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

On April 29, 2015, MIT will dedicate the Collier Memorial to honor the life of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. A lecture on 'the making of the collier memorial' will be made in advance of the public opening on April 27th.

Apr 15, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

The Department will host an informational open house for students to meet faculty, students and staff in the Department and to ask questions about the major and other academic opportunities within the Department. 

Friday, April 17, 2015, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Long Lounge, Room 7-429.

A tour of the Department will follow.

Refreshments offered.

All freshmen are invited.

For more information, contact Renée Caso, 617-253-7792,

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.”

Mar 26, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

Space Packing Architecture: The Life and Work of Alfred Neumann, the first-ever exhibition on the Czech architect Alfred Neumann, opens at Cabinet of Architecture (Kabinet architektury) in Ostrava on April 2, 2015. Accompanied by architectural models and life-size spatial units constructed especially for the show, this exhibition focuses on Neumann’s major design projects in Israel from the 1960s, undertaken with his collaborators Zvi Hecker and Eldar Sharon, and explores his vision for a new kind of modern architecture.

Mar 25, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

"Every single work stretches on beyond temporal and physical containers, bleeding into one another but also into a greater context." 

"Begin Again, Begin Again," is on view at the MAK Center in West Hollywood until March 29. Renée Green's work was featured by Architect along with an interview of her detailing her inspiration and process.  

Mar 19, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

The work of Gyorgy Kepes, from 1937 through 1947, is on display at Tate Liverpool in northern England. Kepes was the first artist on staff at MIT when he began to teach visual communication in 1944. Kepes founded the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, now part of the Program in Art, Culture and Technology

Mar 18, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

Matter Design and Quarra Stone have announced this week that Dustin Brugmann of the University of Michigan and William Plunkett of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been selected as the inaugural 2015 QuarraMatter Fellows.

May 02, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Mar 05, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

Participants: CASE members Stanford Anderson, Anthony (Tony) Eardley, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Robert Kliment, Donlyn Lyndon, Mich

Mar 12, 2015. Posted by Anne Deveau

The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative—whose members include eight HTCers, Faculty Arindam Dutta and Timothy Hyde, and MIT PhD alumni: Lucia Allais, Zeynep Celik Alexander, Ed Eigen, Pamela Karimi, M. Ijlal Muzaffar and Michael Osman—was recognized as one of the 2015 Game Changers by Metropolis Magazine in the January 2015 issue. "Aggregate is a new approach to architectural scholarship."

Mar 04, 2015. Posted by Anne Deveau
Editors Christianna Bonin and Nisa Ari released the call for papers for thresholds 44: workspace. Workspace seeks to mine how the meanings of and locations for work have been historically and culturally defined. Submissions are due on May 1, 2015. The full description follows.
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.

Feb 17, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

NADAAA, the firm of Nader Tehrani, in association with Himma Studio, won honorable mention for their design of the Ordos 20+10 Office Complex, in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. The project overcame a number of difficult obstacles. Read more on

Feb 12, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

"Collective-LOK – a collaboration between Jon Lott (PARA-Project), William O'Brien Jr. (WOJR) and Michael Kubo (over,under) – designed the winning submission, selected from over 120 entries by 1000 public voters and an official competition jury."

Feb 04, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

Dean Hashim Sarkis talks with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan about Boston architecture, present and future, and to discuss some of the mayor's new planning initiatives.

Feb 05, 2015 - 5:30 PM
Wolk Gallery, 7-338  
Feb 03, 2015. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Building Discourse is a collection of nearly fifty faculty members’ research and design projects. The projects collected represent the recent work of faculty in all five discipline groups: Architectural Design; Art, Culture and Technology; History, Theory and Criticism; Building Technology; and Computation. The exhibition reveals the rich, multifarious, and heterogeneous research interests and works of the faculty through an equally varied collection of artifacts including books, pamphlets, models, objects, drawings, diagrams, and photographs.

Jan 30, 2015. Posted by Olivia Huang

Matter Design, founded by MIT's Brandon Clifford with Wes McGee, is interviewed for ARCHITECT Magazine's "Next Progressives" series. Discover the pair's unique take on digital fabrication, historical techniques, and design thinking, as well as what they are working on next!

Jan 19, 2015. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Quarra Stone and Matter Design announce the first annual Quarra Matter Fellowship. This fellowship is a research position as part of an ongoing industry/academy collaborative research project between Quarra Stone and Matter Design on advancing digital agendas in the material stone.

Jan 21, 2015. Posted by Olivia Huang

Associate Professor William O'Brien Jr and his firm WOJR is currently exhibiting a show entitled "Artifacts – Seven Objects Since Rome" at Jai & Jai Gallery in LA. Read the project text below and check out the website for more details and photos!

Jan 16, 2015. Posted by Olivia Huang

Nader Tehrani and Katie Faulkner of NADAAA talk to ARCHITECT Magazine about their research and work. Watch the video for the interview:


Jan 10, 2015. Posted by Olivia Huang

Ana Vargas' project, "Tracing Public Space" wins the Dubai International Award for Best Practice. The project innovates on public space in Mumbai, India and encourages and empowers locals to shape their own public spaces. It was developed at MIT with support from the Tata Center for Technology and Design and Professor Miho Mazereeuw of the Urban Risk Lab. Read more here: and congratulations Ana!

Jan 08, 2015. Posted by Darren Bennett

$118M to Promote Social Responsibility in the Real Estate Profession 

Dec 23, 2014. Posted by Darren Bennett

In a collaborative project with the Media Lab's Camera Culture group, Autodesk Inc. and Stratasys Ltd., the Self Assembly Lab is researching "programmable matter," that allows printed objects to alter shape in predetermined ways due to environmental influences.

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 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.