Simon M. Bussiere

Simon M. Bussiere
Harvard Graduate School of Design | MLA 2009 University of Massachusetts | Amherst, BSLA 2005

If my students walk away remembering only two things from my teaching, it would be that Charles Darwin mentions “love” many more times than “competition” in The Origin of the Species, and that many of my current freshmen student will retire around the year 2070. I want them to wonder, what type of world will exist then!? How should we prepare for that future? And how can we work together to imagine and realize that future today? With that in mind, my teaching pushes students to work collaboratively and to design for the future – to see him or herself as part of a community, as part of a system, and as a change-maker.


Areas of Interest:

Ecological Urbanism

Design Communication

Design Pedagogy

Curriculum Vitae



ARCH 341 Design Studio

ARCH 490 Urban Ecology

ARCH 690 Special Topics

ARCH 743 Architecture Studio IV