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Metropolitan Storage Warehouse is potential new location for School of Architecture and Planning

Historic building would create “design hub” for MIT, with benefits for surrounding community.

MIT has identified the Metropolitan Storage Warehouse as a potential new location for the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P). The proposed move would let the Institute create a new hub for design research and education, allow the school to expand its full range of activities, and open new spaces for public use.

The building would need renovation, a process that would require approval from the City of Cambridge.

Metropolitan Storage Warehouse is potential new location for School of Architecture and Planning

Historic building would create “design hub” for MIT, with benefits for surrounding community.

MIT has identified the Metropolitan Storage Warehouse as a potential new location for the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P). The proposed move would let the Institute create a new hub for design research and education, allow the school to expand its full range of activities, and open new spaces for public use.

The building would need renovation, a process that would require approval from the City of Cambridge.

Professor Leon Glicksman receives the Student Champion Award

Please join us in congratulating Professor Leon Glicksman for receiving the 2018 Student Champion Award for First Year Advising!

Given by the Undergraduate Association, this award recognizes an advisor who has gone beyond the call of duty to be present in aspects of advisees' lives beyond academics, participating in student events and activities.

Graduate Student Teams Among Winners of 18th Annual Affordable Housing Development Competition

The Affordable Housing Development Competition, organized by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, annually brings together teams of graduate students in architecture, planning, finance, and policy with affordable-housing organizations to develop comprehensive proposals to address the needs of the organizations and local communities. Two interdisciplinary student teams received prizes for their projects that respect local interests and propose comprehensive design and development strategies. 

Mackenzie Muhonen (MArch ’19) awarded 2018 Kohn Pederson Fox Traveling Fellowship

Please join us in congratulating Mackenzie Muhonen (MArch ’19), one of three recipients of the 2018 Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF) Traveling Fellowship for her portfolio and proposal, "Learning from Love Motels: The Semiotics of a Civic Bedroom." Muhonen will travel to five cities in Brazil during a five-week trip this summer.

"Humanities through Material Engagement”: Gediminas Urbonas on Artistic Research

"The notion of ‘artistic research’ has really taken hold and captured the imagination of the art world in the past fifteen years,” explains Gediminas Urbonas, associate professor in the Art, Culture & Technology (ACT) program in the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

Stephanie Lee and Ellen Shakespear win second prize in the MIT Creative Arts Competition

Stephanie Lee (MArch '19) and Ellen Shakespear (MArch/MCP '19) founded Spaceus to address issues of artistic practice and community engagement in a gentrifying city. Spaceus "rethinks how artists and communities interact and come together outside of galleries and museums. We do this by finding affordable, shared studio spaces for artists in vacant storefronts. We are experimenting with new ways of engaging the broader community with art through workshops, open studios—anything we can dream of together," they explain.

Students, faculty, and alumni return to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

MIT faculty, students, and alumni will make significant contributions as exhibitors and curators at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Considered one of the foremost global forums for architecture and the built environment and drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world, the Architecture Biennale takes place every two years in Venice, Italy.

Discover Architecture + Design Freshman Pre-Orientation Program (FPOP)

Dates: Thursday, August 23 through Sunday, August 26, 2018
Place: In and around Boston & the MIT campus
Available Spaces: 20
Cost: none (includes supplies, transportation and many meals)

MIT named No. 1 university worldwide for architecture/built environment, No. 4 for art and design

For the fourth year in a row, MIT has been named the top university in the world for “Architecture/Built Environment” in the subject rankings from QS World University Rankings for 2018. In “Art and Design,” the Institute ranked No. 4 globally. 

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