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May 21, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

The Arts at MIT awarded Tsz Wai Alan Kwan the 2015 Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts. Alan is a first year student in the Master of Science of Art, Culture and Technology program. His work, Shadow Donation, is a light installation that causes the shadows of a tree from the Mojave Desert to be cast from a native Hong Kong tree. 

May 18, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

Undergraduate student in Architecture, Tiandra Ray, found the "perfect fit" joining her interests in architecture with community building. 

Read more:
https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/student-profile-tiandra-ray-0518

May 15, 2015. Posted by Olivia Huang

Jie Zhang, who recently earned her MArch in February 2015, was named winner of the Student award for her environmentally-conscious “Thirsty House” design that acknowledges the scarcity of water as a resource. Morgan Gerdel, AIA, who received his B.S. in Art and Design in January 2000, was honored with the Small Spaces award for his 1,000-square-foot, LEED-certified  “Maui Cottage” which aims to be energy and material efficient.

May 14, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

"Fire stations rarely become topics of architectural interest. Yet, 50 years later, the Fire Station in the Belgian town of Asse, designed by ORG (Organization for Permanent Modernity) promises to do just that, providing an interesting comparison and view of current architecture culture." - (The PLAN ed. 082)

May 14, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

ORG, the Organization for Permanent Modernity, was selected and appointed for the design of a territorial urban vision for the future Metropolis of Aix-Marseille-Provence. At the start of 2016, Aix-Marseille-Provence will become one urban region on a policy level. In preparation of this, design teams have been appointed to formulate a long term vision for this new metropolis, in dialogue with stakeholders and each other. The project is of a significant national importance in France, as Marseille is the second largest city of the country.

May 14, 2015. Posted by Hannah Loomis

Marie Adams (MArch '06) and Dan Adams, Landing Studio, are recipients of The Architectural League Prize 2015: Authenticity. Marie and Dan founded Landing Studio in 2005; clients and projects include port facilities, demolition plans, ocean transport, and shared industrial/public park spaces. Their project 99 Marginal St. was exhibited at the Keller Gallery in 2013. Landing Studio is also one of five Boston-based architecture practices to participate in the 2015 Design Biennial Boston.

May 15, 2015 - 9:30 AM
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Apr 30, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

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.

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 14, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

MIT Research Scientist Skylar Tibbits, SMArchS Computation '10, is taking over the position of Editor-in-Chief of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Journal, founded by Hod Lipson, Director of the Creative Machines Lab at Cornell University.

May 07, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

ACT proudly announces the participation of ACT Professor Emerita, Joan Jonas; ACT(VAP) Alumna, Jennifer Allora; and CAVS Fellow, Aldo Tambellini in the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 9 May – 22 November 2015.

May 05, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

MIT was named the top university for architecture and the built environment by QS World University Rankings in 2015. Universities are scored in 36 different subject areas, on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. 

Read more on dezeen.com

 

Feb 19, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

Alumnus Robert Robinson Taylor, the country's first academically trained black architect and MIT's first African-American graduate, is featured in the Black Heritage series of stamps by the US Postal Service.

Taylor went on to contribute significantly to the development of both the curriculum and the campus of Tuskegee University. 

Read more about this on MIT News.

Apr 30, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

The MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society awarded the 2015 Benjamin Siegel prize to "CONTESTED LANDSCAPES: Staking Claims in Michigan’s Copper Country," by Elizabeth Yarina, a joint Masters student in Architecture and City Planning. They noted:

Apr 30, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

The Computational Making Group was formed in 2014 and is comprised of faculty, students, and alumni of the Design and Computation discipline group in the Department of Architecture at MIT. The goal of our group is to articulate and circumscribe an emerging area of interdisciplinary research we call Computational Making. In recent years, there has been growing interest in “making” and “makers”, usually revolving around digital fabrication.

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM
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Apr 10, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

Over the last year, a team of faculty, students, and professionals collaborated on the design, engineering, and construction of the memorial. The Collier Memorial, designed by Professor Meejin Yoon and engineered in collaboration with Professor John Ochsendorf, is built from thirty-two solid granite blocks to form a five-way asymmetrical vault, achieving stability and strength through unity and the interaction of each part.

Apr 24, 2015. Posted by Anne Deveau

Lauren Jacobi, Assistant Professor of the History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Department of Architecture at MIT is this year's recipient of The National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies for 2015–2016.  Her Rome Prize project, "Across Economic Geographies: Itali

Apr 23, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

Elizabeth Yarina is a winner in the  AIA Committee on the Environment/ACSA first annual AIA COTE Top Ten For Students Competition.

Apr 23, 2015. Posted by Olivia Huang

The Architizer's A+ Awards recognize architecture in a range of categories with a jury of 300 as well as voting by the online community. Each of the categories features 5 finalist projects from which winners in Jury's Choice and Popular Choice are selected. Department Head Meejin Yoon's Howeler+Yoon Swing Time playscape, placed as a finalist in the Pop-Ups & Temporary category.

Apr 16, 2015. Posted by Olivia Huang

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture "is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence."

Apr 10, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

The Market Street Prototyping Festival in San Francisco displays research that viewers decided should move from "prototype to reality." MIT's Urban RISK Lab was selected for its Emergency Preparedness Hub, on display on the corner of Market and Hayes Streets from April 9-11.

Apr 06, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently announced the designers of the exhibition at BSA and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Apr 10, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

As an undergraduate, Leventhal studied civil engineering, becoming a naval architect during World War II. He founded the Beacon Construction Co. in 1946, along with his brother, Robert. He is known for several signature developments in Boston, as well as for being a "tireless benefactor." 

“He had a great interest in art and architecture,” said Alan Leventhal, noting that his father’s intellectual interests were well served by his committee work at MIT. “He had an enthusiasm that never left him.”