and a clear deliverable for the course of a semester or school year.
  • HarvardxDesign

    HarvardxDesign is a collaborative organization between groups at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Harvard Business School and other graduate schools and organizations from across the Harvard community. It aims to leverage expertise within the University by bringing together creative thinkers, design luminaries, professors, experts from various backgrounds, and students to engage, debate and reinterpret the design process for a selected subject.
  • Korea GSD (KGSD)

    Korea GSD (KGSD) is an organization that connects the GSD’s environment with the Korean community at home and abroad. The group focuses on two goals: First, it serves as a platform for the greater student body to engage cultural, professional, and academic practices of contemporary Korea. Second, KGSD is the representative group for the Design School and establishes relationships with the larger academic community, including the 500-member Harvard Korea Society, as well as alumni and industry leaders. Korea GSD organizes lectures, events, discussion forums, and interdisciplinary activities in order to accomplish these goals.
  • The Harvard Real Estate Review

    The Harvard Real Estate Review publishes work, through the collaboration of students, faculty, design, and editorial professionals, which probes emerging trends in real estate that have significant implications for the future of the built environment.
  • AfricaGSD

    Development Conference : The Harvard African Development Conference brings together distinguished players working towards Africa’s development. At each conference, among other roles, AfricaGSD organizes a city-focused panel at the conference, drawing eminent architects, property developers, academics and urban planners to discuss Africa's urban past, present and future. The theme for the 2016 conference was The African Renaissance: Re-imagining engagement and opportunities and was organized in collaboration with student groups from various Harvard University schools: Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard College.
  • Women in Design

    Women in Design is committed to advancing gender equity in and through design. Led by women, but open to all, Women in Design works to make the design field more equitable and open in light of the historic under-representation of women in recognized leadership roles as well as design's critical need for diversity, collaboration, care, and re-centering marginalized voices. Women in Design organizes around three core objectives: (1) nurturing a supportive community of care on campus, (2) creating opportunities for students' personal and professional development, and (3) public advocacy for systemic change towards gender equity.
  • The Real Estate Development (RED) Club

    The Real Estate Development (RED) Club at the GSD is a student organization that provides students with an interest in real estate with the resources to further their knowledge of and pursue careers in the real estate industry. In addition, the RED Club seeks to establish and foster a strong real estate community between the GSD, alumni, other academic institutions and the global real estate network. The Club accomplishes its mission through a variety of events such as its speaker series, organized networking events with other real estate clubs and national organizations, global real estate specific treks and local site visits, and skill-building training sessions.
  • LatinGSD

    Latin GSD is a student organization that works towards two main goals: the discussion of topics that are currently relevant to design and planning disciplines in Latin American countries, and the integration of GSD Latin students other Latin student groups at Harvard. For this purpose, Latin GSD organizes lectures inviting relevant faculty, practitioners and policy makers from Latin America, discussions and brainstorming sessions as well as social activities that help to integrate and to enhance initiatives and students interested in the Latin American region.
  • GSD MEdiNA

    GSD MEdiNA is a student organization at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for students interested in design issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Its aim is to engage in a better understanding, current and historical, of the architectural and urban dynamics of the region. The organization also aspires to become a platform for the promotion of dialogue and the establishment of links between the academic and professional milieus. With members representing multiple countries from MENA, without particular emphasis on a specific linguistic, cultural, or national affiliation, MEdiNA critically investigates design issues in the light of political and economic developments across the region. The organization was founded in 2001, and has since organized a diverse series of academic and social activities.
  • HUPO (Harvard Urban Planning Organization)

    The Harvard Urban Planning Organization (HUPO) is a student-run planning organization for students studying in the Master in Urban Planning program. Although we come from a multitude of professional disciplines and from various parts of the world, we share a passion for improving the various aspects of the built environment, locally and globally. HUPO serves as a vehicle for students at the GSD to engage professionals, academics, community organizations, city governments, and other students in working to improve cities. HUPO puts together a calendar of planning-related lectures, forums, social gatherings, and activities between September and May.
  • GSD Kirkland Gallery

    A Student Run Alternative Space for student's work that is influenced by the conversations, dilemmas, and critical thinking inherent to contemporary design practice. Two adjoining rooms on the first floor of 40 Kirkland are dedicated to the exhibition of your work. All GSD students are invited to submit proposals for installations of any media or scale. Where else can you install a full scale wall section, project an independent film, and put on a performance art piece?
  • ChinaGSD

    Chinese Students and Scholars Association (ChinaGSD) is the official Chinese student group in GSD. It is established and organized by Chinese students for China urban development issues. It provides a platform not only for communication among Chinese students of GSD, but also for all GSD students who are interested in design and urbanism issues in China. Currently we already have had more than 200 members, including current students, scholars, and alumni. We aim to enhance interaction between different disciplines in GSD through social and academic events. ChinaGSD brings a fresh outlook on contemporary China, promotes cultural and social understanding, and expands international diversity of the GSD student body. ChinaGSD will be the executive organizer of the China Trip.
  • AASU (GSD African-American Student Union)

    We are dedicated to supporting the advancements of African Americans in the areas of architecture, design, real estate, urban design, urban planning, and landscape architecture. The group is meant to be a source of unity and strength for Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design with the specific goal of fostering a network and community that actively promotes the interest of the African American students, alumni, future students and the professional fields.
  • Japan GSD

    JapanGSD is a cultural and social group open to all students interested in deepening their appreciation of Japanese design culture. As we continue to grow, we strive to strengthen the communication between Japanese culture with the GSD design community in reciprocal ways. In addition to introducing and enjoying events catered around cuisine, we can bring opportunities to talk with Japanese architects to the GSD, and to visit projects by Japanese architects.
  • EuropeGSD

    EuropeGSD is the European Student’s Club at Harvard Design School. Its leitmotiv is to embrace the conversation around design concerns in Europe. The club addresses European Students at the GSD, existing national European GSD Groups and other members of the GSD community interested in the region.
  • Design Research Forum (DRF)

    The Design Research Forum is a space for students across the GSD to come together to discuss the intersection of research and design and to identify opportunities to collaborate within and across disciplines. In a rapidly changing and evolving world, design and research offer different perspectives and approaches to creating safe, just, and resilient societies. Research into evolving issues and trends can inform new tendencies in design, while design can challenge the findings and assumptions in contemporary research. This forum will support activities including discussion around relevant issues and trends, engagement with leading academics and practitioners, and review and reflection on proposed, ongoing, and recently completed research and projects. DRF is spearheaded by students in the Masters in Design Studies program and will seek to foster dialogue within and across concentrations and departments, thus enhancing the potential and value of the program for its 30th anniversary.
  • AR/VR Alliance

    The AR/VR Club connects Harvard students, staff, and faculty exploring the frontiers augmented and virtual reality, provides opportunities and support for students interested in becoming involved in projects and research, and brings cutting-edge technology, content, and demos from industry experts to the Harvard community. The GSD AR/VR Club is a member of the cross-university Harvard AR/VR Student Alliance, the first student group sponsored by the Harvard Innovation Labs.
  • GSD Computer Resources Group

    The Computer Resources Group (CRG) supports multi-platform computing environment at GSD.
  • Frances Loeb Library

    The Frances Loeb Library, reflecting the transdisciplinary view of the Graduate School of Design, provides resources and services in an environment that inspires inquiry, innovation and collaboration for the advancement of design. The library ensures the development, use and preservation of its unique collections, and, as part of Harvard University, fosters partnerships to support new initiatives, advance teaching, and enhance research.