Our program’s Faculty Director, Jeff Klug, is a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a practicing architect in Boston. Our Lead Faculty are also graduates of the GSD and/or practitioners in their respective fields. The faculty are assisted in the design studios by instructors who are advanced GSD students or recent graduates. A maximum ratio of 12 students per instructor or lower is maintained.
Career Discovery Faculty
Jeffrey KlugFaculty Director, Career Discovery Program
Jeffrey Klug is the co-founder of the firm BUTZ + KLUG Architecture, a Boston-based architecture firm. He received his Bachelor’s in Environmental Design form Auburn University, studied Architecture at the University of Virginia, and received his Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He also studied Urban Design at Cornell University. He is the author of several articles published in Zone, the Cornell Journal of Architecture, and the AIA New York magazine. His firm’s work has been the recipient of several international awards for furniture design as well as architectural design and has been published in Design Bureau Magazine, Dwell, Design New England, the Boston Globe, and Boston Home Magazine. He has taught architectural design at Yale, MIT, and the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland.
Jenny FrenchLead Faculty, Architecture
Jenny French is a Design Critic in Architecture at the GSD and a founding partner of the Boston-based studio, French 2D . French 2D’s work explores a wide disciplinary range – from new models of urban living, including micro-housing and co-housing, to installations intersecting art, identity, and information. French 2D’s work has been published in Arch Daily and Architectural Record and has been exhibited at MoMA, the BSA, and the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Danielle ChoiLead Faculty, Landscape Architecture
Danielle Choi is a lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture. She teaches in the core studio sequence and a design research seminar on planted form. Her research interests lie in the interaction of natural systems and the inherited infrastructure of 20th century urbanization. Currently, she is investigating civil waterworks and the public realm in Chicago. Prior to joining the GSD, Danielle was a senior associate at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) in New York City and a designer at TOPOTEK1 in Berlin. She received a Bachelor of Arts in art history from the University of Chicago and earned a MLA from the GSD, receiving the Jacob Weidenmann graduation award for excellence in design.
Stephen GrayLead Faculty, Urban Planning & Design
Stephen Gray is Assistant Professor of Urban Design at the GSD and Associate Director on the Board of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), and he has been tapped to serve on several Urban Land Institute (ULI) advisory panels. His interests center on the intersection of design and engagement as tools for empowerment as well as drivers for the production of progressive urbanism.
The design studios are facilitated by instructors who are advanced GSD students or recent graduates.
Design 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.