Project Link is a four-week program sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) that immerses 10th- through 12th-grade students from Greater Boston in the world of design. Since Project Link’s inception, program leaders have targeted regional high schools that don’t have art or architecture programs.
“Project Link evolved from two GSD alumni in particular — Jonathan Evans ’10 and Andy Lantz ’10 — who wanted to encourage more minority participation in the field,” said Julian Bushman-Copp, M.Arch. ’12, who has worked with the program for three years. “They realized that you could only do that by educating students about design at a younger age. Project Link is meant to be the link between high school and design education at the collegiate level.”
Participants in the program, which is funded by GSD, spend about three weeks on Harvard’s campus, learning drawing, modeling, and representation techniques associated with architectural design, as well as design perspectives of landscape architecture, urban planning, graphic and industrial design, and the fine arts.
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