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Apr 28, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Olivia Huang (M.Arch '18) and Akshita Sivakumar (SMArchS '17) were nominated and honored at the 2017 Graduate Women of Excellence Reception. Each honoree was nominated by a member of the MIT Community in recognition of her leadership and service, dedication to mentorship and drive to improve the student experience. 

Photos:
[1] Honorees Olivia Huang and Akshita Sivakumar with Graduate Administrator Cynthia Stewart and Professor Sheila Kennedy.
[2] Students from Architecture & the Media Lab with Graduate Administrator Cynthia Stewart and Professor Sheila Kennedy.

Apr 27, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Associate Professor William O'Brien Jr.'s exhibit 'Other Masks' is on view at Balts Projects in Zurich, Switzerland, from April 12 - May 14, 2017. 

Apr 27, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Brandon Clifford, Assistant Professor of Architecture in the Department of Architecture, is this year's recipient of The Founders Rome Prize for 2017-2018 from the American Academy in Rome for his project titled "Ghosts of Rome."

"Ghost /gõstn. an apparition of the ancient that becomes manifest to the contemporary.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

The School of Architecture and Planning and the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) at MIT have established a long-term initiative to rethink the future of affordable housing in Brazil, which faces an estimated shortage of 7 million units.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

The Tozzer Anthropology Building by Kennedy Violich Architecture, the architectural practice of Professor Sheila Kennedy, received an Architecture Merit award from the 2017 American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) Design Awards. The project will be part of the Center for Architecture 2017 Design Awards Exhibition, on view April 21 through June 20, 2017.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Professor J. Meejin Yoon has been awarded the 2017 MIT Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism Seed Grant to support the FloatLab project. Sited within the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, FloatLab is an educational platform to study and observe the transforming urban waterway. Professor Yoon will lead an interdisciplinary team of researchers, engineers, and environmental scientists to explore how cities like Philadelphia are revitalizing their riverfronts and learning from urban river ecologies.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Zain Karsan (M.Arch ‘18) is the recipient of the 2017 QuarraMatter Fellowship. Now in its third year, the QuarraMatter Fellowship allows students to spend a summer working with Quarra Stone, a stone fabricator in Madison, Wisconsin. Two fellows work closely with fabricators at Quarra to develop and implement a large-scale stone artifact; the intent of the research is to build processes that improve accuracy in production techniques and reduce the gap between drawing, modeling, and making.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

MIT faculty, students, and alumni consistently find creative ways to apply their knowledge to local contexts, collaborating with partners around the globe to make the world a better place. Arguably, no MIT exchange is more fertile than the one the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) enjoys with Mexico.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Pacific Aquarium, a project by DESIGN EARTH, led by Assistant Professor Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy, won the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 2017 Faculty Design Award.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy of DESIGN EARTH are among four designers chosen to create installations on the Rose Kennedy Greenway as part of the fifth Design Biennial Boston. “The powerful drawings and installations of these exceptional designers make visible—in a profound and terrifyingly beautiful way—the deep and damaging impact that human activity has had on the earth and the consequences of that impact for our continued inhabitation of the planet,” said juror Keith Krumwiede on DESIGN EARTH’s work.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

“Imagine a structure that is quick to assemble, easy to transport and offers shelter in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Now, imagine one that can assemble itself in mid-air. This is the vision of a group of students from the Masters of Architecture Options Studio at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)," writes Alexandra Simon-Lewis for Wired Magazine on the Fall 2016 Options Studio 'Fast, Cheap and Out of the Box'.

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Long Lounge/Room 7-429  
Feb 27, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Hosted by the MIT Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMAS)

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Long Lounge, Room 7-42...  
Feb 17, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Dinner with the In-Laws, organized by the Architecture Student Council 

Feb 15, 2017 - 6:00 PM
3-415  
Feb 17, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Dinner with the In-Laws, organized by the Architecture Student Council 

Jan 09, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Faculty Rania Ghosn, Joel Lamere, and William O’Brien Jr. were recognized for their design work in The Architect’s Newspaper and Architect magazine’s 2016 Design Awards.