Subjects

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

4.001 Where is & What is Architecture & Design introduces Architecture and Design by way of conversations and presentations with MIT architecture and design faculty and MIT alumni. 4.001 discusses the two undergraduate majors, two undergraduate minors, and two HASS concentrations offered through Course 4 along with careers in architecture and design. 

instructors
Skylar Tibbits, Marlena Fauer
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (virtual meeting)
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
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (virtual meeting)
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
Miho Mazereeuw, Cherie Abbanat
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
D1: TRF 1-5, R1: MTWRF 9-12, R2: MTWRF 2-5, R3: MTWRF 7-10 (D1: virtual meeting, R1: 7-434, R2: 7-434, R3: 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
Mark Goulthorpe, Michael Stradley
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
D1: TRF 1-5, R1: MTWRF 9-12, R2: MTWRF 2-5, R3: MTWRF 7-10 (D1: virtual meeting, 7-434, 7-434, 7-434)
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
D1: R 2-5, R1: MTWRF 9-12, R2: MTWRF 2-5, R3: MTWRF 7-10, R4: T 7-9 (D1: virtual meeting, R1: 7-434, R2: 7-434, R3: 7-434, R4: virtual meeting)
prerequisites
4.022
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 environment. Emphasizes design development and constraints.

instructors
units
2-2-8 U
schedule
F 9-12 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Using Human-Centered Design to Impact the World.

instructors
Bo-won Keum
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
T 2-5, R 9-12 (virtual meeting)
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 (studio)
prerequisites
description

The first semester of the MArch program follows a project-based learning approach. A central project is addressed by each student, guided by a range of disciplinary approaches. This CoLab (Collaborative Laboratory) will bring together the disciplines of Htc, BT, Design, and Computation to provide circuits for exercising and exploring the central project.

instructors
Antonio Furgiuele
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
R 2-5 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
description

Studies design as an interrogative technique to examine material sciences, media arts and technology, cultural studies, computation and emerging fabrication protocols. Provides in-depth, theoretical grounding to the notion of 'design' in architecture, and to the consideration of contemporary design methodologies, while encouraging speculation on emerging design thinking.

instructors
Jennifer OBrien, Zain Karsan, Neil Gershenfeld
units
3-9-6 G
schedule
W 1-4, R 5-6 (virtual meeting)
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
D1: TRF 1-5, R1: MTWRF 9-12, R2: MTWRF 2-5, R3: MTWRF 7-10 (D1: virtual meeting, R1: 7-434, R2: 7-434, R3: 7-434)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

The first semester of the MArch program follows a project-based learning approach. A central project is addressed by each student, guided by a range of disciplinary approaches. This CoLab (Collaborative Laboratory) will bring together the disciplines of HTC, BT, Design, and Computation to provide circuits for exercising and exploring the central project.

instructors
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
D1: TRF 1-5, R1: MTWRF 9-12, R2: MTWRF 2-5, R3: MTWRF 7-10 (D1: virtual meeting, R1: 3-415, R2: 3-415, R3: 3-415)
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
D1: TR or RF 1-5 (TBA), R1: MTWRF 9-12, R2: MTWRF 2-5, R3: MTWRF 7-10 (D1: virtual meeting, R1: 3-415, R2: 3-415, R3: 3-415)
prerequisites
4.153
description

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.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
D1: TR or RF 1-5 (TBA), R1: MTWRF 9-12, R2: MTWRF 2-5, R3: MTWRF 7-10 (D1: virtual meeting, R1: 3-415, R2: 3-415, R3: 3-415)
prerequisites
4.153
description

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.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
D1: TR or RF 1-5 (TBA), R1: MTWRF 9-12, R2: MTWRF 2-5, R3: MTWRF 7-10 (D1: virtual meeting, R1: 3-415, R2: 3-415, R3: 3-415)
prerequisites
4.153
description

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.

instructors
Rafi Segal, Alan Berger
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
D1: TR 1-6, R1: MTWRF 9-12, R2: MTWRF 2-5, R3: MTWRF 7-10 (D1: virtual meeting, R1: 7-403, R2: 7-403, R3: 7-403)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Schedule: T-TH 1-6PM (with modifications on Zoom for those living in different time zones: studio will be taught as hybrid with limited, voluntary in-person meetings)

instructors
units
3 G
schedule
August 3-14:, tent.: MWF 2-4 ()
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Notes: 

instructors
units
6 G
schedule
June 9-30:, Lecture: T 9-12, Desk Crits: T 1-3, Presentations: F 9-12 ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Notes: 

instructors
units
6 G
schedule
July 14 - August 18:, T 2-5 ()
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Summer Pedagogical Experiment.
Deep Time Architecture

instructors
units
3 G
schedule
July 13 - August 14:, MR 3-5 ()
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Notes: 

instructors
units
4 G
schedule
June 9 - July 7:, T 11-1 ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Notes: 

instructors
Antonio Furgiuele
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
R 2-5 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
description

The first semester of the MArch program follows a project-based learning approach. A central project is addressed by each student, guided by a range of disciplinary approaches. This CoLab (Collaborative Laboratory) will bring together the disciplines of Htc, BT, Design, and Computation to provide circuits for exercising and exploring the central project.

instructors
units
2-0-1 G
schedule
L1: W 9-11, R1: MTWRF 9-12, R2: MTWRF 2-5, R3: MTWRF 7-10 (L1: virtual meeting, R1: 7-403, R2: 7-403, R3: 7-403)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

The SMArchS Colloquium is a requirement for all first year students in the postgraduate SMArchS programs: Architectural Design; Architecture and Urbanism; Building Technology; Design and Computation; History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art; and the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture.

instructors
Robert Mohr
units
3-0-3 G
schedule
F 9-12 (virtual meeting)
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
Roi Salgueiro Barrio
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-5 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Critical introduction to key contemporary positions in urbanism to the ends of researching, representing, and designing territories that respond to the challenges of the 21st century.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Subject canceled for Fall 2020

instructors
Mary Anne Ocampo, Marie Law Adams
units
4-2-9 G
schedule
F 9-1, W 6-9 (virtual meeting)
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
Brent Ryan
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
TR 9:30-11 (virtual meeting)
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
Alan Berger
units
1-1-1 G
schedule
W 1-3 (virtual meeting)
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
2-0-4
schedule
M 12:30-2 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
description

The MIT campus in Cambridge has been a home to innovative works of art and architecture for more than 100 years. This seminar will introduce students to the art and architecture of MIT and we will learn from each other as we explore the history and design of our campus.

instructors
Nicholas de Monchaux, Miko McGinty, Amanda Moore
units
11 G
schedule
June 15 - August 13:, MR 10-1 ()
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Notes: 

instructors
Cagri Zaman
units
4 G
schedule
July 13 - August 13:, M 1-4, R 1-2 (ofc hrs) ()
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Notes: 

instructors
Nicholas de Monchaux, Amanda Moore, Miko McGinty
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
M 5-7 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Our Department will be able to make increasing use of physical space this fall. But we will continue to face an essential loss in our ambient and active engagement with each other's work in physical space. To help fill this gap, we are prototyping a new kind of publication to channel and record our work, conversations, and life together.

instructors
Katharine Kettner, Christopher Moyer
units
7 G
schedule
June 9 - August 11:, T 2-5 ()
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Notes: 

instructors
Ben Hoyle, Jeff Landman, Eytan Levi
units
4 G
schedule
June 11 - July 30:, MR 10-12 ()
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Notes: 

instructors
units
4 G
schedule
July 14 - August 11:, T 10-1 ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Notes: