News + Events

Jun 29, 2014. Posted by J. Meejin Yoon

We are all still mourning the tragic loss of Kaitlin Goldstein, who was one of our PhD candidates in the Building Technology Program in the Department of Architecture. Greatly saddened by the news of her death in India, we give our deepest condolences to her family and friends. For those that knew Kate, she was unfailingly generous in helping others both in the classroom and beyond the walls of MIT.

Jun 05, 2014 - 9:45 AM
Jun 05, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Congratulations to all of our 2013-2014 Department of Architecture graduates!

A special congratulations goes to the following students who were the recipients of the 2014 Departmental Awards:

William Emerson Prize
to an Architecture Senior
for Academic Excellence

Henry Wentworth Gardner
(1894) Prize
to an Architecture Senior
for Academic Excellence and
Achievement in Design

Jun 03, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

An international design team consisting of the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (US) and Dutch Delta Collective (NL) was charged by Shaun Donovan, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, with a study and design for the reconstruction and redevelopment of the northeast coastline of the United States, after the passage of hurricane Sandy in 2012. The team combines the cutting edge research and local knowledge of MIT and the best in water design and management from the Netherlands, such as De Urbanisten, Deltares, Volker Infra Design, ZUS and 75B.

May 27, 2014. Posted by Tonya Miller

Widely Honored for Her Work in Architecture, Design and Education J. Meejin Yoon, architect and educator, has been appointed Head of the Department of Architecture beginning July 1. The first woman ever appointed to that post, she succeeds Nader Tehrani who served as department head from 2010 to 2014.

May 15, 2014 - 6:00 PM
7-408 (Keller Gallery)  
May 13, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

By MILLIØNS (Principals John May and Zeina Koreitem)

Opening: Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
On view through August, 2014

Keller Gallery & MIT Department of Architecture
77 Massachusetts Ave, Room 7-408

Apr 28, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Spring 2014 BSA, MArch and SMArchS Final Thesis Reviews

Research presentations by students in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSA), Master of Architecture (MArch) and Master of Science in Architecture Studies (SMArchS) programs with guest critics.

Friday, May 16, 2014, from 9:30 am to 4:45 pm.

The three simultaneous SMArchS thesis reviews will take place in Rooms 9-450A, 9-450B, and 9-451.

The BSA and MArch thesis reviews will be in Long Lounge/Room 7-429, and in adjacent pin-up spaces on the 4th floor of Buildings 7 and 5.

May 13, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Various Locations: Lob...  
Apr 29, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Amplifying Sonic Atmospheres, featuring student work from MIT courses 4.373 and 21M.351, visiting artists Stephen Vitiello and Scanner, and the Either/Or ensemble

May 13 – 17, 2014
Free and open to the public.

Apr 07, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks a dynamic and visionary academic leader to be the next Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning. The School comprises five main divisions: Department of Architecture; Department of Urban Studies and Planning; Media Lab; Center for Real Estate; Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

Apr 09, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Architect Magazine recently conducted a series of interviews with architects and their firms. Three of those focused on MIT faculty.

The three videos can be viewed on the Architect Magazine website:


Apr 03, 2014 - 9:00 AM
Building 7, 4th Floor  
Feb 14, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

The Open House for applicants to the Master of Architecture (MArch) Program and the Master of Science in Architecture Studies (SMArchS) Program was held on Thursday, April 3, 2014. MIT welcomed over 40 prospective students, who spent the day:

Apr 08, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

An interview with graduate student Philip Ewing who talks about how he decided to become an architect, his interest in the field of Computation and what winning the Robert R. Taylor Fellowship has meant to his life.

Mar 20, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Along with four other MIT professors, John Ochsendorf is awardeded MIT’s top undergraduate teaching honor.

Read more:

Mar 06, 2014 - 6:30 PM
7-408 (Keller Gallery)  
Mar 05, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Get to Work by Room Studio

Apr 11, 2014 - 6:00 PM
Mar 04, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

On April 11-12, 2014, the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT is hosting an evening lecture and one-day conference on “The Orangi Pilot Project and Legacy of Architect Perween Rehman." Perween Rehman was director of Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) until she was tragically murdered on March 13, 2013. Through this symposium we aim to draw parallels and lessons from the success story of the OPP, both in Pakistan and elsewhere.

Feb 28, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

The Takenaka Corporation, one of Japan's leading full-service architecture & construction companies, offers a 3-month internship from June 2 through August 29, 2014 in the Architectural Design Section of its Osaka office. As of 2014, MIT has participated in this program for over 20 years, and past interns have found the experience to be professionally and personally rewarding.

MIT Students enrolled in the MArch and SMArchS programs are eligible and welcome to apply.

The application consists of:

Feb 27, 2014 - 10:00 AM
7-338 (Stella Room)  
Feb 25, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Please join us for a presentation by Patrick Little, winner of the 2013 Fontainebleau Scholarship, and to learn more about this great opportunity.

2014 Architecture Summer Session, Fontainebleau Schools in France
The MIT Department of Architecture will provide a scholarship for one graduate or undergraduate student to attend the Architecture Summer Session at the Chateau Fontainebleau in France. The scholarship is made possible by the support of A. Anthony Tappe MArch and MCP '58, an alumnus of Fontainebleau.

Feb 12, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Shan He and teammate Jonas Helfer won First Place in the Main Division for their website,

Learn more and see the other winners:

Feb 06, 2014 - 5:30 PM
7-408, Keller Gallery  
Jan 24, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

"SPACE-TIME," Exhibition by Jorge Otero-Pailos, in collaboration with MIT ©2013 Jorge Otero-Pailos

Space-Time registers fifty years in one third of one millionth of a second exposure, a time compression proportionally equivalent in space to shrinking the Solar System into the size of an apple’s core. The photograph was produced at MIT following Harold Edgerton’s laboratory notes and with the original instruments he used in 1964, which are now museum pieces. In 2014, as in 1964, Space-Time stops the bang of a bullet piercing through the core of a Macintosh apple at Mach 2.39.

Jan 15, 2014. Posted by Anne Deveau

The grant will help create a Global Architecture History Teaching Collaborative

by Scott R Campbell

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded MIT's School of Architecture + Planning (SA+P) a $1 million grant to help create a Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative.