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Faculty Advisory Committee

Our Faculty Advisory Committee is appointed annually by the Dean of the Graduate School of Design and is chaired by the Center’s Managing Director. The purpose of the committee is to provide insight and guidance to the Center and the Dean regarding the pursuit of the Center’s mission through its research, education, and outreach activities. The diversity of intellectual focus among the committee members is central to furthering the Center’s role in fostering housing-related research and education across the University.

Daniel D’Oca

Associate Professor in Practice of Urban Planning

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Daniel D’Oca is an urban planner and Chair of the Center's Faculty Committee. He is Principal and co-founder of the New York City-based architecture, planning, and research firm Interboro Partners, and Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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Gareth Doherty

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture; Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Gareth Doherty’s research and teaching focus on the intersections between landscape architecture, urbanism, and anthropology. His newest book, Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State, was published in 2017 by the University of California Press.

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Jenny French

Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Jenny French is a founding partner of French 2D, an architecture studio based in Boston, in 2008. The firm’s work addresses the intersection of architecture, storytelling, and society, examples of which can be found in many built and experimental projects. Recent and current projects include a 180-unit microhousing building in Boston, a Cohousing community in greater Boston, and large scale graphic work.

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Rahul Mehrotra

John T. Dunlop Professor in Housing and Urbanization; Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design; Director, Master of Architecture in Urban Design Degree Program; Co-Director, Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design Degree Program

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Rahul Mehrotra is Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is a practicing architect, urban designer, and educator.

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Toshiko Mori

Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Toshiko Mori Architect’s current work includes public New York City theater and library projects, a park visitor center in the Bronx, the Hudson Yard Park and Boulevard, and subway canopies. Mori designed institutional projects for Brown University and Syracuse University, and is part of the design team for New York University’s masterplan. She also designed the award winning Visitor Center at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House compound in Buffalo, NY, as well as the Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems for Syracuse University.

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Julie Boatright Wilson

Harry S. Kahn Senior Lecturer in Social Policy

Harvard Kennedy School

Julie Boatright Wilson is the Faculty co-Chair of two Harvard Kennedy School executive programs: Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (joint with Harvard Business School) and Leading Successful Social Programs: Using Evidence to Assess Effectiveness. Her teaching and research focuses on poverty policy, family policy, and child welfare and juvenile justice issues.

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Faculty Affiliates

 

Faculty from across the university who have either received funding from our Student Research Support Program (SRSP) or have other close ties to the Center (through the teaching of housing-related courses, etc.).

Gary Adamkiewicz

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Eve Blau

Adjunct Professor of the History and Theory of Urban Form and Design

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Lizabeth Cohen

Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

David Cutler

Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics

Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard University

Diane Davis

Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Jill Desimini

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Ann Forsyth

Ruth and Frank Stanton Professor of Urban Planning
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Stephen Gray

Associate Professor of Urban Design

Harvard Graduate School of Design

D. James Greiner

The Honorable S. William Green Professor of Public Law
Faculty Director, Access to Justice Lab
Harvard Law School

K. Michael Hays

Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Jock Herron

Design Critic in Design Engineering; Design Critic in Architecture

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Andrew Holder

Associate Professor of Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Jerold S. Kayden

Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design

Harvard Graduate School of Design

John May

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Lisa McGirr

Professor of History
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

Peter Rowe

Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design
Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Holly Samuelson

Assistant Professor of Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Mario L. Small

Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

Susan Nigra Snyder

Lecturer in Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Lily Song

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design and Research Associate

Harvard Graduate School of Design

John Spengler

Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Abby Spinak

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design
Harvard Graduate School of Design

James Stockard

Lecturer in Housing Studies
Harvard Graduate School of Design

George Thomas

Lecturer in Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Bing Wang

Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Mary C. Waters

John L. Loeb Professor of Sociology and PVK Professor of Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

Christopher Winship

Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology

Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University