Harvard University receives a contribution from Evergrande Group to start three major initiatives, including the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities at the Graduate School of Design.
The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities will allow the Graduate School of Design to launch intensive research and education programs aimed at creating sustainable, high-performance buildings. The focus will be on better design, construction, and operation — especially in urban environments. Evergrande will support programs, facilities, and a research endowment.
“We are very eager to establish the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities at the Graduate School of Design,” said GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi, “and I am appreciative of this generous support. It is gratifying to know that the center, under the leadership of Professor Ali Malkawi, will provide the venue for collaborative and cross-disciplinary research that will have significant and productive impact for the future of the built environment.”