Fall 2017 Information for Prospective Students

This fall, the Department of Architecture will host a series of online information sessions to enable more prospective Master of Architecture (MArch) and Master of Science (Architecture Studies, SMArchS; Building Technology, SMBT) students to learn about admissions, programs, school culture, and research at MIT. There will not be an on-site open house this fall. Please note that visiting campus does not affect admissions and we will host an open house for accepted students in Spring 2018.

- Join for an online session to speak with students. The first session takes place on 10/25 at 6 PM. The following sessions will take place on: November 14, 9-10 AM (Register) and December 1, 12-1 PM (Register). Please register in advance!

- Visiting Boston this fall? Join us for any of our public programs, request a department tour, tour the campus, or explore the campus art and architecture.

- Applicants to the M.Arch program are invited to join us for the M.Arch Thesis Reviews taking place on December 21, 2017. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

In the meantime, learn more about current and recent courses, get to know our faculty and students, and explore their projects and publications. Follow current student and faculty research and department events via our social media channels (such as the Fall 2017 Core 1 Studio or the Spring 2017 Core 2 Studio).

Recent publications and thesis project abstracts are available to read online. Full student theses are available on MIT’s open-access repository, DSpace. In addition, course syllabi and materials are available via MIT’s Open Courseware.

Finally, review degree requirements related to the MArch and SMArchS programs and learn more about Admissions. Please read the FAQs and email arch@mit.edu with any additional questions.


Session 1: October 25, 6 - 7 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | REGISTER
Ammar Ahmed, MArch 2019 (Princeton University, BA Architecture)
Sam Ghantous, MArch 2017, Teaching Fellow (Ryerson University, BArchSci)
Anne Graziano, MArch 2019 (University of Michigan, BS Architecture)
Mackenzie Muhonen, MArch 2019  (UC Berkeley, BA Architectural History; BA Spanish and Portuguese)Malcolm Rio, SMArchS 2019 (RISD, MArch; Towson University, SB) 

Session 2: Tuesday, November 14, 9 - 10 AM (Eastern Standard Time) | REGISTER
Ammar Ahmed, MArch 2019 (Princeton University, BA Architecture)
Alpha Arsano, SMBT '16, PhD Student in Building Technology
Anne Graziano, MArch 2019
Joseph Swerdlin, MArch 2019

Session 3: Friday, December 1, 12 - 1 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | REGISTER
Sam Ghantous, MArch 2017
Sridipta Ghatak, SMArchS History Theory and Criticism 2019
Nicholas Pacula, SMArchS Architectural Design 2017
Please sign up here to be informed of the November and December sessions. 


Prospective students are welcome to join us at any of our public programs and events. Applicants to the MArch program are invited to join us for the MArch Thesis Reviews on December 21, 2017, from 9 AM - 8 PM. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

For those able to visit the campus, we encourage you to explore the campus architecture, public art collection, and numerous galleries. In addition to MIT’s daily tours and information sessions, the department offers tours and information sessions on Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11 AM. Request a tour here. An interactive map of the MIT Campus can be found at whereis.mit.edu

MIT’s Public Art Collection reaches across the Institute, including works by Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, Sarah Sze, Sol Lewitt, among many others. The campus is home to works by Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, Gordon Bunshaft (MArch ‘35) & Walter Netsch (MArch ‘43) of SOM, Eduardo Catalano, I.M. Pei (BArch ‘47), Steven Holl, Charles Correa (MArch ‘55), and Fumihiko Maki, among many others. 

Visit the ACADIA Conference exhibit, curated by William O'Brien Jr. and Azra Aksamija, in the Wolk Gallery, Building 9 Lobby and see 'In Our Present Condition...' featuring by alumni from the Visual Arts Program in the Dean's Office Gallery, Room 7-238.

Civil Disobedience, on view at the List Visual Arts Center, collects documentaries, news footage, citizen journalism, and artists' films and videos focusing on moments of political resistance and public demonstration. It is on view through October 29, 2017. Heimo Zobernig: chess painting opens on October 27.

Current exhibits at the MIT Museum include Photographs by György Kepes, who taught at MIT from 1947-1974, and Rapid and Deployable: An Experiment in Fast Construction, featuring work from the Fast, Cheap and Out of the Box studio led by Skylar Tibbits in Fall 2016.