Spring 2021 Open House

Congratulations on your admission! We welcome you to attend our virtual 2021 Graduate Open House on April 1.

Faculty, staff, and students will provide you with an overview of the Department, and an understanding of the program we hope you will be joining. Below is a schedule of the day’s events. 

RSVP Here 

9:00 – 9:30 AM ET  

Department Overview

Join Department Head Nicholas de Monchaux, Professor Sheila Kennedy, Associate Professor Brandon Clifford, and Professor Judith Barry to learn more about the Department offerings. 

9:40  – 10:50 AM ET

Learn more about our MArch, SMArchS, and SMACT programs with program directors, faculty, and staff.

MArch Program Session

SMACT Program Overview

SMArchS Program Overview  

SMArchS History Theory and Criticism

SMArchS Architecture and Urbanism unavailable

SMArchS Architecture and Design

SMArchS Building Technology

SMArchS Computation

SMArchS Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture

11 - 12 PM ET
Admin Session 

Meet with Architecture staff, and representatives from MIT Student Financial Services, and Housing.

12 – 1:30 PM ET
Lunch and Office Hours 

1:30 -  3:30 PM ET 
Studio Visits 

4.154 Architecture Design Option Studio — Amazonia

4.152 Architecture Design Core Studio II

 4.s34 Artistic Methodologies: Art, Science and Experiential Aesthetics

Drop-In on a studio session

3: 30 – 4:30 PM ET
Student Only Session

Architecture Student Council (ASC) /National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) Q+A

5 – 6 PM ET
Happy Hour

6:00 – 7:30 PM ET
Launch event: Thresholds 49: Supply
A webcast event with Editors B. Jack Hanly and Nina Wexelblatt and Contributors: Mark Jarzombek and Vikram Prakash (Office of (Un)Certainty Research); Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins; Bin Li; jina valentine; Galen Pardee; Jesse LeCavalier; and Faculty Advisor Timothy Hyde. Watch the webcast.

We look forward to answering your questions about the department, and connecting you to students, faculty, and our larger community at MIT.

In addition to the event on April 1, we invite you to explore the resources below, including videos of past open house presentations, Department social media, and program-specific information.

Only at MIT: Faculty Videos
Get a glimpse of the work, research, and approaches to teaching of faculty from across the Department through these short “Pecha Kucha” style videos. Discover why some projects are only possible at MIT. Watch the playlist.

Social Media 

*Instagram * Twitter * Facebook*

Student blogs and websites

out of frame * open-source * NOMAS MIT * WAWD Radio

Department information and resources

For administrative resources regarding financial aid, student employment, academic review policies, and much more, please refer to our Graduate Student Handbook or email arch@mit.edu

Program specific information and resources

M.Arch Program

M.Arch Curriculum Chart 


SMarchS Program



Building Technology


History, Theory and Criticism

MIT Architecture student guidebook 2020


Campus information and resources

Campus Art and Architecture 

Public Programs 

Video of recent Open House sessions

Spring 2019 

Morning Overview

MArch Program Overview

Evening Lecture and Discussion

Spring 2018

Welcome and Overview

MArch Program Session

Evening Lecture 


Please see here for more information on MIT’s campus-wide response to COVID-19.


Above (collaged) images: Courtesy of Olivier Faber.