Subjects

The Department of Architecture is "Course 4". The method of assigning numbers to classes is to write the course number in Arabic numerals followed by a period and three digits, which are used to differentiate courses. Most classes retain the same number from year to year. Architecture groups its numbers by discipline group.

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IAP 2018 Class Schedule — last updated 1/3/2018
Spring 2018 Class Schedule — last updated 2/22/2018
Spring 2018 End-of-Term Reviews and Exams Chart — last updated 11/30/2017
Spring 2018 Final Exam & Reviews Schedule
— last updated 2/22/2018
Current Pre-Thesis and Thesis Registration information — last updated 8/30/2017

Institute Class Schedule
Department End-of-Term Policy

Independent Project Study Form

instructors
units
3-1-5 G
schedule
W 2-5 (3-442)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Preparatory research development leading to a well-conceived proposition for the MArch design thesis. Students formulate a cohesive thesis argument and critical project using supportive research and case studies through a variety of representational media, critical traditions, and architectural/artistic conventions.

instructors
units
3-0-0 G
schedule
M 11-2 (3-329)
prerequisites
description

Note: class schedule changed to M 11-2 (room is still 3-329)

Explores initial thesis ideas and bases for choosing among multiple interests. Assessment of design research strengths and weaknesses. Overview of conceptual frameworks and research methods. Preparation for summer field research and proposal development.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
F 9-12 (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Students select thesis topic, define method of approach, and prepare thesis proposal for SMArchS degree. Faculty supervision on an individual or group basis. Intended for SMArchS program students prior to registration for 4.ThG.

Note: this term only Architecture Design section offered as a formal class.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
F 9-1 (E15-207)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Aids students in the selection of a thesis topic, development of an approach method, preparation of a proposal that includes an outline for their thesis. Explores artistic practice as a method of critical inquiry and knowledge production/dissemination. Students examine artist writings and consider academic formats and standards.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
F 9-1 (E15-207)
prerequisites
4.388, Coreq: 4.THG
description

Series of tutorials that includes regular presentations of student writing in group critiques and supports independent thesis research and development by providing guidance on research strategy and written presentation.

Sessions supplemented by regular individual conferences with thesis committee members.

instructors
Supervisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Selection of thesis topic, definition of method of approach, and preparation of thesis proposal. Independent study supplemented by individual conference with faculty.

instructors
Supervisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Selection of thesis topic, definition of method of approach, and preparation of thesis proposal. Independent study supplemented by individual conference with faculty.

instructors
units
3-0-3 G
schedule
TBA (4-146)
prerequisites
4.221 or permission of instructor
description

Preliminary study in preparation for the thesis for the SMArchS degree in Computation. Topics include literature search, precedents examination, thesis structure and typologies, and short writing exercise.

instructors
units
0-1-2 G
schedule
M 11-2 (3-329)
prerequisites
4.221; 4.619 or 4.621
description

Note: class schedule changed to M 11-2 (room is still 3-329)

Preliminary study in preparation for the thesis for the SMArchS degree in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. Topics include literature search, precedents examination, thesis structure and typologies, and short writing exercise.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Program of research and writing of thesis; to be arranged by the student with supervising committee.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-11 U
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
4.119 or 4.THT
description

Program of thesis research leading to the writing of an SB thesis, to be arranged by the student and an appropriate MIT faculty member. Intended for seniors. 12 units recommended.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA U
schedule
see supervisor ()
prerequisites
description

MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) cultivates and supports research partnerships between MIT undergraduates and faculty. UROP offers the chance to work on cutting edge research—whether you join established research projects or pursue your own ideas.

This subject is pass/fail — students who wish a letter grade option for their work must register for 4.URG.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA U
schedule
see supervisor ()
prerequisites
description

Research and project activities, which cover the range represented by the various research interests and projects in the department. Students who wish a letter grade option for their work must register for 4.URG.

Students who wish to have pass/fail instead of a grade must register for 4.UR.

Architecture and Urbanism

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (studio 7-434)
prerequisites
description

Architecture Design Foundations provides students with an elementary understanding of the foundations of architecture. Through a series of individual and group exercises students will learn fundamental principles of the architectural design process.

instructors
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio 7-434)
prerequisites
4.023, 4.401, 4.500
description

Studio Overview

instructors
units
2-4-6 U
schedule
TR 2-5 (studio 7-434)
prerequisites
description

Overview of design as the giving of form, order, and interactivity to the objects that define our daily life. Follows the path from project to interactive product. Covers the overall design process, preparing students for work in a hands-on studio learning environment. Emphasizes design development and constraints.

instructors
Glen Cummings, Irene de la Torre Arenas
units
2-4-6 U/G
schedule
F 2-5 (IDC N52-337)
prerequisites
description

Note: 1/23/18 - schedule change from F 9-12 to F 2-5, Room change to International Design Center (IDC) space, N52-337.

instructors
units
2-4-6 U
schedule
TR 3-5 (studio 7-434)
prerequisites
description

Note: Subject previously scheduled to meet from 3-4:30 pm; now will meet 3-5 pm.

instructors
J. Meejin Yoon, Neri Oxman
units
2-2-8 U
schedule
T 10-12, W 7-9 (Lec: E14-633, Rec 1: 9-217, Rec 2: 9-450, Rec 3: 9-450A)
prerequisites
description

Inspired by Charles and Ray Eames’ canonical Powers of Ten, the course explores the relationship between science and engineering through the lens of design. It examines how transformations in science and technology have influenced design thinking, and vice versa. It offers interdisciplinary tools and methods to represent, model, design and fabricate objects, machines, and systems.

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
WF 9:30-11 (N51-160)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Provides instruction in designing and building a functional piece of furniture from an original design. Develops woodworking techniques from use of traditional hand tools to digital fabrication. Gives students the opportunity to practice design without using a building program or code.

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
F 9-12 (3-133)
prerequisites
description

Architectural Assemblies, is a framework geared towards the development of innovative architectural systems, with a specific focus on the building envelope. 

instructors
units
3-9-6 U/G
schedule
MW 3-5 (IDC N52-337)
prerequisites
UG: Permission of instructor; Grad: MAS.863J or Permission of instructor
description

UG: 4.141; G: 4.142

instructors
Mariana Ibanez, Jennifer W. Leung, Christoph Kumpusche
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.151
description

The Second Core studio poses three challenges for the semester: Who do we envision as our architecture’s subject and by what means do we conjure up this subject for the purposes of design? In what ways might architecture reinforce and transform an old but historically progressive institution?

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

The studio will focus on rebuilding in Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, in the vivid aftermath of hurricane Irma. Students will select a particular building or type (housing, school, customs house, beach restaurant, luxury villa…) and offer radically resilient new habitation strategies.

instructors
Cristina Parreño Alonso, Sergio Araya (Guest Speaker)
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR or RF 1-6 (TBA) (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

The studio will revolve around the natural phenomena of the volcanic event, the geological processes that generate the tectonics of the earth as well as the processes of extraction and construction with the materials that result from these episodes.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
RF 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Taking Bertolt Brecht’s Epic Theatre as primary reference, Epic Architecture aims to encourage architects to address current polemical issues from the discipline, the city and beyond.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
RF 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Design for the shelter, care and protection of unaccompanied migrant and refugee minors in the city of Athens, Greece, in collaboration with Athens based non-governmental charity groups.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
RF1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

design guidelines

a line to welcome, a circle to preserve and a point to view.

three pieces to represent three main goals for a 15 km thick southern border for Sao Paulo.

moving out, horizontally, as an archeological excavation

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
RF 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

The studio will explore the "threshold" and a range of threshold conditions found in architecture and daily life.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Significant economic, environmental and development demands are being placed on many coastal US cities from exponential population growth, demographic change and climate adaptation.  Within these scenarios, the issues of urban health, ecology and resources, and housing affordability remain as major design challenges.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 6-7:30, W 9:30-11 (3-329, 3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: Schedule change to M 6-7:30 / W 9:30-11 — 1/10/2018

instructors
units
3-0-3 G
schedule
see instructor (E14-140 LCAU)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Working with Guyana's Central Planning and Housing Authority, sponsored by the International Development Bank, the workshop draws from existing physical, ecological, and social structures, exploring the programming and design of community centers and related open spaces as a framework for community development as well as existing and new housing prototypes.

instructors
units
3-0-3 G
schedule
MW 9-12 (TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This joint architecture and planning workshop will focus on "rurbanism" in Gujarat, India. Conversion of rural to "Rurban" and "peri-urban" settlements is the most rapid form of urbanization in India and other historically rural areas of the world.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (TBA)
prerequisites
description

Examines the evolving structure of cities, the dynamic processes that shape them, and the significance of a city's history for its future development. Develops the ability to read urban form as an interplay of natural processes and human purposes over time. Field assignments in Boston provide the opportunity to use, develop, and refine these concepts.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
1st meeting: 2/15, 3:30 pm (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

First meeting: Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, 3:30-5 pm

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (4-261)
prerequisites
4.252J or 11.001J or permission of instructor
description

Note: 1/19/18 - room changed from 5-216 to 4-261

U: 4.251; G: 4.251J or 11.330J

instructors
Anthony Vanky
units
2-0-7 G
schedule
W 9-11 (10-401)
prerequisites
description

Examines innovations in urban design practice occurring through the work of leading practitioners in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Features lectures by major national and global practitioners in urban design.

instructors
Dennis Frenchman, Gilad Rosenzweig
units
2-4-6 G
schedule
TBA (TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Students work in entrepreneurial teams to advance innovative ideas, products, services, and firms oriented to design and the built environment. Lectures, demonstrations, and presentations are supplemented by workshop time, when teams interact individually with instructors and industry mentors, and by additional networking events and field trips.

instructors
units
2-0-7 G
schedule
()
prerequisites
description

SUBJECT CANCELED

instructors
Larry Vale
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 3-6 (10-401)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This is a seminar about the ways that urban design contributes to the distribution of political power and resources in cities.   

instructors
Dennis Frenchman, Kairos Shen
units
6-0-12 G
schedule
MW 2:30-5:30, M 6-7:30 (10-485, 10-485)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This subject provides students with skills and experience in synthesizing mixed-­‐use real estate development projects. It addresses the interaction among design, finance, market and public policy factors.

instructors
Mary Anne Ocampo
units
6-0-9 G
schedule
W 5-7:30, F 9-12 (10-485, 10-485)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Introduces a range of practical approaches involved in evaluating and planning sites within the context of natural and cultural systems. Develops the knowledge and skills to analyze and plan a site for development through exercises and an urban design project.

instructors
Alan Berger
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
F 12-3 (10-485)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores theories, practices, and emerging trends in the fields of landscape architecture and urbanism, such as systemic design, landscape urbanism, engineered nature, drosscapes, urban biodiversity, urban mobility, megaregions, and urban agriculture. Lectures, readings, and guest speakers present a wide array of multi-disciplinary topics, including current works from P-REX lab.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
TR 9-11 (studio 7-434)
prerequisites
description

This hands-on studio class focuses on producing a small series of manufactured products. Students will develop products that address specific user needs, propose novel design concepts, iteratively prototype, test functionality and ultimately exhibit their work in a retail context.

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
M 11-1 (4-146)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Few practicing architects in the modern era have built what they designed. Architects contrast with many other professionals in that they do not labor directly over the objects of their thought. Historically, architectural intent has been required to pass through a medium of communication.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30 (E15-207)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Our modern world is a drawn world. How do drawings help us perform the necessary operations to construct it? What is considered drawing now and how do new kinds of drawings make new things?

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
M 9-11 (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This course will consider life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness through domesticity as an architectural, ethical, and epistemological problem.  It poses the study of the nature we have and the nature we want as a means to complement the understanding of technology as physical and computational with one that is biological and political.  While we will revisit certain architectural, cinemat

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
W 3:30-6 (4-146)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: time change from 3-6 to 3:30-6

Art Culture and Technology

instructors
Marisa Jahn
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TW 2-5 (E15-207)
prerequisites
description

Introduction to Artistic Experimentation is a hands-on and theoretical course introducing artistic practice and critical visual thinking through three studio-based projects exploring the overarching theme of “daemon.“

instructors
Tobias Putrih, Cherie Abbanat
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TR 9-12 (E15-207)
prerequisites
4.111 or 4.021 or 4.02A
description

We will imagine an island and think about different ways an island could be created. As this is an island of the future, about the future we will speculate how art, design and architecture could evolve on the island. To be able to construct different storylines, we will try to understand our own creativity and knowledge production.

instructors
Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-001)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.320; G: 4.321

This introduction to sound creation will include lessons on acoustic space explorations, radio experiments, environmental sound recordings, immersiveness of sound, and data sonification.  

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-054)
prerequisites
G: permission of instructor
description

U: 4.341; G: 4.342

This introductory course in photography and related media provides practical instructions in the fundamentals of various camera formats, film exposure and processing, black and white darkroom printing and digital imaging.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30, R: 9:30-12:30 (E15-054, E15-054)
prerequisites
UG: 4.341 or permission of instructor, G: 4.342 or permission of instructor
description

U: 4.344; G: 4.345

This advanced photography course is designed for students who wish to explore the photographic medium as a creative and powerful tool for times of conflict. It focuses on the production of visual art as a response to socio-political tensions while bridging the gap between analog and digital technologies.

instructors
Nida Sinnokrot
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 7-10 (E15-070 (Bartos))
prerequisites
U: 4.354 or permission of instructor; G: 4.355 or permission of instructor
description

U: 4.352; G: 4.353

instructors
Nida Sinnokrot
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-283A)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.354; G: 4.355

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30, W 9:30-12:30 (E15-001, E15-001)
prerequisites
UG: 4.301 or 4.302; 4.307; 4.312 or permission of instructor; G: 4.307; 4.312 or permission of instructor
description

U: 4.368; G: 4.369

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
MW 9:30-12:30 (E15-283A)
prerequisites
UG: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor; G: permission of instructor
description

U: 4.373; G: 4.374

Culturally Sensitive Design introduces a cross-disciplinary and inclusive model for education and civic innovation through the lens of art and design, with a focus on creative responses to conflict and crisis.

instructors
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
MF 2-5 (E15-001)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores the theory and criticism of intersections between art, culture, and technology in relation to contemporary artistic practice, critical design, and media. Students consider methods of investigation, documentation, and display and explore modes of communication across disciplines.

Building Technology

instructors
Benjamin Markham
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
W 9:30-12:30 (5-415)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

How do you think jazz would sound in a cathedral?  Or Gregorian chant in a jazz club? And do you ever wonder if there is something you can do about the fact that it sounds like a herd of elephants when your upstairs neighbors walk around?

Are you interested in building simulation, and how it's applied to audio and acoustics?

 How about going to the symphony during class?

instructors
units
3-2-7 U / 3-2-4 G
schedule
TR 9:30-11, R 11-12 (1-150, 1-150)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

U: 4.432; G: 4.433

instructors
units
3-3-6 U / 3-2-4 G
schedule
MW 9:30-11, 4.440: F 9:30-11:30, 4.462: W 4-6 (3-333, 4.440: 8-205, 4.462: 5-134)
prerequisites
UG: 18.02; G: Permission of instructor
description

U: 4.440; G: 4.462

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
T 9-12 (5-415)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Design in the built environment necessarily entails collaboration across disciplines, especially when there are aspirations for innovation in geometry, materials, and construction technologies to support and contribute to an architectural vision.

instructors
Les Norford, Pratik Raval
units
3-2-7 G / 3-2-4 G
schedule
LECTURE: Mon 9:30-11, LECTURE: Wed 9:30-11, LAB: Fri 9:30-11 (5-415, 4-146, 5-415)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: beginning the week of 2/19/2018, meeting rooms change to: Monday/5-415, Wednesday/4-146 and Friday/5-415.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
R 9-12 (5-415 (BT conf rm), N51 5th floor)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

In the past decade, industrial robots have emerged as an exciting and increasingly powerful tool for fabrication and assembly at the architectural scale.  Many examples from architectural research labs and practices around the world show the potential of robotic techniques to empower mass customization and high precision in construction workflows for the built environment.  Combined with parame

Computation

instructors
units
2-2-8 U
schedule
TR 10-12 (IDC — room TBA)
prerequisites
4.500 Preferred
description

This is a hands-on course that uses digital fabrication as a vehicle for teaching students how to design and fabricate small homes for people in need. The aim is to better understand computation exclusively through the lens of digital fabrication.  An to learn how to deliver affordable housing with new technology.

instructors
units
3-2-7 U/G / 3-2-4 G
schedule
R 9:30-11, R 11-12:30 (1-246, 1-246)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.507; G: 4.567

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
F 9-12 (N52 -IDC)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Introduction

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-231)
prerequisites
description

Note: room change from 5-232 to 5-231

U: 4.520; G: 4.521

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30 (1-242)
prerequisites
4.540
description

An in-depth introduction to shape grammars and their applications in architecture and related areas of design. Shapes in the algebras Ui j, in the algebras Vi j and Wi j incorporating labels and weights, and in algebras formed as composites of these. Rules and computations. Shape and structure. Designs.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-232)
prerequisites
4.541 or permission of instructor
description

Note: room change from 5-231 to 5-232

instructors
units
3-2-7 U / 2-2-8 G
schedule
M 11-2, T 7-9 (4-144, 5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

U: 4.550; G: 4.570

 Spring 2018 class will be a Design Experience Workshop with a field trip in Kyoto, Japan. For details, please visit the home page at http://cat2.mit.edu/4.570/2018s/  

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instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Subject canceled for Spring 2018

instructors
units
2-2-2 G / 2-2-5 G / 2-2-8 G
schedule
W 5-7 (7-304)
prerequisites
4.562, 4.564 or permission of instructor
description

Develop independent projects in the study of digital media as it relates to architectural design. Students propose a project topic such as digital design tool, modeling and visualization, motion graphics, design knowledge representation and media interface.

instructors
Federico Casalegno
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
W 10-1 (E15-335)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Subject canceled for Spring 2018

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-231)
prerequisites
4.581: permission of instructor; 4.582: 4.580 or permission of instructor
description

In-depth presentations of current research in design and computation.

instructors
units
3-0-0 G
schedule
W 6-8 (4-144)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Group discussions and presentation of ongoing graduate student research in the Computation program.

History Theory and Criticism

instructors
units
4-0-8 / 3-0-6 G
schedule
M 2-5, R01: W 12, R02: F 12-1 (3-133, 5-216, 5-231)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.602; G: 4.652

instructors
units
4-0-8 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
MW 11-12:30, R01: W 1-2, R03: F 12-1 (3-133, 5-216, 5-216, 5-216)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.605; G: 4.650

Note: the Friday 11 am recitation (R02) has been canceled

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
M 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

(Re)constructing Memory

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
MW 11-12:30 (5-234)
prerequisites
4.210 or permission of instructor
description

General study of modern architecture as responses to important technological, cultural, environmental, aesthetic and theoretical challenges after the European Enlightenment.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
M 10-1 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Design (of buildings, cities, environments) is an anticipatory discipline, whose techniques, practices, and desires are directed toward the formulation of futures.

instructors
units
5-0-7 U
schedule
TR 11-12:30, R01: W 10-11, R02: F 10-11 (3-133, 5-216, 5-216)
prerequisites
description

The term design has many meanings, but at its core it refers to the human capacity to shape the environment we inhabit. Design is as old as humanity itself and studying its history provides a way to think critically about the past through the lens of design. 

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
F 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

Historical study of collecting from the Renaissance to the present. Addresses the practices of collecting and display at the both the individual and institutional level, and analyzes their social, aesthetic, scientific, political and economic dimensions. Specific themes vary from year to year.

Offered for 9 or 12 units.

May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-14 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required of doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. The qualifying paper is a scholarly article fit to be published in a peer-reviewed journal that is the result of research in the history, theory and criticism of architecture and art. Topic may not be in the area of the proposed thesis.

instructors
Supervisor
units
0-1-26 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required of doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. The Major Exam covers a historically broad area of interest and includes components of history, historiography, and theory. Preparation for the exam will focus on four or five themes agreed upon in advance by the student and the examiner, and are defined by their area of teaching interest.

instructors
Supervisor
units
0-1-14 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required of doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. The Minor Exam focuses on a specific area of specialization through which the student might develop their particular zone of expertise. Work is done in consultation with HTC faculty, in accordance with the HTC PhD Degree Program Guidelines.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-2 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
4.221 and 4.661
description

Preliminary study in preparation for the thesis for the SMArchS degree in History, Theory and Criticism. Topics include literature search, precedents examination, thesis structure and typologies, and short writing exercise.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required for doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. Prior to candidacy, doctoral students are required to write and orally defend a proposal laying out the scope of their thesis, its significance, a survey of existing research and literature, the methods of research to be adopted, a bibliography and plan of work.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
F 9-12 (4-144)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This seminar probes how the notion of territory has a deep history.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 GG
schedule
M 2-5 (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: permanent class schedule: M 2-5 in room 3-329

This workshop/seminar is dedicated to producing an image-catalogue-text that portrays the history of the emergence of the Data Age. Students will work closely with Professor Jarzombek in the design of the book with the eventual goal being either an exhibition or an actual publication. 

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 GG
schedule
W 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This seminar examines the conceptual premises of linking geology (and the environment in general) with architecture. Ranging from chthonic sites to potential space colonies, we’ll examine the rise of geological speculation that endowed the earth with its own history and architecture with new sources.