Subjects

instructors
units
2-0-1 U
schedule
F 3-5 (1-150)
prerequisites
description

Note: Room change to 1-150

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (N52-342C (IDC))
prerequisites
description

Introduces fundamental design principles as a way to demystify design and provide a basic introduction to all aspects of the process. Stimulates creativity, abstract thinking, representation, iteration, and design development.

instructors
Axel Kilian, Daniel Marshall
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (7-434)
prerequisites
4.021 or 4.02A
description

Introduces the tools, techniques and technologies of design across a range of projects in a studio environment. Explores concepts related to form, function, materials, tools, and physical environments through project-based exercises. Develops familiarity with design process, critical observation, and the translation of design concepts into digital and physical reality.

instructors
Christopher Weaver
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
TRF 1-5 (7-434)
prerequisites
4.022
description

Provides instruction in architectural design and project development within design constraints including architectural program and site. Students engage the design process through various 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media. Working directly with representational and model making techniques, students gain experience in the conceptual, formal, spatial and material aspects of architecture.

instructors
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
()
prerequisites
4.024 and 4.440
description

Provides instruction in more advanced architectural design projects. Students develop integrated design skills as they negotiate the complex issues of program, site, and form in a specific cultural context. Focuses on how architectural concepts and ideas translate into built environments that transform the public sphere. Studio designed to prepare students for graduate studies in the field.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TR 2-5 (N52-342C (IDC "Garage"))
prerequisites
4.022
description

Note: this class will now meet in N52-342C (also known as the IDC "Garage")

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
F 9-12 (5-233)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Using Human-Centered Design to Impact the World.

instructors
Bo-Won Keum
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 9-12 (N52-391 (IDC))
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Provides an introduction to visual communication, emphasizing the development of a visual and verbal vocabulary. Presents the fundamentals of line, shape, color, composition, visual hierarchy, word/image relationships and typography as building blocks for communicating with clarity, emotion, and meaning.

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
M 2-5 (3-442)
prerequisites
description

Intensive introduction to architectural design tools and process, taught through a series of short exercises. Covers a broad range of topics relating to the discourse of geometry as the basis of architectural design process. Focuses on projective drawings, explicit 3D modeling, and the reciprocity between representation and materialization.

instructors
units
2-2-5 U/G
schedule
WF 10-11 (N51-160)
prerequisites
G: 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
Jennifer Leung
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
T 9-11 (10-401)
prerequisites
description

Note room change: the meeting room for this class is now 10-485

instructors
Jennifer OBrien, Zain Karsan, Neil Gershenfeld
units
3-9-6 G
schedule
W 1-4, R 5-6 (E14-633, E14-633)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Provides a practical hands-on introduction to digital fabrication, including CAD/CAM/CAE, NC machining, 3-D printing and scanning, molding and casting, composites, laser and waterjet cutting, PCB design and fabrication; sensors and actuators; mixed-signal instrumentation, embedded processing, and wired and wireless communications.

instructors
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (7-434 (studio))
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

The studio establishes foundations for architectural design through three exercises that build up in scope to engage issues of form, space, organization, structure, circulation, use, and tectonics.

instructors
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.152
description

Interdisciplinary approach to design through studio design problems that engage the domains of building technology, computation, and the cultural/historical geographies of energy.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-5 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.153
description

Mandatory lottery process.

instructors
Enrique Walker, Daniel Marshall
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-5 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.153
description

Mandatory lottery process.

instructors
Róisín Heneghan, Shih-Fu Peng
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-5 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.153
description

WHY

instructors
Rafi Segal, Alan Berger, Johah Susskind
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (10-485 (studio))
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: the studio will be in room 10-485

instructors
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
Lecture: T 9-10:30, Lab: see instructor (3-412, see instructor)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: first meeting date changed from 9/11 to W 9/4 (9am-12pm)

instructors
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
Summer 2019:, (see description @left), Half-term; 1st mtg:, T, Sept. 10: 9-12, 2nd day TBD (1st mtg. 5-231)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Half-Term Subject (1st)

Pamir Mountain Village Planning & Design for Disaster Mitigation

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
R 5-8 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Update — the room for this class is now 5-216 (as of 9/12/19)

instructors
Mark Jarzombek, Takehiko Nagakura, Eliyahu Keller, Eytan Mann
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
1st mtg:, T, 5/28, 10 am (TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Digital Archaeology and Virtual Narratives’ is a collaborative workshop, bringing together the resources and expertise from the MIT Department of Architecture and the Archaeology Department at Ben Gurion University (BGU).

instructors
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
Summer 2019:, 1st mtg:, T, April 30, 5:30 pm (1st mtg. 7-429, Long Lounge)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

ON/OFF Architecture of the Earth is an Hands-On workshop in which students will integrate research, planning and design during two weeks. The main topic of the workshop is the dialectic relation between matter and space, and the creative processes to build them. The course will unfold online/offsite, with one project designed, developed and built offsite at Ca'n Terra in Menorca, Spain. 

instructors
Yao Zhang, Wang Shu, Wenyu Lu
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Informational Q&A Meeging: Friday, May 3, 12:30 pm in room 4-144

In collaboration with Prizker Prize laureates Wang Shu and Wenyu Lu 

Overview

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
W 2-5 (10-401)
prerequisites
description

Note: this class will now meet in room 10-401

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 2-5 (10-401)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Examines the urban environment as a natural phenomenon, human habitat, medium of expression, and forum for action. Subject has two related, major themes: how ideas of nature influence the way cities are perceived, designed, built, and managed; and how natural processes and urban form interact and the consequences of these for human health safety and welfare.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-6 (10-485)
prerequisites
description

Explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating urban landscapes and expressing ideas. Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on light, detail, place, poetics, narrative, and how photography can inform design and planning.

instructors
units
2-0-1 G
schedule
W 9-11 (7-429 (Long Lounge))
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Series of open lectures, presented as an introduction to the diverse academic and creative community of MIT and the region, at which discipline groups of the SMArchS program converge and exchange ideas.

instructors
Robert Mohr, Rebecca Berry
units
3-0-3 G
schedule
F 9-12 (1-135)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Gives a critical orientation towards a career in architectural practice. Uses historical and current examples to illustrate the legal, ethical and management concepts underlying the practice of architecture. Emphasis on facilitating design excellence and strengthening connections between the profession and academia.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-5 (1-150)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

9/12/19 Note: this class will now meet in in it's original location, room 1-150

instructors
units
3-3-0 U/G
schedule
see instructor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

First Meeting (Organizational)  — Wednesday, September 4, 5 pm in room 3-329

Travel: Abu Dhabi Field Trip for selected members

instructors
Eran Ben-Joseph, Marie Law Adams, Mary Anne Ocampo
units
4-2-9 G
schedule
F 9-1, W 6-9 (9-354, 10-485)
prerequisites
description

Introduces methods of recording, evaluating, and representing the urban environment. Through visual observation, field analysis, measurements, interviews, and other means, students draw on their senses and develop their ability to deduce, conclude, question, and test conclusions about how the environment is used and valued.

instructors
Lawrence Vale
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
MW 11-12:30 (2-105)
prerequisites
description

Examines the evolving structure of cities and the way that cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas can be designed and developed. Surveys the ideas of a wide range of people who have addressed urban problems. Stresses the connection between values and design. Demonstrates how physical, social, political and economic forces interact to shape and reshape cities over time.

instructors
Kairos Shen
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
TR 9:30-11 (9-354)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Examines the physical and social structure of cities and ways they can be changed. Includes historical forces that have produced cities, models of urban form, contemporary theories of urban design, implementation strategies. Core lectures are supplemented by student projects analyzing the evolution of urban place, and factors of high quality urban design and development.

instructors
Miho Mazereeuw, Larisa Ovalles
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
M 1-4 (4-144)
prerequisites
description

This interdisciplinary course explores innovative solutions for disaster relief and preparedness through both design and planning.  This year we will focus on housing. The class will provide an introduction on how federal policies affect the built environment at the community level.

instructors
TBA
units
1-1-1 G
schedule
M 12-2 (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Introduces principal issues in the field of advanced urbanism for discussion and exploration. Includes theoretical linkages between ideas about the culture of cities, processes of urbanization, and urban design. Involves events co-organized by faculty and doctoral students to further engage and inform research.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
()
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description
  • preliminary meetings May 20-July 11
  • travel to Athens July 12-23, 2019
  • final wrap-up meetings and presentations in September 2019
instructors
Axel Kilian
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
T 5-8 pm (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

The workshop will offer a platform to explore concepts of autonomous robotic architecture. The development of selective prototypes of possible future human–robotic architecture coexistence are encouraged.

instructors
Minkoo Kang
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
R 9-12 (10-485)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

DDP is a workshop that introduces architects, planners, and real estate development students the interplay between design and finance in the early stage of project development. Design and finance are seldom discussed together due to the perceived notion that they belong to two different phases of development.

instructors
units
3-0-3 G
schedule
W 5-7 (7-307)
prerequisites
description

This workshop will address a design challenge posted by NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) to develop a block of vacant houses in East Flatbush. The design brief calls for a building program composed of mixed-income residential development inclusive commercial, retail and community spaces.

instructors
Hashim Sarkis, Roi Salgueiro Barrio, Gabriel Kozlowski Maia
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
June 24-July 19:, 10-4 (+some extra hrs), Fall 2019: 2-3 meetings TBA (9-451, TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This workshop revolves around the preparation of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — Biennale Architettura 2020 to explore how exhibitions can act as catalysts of architectural research and design. 

instructors
units
1-0-2 G
schedule
Wed., bi-weekly:, 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, Final presentations: 11/13 (10-461 mezz.)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Info session: Wed, September 4, in Steam Cafe, Building 7 (Architecture)

First meeting: Wed, September 11, room 3-329

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (10-485)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

In On Whose Terms? we will unpack the ideologies embedded in the language we use to talk about housing. Words are powerful vehicles to advance various agendas and hence frame not only the financial, social, and political dimensions of housing, but its design.