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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Presenting With Confidence: How Great Leaders Craft and Design Persuasive Presentations That Sell Products, Inspire Teams, and Build Brands

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: creating presentation headlines, utilizing the...

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The American House: Designing and Building Houses in the Digital Age

Program Description

Computer programs have been around for only a few decades, but their impact on the design and construction of houses has been far reaching. Instead of a single hand-drawn perspective, computers can now generate a complete fly-round, inside and out, often early in the design process. But beyond their efficacy, have these CAD programs actually made the design process or building any better? To have a successful practice, it’s now critical to understand not just the...

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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 process...

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Fair Housing: Federal Accessibility Requirements for Multi-Family Housing

Program Description

Join a team of nationally recognized accessibility specialists for a one-day intermediate-to-advanced workshop focused on federal accessibility laws related to residential design and construction.  This course will include review and discussion on the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Architectural Barriers...

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

Program Description

Under the current administration, the development and adoption of new federal accessibility guidelines, regulations, and standards have come to a near standstill.  States have continued to adopt additions and changes to their requirements, and the A117.1 Committee has issued its latest version. Based on expansive research from the IDEA Center in Buffalo and other sources, the new A117.1 Standard contains the most far-reaching changes in that document in decades. This highly interactive advanced...

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The Future of Library Design

Program Description

Explore emerging models and evolving changes in library environments and how changes in service and information technology influence library facility design. Intended for architects and librarians, library staff, and trustees, this comprehensive course examines the role of the physical library in the changing digital information landscape.

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Urban Retail: Essential Planning, Design, and Management Practices

Program Description

Now in its twenty-third year, this fast-paced program is one of Harvard’s most popular and longest running executive education urban planning and real estate classes.  The session examines the proven planning approaches, retail design and merchandising principles necessary for the creation urban retail in cities and new town centers. This includes tactics used by leading retail developers and considers how they can be applied to a variety of urban...

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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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