Kutler Center || Celebrating 10 yrs

December 2009
Brendan Kutler

Brendan Kutler
February 28, 1992 — December 29, 2009

February 2010
Rendering of Kutler Center

Former Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts proposes the Brendan Kutler Center for Independent Research and Interdisciplinary Studies to “cultivate and sustain independent research and interdisciplinary studies at Harvard-Westlake” to Brendan’s parents, Jon and Sara Kutler

June 2010

The Kutler Center project is announced to the faculty and Larry Klein is named the first Director of the Kutler Center.

Gavin Cook

Gavin Cook is the first recipient of the Two Hats Award

September 2010
Larry Klein

Larry Klein creates an ISIR (Independent Research and Interdisciplinary Studies) working group to develop ISIR course criteria

August 2011
ISIR course

Larry Klein solicits the first ISIR course proposals for 2012–2013

September 2012
View of Kutler Center

The Kutler Center opens

June 2014

HW Scramble, a startup accelerator program and the precursor to HW Venture, is offered as a summer course

April 2015
Jim Patterson

Jim Patterson becomes the Director of the Kutler Center, while Larry Klein continues as the ISIR Department Head

Peter Bouckaert

Peter Bouckaert becomes the first Scholar in Residence

June 2015
HW Inc.

HW Inc. begins

Service Year Fellowship begins to support seniors interested in performing Community Service within the US as part of a Gap Year experience

August 2015

HW Works moves to the Kutler Center to support student internships

September 2015
HW Go!

HW Go! website launched to promote global education at Harvard-Westlake

September 2016
Cinema Sundays

Cinema Sundays moves into the Kutler Center

March 2016

The Senior Capstone Committee is created

September 2019
Rob Levin

Rob Levin teaches the first HW Venture class

May 2019

The first Senior Projects Day is held

September 2022
Kutler Center Ten Year Anniversary

Kutler Center celebrates its 10-year anniversary