Architecture Design Option Studio — Maltzan/Jih

Mandatory lottery process
Open only to: 
MArch students
Required of: 
MArch students

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics. Studio problems may include urbanism and city scale strategies, habitation and urban housing systems, architecture in landscapes, material investigations and new production technologies, programmatic and spatial complex building typologies, and research centered studies.


Studio will meet regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1- 6 PM EST and will include two Fridays afternoons for travel to LA on 9/8-13 and 10/13-15.

There will be two school holidays that fall on either a Tuesday or a Thursday:

  • Columbus Day holiday = Tuesday Oct. 10
  • Thanksgiving = Thursday Nov. 23

First studio meeting is Thursday 9/7. Michael will join via Skype.

Michael Maltzan will present at the Studio Preview on Registration Day (9/5) and be present at MIT for the following studio meetings and the final review:

  • Thursday, 9/21
  • Thursday, 11/16
  • Tuesday, 12/12 — Final Review

Michael will be present via Skype on the following days:

  • Thursday, 9/7 — first meeting of the studio
  • Thursday 10/26
  • Thursday 11/30