Fall 2016 Graduate Open House

Please join us on Thursday, October 27th for our Fall Graduate Programs Open House.  Come learn about one of the top ranked architecture schools in the world!

The post-professional Master of Science in Architectural Studies (SMArchS) program session will begin at 11 AM. Schedule below:

SMArchS Open House
Long Lounge, Building 7 Room 429 

10:30am  Registration
11am  Welcome and Program Overview
11:20am  Student Presentations
11:40am  Admissions:  Applications and Questions
Noon  Lunch
1pm  Visit Discipline Groups and Explore Campus

The professional Master of Architecture (MArch) program session will begin at 2 PM.

MArch Open House
Long Lounge, Building 7 Room 429 

1:30pm  Registration
2pm  Welcome and Program Overview
2:30pm Student Presentations and Q&A
4:15pm  Admissions: Applications and Questions

Evening Events - All are welcome
Long Lounge, Building 7 Room 429

5pm  Reception
6pm  Dinner with the In-Laws:  On Research with Ana Miljacki, Sheila Kennedy and Skylar Tibbits, moderated by Mark Jarzombek

Please let us know that you're coming by completing the registration below.

The Art, Culture and Technology Program (ACT) graduate program is holding a separate event on Wednesday, October 26:  ACT Graduate Open House!  This is your chance to meet our faculty and students, familiarize yourself with our program, tour the ACT facilities, and learn how to prepare your application and portfolio. Artists and cultural producers with diverse backgrounds and innovative transdisciplinary practices are encouraged to apply.  Learn more about the online application and ACT portfolio requirements here.

While on campus:

In the Keller Gallery, Room 7-408, Assistant Professor Joel Lamere’s exhibition, Thinness, collects GLD Architecture’s sustained research into thin materials. In deploying singular thin surfaces to such disparate ends, the work challenges traditional notions of architectural enclosure and its representation, eschewing aggregate thickness for bare linearity.

MIT’s Public Art Collection reaches across the Institute. The map and audio guide features the words of artists, architects, scholars and curators on 51 works of art and architecture on campus. Visit some of the renowned architecture on campus:

› Alvar Aalto − Baker House − 1949
› Eero Saarinen − MIT Chapel and Kresge Auditorium − 1954-55.
› SOM (Gordon Bunshaft, MArch ‘35) − Compton Laboratories − 1955
› Eduardo Catalano − Stratton Student Center − 1963.
› SOM (Walter Netsch, MArch ‘43) − BushMcNair and Fairchild Buildings − 1963-1971
› I.M. Pei (BArch ‘47) − Green Building, Dreyfus Building, Whitaker Building, Ralph Landau Building − 1964-71; Wiesner Building E15 − 1985.
› Steven Holl Architects − Simmons Hall − 2002
› Frank Gehry − Stata Center − 2004
› Charles Correa (MArch '55) − Brain and Cognitive Sciences Building − 2005
› Fumihiko Maki − Media Lab − 2010
› Höweler + Yoon Architecture and Ochsendorf Block DeJong Engineering  − Collier Memorial − 2015

› William Welles Bosworth (BArch 1889) − Maclaurin Buildings, Buildings 3, 4, 10 − 1913
› Herbert L. Beckwith (MArch ‘27) and Lawrence B. Anderson − MIT Alumni Pool, Rockwell Cage, Briggs Field House, Dorrance Building, and the Dupont Athletic Building.

Visit works by Alexander Calder, Beverly Pepper, Louise Nevelson, Dan Flavin, Frank Stella, Sarah Sze, Charles Correa, Sol Lewitt, Howeler + Yoon Architecture, Leo Villareal and Ursula von Rydingsvard.

In the Wolk Gallery, Room 7-338, Architecture at the End of the Earth explores the Russian North and its multifaceted architectural legacy through the photographs of the historian, slavicist, and photographer William Craft Brumfield. 

The List Visual Arts Center, MIT’s contemporary art museum, collects, commissions, and presents rigorous, provocative, and artist-centric projects that engage MIT and the global art community. The current exhibition by Edgar Arceneaux, Written in Smoke and Fire, presents three major, interlocking projects that reflect on history and remembrance, and consider how specific national, cultural narratives change over time. 

The MIT Museum presents an array of exhibitions and displays with related programming that aims to share the creative energy of MIT. Along with permanent exhibitions, current exhibitions include Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson; Projects and Prototypes: MIT Student Work; and Grazia Toderi and Desire Despradelle: Spectacular Cities.

MIT offers regularly scheduled student-led campus tours, Monday through Friday at 11 AM and 3 PM. A self-guided MIT Mobile Campus tour app is also available. An interactive map of the MIT Campus can be found at whereis.mit.edu