Harvard GSD Early Design Education Team

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Early Design Education (EDE) programs are crafted to engage participants with design means and methods across scales with the assumption that the program is one of the earliest experiences of thinking through making encountered. Each program interacts the breadth and depth of design talent at Harvard’s GSD with the diverse global public. Please see more information about the GSD EDE team below.

Through this Harvard GSD program, I now see the world in new ways. I discovered how design can have an impact while I achieved goals I did not know I had.

Harvard GSD Design Discovery Virtual student, summer 2021

administrative team


Sr. Director, GSD EDE Programs

Coordinator, GSD EDE Programs

Coordinator, GSD EDE Programs

Lead Research Associate, GSD EDE Programs

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Megan Panzano

Senior Director of Early Design EducationLecturer in ArchitectureView Profile

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Shaka Dendy

Program Coordinator, Early Design EducationView Profile

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Kelly Teixeira Wisnaskas

Student Accommodations CoordinatorAssistant Director of Student Support and Services, Title IX Coordinator for StudentsView Profile

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Ian Miley

Design Critic in ArchitectureView Profile

GSD EDE Pedagogy Projects Team


Elif Erez

GSD MArch I, 2021

MDes, Narratives 2022

Blake Mitchell

GSD MArch I AP, 2021

GSD 2021 Irving Fellow

Caleb Negash

GSD MArch I, 2022

Tosin Odugbemi

GSD MArch I, 2024

Allie Palmore

GSD MArch I, 2024

GSD EDE Advisory cabinet


The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Early Design Education (EDE) programs are informed by a diverse and talented Advisory Cabinet, comprised of GSD students, faculty and staff. The GSD EDE Advisory Cabinet provides guidance with respect to the program pedagogies, audiences, participants and the alignment of all with those of the GSD’s professional degree programs across design disciplines. These individuals are our design pedagogy thought partners as the GSD’s EDE programs evolve.

Géraud Bablon

MUP Candidate, 2022

GSD Student Forum, Diversity + Inclusion Chair

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Naisha Bradley

Chief Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging OfficerView Profile

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Peggy Burns

Associate Dean for Development & Alumni RelationsView Profile

Stephen Gray

Associate Professor of Urban DesignView Profile

K. Michael Hays

K. Michael Hays

Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural TheoryDirector of the Master in Design Studies ProgramView Profile
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Stephanie Lloyd

GSD MArch I Candidate, 2022

President of GSD Student Forum

Toshiko Mori

Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of ArchitectureView Profile

Chris Reed

Co-Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design Degree ProgramProfessor in Practice of Landscape ArchitectureView Profile
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Eric Shaw

GSD Alumni Council, DEI Chair

Director at Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), San Francisco, CA

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Kelly Teixeira Wisnaskas

Student Accommodations CoordinatorAssistant Director of Student Support and Services, Title IX Coordinator for StudentsView Profile

Ex Officio Members

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Sarah M. Whiting

Dean and Josep Lluís Sert Professor of ArchitectureView Profile

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