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

Communications Assistant, GSD EDE Programs

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Megan Panzano

Senior Director of Early Design EducationLecturer in ArchitectureView Profile

Shaka Dendy

Program Coordinator, Early Design EducationView Profile
Ava Violich Kennedy

GSD MArch I, 2024

GSD EDE Pedagogy Projects Team

Lisa Haber-Thomson

GSD Lecturer in Architecture

Director, Online Learning and Education

Tosin Odugbemi

GSD MArch I, 2024

Allie Palmore

GSD MArch I, 2024

Josias Salvador

Harvard College, A.B. Architecture and Ethnic Studies, 2023

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.

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Naisha Bradley

Chief Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging OfficerView Profile

Stephen Gray

Associate Professor of Urban DesignDirector of the Master of Architecture in Urban Design ProgramView Profile

K. Michael Hays

K. Michael Hays

Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural TheoryCo-Director of the Master in Design Studies ProgramView Profile

Stephanie Rae Lloyd

GSD EDE Research Associate, 2022-2023

GSD MArch I, 2023

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Ian Miley

Design Critic in ArchitectureView Profile

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

Director of Student LifeView Profile

Ex Officio Members

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Sarah M. Whiting

Dean and Josep Lluís Sert Professor of ArchitectureView Profile

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