Subjects

instructors
Arindam Dutta, Bish Sanyal
units
TBAG
schedule
W 2-5 (9-425)
prerequisites
description

This is a field-based practicum jointly offered by SA+P faculty and faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur to study contemporary patterns of urbanization in medium-sized cities in India where the phenomenon is no longer geographically and geo-economically limited to the precincts of what are administratively defined as “cities.” The practicum is a mutual collaboration be

instructors
Dennis Frenchman, Gilad Rosenzweig, Tony Vanky, Matthew Claudel
units
2-4-6 G
schedule
W 5-7, F 9-1 ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This workshop is designed to assist students in Architecture, Planning, Media, Real Estate, and Art to design innovative ideas, products, services, and firms that will improve the built environment.

instructors
Iman Fayyad, Jongwan Kwon
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (studio)
prerequisites
description

Provides the foundations for architectural design. Focuses on design methodologies, formal and spatial analysis and the translation of creative conceptual strategies into architectural design propositions. Instruction in design skills, including digital and analogue representational techniques.

instructors
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.023, 4.401, 4.500
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
2-4-6 U
schedule
WF 2:30-5 (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
schedule
W 9:30-10:30, F 9:30-11:30 (5-232, 5-232)
prerequisites
description

Provides an introduction to working with information, data and visualization in a hands-on studio learning environment. Studies the history and theory of information, followed by a series of projects in which students apply the ideas directly. Progresses though basic data analysis, visual design and presentation, and more sophisticated interaction techniques.

instructors
units
2-4-6 U
schedule
TR 3-4:30 (studio)
prerequisites
description

Introduces core principles, techniques and technologies for design across a wide range of media in a studio environment. Explores ideas related to form, materials, tools, systems, and structures through project-based exercises. Develops familiarity with design process, critical observation, and tools for the translation of design concepts into digital and physical constructs.

instructors
J. Meejin Yoon, Neri Oxman
units
2-2-8 U
schedule
T 10-12 (E14-633)
prerequisites
description

Inspired by Charles and Ray Eames' canonical Powers of Ten, explores the relationship between science and engineering through the lens of design. Examines how transformations in science and technology have influenced design thinking and vice versa.

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
WF 9:30-11 (N51-160)
prerequisites
description

Provides instruction in designing and building a functional piece of furniture from an original design. Develops woodworking techniques from use of traditional hand tools to digital fabrication. Gives students the opportunity to practice design without using a building program or code.

instructors
units
3-9-6 U/G
schedule
W 2-5 (studio)
prerequisites
UG: Permission of instructor; Grad: MAS.863J or Permission of instructor
description

Undergraduates register for: 4.141
Graduates register for: 4.142

instructors
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.151
description

Builds on Core I skills and expands the constraints of the architectural problem to include issues of urban site logistics, cultural and programmatic material (inhabitation and human factors), and long span structures.

instructors
Angelo Bucci
units
0-10-11G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics.

instructors
units
0-10-11G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics.

instructors
units
0-10-11G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics.

instructors
units
0-10-11G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics.

instructors
units
0-10-11G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics.

instructors
Rafi Segal, Marie Law Adams
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.145, 4.162 or permission of instructor
description

The design of urban environments. Strategies for change in large areas of cities, to be developed over time, involving different actors. Fitting forms into natural, man-made, historical, and cultural contexts; enabling desirable activity patterns; conceptualizing built form; providing infrastructure and service systems; guiding the sensory character of development.

instructors
units
3-1-5 G
schedule
F 9-12 (2-103)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Preparatory research development leading to a well-conceived proposition for the MArch design thesis. Students formulate a cohesive thesis argument and critical project using supportive research and case studies through a variety of representational media, critical traditions, and architectural/artistic conventions.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-6 U
schedule
W 5-7 (1-371)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

UG: Register for 4.233
G: Register for 4.232

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (3-133)
prerequisites
4.252J, 11.001J
description

G: Register for 4.241 or 11.330J
UG: Register for 4.251

instructors
Marie Law Adams
units
2-0-7 G
schedule
W 9-11 (10-401)
prerequisites
description

Examines innovations in urban design practice occurring through the work of leading practitioners in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Features lectures by major national and global practitioners in urban design.

instructors
Brent Ryan
units
2-0-7 G
schedule
W 2-4 (10-401)
prerequisites
4.252J, 11.301J
description

Are there multiple urban designs, and if so, which one is ‘correct’?

What urban design principles best fit different human environments, old and new?

How can good urban design occur in democratic, decentralized settings?

instructors
Dennis Frenchman, Peter Roth
units
6-0-12 G
schedule
MW 2:30-5:30, M 6-7:30 (10-485, 10-485)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Focuses on the synthesis of projects for the real estate development industry, including the integration of physical design and programming with finance and marketing. Interdisciplinary student teams analyze how to maximize value in large-scale, mixed use projects in the process of preparing professional development proposals, involving sites in US cities and internationally.

instructors
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
M 1-4 (3-329)
prerequisites
description

Explores innovative solutions for large-scale disaster relief and humanitarian assistance (HADR) efforts. Uses case studies and interactive exercises to provide an overview of HADR activities, including generalized goals, operating environments, response communities, and technical challenges. Hands-on exercises emphasize the importance of system-oriented, sustainable design.

instructors
Advisor
units
2-0-7 G / 2-0-4 G
schedule
see advisor (see advisor)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Students select thesis topic, define method of approach, and prepare thesis proposal for SMArchS degree. Faculty supervision on an individual or group basis.

Intended for SMArchS program students prior to registration for 4.ThG.

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
M 5-8 (1-150)
prerequisites
None
description

Architecture has a deep history of integrating drawing and making; however, the Albertian orthographic mandate has produced a schism in this reciprocal relationship. It has relegated architects to producing representations of architectural intent while handing over the responsibility of means and methods of making to builders.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
MW 2-3:30 (5-231)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Description coming soon.

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

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

instructors
units
TBA U
schedule
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prerequisites
description

MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) cultivates and supports research partnerships between MIT undergraduates and faculty. UROP offers the chance to work on cutting edge research—whether you join established research projects or pursue your own ideas. This subject is pass/fail — students who wish a letter grade option for their work must register for 4.URG.