Lectures and Videos


Career Discovery invites exceptional professionals and academics to give lectures and join career panel discussions on design, history, theory, office practice, and other aspects of each profession. Speakers are often available for informal conversations afterward.

Past speakers have included:

  • Alex Anmahian, Principal of Anmahian Winton Architects
  • Alex Krieger, professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Kathryn Madden, Critic in Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Principal of Madden Planning Group
  • Thomas Lyons Mills, Professor of Foundation Studies at the Rhode Island School of Design
  • Kirk A. Sykes, Senior Vice President and President of Urban Strategy America Fund
  • Maryann Thompson, Adjunct Professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Founder of Maryann Thompson Architects
  • Charles Waldheim, John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Panel discussions have included:
Design and Planning Practices, Career Options, Career Change, and Preparing a Portfolio.

What is Career Discovery?

Exploring Design at Harvard: The Career Discovery Program

Maryanne Thompson, Career Discovery Lecture, Summer 2010

Charles Waldheim, Career Discovery Lecture, Summer 2008