This fall, the Department will host a series of online information sessions to enable prospective Master of Architecture (MArch) and Master of Science (Architecture Studies, SMArchS; Art, Culture and Technology, SMACT; Building Technology, SMBT) students to learn about admissions, programs, school culture, and research at MIT.
Fall 2019 Information for Prospective Students
Professor of Practice, award-winning architect, and alumnus, Phil Freelon died on July 9,2019 after a three year illness with ALS.
Phil Freelon, professor, colleague, and alumnus, dies at 66
Congratulations to all of the graduating students!
2019 Commencement & Awards
Congratulations to all of the graduating students!
2019 Commencement & Awards
Congratulations to all of the graduating students!
2019 Commencement & Awards
Congratulations to all of the graduating students!
2019 Commencement & Awards
Pei left a distinctive mark on the MIT Campus as the designer of four buildings: Green Building for Earth Sciences (1962); Dreyfus Chemistry Building (1967); Landau Building for Chemical Engineering (1976), Wiesner Building (Media Lab, 1985).
Renowned architect I.M. Pei ’40 dies at 102
Huma was honored for her work with the MIT Graduate Student Council. She served as the chair of the Housing and Community Affairs Committee, worked to expand graduate students' paid parental leave; served as a Graduate Student Representative on the Student & Affiliate Health Insurance Advisory Committee and assisted in keeping health insurance co-payments for graduate students and premiums for their children affordable. Huma is currently completing her dissertation, "The State Between Dwelling and Building: Sarifa Settlements and the Formation of Modern Iraq," which investigates "the architectural, political, and environmental history of Baghdad’s informal built environment, often improperly designated as sarifa settlements, and the rural migrants residing there from the 1930s to the 1960s."
Huma Gupta Celebrated as Graduate Woman of Excellence
Please join MIT Press Bookstore, in partnership with the MIT Department of Architecture, for a discussion of Thresholds 47: Repeat on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 6 PM. Thresholds is the annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture. Thresholds 47: Repeat is edited by Walker Downey and Sarah Rifky.
May 16, 6 PM: Thresholds 47: Repeat, Launch at MIT Press Bookstore
The Strano Lab at MIT and the KVA Matx design team, led by Professor Sheila Kennedy, present Plant Properties at the 2019 Design Triennial as an ongoing experiment that is part of the Nanobionic Plant Project at MIT. The goal of this project is to produce ambient lighting with living plants growing in their wild and natural states. The plants are not genetically altered in any way, and the nanobionic techniques are biocompatible and could be applied to any existing plant, bush or tree.
Plant Properties on view at the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial
Walking Assembly, by Matter Design (led by Assistant Professor Brandon Clifford, Johanna Lobdell, and Wes McGee), re-introduces the potentials of that ancient knowledge to better inform the transportation and assembly of future architectures.
Walking Assembly by Matter Design
Organized by Professor Nasser Rabbat and Postdoctoral Fellow Deen Sharp, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, this symposium seeks to address the following questions: How does violence and conflict not only destroy but constitute, design, and organize built environments and infrastructures? How do we understand the urbanization of warfare in relation to urban theory and reconstruction practices? Finally, participants will be asked to consider the recent warfare in the Middle East, with a special focus on Aleppo, in relation to the built environment and the extent to which reconstruction processes can be weaponized.
Reconstruction as Violence: The Case of Aleppo
Thresholds 48, edited by Stratton Coffman, Dalma Földesi, and Sarah Wagner, invites the rethinking—the re-kinning—of art and architecture to stretch the content and context of “kin” and to locate openings for new practices of settlement, inhabitation, urbanism, and landscape design.
Call for Proposals | Thresholds 48: Kin
“It is the aim of this School to do what it can, in its day and generation, to insure that the Architecture of the future shall be worthy of the future," wrote architect and founding Professor William Robert Ware in his Outline of a Course of Architectural Instruction.
150 Years of Architecture Education at MIT
“It is the aim of this School to do what it can, in its day and generation, to insure that the Architecture of the future shall be worthy of the future," wrote architect and founding Professor William Robert Ware in his Outline of a Course of Architectural Instruction.
150 Years of Architecture Education at MIT
The Experiments in Pedagogy are tests and provocations. Selected from an open call, the Experiments allow students and faculty to take on topics and modes of inquiry that do not fit into the current curriculum. They are an invitation to students and faculty to investigate new models, formats, and topics of learning, design, and research.
Fall 2018 / Experiments in Pedagogy
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