Alumni Reunion 2018

July 12th, Friday

Today’s Highlights:

  • Tour of 9 Ash Street
  • Guest Talk by Charles Hawlett @1:45pm
  • Guest Talk by Craig Robbins @3:00pm

Schedule Detail

The second-day programing begins at 09:30am and concludes at 4:00pm.

09:30Am – 10:30Am

Tour of 9 Ash Street, Formerly Known as Phillip Johnson’s Thesis House

Located at 9 Ash Street, the Philip Johnson House, fka Philip Johnson Thesis House, was designed as Johnson’s graduate thesis. He lived in this hidden-away house while he was at Harvard.

“After the home was completed in 1942, and before Johnson was called away to serve in WWII in March of 1943, the home served as a center of the Harvard architectural community’s social circuit. Ever the gracious host, Johnson, assisted by a Filipino servant, entertained luminaries such as Professor Walter Gropius and George Howe. A young MIT student, I.M.Pei, even made it over once for cocktails. During Johnson’s service, the home was featured in Architectural Forum, and described as “the best example in America” of Mies can der Rohe’s attitude towards architecture.”

[Architect] Phillip Johnson 

[Location] 9 Ash St, Cambridge, MA 02138  

[Group Visit] Tour by Chris Van Raichle


Alumni Meeting with Rick Peiser and Alumni Leaders

[Location] GSD

Alumni leaders will guide attendees through an open discussion of future Alumni activities, to include Reunions and Gatherings, and other aspirations, and resources.

Richard Peiser

Richard Peiser has been the Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development at the Graduate School of Design since 1998. He is also Director of the university-wide Real Estate Academic Initiative created in 2003. His courses: Real Estate Finance and Development, Field Studies in Real Estate, Planning and Urban Design, and Advanced Real Estate Development and Finance offer basic and advanced-level study of real estate at the GSD.


Lunch with Current AMDP Class

*Lunch registration, included in the $450 ticket price, is mandatory. Extra arrangements to join the lunch will not be available on the day of the event.

[Location] Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School


Guest Talk by Charles Hewlett, RCLCO
Strategy for Real Estate Companies

[Location] TBD.

Charles Hewlett

Managing Director, RCLCO

Charles has over 25 years of experience in real estate and has consulted on a broad spectrum of commercial and residential properties in most major metropolitan regions in the country. Prior to joining RCLCO, he was president of Lofty Builders, Inc., a real estate service company concentrating in renovation, rehabilitation, and management of investment real estate properties in the Boston metropolitan area.


Guest Talk by Craig Robbins, Next Level Business Coaching
Atomic Branding for Commercial Real Estate Companies

[Location] TBD.

Craig Robbins

Founder, Next Level Business Coaching

Craig Robbins is a business performance coach and founder of Next Level Business Career Coaching. His goal is to create space for clients — people, teams, and organizations — to go to the next level and generate a sustainable competitive advantage. Craig has worked in high-performance businesses for more than 35 years. 


Summer Reunion Officially Concludes


Optional Group Dinner

[Location] The ‘Quin House, 271 Commonwealth Avenue.

Registration and Sponsorship

Purchase tickets to the Dinner on Thursday night, as well as for all other events scheduled throughout the two-day period. Sponsorship help us create unforgettable experiences for all attendees.

Hotel & Restaurants

Discover more about hotel accommodations and excellent dining options in Cambridge.

AMDP Courses by Exec. Ed

GSD Executive Education has arranged a selection of AMDP courses for alumni. Additional Registration is required to attend.