Gund Hall’s studio trays form both the physical and pedagogical core of the GSD experience, drawing together students and faculty from across the departments of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design. The creative, collaborative atmosphere of the trays is supplemented by Gund Hall’s advanced information infrastructure, media-enriched presentation spaces, vast library resources, and open access to fabrication technologies, enabling architecture students to develop, discuss, exchange, and materialize ideas through a comprehensive range of platforms and media. The student experience is further enriched by the School’s renowned lecture and public program series, exhibitions, and publications, as well as the resources available across Harvard University and the nearby Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Students in the Department of Architecture are integrated into an active network of internationally recognized designers, dedicated to addressing the changing needs of the modern world.
Graduates with BAC interiors degrees work in major interior and architecture firms and have started firms of their own. They design residential, retail, workplace, educational, hospital, and recreational environments. They work as corporate designers, as advocates in nonprofits, or for municipal governments in accessibility compliance and building code development. Some become color, furniture, and lighting consultants; others work as product designers, dealers, and sales representatives. Regardless of their career specifics, they carry the knowledge and skills of design into every new challenge.