Harvard Graduate School of Design

Design-Build Competition: The Grove, Allston


Attend the opening party on October 21 from 4 – 7pm!

In November 2016, the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) announced an inaugural design-build competition for an installation at The Grove, located at the nexus of N. Harvard Street and Western Avenue in Allston. Participating student teams conducted community surveys to gain insight into how neighbors and users of the space engage with the site. An exhibition of the five finalists’ designs allowed the public to meet the student teams and provide feedback on the designs. The chosen design entitled ‘WE ALL’ is a vibrantly colored wall comprised of a mix of colored PVC and transparent plexiglass tubes that illuminate at night to create a lively dynamic atmosphere. The design sends an inviting message to the community and creates an appeal space for all to gather.


The ‘WE ALL’ team comprises:

Francisco Alcaron (Master In Design Studies, Class of 2018)
Carla Ferrer Llorca (Master In Design Studies, Class of 2017)
Rudy Weissenberg (Master In Design Studies, Class of 2018)
With Dan Borelli (GSD, Director of Exhibitions, Mdes ’12)

Special thanks to Harvard University, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Ckm Construction, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Engineering, LAM Partners Lighting, Daly Electric, and Dan D’Oca, Associate Professor in Practice of Urban Planning, GSD.