Design

The Architectural Imagination

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Architecture engages a culture’s deepest social values and expresses them in material, aesthetic form. In this course, you will learn how to “read” architecture as a cultural expression as well as a technical achievement. Vivid analyses of exemplary buildings from a wide range of historical contexts, coupled with hands-on exercises in drawing and modeling, bring you close to the work of an actual architect or historian.

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Communication & Design: Leading-Edge Business Communications

Program Description

Ideas are the currency of the 21st century. The ability to communicate your ideas persuasively is the single greatest skill you can learn to succeed in a globally competitive world. Through stories, videos and case examples, this program offers an actionable, step-by-step method anyone can adopt to create and deliver inspiring presentations that are engaging, persuasive and memorable. Key topics include: applying storytelling methods, creating presentation...

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The American House: Urban Homes

Program Description

Friction between architects and interior designers on residential projects is common, but the best houses are the result of a successful collaboration between the two. This program will explore the relationship between architects and interior designers, including how each sees the other as part of the process, interiors designed in-house versus independent consultants, areas of distinct responsibility and overlap, and managing the client’s expectations. Instructors include nationally recognized...

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Find, Create, Operate: The Hotel Project Development Lifecycle

Program Description

Global tourism is a two trillion dollar industry that has experienced steady growth over the past five years and is expected to continue, and the importance of where all these travelers stay has never been more relevant. Aimed at helping developers and architects who want to enter this large and growing market, or established veterans looking to diversify beyond their traditional strengths, this program will help participants understand the unique...

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Residential Design for Health and Longevity

Program Description

Can interior design promote a lifestyle that leads to health and longevity? Can it be proactive—preventing future disability while respecting and eliminating existing disability? And, as the baby boomer generation worldwide begins to retire, how will we meet the growing demand for aging in place? This program offers the best of residential universal design—a look at some innovative products and the most forward-thinking projects, as well as the...

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Fair Housing, ADA, ABA, & 504 Access to Housing and Dorms

Program Description

Join a team of experienced accessibility specialists for a one-day intermediate-to-advanced workshop focused on federal accessibility laws related to residential design and construction, including the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Architectural Barriers Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. With many recent lawsuits filed alleging the failure to comply with the architectural provisions of the Fair Housing Amendments Act, this more interactive session will allow...

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ADA and Access to Public and Private Non-Residential Facilities and Programs

Program Description

2016 and 2017 have been very active years for the adoption of new accessibility standards, guidelines, and requirements under the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, model standards, and various state laws. This interactive workshop will focus on the significant changes and how they apply to various project types. It will also include sessions on medical equipment, healthcare, retail, governmental facilities, ADA programs planning, and significant changes in the A117.1 Standard, along with the research behind them....

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Learning Environments for Tomorrow: Next Practices for Educators and Architects

Program Description

Learning Environments for Tomorrow (LEFT) will explore four key themes emerging as defining elements of 21st century education: collaboration; technology; engagement; and sustainability. Through a research-based understanding of current and emerging best practices, participants will work with Harvard faculty and leading practitioners to envision how school buildings can most effectively support learning in the coming decade and beyond.

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Urban Retail: Essential Planning, Design, and Management Practices

Program Description

This program examines the planning approaches, retail design and merchandising principles necessary for the creation of place-based commerce. This includes tactics used by premier retail and mixed-use developers and considers how they can be applied to a variety of settings. Retailing—the exchange of goods, services and experiences—is in the midst of change unprecedented in modern times. In a time when the internet globally democratizes shopping, and...

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Leadership and Design Thinking

Program Description

Leadership and Design Thinking is an intensive leadership development program tailored for senior leaders challenged with leading teams, organizations, and whole communities towards “better solutions designed in better ways.” Leadership and Design Thinking will allow you to explore, learn, and experience the theory and practice of Design Thinking, and to embed its relevant aspects in your own personal leadership practice.

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Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate

Innovation in Action

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, you emerge with practical insights and valuable lessons that can be put into action, right away. You will return to your company transformed and ready to identify, frame, and address your...

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