Subjects

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (studio + 3-133)
prerequisites
description

Note: Credit cannot also be received for 4.02A

instructors
Cristina Parreño Alonso, Cherie Abbanat
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.021, 4.022
description

Provides instruction in architectural design and project development within design constraints including architectural program and site. Students engage the design process through various 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media. Working directly with representational and model making techniques, students gain experience in the conceptual, formal, spatial and material aspects of architecture.

instructors
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.024 and 4.440
description

Provides instruction in more advanced architectural design projects. Students develop integrated design skills as they negotiate the complex issues of program, site, and form in a specific cultural context. Focuses on how architectural concepts and ideas translate into built environments that transform the public sphere. Studio designed to prepare students for graduate studies in the field.

instructors
units
2-4-6 U
schedule
TR 2-5 (studio)
prerequisites
description

Overview of design as the giving of form, order, and interactivity to the objects that define our daily life. Follows the path from project to interactive product. Covers the overall design process, preparing students for work in a hands-on studio learning environment. Emphasizes design development and constraints.

instructors
units
2-4-6 U/G
schedule
F 9-12 (4-146)
prerequisites
description

Note: schedule change: will now meet F 9-12 in room 4-146

 

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
M 2-5 (3-442)
prerequisites
description

Intensive introduction to architectural design tools and process, taught through a series of short exercises. Together with 4.107, covers a broad range of topics relating to the discourse of geometry as the basis of architectural design process. Focuses on projective drawings, explicit 3D modeling, and the reciprocity between representation and materialization.

instructors
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
T 9-11 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

Studies design as an interrogative technique to examine material sciences, media arts and technology, cultural studies, computation and emerging fabrication protocols. Provides in-depth, theoretical grounding to the notion of 'design' in architecture, and to the consideration of contemporary design methodologies, while encouraging speculation on emerging design thinking.

instructors
Justin Lavallee, Neil Gershenfeld, J. DiFrancesco
units
3-9-6 G
schedule
W 9-12 (E14-633)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Provides a practical hands-on introduction to digital fabrication, including CAD/CAM/CAE, NC machining, 3-D printing and scanning, molding and casting, composites, laser and waterjet cutting, PCB design and fabrication; sensors and actuators; mixed-signal instrumentation, embedded processing, and wired and wireless communications.

instructors
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Establishes foundational processes, techniques and attitudes towards architectural design. Includes projects of increasing scope and complexity engaging issues of structure, circulation, program, organization, building systems, materiality and tectonics. Develops methods of representation that incorporate both analogue and digital drawings and models.

instructors
Sheila Kennedy, Mariana Ibenez, Rami el Samahy
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.152
description

Interdisciplinary approach to design through studio design problems that engage the domains of building technology, computation, and the cultural/historical geographies of energy.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 OR, RF 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Scheduling note: Studios will be held either TR 1-6 or RF 1-6 depending on instructor arrangement. Full description will be posted here close to the start of the Fall term.

 

instructors
Michael Maltzan, Jeremy Jih
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 OR, RF 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Scheduling note: Studios will be held either TR 1-6 or RF 1-6 depending on instructor arrangement. Full description will be posted here close to the start of the Fall term.

 

instructors
Florian Idenburg, Sam Ghantous
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 OR, RF 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Scheduling note: Studios will be held either TR 1-6 or RF 1-6 depending on instructor arrangement. Full description will be posted here close to the start of the Fall term.

 

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 OR, RF 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Scheduling note: Studios will be held either TR 1-6 or RF 1-6 depending on instructor arrangement. Full description will be posted here close to the start of the Fall term.

 

instructors
Rafi Segal, Alan Berger, Jonah Susskind
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.162 or permission of instructor
description

Coastal areas have been urbanizing for centuries. The expansion, building and retrofitting of urban waterfronts must confront the urgent challenge of how to adapt to increasing floods, storms and sea level rise. The historic dependence on the sea, for trade and exchange, is no longer a driving force in the shaping of urban waterfronts’ form and infrastructure.

instructors
units
0-3-12 G
schedule
see instructors ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This is a continuation of the rural workshop developed by Wang Shu (Pritzker Prize recipient) of the Chinese Academy of Arts and Professor Adele Santos. This very special design/build opportunity with Professor Anton García-Abril and  Wang Shu  will design and build two small public buildings on a site adjacent to last year’s village.

instructors
units
0-3-12 G
schedule
see instructor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Summer Workshop (register for Fall 2017)

instructors
Adele Santos (MIT), Meejin Yoon (MIT), Angelo Bucci (FAU-USP), Gabriel Kozlowski (MIT), Jeremy Jih (MIT), Mariana Grinover (FAU-USP), Shundi Iwamizu (FAU-USP), Luis Antonio (FAU-USP)
units
0-3-12 G
schedule
see instructors ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Summer Workshop (register for Fall 2017)

instructors
Lorena Bello, James Wescoat, Brent Ryan, Marie Law Adams
units
0-3-12 G
schedule
summer: see instructor, fall half-term: T 9-12 through 10/16 (TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Summer Workshop (register for Fall 2017)

instructors
Janice Yolande Daniels
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
R 9:30-12:30 (TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Description coming soon.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
W 2-5 (1-242)
prerequisites
description

Through formal analysis and discussion of historical and theoretical texts, seminar produces a map of contemporary architectural practice. Examines six pairs of themes in terms of their recent history: city and global economy, urban plan and map of operations, program and performance, drawing and scripting, image and surface, and utopia and projection.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 2-5 (10-401)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Examines the urban environment as a natural phenomenon, human habitat, medium of expression, and forum for action. Subject has two related, major themes: how ideas of nature influence the way cities are perceived, designed, built, and managed; and how natural processes and urban form interact and the consequences of these for human health safety and welfare.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-6 (10-485)
prerequisites
description

Explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating urban landscapes and expressing ideas. Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on light, detail, place, poetics, narrative, and how photography can inform design and planning.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
T 2-5 (3-329)
prerequisites
description

Seminar examines the linkages between natural hazards and environmental design. Engages theoretical debates about landscapes of risk, vulnerability, and resilience. Participants generate proposals for disaster resilience through combinations of retrofit, reconstruction, resettlement, commemorative, and anticipatory design.

instructors
units
3-0-3 G
schedule
F 9-12 (1-135)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This subject gives a critical orientation towards a career in architectural practice. Through readings, case studies, guest speakers, and role-playing exercises, the course challenges students to explore a range of legal, ethical, political, and professional questions they will face in practice.

instructors
units
3-3-0 U/G
schedule
1st meeting W 9/6, 4 pm (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Graduates: register for 4.230 or 11.468
Undergraduates: register for 4.231

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
R 9-12 (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Examines dynamic relationship among key actors: beneficiaries, government, and funder. Emphasis on cost recovery, affordability, replicability, user selection, and project administration. Extensive case examples provide basis for comparisons.

instructors
Eran Ben-Joseph
units
4-2-9 G
schedule
F 9-1, W 6-9 (10-485, 10-485)
prerequisites
description

Introduces methods of recording, evaluating, and representing the urban environment. Through visual observation, field analysis, measurements, interviews, and other means, students draw on their senses and develop their ability to deduce, conclude, question, and test conclusions about how the environment is used and valued.

instructors
Larry Vale
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
MW 11-12:30 (2-105)
prerequisites
description

Examines the evolving structure of cities and the way that cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas can be designed and developed. Surveys the ideas of a wide range of people who have addressed urban problems. Stresses the connection between values and design. Demonstrates how physical, social, political and economic forces interact to shape and reshape cities over time.

instructors
Anthony Vanky
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
TR 9:30-11 (9-354)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Examines both the structure of cities and ways they can be changed. Includes historical forces that have produced cities, models of urban analysis, contemporary theories of urban design, implementation strategies. Core lectures supplemented by discussion sessions focusing on student work and field trips.

instructors
units
2-0-4U
schedule
M 3-5 (3-329)
prerequisites
description

In the past, creative careers were often discouraged, considered risky and certainly not lucrative. Tomorrow’s economy will require greater creativity in many areas beyond the visual and performing arts, music & literature. The traditionally ‘left-brained’, ‘conservative’ and ‘safe’ engineer, technologist and/or scientist will require a very different toolkit to survive, and thrive.

instructors
Lee Moreau
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
F 9-12 (3-442)
prerequisites
description

The Human Factor in Innovation and Design Strategy will expose students to the core methodologies used in human-centered design with a focus on understanding how it can be applied to solve real-world challenges.

instructors
units
2-0-4U
schedule
F 9-11 (7-429 LL)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Detailed description coming soon

Seminar or lecture on a topic in architecture studies that is not covered in the regular curriculum. Requires original research and presentation of oral and written reports and/or design projects, varying at the discretion of the instructor.

 

instructors
units
2-0-4U / 3-0-9 G
schedule
W 9-12 (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: schedule changed to W 9-12 in room 3-329