Harvard Business School

Courtesy of Jane Messinger
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Harvard Business School’s growth and change over the next decade is creating a more diverse and richer institutional identity, placing great importance on the campus landscape architecture.

Over a six year period Reed Hilderbrand has assisted Harvard University and Harvard Business School in devising a long-range Master Plan for their Business School. Reed Hilderbrand is working closely with the school on the public approvals process, participating in numerous public meetings and hearings with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Civic Design Commission.

The newly constructed Tata Hall and future Chao Center anchors the new quadrangle which will be a locus for the Executive Education program. The scheme reorganizes the eastern edge of campus and reshapes the school’s relationship with the public realm and the Charles River Reservation. Other recently completed projects include the reconstruction of the Spangler-Aldrich Quadrangle, a central social open space for the legacy campus. Landscape architecture improvements accommodate a desire for increased programming, encourage events and gatherings of varying scales, and realize the school’s ambitious sustainability goals.

A twenty-first century culture of informal interaction, collaboration, innovation, and surprise is structured into the public spaces, programming, and furnishings throughout Harvard Business School. These are pedagogical landscapes but also environments that reflect a new way of life for the global business community in this century.

Location

Boston MA

Dates

2009-

Size

46 acres

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