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Jun 07, 2019. Posted by Kathaleen Brearley

Prof. Fabiola López-Durán (MIT/HTC Phd 2009) received the 2019 Robert Motherwell Book Award from the Dedalus Foundation. https://www.dedalusfoundation.org/2019-cezannes-gravity-eugenics-garden

Jun 06, 2019. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Congratulations to all of our 2018-2019 graduating students!! Special congratulations go to the following students who were the recipients of the 2019 Departmental Awards.

William Emerson Prize
For an Architecture Senior in Recognition 
of Academic Excellence
MICHELLE T. XIE

Tucker-Voss Award
For a Building Technology Student in Recognition of Promise
for the Future in the General Field of Building Construction
JUSTIN DAVID LUEKER

Jun 03, 2019. Posted by Gina Halabi

In his new book, MIT’s Timothy Hyde looks at the architectural controversies that have helped shape Britain.

In 1984, when the British government was planning to build a flashy modernist addition to the National Gallery in London, Prince Charles offered a dissenting view. The proposed extension, he said, resembled “a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend.” A public controversy ensued, and eventually a more subtle addition was built.

May 20, 2019. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Buildings of the future may be lit by collections of glowing plants and designed around an infrastructure of sunlight harvesting, water transport, and soil collecting and composting systems. That’s the vision behind an interdisciplinary collaboration between an MIT architecture professor and a professor of chemical engineering.

May 20, 2019. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Please join us in congratulating the following students who were selected by the Department of Architecture faculty this spring for the following competitive awards, fellowships, internships, and scholarships. Awards and prizes are given at the end of each academic year in recognition of outstanding scholarship and promise. Read more about each of the awards.

May 18, 2019. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Celebrated architect I.M. Pei ’40 died on May 16 in New York City. He was 102. Over the course of a long international career, he designed notable buildings that included museums, cultural and research centers, civic buildings, and office towers. A dedicated modernist, he received the architecture world’s highest honors for his large body of work.

Among his best-known projects are the glass pyramid entrance pavilion he designed for the Louvre Museum in Paris, and the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. 

May 06, 2019. Posted by Gina Halabi

The Office of Graduate Education recently honored Huma Gupta as one of the 2019 Graduate Women of Excellence at their biennial celebration on Monday, April 29. Huma and her fellow honorees were nominated by members of the MIT community, and selected based on their leadership and service contributions, dedication to mentoring, and commitment to improving the student experience.

May 01, 2019. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Tuesday, May 14
4.154 Architecture Option Studios

1–6 PM
WorkLive Queens
Dan Wood, Sam Ghantous
North Dome & Corner

1–6 PM
Off-Campus: Transforming the Monastery of Toumliline
Linna Choi, Tarik Oualalou, Maya Shopova
7-429/Long Lounge

Apr 26, 2019. Posted by Gina Halabi

This year twenty-one students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the Department of Architecture will participate in the 2019 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Annual Conference, hosted April 24 - 28 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Apr 12, 2019. Posted by Gina Halabi

Henry A. Millon, a scholar of Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture who served on the faculty at MIT for almost 50 years, left a lasting legacy on his scholarly field through his own work and that of the many students he taught and advised.

Apr 01, 2019 - 3:44 PM
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Apr 02, 2019. Posted by Inala Locke

In celebration of the Bauhaus centennial, MIT Virtual Experience Design Lab presents the Virtual Bauhaus, a virtual reality exhibition created by the Goethe-Institute Boston in collaboration with TH Köln. Presented as part of Wunderbar Together: The Year of German- American Friendship 2018/19 – an initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institute, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

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Mar 21, 2019. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Thresholds 48: Kin
Editors: Stratton Coffman, Dalma Földesi, Sarah Wagner
Spring 2020

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:00 AM
 
Mar 05, 2019. Posted by Darren Bennett

Thank you to the many admitted students who joined us for the Open House on Thursday, April 4th.  It was wonderful to meet you all and we wish that everyone could have made it!

For the many of you who could not make it, or who want to relive the day, we have video of key sessions:

Morning Overview with Andrew Scott, Sheila Kennedy, Skylar Tibbits, Miho Mazereeuw, Brandon Clifford, Timothy Hyde, Christoph Reinhart, Azra Akšamija

Feb 28, 2019. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Fall 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of MIT's first architecture class, making what is now the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) home to the oldest architectural course of study in the United States. To mark the occasion, the department is celebrating with a diverse array of educational and social programming on campus throughout the academic year. The events will culminate in a symposium and alumni open house on campus April 12–13.

Feb 21, 2019. Posted by Darren Bennett

New prize honors legendary developer and philanthropist Norman B. Leventhal.

Vibrant, innovative cities most often result from powerful collaborations among diverse constituencies.

To support this ideal, the MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) has announced the creation of a new interdisciplinary prize aimed at catalyzing innovative urban design and planning approaches worldwide, with a goal of improving the quality of life and environment for residents. 

Dec 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Various Locations  
Dec 06, 2018. Posted by Darren Bennett

Monday, Dec. 10

10:00 am to 6:00 pm
4.153 Architecture Design Core Studio III (G), BAJA WINERY: Architecture in the time of drought, Sheila Kennedyi (coordinator), Rami el Samahy, Cristina Parreno Alonso
Long Lounge/7-429 + adjacent pin-up space

Tuesday, Dec. 11

1:00 to 6:00 pm
4.154 Architecture Option Studio (G), Puerto Rico Safe School, Miho Mazereeuw
Room 9-255