Subjects

In addition to these subjects, SMArchS and PhD students have taken classes outside the Department or through cross-registration. View a selection of classes taken by previous students with their comments.

instructors
units
2-2-8 U
schedule
TR 10-12 (IDC — room TBA)
prerequisites
4.500 Preferred
description
Design Fabrication of Tiny Homes
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 (5-232)
prerequisites
description

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 (5-231)
prerequisites
4.541 or permission of instructor
description

An advanced examination of the shape grammar formalism and its relationship to some key issues in a variety of other fields, including art and design, philosophy, history and philosophy of science, linguistics and psychology, literature and literary studies, logic and mathematics, and artificial intelligence. Student presentations and discussion of selected readings are encouraged.

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

instructors
TBA
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
R 2:30-5:30 (E15-466)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Focuses on architectural and mobility interventions that respond to changing patterns of living, working, and transport. Emphasizes mass-customized housing, autonomous parking, charging infrastructure, and shared-use networks of lightweight electric vehicles (LEVs). Students work in small teams and are lead by researchers from the Changing Places group.

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

Explores the future of mobile interactions and pervasive computing, taking into consideration design, technological, social and business aspects. Discusses theoretical works on human-computer interaction, mobile media and interaction design, and covers research and design methods.

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.