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Jan 23, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Freshman seminar inspires students to see the world with fresh eyes.

On a crisp afternoon in early September, seven MIT freshmen set out on a campus tour with their faculty advisor, John Ochsendorf, the Class of 1942 Professor in Architecture and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Their first stop was “The Big Sail,” the 33-ton steel sculpture by Alexander Calder that stands in McDermott Court.

Jan 15, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Oscar Rosello, pursuing a Master degree in SMarchS Design and Computation, received Best Poster Award at the 29th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium in October in Tokyo. The ACM Symposium (UIST) is the premiere forum for human-computer interface design and brings together research in virtual/augmented reality, multimedia, input/output devices, and graphical interfaces.

Dec 02, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) a $1.5 million grant in continued support for the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC).

Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

Monday, December 12

10:00 am to 6:00 pm, 4.154 Architecture Option Studio (G), Future Heritage, Maria Segantini and Carlo Cappai, Long Lounge/7-429

12:00 to 6:00 pm, 4.154 Architecture Option Studio (G), Architecture as Landscape, Fabrizio Barozzi and Jongwan Kwan, South Dome + South Corner

1:00 to 6:00 pm, 4.154 Architecture Option Studio (G), Fast, Cheap & Out of the Box, Skylar Tibbits, Aran Chadwick and Neil Thomas, location to be announced

Tuesday, December 13

Nov 15, 2016. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Skylar Tibbits, assistant professor and co-director of the Self-Assembly Lab, was featured in the New York Times' Magazine "Look Again" as one of six designers taking on some of the world's toughest redesign challenges. Working with Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, the NYT Magazine approached six designers to reimagine objects that are both deeply embedded in everyday life but also suffer from fundamental design flaws.

Nov 15, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

Seattle-based mwworks, an architecture studio best known residences and strong contextual work that knits into landscape, has received the 2016 Northwest and Pacific Region Emerging Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award recognizes emerging firms less than ten years old that are challenging traditional perceptions and methods of architecture. The AIA Northwest and Pacific Region (NWPR) includes the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Hawaii, and the territory of Guam.

Oct 27, 2016. Posted by Anne Deveau

HTC PhD Candidate Sebastian Schmidt will deliver a paper, Global History of Global Cities, as part of the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Seminar Series, on October 31, 2016, from 4 to 6pm, in the Lower Level Library of Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Ma.

Oct 22, 2016. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

3Q: Leon Glicksman and John Lienhard on how to teach the unteachable
MIT professors take on problem formulation in thermal science: It can be taught, and their new book describes how.

In August, Leon Glicksman, an MIT professor of architecture and mechanical engineering, and John Lienhard, a professor of mechanical engineering, published "Modeling and Approximation in Heat Transfer" (Cambridge University Press).

Oct 21, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

A number of alumni and faculty are participating in the annual Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) Conference, October 24-28, 2016. This year’s theme “Posthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers and Cognitive Machines” aims to discuss work at the intersection of procedural design, designed environments, and autonomous machines.

Professor and Department Head J. Meejin Yoon will receive the ACADIA 2016 Teaching Award of Excellence and deliver a keynote lecture on October 28.

Sep 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Keller Gallery / 7-408  
Sep 27, 2016. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Exhibition Opening & Reception: September 30, 2016, 6:30 PM
On View September 23 - November 1, 2016

Oct 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM
MIT, 77 Massachusetts...  
Sep 16, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

Please join us on Thursday, October 27th for our Fall Graduate Programs Open House.  Come learn about one of the top ranked architecture schools in the world!

The post-professional Master of Science in Architectural Studies (SMArchS) program session will begin at 11 AM. Schedule below:

SMArchS Open House
Long Lounge, Building 7 Room 429 

Sep 08, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

The professional master's of architecture program at MIT has tied for second in the nation in the latest DesignIntelligence rankings, a jump from fifth position last year. MIT's architecture program has consistently appeared among the top 10 in this annual assessment of nationally accredited graduate programs.

In ratings of specific skills areas, MIT’s graduate architecture program ranked first in computer applications, second in sustainability, and third in construction methods and materials.

Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

The firms of faculty Alexander D’Hooghe, J. Meejin Yoon, and Alex Anmahian have been selected as winners of the 2016 Honor Awards for Design Excellence awarded by the Boston Society of Architects.

Sheila Kennedy’s project (Kennedy & Violich Architecture) for the Tozzer Anthropology Building is a finalist for the 2016 Harleston Parker Medal, which is presented to “the most beautiful piece of architecture, building, monument or structure within the limits of the City of Boston.”

Aug 29, 2016 - 8:53 AM
Aug 26, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

Orientation events are organized by the Department of Architecture as well as by MIT's Graduate Student Council (GSC), the International Students Office and other MIT Offices. The Department of Architecture events are marked with an asterisk (*). You are required to attend the mandatory events, and are strongly encouraged to attend as many of the Institute-wide events as possible. The GSC sent the complete Institute orientation schedule directly to new students in early August.

Aug 04, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

Please join us in congratulating Jongwan Kwon, M.Arch '16, on receipt of the 2016 SOM Prize in Architecture, an annual $50,000 research and travel prize. Jongwan's research proposal, "After Efficiency: Logistics Infrastructure from a Regional Perspective," focuses on the impact of major international gateways (ports, airports, canals and tunnels) on their regional environments.

Oct 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM
20 Ames Street, Cambri...  
Jul 27, 2016. Posted by Anne Deveau

Purity and contamination have long figured in the accounts of the European Renaissance. Scholars, in the last few decades alone, have mapped the role these ideas have played in debates about godliness and sin, cleanliness, gender, and ethnicity, among other domains. Less thoroughly studied, though, is how these two intertwined categories informed European approaches to art and the built environment, both as it was created and experienced. It is precisely this lacuna that our conference aims to address.

Jun 28, 2016. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) of the School of Architecture and Planning an NEA Art Works grant to support the digitization and online presentation of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) Special Collection.

Jun 28, 2016. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Architect and MIT Professor James Wescoat promotes institutional capacity building to manage a critical resource.

The historic gardens of the Mughal Empire in India and Pakistan first drew James Wescoat to the Indus Basin four decades ago. A landscape architect and professor in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture in the MIT Department of Architecture, Wescoat has returned to the region many times for research that spans studies of 17th-century waterworks and 21st-century water systems, policy analyses, and multilateral water agreements.

Jun 28, 2016. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

One graduate student and two recent alumni are recipients of the 2016-2017 Fulbright Grants. PhD Candidate Christianna Bonin and alumni Aurimas Bukauskas and Elizabeth Yarina will spend the coming year in Russia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand, respectively.

Jun 02, 2016 - 1:30 PM
E-14, Silverman Skylin...  
May 31, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

Congratulations to all of our 2015-2016  Department of Architecture graduates!

A special congratulations goes to the following students who were the recipients of the 2016 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

May 04, 2016 - 11:00 AM
May 03, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

On May 4th, 2016 the students of the Kinetic Speakers and Experimental Sound Creation course will present a dynamic lecture and performance. This unique event will provide insight into the class and highlight the wide range of material learned throughout the semester. This includes listening experiments, solo and group sound works, speaker objects, text and video presentations.

May 10, 2016 - 3:27 PM
Building 7, Fourth Flo...  
May 02, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

Tuesday, May 10

1:00 to 6:00 pm
4.163J/11.332J  Urban Design Studio (G)
RENACIMIENTO: Reviving Mexico’s Abandoned Towns
Rafi Segal and Brent Ryan
Long Lounge/7-429 + adjacent pin-up areas

Wednesday, May 11

11:00 am to 6:00 pm
4.152 Architecture Design Core Studio II (G)
Ana Miljacki (coordinator), Cristina Parreno-Alonso, Ryan Murphy
Long Lounge/7-429 + North & South Domes

Apr 11, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

The Department of Architecture will launch a new Minor in Design (D-Minor) in Fall 2016. "Undergraduates across MIT are excited about design. They’re participating in increasing numbers in classes and research projects that engage challenging, multi-disciplinary design problems. We are delighted to now offer our very creative and talented undergrads a more structured opportunity to pursue their particular design interests," says Terry Knight, Professor of Design and Computation and Design Minor Advisor.