A continuing series of conversations on where we are now
MIT Architecture Fall 2021 public program
The global event, curated by MIT’s Hashim Sarkis, queries how people can best live together at a time of uncertainty, crisis, and change.
At the Venice Biennale, an architecture exhibition to meet the moment
Read the out of frame Letter from the Editor 2021-22 to the MIT Community, as well as highlights from summer posts.
out of frame: Letter from the Editor 2021-22
Browse review books and websites from the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 thesis reviews.
Explore Thesis projects from the Class of 2021
Students design face masks that uncover personal and collective experiences from the Covid-19 pandemic. ­­­
When masks reveal
Despite our community being physically dispersed across the globe, we’ve found ways to come together, collaborate, and create in this time of extraordinary upheaval. Curated by open-source and out of frame, the Virtual End-of-Year Exhibition took advantage of the virtual format and the limitlessness of Miro space to feature work from across the School of Architecture and Planning.
SA+P End-of-Year Virtual Exhibition
Merging species conservation and architectural design, graduate student James Brice is studying the sustainable development of public spaces.
From NYC zookeeper to aspiring architect
Deborah Garcia Fellow discusses her practice, her own path to becoming an architect, and how she envisions the future of architectural education.
3Q: Deborah Garcia
Over MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP), students are able to engage and experiment in workshops that differ from the typical curriculums. This year's IAP workshops reflected the design challenges and opportunities that come with remote work. Learn more about the courses that were offered this year, and the work that came out of them.
Highlights from IAP 2021 Workshops
A new educational model for a post-pandemic world, developed in collaboration with ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne
Here and There
On Monday, October 26, 2020, the Department hosted a series of online information sessions to enable prospective Master of Architecture (MArch) and Master of Science (Architecture Studies, SMArchS; Art, Culture and Technology, SMACT; Building Technology, SMBT) students to learn about admissions, programs, school culture, and research at MIT.
Watch recordings of our Fall 2020 Open House Info Sessions
A project by Olivier Faber from Brandon Clifford’s Fall 2019 Architecture Design Core Studio I
Learn about our Core studios
MIT has been named the top university in the world for “Architecture/Built Environment” in the subject rankings from QS World University Rankings for 2020. In “Art and Design,” the Institute ranked No. 5 globally. This year, MIT ranked No. 1 in 12 of 48 disciplines.
MIT named No. 1 university worldwide for architecture/built environment, No. 5 for art/design
MIT Architecture students stay connected through the Summer Work and Pedagogy Program
Designing from a distance
A project by Chen Chu and Nynika Jhaveri from Mariana Ibanez’s Fall 2019 Architecture Design Option Studio, “EPISODE 5”
Learn more about our option studios
Catch up on recorded Spring 2021 lectures and events on the MIT Department of Architecture Youtube.
Watch the 2021 Spring Lectures online
Doctoral student ElDante Winston explores the difference between history and memory in Renaissance architecture.
If these walls could talk
Professor emeritus of architecture trained generations of urban planners, designers, and policymakers at MIT.
Julian Beinart: A life of carefully chosen words
MIT’s design minor and major programs give rise to polymath students with design skills they can apply to any field.
Design in a major key
A project by Melika Konjicanin, Jitske Swagemaker, and David White, from Enrique Walker’s Fall 2019 Architecture Design Option Studio, "OPEN WORK"
Learn more about our option studios
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