Allston

Allston is a crucial part of our efforts to create a campus for Harvard's next century. The Provost’s Office, along with the Executive Vice President’s Office, is leading efforts to develop plans for Allston that reflect our mission, ambition, and highest aspirations for the future of the University at a critical moment for all of higher education. Allston presents unprecedented opportunities to extend our traditional strengths in teaching and research as we demonstrate the ways in which a university can make the biggest difference for the world.

These efforts include a number of committees that are considering various aspects of the development.  Three task forces are recommending solutions to mitigate challenges that may arise from the physical distance between Cambridge and Allston focused on class scheduling, transportation, and the student experience.  Three advisory committees are working to solicit, create, and review proposals for Allston.  They will make recommendations regarding the creation or relocation of teaching and research activities as well as how best to promote the translation of research ideas generated by the Harvard community and others to benefit humankind.

We encourage the Harvard community to be in touch with us about ideas for Allston. For more information about the Institutional Master Plan, please visit the Office of the Executive Vice President website.

Allston Planning Committees

Harvard Allston Steering Committee

Alan Garber, chair
Provost, Harvard University

Paul Andrew
Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications, Harvard University

Frank Doyle
John A. Paulson Dean of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Tom Hollister
Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Harvard University

Alex Krieger
Professor in Practice of Urban Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Katie Lapp
Executive Vice President, Harvard University

Martha Minow
Dean of the Faculty of Law

Mohsen Mostafavi
Dean of the Graduate School of Design

Nitin Nohria
Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration

Peggy Newell
Deputy Provost, Harvard University

Tamara Rogers
Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development, Harvard University

Mike Smith
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Staff:

Tez “Bank” Chantaruchirakorn
Senior Project Manager, Provost’s Office

Allston Academic Planning Advisory Committee

Alan Garber, chair
Provost, Harvard University

Larry Bobo
W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences and Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Randy Buckner
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Amy Edmondson
Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School

Dick Fallon
Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School

David Ginty
Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Evelyn Hu
Tarr-Coyne Professor of Applied Physics and of Electrical Engineering, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Harvard College Professor

Katie Lapp
Executive Vice President, Harvard University

Dutch Leonard
George F Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Management, Harvard Kennedy School; Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Avi Loeb
Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science and Chair of the Department of Astronomy, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Director, Institute for Theory and Computation; Director, Black Hole Initiative; Chair, Breakthrough Starshot Advisory Committee

Rick McCullough
Vice Provost for Research, Harvard University; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Toshiko Mori
Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture

Venky Narayanamurti
Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Harvard Kennedy School

Peggy Newell
Deputy Provost, Harvard University

James Simpson
Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Kate van Orden
Dwight P. Robinson, Jr. Professor of Music, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Amy Wagers
Forst Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School

Dyann Wirth
Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Disease and Chair of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Staff:

Tez “Bank” Chantaruchirakorn
Senior Project Manager, Provost’s Office

Enterprise Research Campus Planning Committee

Katie Lapp, co-chair
Executive Vice President, Harvard University

Rick McCullough, co-chair
Vice Provost for Research, Harvard University; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Brad Bloom
Managing Director, Berkshire Partners LLC

Angela Crispi
Associate Dean for Administration and Senior Executive Officer, Harvard Business School

Dan Cummings
Managing Director of Real Estate, Harvard Management Company, Inc.

Ed Glaeser
Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government

Don Ingber
Director, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering; Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Bioengineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Isaac Kohlberg
Senior Associate Provost, Chief Technology Development Officer, Harvard University

Paul Maeder
Co-founder and General Partner, Highland Capital Partners

Doug Melton
Xander University Professor, Harvard University; Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor in the Natural Sciences, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Jan Rivkin
Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Vicki Sato
Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Peter Sorger
Otto Krayer Professor of Systems Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Steve Strauss
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Robert I. Tepper, MD
Partner, Third Rock Ventures; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, HMS

David Weitz
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Charles F. Wu
Managing Director and founding partner, BayNorth Capital LLC

Staff:

Marika Reuling
Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President, Harvard University

Kevin Casey
Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications, Harvard University

Dan Rabinovitz
Counsel for Allston Development, Harvard University

Gary Roberts
Writer

Liam Schwartz
Associate Director for Strategic Analytics, Harvard University Office of Institutional Research

Class Scheduling Task Force

Jay M. Harris, co-chair
Dean of Undergraduate Education, Harvard College; Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish Studies, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Peggy Newell, co-chair
Deputy Provost, Harvard University

Michael Patrick Burke
Registrar, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

David Charbonneau (beginning September 2014)
Professor of Astronomy, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Kathleen Coleman (until July 2013)
James Loeb Professor of the Classics, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Daniel G. Donoghue
John P. Marquand Professor of English, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Nathan Fry (beginning September 2013)
Associate Director of Athletics, Harvard University

Jeremy Gibson (until July 2013)
Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Harvard University

Alyssa A. Goodman
Professor of Astronomy, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Jerry Green
David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy, Harvard Business School

Suvai Gunasekaran (until May 2013)
Student, Harvard College

Fawwaz Habbal
Executive Dean for Education and Research, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Steven Levitsky (Until November 2013)
Professor of Government, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Yue M. Lu
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Douglas A. Melton
Saris University Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology; Harvard College Professor; Co-Chair of the Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School; Master of Eliot House, Harvard College

Joy Ming
Student, Harvard College

John Gregory Morrisett
Allen B. Cutting Professor of Computer Science; Director of the Center for Research in Computation and Society, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Richard Saliba
Student, Harvard College

Stephanie Sandler (until July 2013)
Ernest E. Monrad Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

John H. Shaw
Harry C. Dudley Professor of Structural and Economic Geology; Chair of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; Harvard College Professor, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Vahid Tarokh
Perkins Professor of Applied Mathematics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow of Electrical Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Joost J. Vlassak (until May 2013)
Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Materials Engineering; Area Dean for Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Staff:

Tez “Bank” Chantaruchirakorn
Senior Project Manager, Provost’s Office

Transportation Task Force

Katie Lapp, co-chair
Executive Vice President, Harvard University

David Parkes, co-chair
George F. Colony Professor of Computer Science; Area Dean for Computer Science; Harvard College Professor, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Paola Arlotta
Morris Kahn Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Wesley King Chen
Student, Harvard College

Scott Crouch
Student, Harvard College

Tirthankar Dasgupta
Associate Professor of Statistics, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

David Friedrich
Associate Dean of Student Life, Harvard College

Edward Glaeser
Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics; Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Kennedy School

Kalina Grabb
Student, Harvard College

Jose Gomez-Ibanez
Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy; Chairman (Faculty), Harvard Kennedy School; Derek Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Edward Kleifgen
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Student Services, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

William Harrison Marks
Student, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Martha Ondras
Director of Design, Harvard Business School

Richard Shea
Associate Dean for Campus Planning and Facilities, Harvard Medical School

Mary Tolikas
Operations Director, Wyss Institute

Steven Wofsy
Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science; Associate of Harvard Forest; Area Dean for Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Robert Wood
Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Staff:

Marika Reuling
Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President, Harvard University

Joe Beggan
Senior Manager for Transportation, Harvard University

John Nolan
Director of Parking, Harvard University

SEAS Concentrators Task Force

Robert Howe, co-chair
Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Stephen Lassonde, co-chair
Dean of Student Life, Harvard College

Sujata Bhatia
Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science; Freshman Proctor, Harvard College

Michael Brenner
Glover Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics and Professor of Physics, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Katie Cagen
Student, Harvard College

Josh Cooper
Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs and Course Administration, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Rachel Davidson
Student, Harvard College

David Diciurcio
Student, Harvard College

Cynthia Friend
Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Materials Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Shlomo Gortler
Robert I. Goldman Professor of Computer Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Evelyn Hu
Tarr-Coyne Professor Applied Physics and of Electrical Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Gordon Jones
Managing Director, Harvard Innovation Lab

Stephanie Kenen
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Administrative Director of the Program in General Education, Harvard College

David Malan
Senior Lecturer on Computer Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Salil Vadhan
Vicky Joseph Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Chad Vecitis
Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Staff:

Melissa Majkut
Faculty Administrator, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences