Vision

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Our School’s faculty, students, alumni, and friends think big, imagine alternative futures, and implement their vision within a complex global society. We strive to create a better world, a more humane world, and yes, a more beautiful world. For over 75 years, we have successfully lived up to these values, and we will continue to do so.

Unprecedented challenges require design leadership and innovation like never before. The GSD explores vital, global issues with authority, supplementing our core design pedagogy with research, both in traditional building fields and entrepreneurial ventures. We continually reach beyond the limits of our core disciplines to collaborate across sectors, including business, technology, the arts, health, and public policy. However, our purpose is not to sustain the work that is done at the GSD—significant and impactful though it is—but to transcend it, moving into new, even unfamiliar, levels of accomplishment.

The GSD needs your engagement and support, both for our current campaign and as we move forward with our ambitious agenda. With your help, we can seize the moment and contribute to the future of our planet in ways we have never before imagined.

—Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design

Aspirations

Expand Capacity
Leading-Edge Faculty
Facilities for the Next Century
Build the GSD’s future through leading-edge faculty and facilities for the next century.
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Enhance Global Impact
Critical Research + Pedagogy
Vital Discourse
Broaden the reach of design knowledge through transformative pedagogy, research, and discourse.
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Empower Students
Unrivaled Experiences
Accessible Education
Boost access to innovative learning at the GSD and offer unrivaled experience outside of the classroom.
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Annual + Leadership Giving

No matter the size, every gift matters.