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Dec 18, 2014 - 9:00 AM
E-14-674, E15-001  
Dec 16, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

The M.Arch Thesis final review is Thursday, December 18, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in E-14-674 (and E15-001 - The Cube), with a reception to follow in the Winter Garden.

Nineteen students will be presenting their thesis work for review by the thesis committees and a panel of critics. Thesis abstracts are available here

Dec 12, 2014 - 4:51 PM
Dec 11, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

The SMArchS Pre-Thesis/Thesis Review is Friday, December 12, 2014, from 10:15 am to 4:45 pm in Rooms 9-450A, 9-450B, and 9-451.  A downloadable pamphlet with a schedule may be downloaded.  See link in right column.

Nov 20, 2014. Posted by Anne Deveau

The 2015 Society of Architectural Historians Conference meets from April 15th to the 19th in Chicago, Illinois, and twelve people from the Department of Architecture's communities will present papers there. The list shows the presenters and their MIT degree(s), their current affiliation, the title of the paper to be delivered, and the conference session information.


Nov 18, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

In this exhibition, the POPlab at MIT- lead by architects Anton Garcia-Abril and Debora Mesa- is participating in collaboration with other professionals to propose alternatives to single-minded redevelopment strategies in Mumbai. These alternatives prevent the automatic disqualification of homegrown neighborhoods (commonly referred to as ’slums’) to present them not as tabula rasa but as a 'tabula pronta' with real value to drive any urban project.

Nov 12, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design announced their picks for the "most promising and emerging design talent in Europe for 2014." Cristina Parreño Alonso earned this distinction for three projects: Paper Chandeliers;

Nov 13, 2014 - 9:00 AM
77 Massachusetts Avenu...  
Sep 16, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett
Thank you to the many who joined us for our Open House on November 11th!  We enjoyed meeting you and sharing our work, and hope that the open house was informative.  If you were not able to join us, enjoy the pictures above of this exciting day.  If you have any unanswered questions or want to discuss anything regarding the admissions process, please check the website or email  We look forward to seeing your applications!   


Nov 08, 2014 - 3:30 AM
W-16, Kresge Auditoriu...  
Oct 30, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

A memorial celebration to honor the late Otto Piene, professor emeritus of Visual Design and director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies from 1974 - 1994. Continuing to Memorial Lobby (Building 10) for a reception from 5 - 6 p.m.

Hosted by Mark Jarzombek, interim dean of the School of Architecture + Planning, and Renee Green, director of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

Open to the general public.

For more information, contact:

Scott Campbell

Oct 23, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Practicing Architect and Prominent Scholar of Architecture and Urbanism

By Peter Dizikes

Hashim Sarkis — a prominent scholar of architecture and urbanism, a practicing architect whose works have been built in the United States and the Middle East, and a leading expert on design in the Middle East — has been named the new dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), effective in January.

Oct 23, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Miho Mazereeuw and her Urban Risk Lab are working to help disaster-prone areas better plan for emergencies.

Preemptive Design Saving Cities on Spectrum

Oct 22, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

After five years and delays from a major flood, "Skipping Stone Bridge," finally connects Calgary's East Village to St. Patrick's Island and the Memorial Drive pathway. Officially called St. Patrick's Bridge, the foot bridge cost $25 million and is expected to serve 4,000 people a day. 

Designed by architect Jean-Francois Blassel of RFR, the design team includes Christian Rieser, Michael McDonagh, Daniel Garcia, Minh Nguyen, Richard Aeck, Akio Sassa, Andreas Schnubel, Raphael Royer de Vericourt, Adrien Quaglia, and Eloi de Durand.

Nov 18, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Oct 15, 2014. Posted by Site Admin

Return, revisit, reacquaint, remember, renew and reinvent with faculty, alumni, and current students. End the afternoon with a cocktail reception during which alumni are invited to present posters of their work, converse with faculty members, and network with participants.

Click Here to Register by November 10

Oct 16, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Preparations have begun for the construction of the memorial to MIT Officer Sean Collier.

Oct 16, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

PhD student Dina El-Zanfaly helped to establish a successful fabrication lab in Egypt after taking the subject, "How to Make (Almost) Anything. Read the whole story, here:

Oct 14, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

A question and answer session with Mapdwell Co-Founder Eduardo Berlin. Mapdwell founders include Christoph Reinart and Alstan Jakubiec (PhD '14).

Oct 10, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

With contributions from NADAAA, the firm of Professor Nader Tehrani, as well as nARCHITECTS, co-founded by Mimi Huang (MA'93), with several committee members from the Department, MIT Architecture is helping to design our future campus.

Oct 03, 2014. Posted by Tonya Miller

Assistant Professor Lauren Jacobi will present at the New England Renaissance Conference (NERC) on October 11, 2014 held at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.  The focus of the conference this year is "Cultures of Credit and Debt in Medieval & Early Modern Europe".

Sep 26, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Students Suk Lee, Beomki Lee and Daeho Lee (MArch '14) won the Holcim Main Prize in the New Generation category for Pleura Pod, and has been published in PASAJES Arquitectura Magazine, Madrid.

More information is available on the Holcim website,


Sep 23, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Sheila Kennedy and J. Frano Violich were awarded for the Chrysanthemum Building in Boston's North End, an affordable residential urban infill development. 

Additional information about the award is available on the Holcim Foundation website,

Please join us in congratulating Professor Kennedy on yet another distinction.

Sep 23, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Beth has three of sculptures included in "Branching Out: Trees as Art," opening on Saturday, September 27 at the Peabody Essex Museum. The exhibition is on view for one year, through September 20, 2015. Read More: is "Tangle," a 300-foot-long rope made of acorn caps collected from under a single red oak in Boston's Arnold Arboretum.

Sep 22, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Congratulations to Christoph Reinhart, leader of MIT's Sustainable Design Lab and finalist in this year's Innovation by Design Awards for his data visualization project Mapdwell! Read more about it here:  

Sep 17, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Professor of the Practice of Architecture Sheila Kennedy won two awards recently, the Design Innovator Award by Architectural Record magazine, and the $100K Berkeley-Rupp Prize by the University of California at Berkeley College of Environmental Design. 

Sep 12, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Howeler + Yoon Architecture, the firm of J. Meejin Yoon, was feature this week in the Washington Post and the Boston Globe for their work in Boston and Washington, D.C. 

11th Street Bridge Project in the Washington Post

Swing Time Project in the Boston Globe

Sep 12, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett
NADAAA won #1 in design and is ranked #25 overall in Architect Top 50 (Architect Magazine). The firm also won #1 in design last year. 
Sep 11, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Caleb is up against some strong competition, including Bjarke Ingels Group, with his project, CityFarm.

Read more, here:

Sep 12, 2014 - 5:00 PM
Sep 10, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett
Opening reception: 9/12, 5:00 PM
On view: 9/12 - 10/15 
Refreshments and light fare will be served.
Sep 10, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

Please join us in congratulating Erioseto Hendranata, (MArch '14), who was awarded the SOM Foundation 2014 SOM Prize in Architecture, Design and Urban Design for his research proposal, "Risk and Crises in the field of architecture and landscape as a natural or man-made event or process which impacts both the society and the territory it inhabits."

Read more:

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 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 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 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.

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.