• Dean Mostafavi with President Faust

    GSD Executive Education

    Educating leaders who build the world

  • Collaborative learning

    Collaborative learning

    Engage with likeminded professionals, share diverse insights, and gain global perspectives

  • GSD Experience: Innovation in Action

    GSD Experience

    Innovation in action

  • Teaching Team

    Teaching Team

    Renowned authors, executives, developers, architects, policy makers, government officials, and scholars from all over the globe

  • GSD Executive Education

    GSD Executive Education

    Educating leaders who build the world


The mission of Executive Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Design is to educate leaders to build smarter, healthier, greener, more beautiful, and overall better cities. Our work spans design, architecture, real estate, technology, finance, city planning, leadership, economic development, and all the key sectors that shape life in cities present and future. Our programs at Harvard and globally are taught by distinctive teams of Harvard faculty and industry stars. We engage our participants as full partners in building and shaping our joint future.

GSD Experience

At Harvard GSD Executive Education, industry and academia’s foremost leaders join with accomplished design and real estate professionals from around the world. In this setting, complex challenges are addressed and innovative solutions are created. In our dynamic learning environment, participants emerge with practical insights and valuable lessons that can be put into action, right away. Innovation in action--that's the GSD Experience.

Teaching Team

At Harvard GSD Executive Education, you learn from (and with) the best. In addition to distinguished Harvard faculty, our teaching teams are composed of renowned authors, executives, investors, developers, architects, policy makers, government officials, and scholars from all over the globe. The result? An unparalleled learning experience that combines groundbreaking research and valuable insights with real-world experience. Practical, tactical, and incredibly valuable--that's the GSD Experience.

Participant Mix

There are few places where you can openly engage with likeminded professionals on the important issues that impact your business, your industry, and your world. At Harvard GSD Executive Education, you will interact and exchange ideas with an elite group of colleagues. Together, you will debate game-changing developments, share diverse insights, and gain global perspectives. The bonds that you form extend far beyond the classroom, and many of your fellow participants become lifelong friends, colleagues, and in some cases, business partners. Bringing together some of the world's most successful real estate and design leaders--that's the GSD Experience.

Global Focus

We believe that broader views allow for more informed insights. That is why we collaborate with other elite schools around the globe and invite esteemed international experts to participate in our programs. It is these out-of-the-box efforts that result in distinctly compelling offerings that meet the complex needs of today’s global real estate and design professionals. Global perspectives for global leaders--that's the GSD Experience.

Upcoming Programs

Smart Cities: Building Better Cities in the Digital Age
October 25, 9:00am to October 26, 5:00pm, 2016
Tuition: $1,250.00
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Learning Environments for Tomorrow: Next Practices for Educators and Architects
March 14, 8:30am to March 16, 5:00pm, 2017
Tuition: $2,475.00
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Leadership and Design Thinking
March 14, 9:00am to March 17, 4:00pm, 2017
CEUs: 21 AIA/CES  | 21 AICP/CM | 21 ASLA
Tuition: $5,500.00
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Global Real Estate: The New Order in Commercial Real Estate
April 19, 9:00am to April 21, 1:30pm, 2017
Tuition: $4,250.00
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