• The Harvard University Campus

    The Harvard University Campus

    View from the north, looking towards Harvard Square, the Charles River and beyond to Allston

  • The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center

    The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center

    A dynamic center of University life, enabling the greater Harvard community to come together in new and exciting ways.

  • The Plaza

    The Plaza

    A major outdoor common space located at a campus crossroads between Harvard Yard and the Science Center.

  • Harvard in Allston

    Harvard in Allston

    Northwest view of some of Harvard's campus in Allston, including the Science and Engineering Complex and the Harvard Stadium.

  • Harvard Interactive Map

    Harvard Interactive Map

    Providing campus information to improve connectivity and access to resources across the University.

  • Campus Wayfinding

    Campus Wayfinding

    Coherent, consistent, and contemporary wayfinding, with a simple, user-friendly interface that is welcoming and inclusive.

  • Quincy, Bow and DeWolfe Street Bike Corridor

    Quincy, Bow and DeWolfe Street Bike Corridor

    The bike corridor from Quincy to DeWolfe Streets provides a safer cycling route between the Cambridge and Allston campus.

  • Arnold Arboretum

    The Arnold Arboretum

    A botanical research institution and public park made possible through a long-standing partnership between Harvard and the City

  • Harvard Yard Chairs v2

    Harvard Yard Chairs

    Introduced in 2009, clusters of colorful chairs and tables make the campus a more inviting place to relax, eat, and meet

  • Harvard Art Museum

    Harvard Art Museums

    Unifying formerly distinct collections, the design responds to tight site constraints and the existing Georgian-style building

  • Longwood Campus

    Harvard Longwood Campus

    Medical, dental, and public health education in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical Area

  • Slide depicts a detail from a drawing of Memorial Hall in the PIRC collection and a photograph of the installation of new cresting

    Memorial Hall Roof Cresting

    Historic drawings and research supported the renewal of this iconic building's roof.

  • Restaurant Residence at 182 Western Avenue

    Activation at Zone 3

    Jamaica Mi Hungry food truck and commissary, part of Western Avenue activation efforts.

  • Harvard’s Gated History: Beauty and Function

Harvard University Planning and Design (HUPAD) is responsible for the stewardship of one of the world’s most iconic campus settings and advances Harvard’s mission of teaching and research by enhancing, sustaining, and optimizing the physical campus to achieve planning and design excellence. Today, the University includes diverse locations in Massachusetts, throughout the United States and across the world, including its campus in Cambridge, Allston, and the Longwood Medical Area (LMA); regional areas like the Arnold Arboretum; and other national and international locations. To achieve a vision for a cohesive “One Harvard,” HUPAD partners with Schools and Units to advance a transparent and collaborative University-wide planning framework that ensures every corner of campus is situated within a thoughtful planning strategy. HUPAD also works with partners, neighborhoods, and cities to address wider planning, design and sustainability objectives.

HUPAD provides the strategic and technical services to carefully steward the campus, which has grown and evolved over the course of the last four centuries. Planning for Harvard in Cambridge often focuses on preserving and enhancing its iconic campus character. In Longwood's high-density environment, Harvard's medical, dental and public health facilities reside among a community of world-class affiliated hospitals and research institutions. In Allston, Harvard Athletics, the Harvard Business School and the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC), part of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, are adjacent to land that provide long-term potential as places to teach, learn, live, work, innovate and collaborate. 

Working with colleagues across the University, HUPAD works to envision the future evolution of a connected campus as a cradle of innovation, collaboration, sustainability and inclusion. Through effective planning that promotes interdisciplinary partnership, innovative architecture and design review processes, the use of advanced technology and building materials, and a commitment to placemaking and the public realm, HUPAD will continue to support Harvard’s dynamic teaching and research mission, strengthen the connections on campus, create opportunities for inclusive spaces that serve a variety of constituencies, and ensure progress on Harvard’s goals to be fossil fuel-neutral by 2026 and fossil fuel-free by 2050.

Read more about the history of Harvard here: https://www.harvard.edu/about-harvard/harvard-history/