Classroom + Conference Reservation
In order to check the schedule of a particular room, follow these steps:
- Open Internet Explorer in Windows
- Log on to owa.exchange.mit.edu
- Click on the small triangle next to your name in the upper right corner, this will bring up the "Open Other Mailbox" window.
- Enter the exact name of the room that you want to view
- Find the free time slot you would like to reserve and then email firstname.lastname@example.org with the request
If you have Outlook (Windows only) configured for exchange, follow these instructions:
- From Outlook calendar, click on the "Open a Shared Calendar..." link.
- Click the "Name..." button in the "Open a Shared Calendar" window that pops up.
- Search for one of the following terms "ARCH," "DUSP" or "SOAP" and select from the results.
- Find the free time slot you would like to reserve and then email email@example.com with the request
Unfortunately, there's currently no way to check the availability of a room on Macs.
SOAP: Stella Room 7-338 — Capacity: 20 at table plus 10 chairs (30 max)
Situated in the Wolk Gallery, the Stella Room is generally used for meetings and presentations. Because of limited space available within the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) for events, activities related to SA+P meetings and faculty-sponsored events will be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis. All others within the MIT community may request the Stella Room WITHIN three weeks of the date of their event. Other policies remain in effect for all users (e.g.: set-up and clean-up time must be incorporated into the overall reservation time, all food and trash must be removed by the end of the reservation time, fees will be imposed as necessary to support room use policies, etc.). The Stella Room sits about 20 at the oval table, with seats along the edges for more. Please see "Stella Rooms Policy" for more information. To book the room, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCH: Long Lounge (7-429) — Capacity: 100 with doors open, 49 with doors closed; 100 chairs total
Long Lounge is reserved for all Department lecture series and studios as pin-up, review, and presentation space and other events requiring slide and computer projection, pin up, etc. While it may not be booked on a weekly basis for a specific class, a class that has a special event or speaker for which they need more public space, may reserve it for that event. It is booked by emailing email@example.com.
- Classes may not schedule on a weekly basis, but may for special events.
- First priority is lecture series during specified lecture times.
- Second priority is studio faculty during studio hours (MW 2-5; TR 1-6; F 2-6); these hours will vary depending on the term), and to be reserved on as-needed. Studios may not be block booked more than 3 weeks in advance.
- Third priority is classes that need pin-up space or to spread out on large tables on an occasional basis.
- All other times the room is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
ARCH: Building Technology Lab (9-250) — Capacity: 16
ARCH: Classroom (9-255)* — Capacity: 15
Pinup space on three walls, a projection screen, two large work desks and stacking chairs. Room for 10-15. The wall washer lighting makes it ideal as pin-up space. It has an installed projector. And the room can be completely darkened, so it is ideal for showing slides or digital images to a small group. The room may be reserved for studios as pin-up, review, and presentation space when not scheduled for classes. Classes are booked through Renée Caso during the term scheduling process. Studio time and events are booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCH: Classroom (3-133) — Capacity: 58
Tiered classroom with two 5' chalk boards, one 16' screen, Athena workstation, network connection, video projection and two slide projectors in the booth. Architecture receives priority through the first two weeks of the semester, but all final scheduling is done through the Scheduling Office. Classes are booked through Renée Caso during the term scheduling process. One time events are booked through the Schedules Office, email@example.com.
ARCH: Classroom (5-216) — Capacity: 18
Seminar style classroom with 22' chalk board, 13' screen, network connection, video projection and 2 slide projectors. Architecture receives priority through the first two weeks of the semester, but all final scheduling is done through the Scheduling Office. Classes are booked through Renée Caso during the term scheduling process. One time events are booked through the Schedules Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCH: Computer Classroom (9-251) — Capacity: 12
It is a facility jointly used by DUSP and Architecture, for classes and events that require use of PCs by everyone present. The classroom has 12 PCs, one of which is connected to an overhead LCD projector. All PCs are connected to the MIT Network and anyone with a Kerberos username and password can log on. Classes are booked through Renée Caso during the term scheduling process. Studio time and events are booked by emailing email@example.com.
*Priority for classrooms that are reserved for studios:
- First priority is given for regularly scheduled classes.
- Second priority is studio faculty during studio hours; these hours vary depending upon the room and the term.
- Third priority is given to non-studio classes that need pin-up space or to spread out on large tables.
Computer Resource Organization's Name (CRON)
CRON provides a range of computer hardware and software for student use, and facilitates access to other computational resources on campus for both the Departments of Architecture and Planning. CRON can advise users on equipment to purchase, and manages the day-to-day operations of the Department's computing infrastructure.
CRON maintains an environment in which information technology is available and easily accessible to serve required coursework and independent study. It manages a complex computer network supporting Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems. Wireless access (to MITnet) is provided throughout the campus by MIT Information Systems and Technology (http://ist.mit.edu), allowing convenient network access for laptops. Wired network drops are available in the studios and other spaces where students can connect desktop computers. All MIT students receive a network account that enables access to state-of-the-art software, as well as e-mail, personal file storage (including web pages) and general Internet access.
Software provided includes office productivity suites, two- and three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD), modeling, rendering, animation, video editing, multimedia, image processing, geographic information systems (GIS), and structural, heat and lighting analysis packages. Where software licenses allow, software is available for installation on student-owned computers without charge.
Hardware includes color and black-and-white laser printers, wide-format plotters, scanners (flatbed and slide), digital cameras, portable projectors and video equipment. Computers are located in studios, classrooms, labs and other areas. Many areas are equipped with plasma screens or overhead projectors. Refer to the CRON website to learn where equipment is located. During the academic term, computer facilities are available 24 hours a day to students enrolled in the Department's academic programs. In addition to the Department's facilities, all MIT students have access to workstations in Athena clusters located throughout the campus.
There is no fee for using the computers in the Department's public areas, but students are charged a subsidized rate for printing, plotting and software licenses. This 'CRON Computing Fee' charge appears on one's Bursar's statement at the beginning of each term.
Further information can be had by visiting the CRON web site:
Rapid Prototyping Lab
The Architecture Department's Rapid Prototyping Lab provides equipment and software that students and faculty can use to fabricate physical objects from CAD models. RPL facilities include three ULS laser cutters, a ZCorp 3D printer which creates three-dimensional models from CAD designs, and a CNC router which carves wood or foam in three dimensions under computer control. Laser cutters are available for use by students 24 hours/day following a mandatory safety training session. Students pay a fee for using the ZCorp printer equal to the cost of the materials used.
Supervisor: Christopher Dewart
There are two shops available to Architecture Department students: a model building shop on the fourth floor of building 7, adjacent to the main studio areas, and a shop in Building N51, first floor, for larger projects.
Supervisor: Christopher Dewart
The MIT Libraries comprise five major subject libraries (architecture and planning; engineering; humanities; science; social sciences and management) and several branch libraries in specialized subject areas. Rotch Library, located in buildings 7 and 7A (entrance 7-238), is the library for art, architecture, urban design and planning, and visual and environmental arts. A branch library, the Rotch Visual Collection, is located in building 7-304.
The library holds extensive collections in architecture and building technology, art history, photography and film, environmental studies and land use, urban design and development, housing and community development, regional planning and development, urban transportation, and real estate. Teaching materials acquired in the earliest days of the Department are housed in the Limited Access Collection, along with other rare, unique, fragile or expensive architecture books and journals.
Other special collections include:
- Videotapes in art and architecture
- Materials on urban design and architecture in Islamic societies
- Masters and PhD theses of recent graduates of the Department of Architecture and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, including real estate theses
Required readings for courses 4 and 11 are available at the services desk. Consult the reserve notebooks for specific items.
All materials, with the exception of slides and photographs, are listed in the MIT Libraries' online catalog, Barton and Vera, a subject list of electronic databases and journals.
Use of Other Libraries
By reciprocal agreement, graduate students are eligible for borrowing privileges at the Harvard College Libraries, including the Fine Arts Library, and at the Loeb Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (cross-registration for a course at Harvard also entitles MIT students to borrowing privileges in the library of the graduate school in which the course is offered).
In addition, MIT is a member of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), a group of Boston-area research libraries. MIT students may apply for BLC privileges at the Rotch Library services desk.
Inter-Library Borrowing (ILB) is a service, international in scope, that locates and borrows books and, periodical articles, from other institutions. You may request to borrow materials via the web form on the MIT Libraries' website.
Rotch Visual Collections
Slides, photographs, and media in the fields of art, architecture, building technology, city planning, environmental design, anthropology, and archaeology are available in the Rotch Visual Collections (RVC) in 7-304.
A large light table, slide projectors, slide digitization equipment, and a photographic copy stand are available for use in the RVC.
Global Education and Career Development (GECD), located in Room 12-170, advises students on any part of the career development process including career self-assessment, exploring career opportunities, searching for jobs and managing their careers. Undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree students should make appointments with Career Development Specialist Christina Henry.
The GECD now allows a select number of appointments to be booked online! Appointments can be made by logging into your CareerBridge account and clicking the link "Make an Appointment" under the heading "I want to..." on the left margin of this page. To find out about additional appointment options please call: (617) 253-4733.
Preparing a Portfolio
Students should have up-to-date portfolios. Portfolios are needed to apply for graduate school, for jobs, and for departmental travel awards and prizes. It is in the student's best interest to update his/her portfolio each term.
When preparing a portfolio show your ability to package and present information attractively and concisely: Form is as important as content. Be sure to include only your best work, and organize material logically.
Consider your audience. Are you applying for graduate school? Positions are often won or lost on first impressions. Rearranging your portfolio for an interview sends a clear signal that you are serious about the opportunity.
MIT expects that all students come to the Institute for a serious purpose and expects them to be responsible individuals who conduct themselves with high standards of honesty and personal conduct. “Cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration, and other forms of academic dishonesty are considered serious offenses for which disciplinary penalties can be imposed.” MIT Bulletin
Some academic offenses by students may be handled directly between the faculty member and student, possibly with the assistance of the head of the Department. As a result of discussion between the faculty member and the student, the faculty member may conclude that the student has in fact behaved dishonestly and may wish to take some further direct action. Among the direct actions the faculty member may wish to take are reduced grade, a warning letter, and redo of assignment or exam. The faculty member may also bring the case to the Committee on Discipline (COD) within the Office of the Dean for Student Life (DSL) for resolution.
COD Rules and Regulations are available online at web.mit.edu/committees/cod. Procedures for dealing with academic misconduct in research and scholarship can be found in the MIT Policies & Procedures at http://mit.edu/policies/10.1.html
MIT Policy on Harassment
Harassment of any kind is not acceptable behavior at MIT; it is inconsistent with the commitment to excellence that characterizes MIT’s activities. MIT is committed to creating an environment in which every individual can work, study, and live without being harassed. Harassment may therefore lead to sanctions up to and including termination of employment or student status.
Harassment is any conduct, verbal or physical, on or off campus, that has the intent or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual or group’s educational or professional performance at MIT or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational, work, or living environment. Some kinds of harassment are prohibited by civil laws or by MIT policies on conflict of interest and nondiscrimination.
Harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age includes harassment of an individual in terms of a stereotyped group characteristic, or because of that person’s identification with a particular group.
Sexual harassment may take many forms. Sexual assault and requests for sexual favors that affect educational or employment decisions constitute sexual harassment. However, sexual harassment may also consist of unwanted physical contact, requests for sexual favors, visual displays of degrading sexual images, sexually suggestive conduct, or offensive remarks of a sexual nature.
The Institute is committed under this policy to stopping harassment and associated retaliatory behavior. All MIT supervisors have a responsibility to act to stop harassment in the areas under their supervision.
Any member of the MIT community who feels harassed is encouraged to seek assistance and resolution of the complaint. MIT provides a variety of avenues by which an individual who feels harassed may proceed, so that each person may choose an avenue appropriate to his or her particular situation. Institute procedures are intended to protect the rights of both complainant and respondent, to protect privacy, and to prevent supervisory reprisal.
General complaint procedures are described in Section 9.6 Complaint and Grievance Procedures, http://mit.edu/policies/9/9.6.html.